SHORT INFORMATION

Education in Jamaica

Formal education in Jamaica starts at the tender age of 2 years old! Impressive, isn’t it? The foundation of our education system lies within early childhood with what we call Basic or Infant School.

SHORT INFORMATION

Jamaican Currency

The Jamaican Dollar is the currency of Jamaica. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Jamaica Dollar exchange rate is the USD to JMD rate.The currency code for Dollars is JMD, and the currency symbol is J$. Below, you'll find Jamaican Dollar rates and a currency converter.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Easter in Jamaica

As Jamaican celebrations go, Easter is by no means as big, or as prolonged as Christmas. It is preceded by forty days of Lent, during which some Jamaicans abstain from their favourite indulgencies. Many give up drinking alcohol, eating pork, or meat altogether. As a result, more fish tends to be eaten during Lent, particularly on Good Friday which is a fast day for the more religious.