Currency Bill –
Country of Origin: Jamaica
Amount: 2 dollars
A Little History of Jamaica….
Although I live in North America, I have always been confused of whether the Caribbean is considered North or South America. Since Jamaica is part of the Caribbean, I had to confirm it, and it seems to be the Caribbean is considered to be on its own but I am grouping it with North America as some maps do show it is part of the North America even though it is not part of the mainland. This Jamaican currency bill is no longer in use. It was issued in 1990 but was later dropped in 1994. The current currency bills in circulation with the lowest denomination is 50 dollars. A look at Jamaican’s history shows that after gaining independence from British rule in the 1960s, it has been continuing to strive for success on its own. There wasn’t much that happened in 1990, but 2 years prior to that, in 1988, Jamaica experienced one of the worst natural disasters, Hurricane Gilbert. The years after that resulted in persistent effort for recovery. Michael Manley was the Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1989 to 1992. Tourism became the focus and continues to be one important economic factors of Jamaica.
“History of Jamaica.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2016.