• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Jamaica was discovered by Columbus in 1494, and was occupied by the Spaniards between 1509 and 1655, when the island was captured by the English; their possession was confirmed by the Treaty of Madrid, 1670. Self-government was introduced in 1944 and gradually extended until Jamaica achieved complete independence within the Commonwealth on 6 Aug. 1962.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1980

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