I have lived in Jamaica for more than 20 years, and I am quite surprised at the number of people that call I am a Jamaican of mixed heritage.I am an African, Chinese, American, Jamaican and British creole mixed with the blood of my ancestors,
Many people also believe that Africans were the first settlers on this island and that they were brought here by the Portuguese. The Portuguese, however, were not the first Europeans to visit this island. A French explorer called Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1494. He named it Jamaica after a Caribbean island under French rule.
Jamaica is a sovereign country in the federation of the West Indies. It is a member of CARICOM, the Caribbean Community, a regional development bloc designed to foster political unity, economic integration and cultural understanding among its member countries. Jamaica is one of three CARICOM members that do not consider itself part of the Americas. The country is a member of the Organisation of American States, the United Nations, the Caribbean Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, the Organization of American States, the United Nations Security Council, and the Onu Economic Community.
The National Police Force are responsible for the law enforcement functions of the country. The people's national police force is the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Its headquarters is in Kingston. The Kingstoun is in West Kingston, the Capri is in St. James and the Harbour View is in May Pen. The JCF is situated under the Ministry of Justice and the Police Service of Jamaica. The JCF operates under and within the scope of Authority specified under the Jamaica Police Act 19 of 1962, as revised as the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act 19 of 1995.
The Jamaican Ministry of Internal Affairs is responsible for the physical security of the country, and the Jamaica National Security Council is responsible for the civil defense of the country. A division of the ministry is the Jamaica Central Intelligence Agency, which is responsible for and maintains a file on all citizens and residents of the country. d2c66b5586