The name derived from the Arawak language term ‘Jamaica’, which means “Spring of Island”. Located in the northwest Caribbean Sea. It covers an area of 11,000 sq. km. with a population of 2.62 million, where majority is of black and mulattos.
Independence was declared on 6 August, 1962 and Jamaica joined the Commonwealth. Jamaica has the abundance of plants.
In terms of education, Jamaica is one of the best countries for Medical Education in the Caribbean Islands. It offers quality education at a very feasible cost.