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Jamaica: Island country in the Caribbean Sea
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola ; the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west.


Dua Lipa was 'high on sugar' when she wrote Levitating [Video]

Dua Lipa was 'high on sugar' when she wrote Levitating

Dua Lipa has revealed 'Levitating' was penned after experiencing a sugar rush from doughnuts in Jamaica.

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Beyonce and JAY-Z sued over Black Effect vocals [Video]

Beyonce and JAY-Z sued over Black Effect vocals

Beyonce and JAY-Z are being sued by Jamaican dancer L'Antoinette Stines, who claims the superstar couple didn't give her proper credit for her part in their song Black Effect.

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