Looking at the impressive contributions of Jamaican expatriates across the world, Dr. Laman argues convincingly that there is something about Jamaican culture that supports an entrepreneurial outlook. He maintains that if Jamaican entrepreneurs could direct their energies and efforts internally – efforts employed so effectively abroad – Jamaica would experience a big economic boost. - University of Management and Technology
Any North American will claim to know about Jamaican culture
While cultural awareness and cultural competence are paramount for effective service delivery, systematic integration of information about Jamaicans into rehabilitation training programs is lacking. If rehabilitation service providers are to meet the needs of Jamaicans with disabilities, it is necessary that they acquire knowledge about Jamaican culture, including views on disability and rehabilitation. The purpose of this monograph is to provide such information. The monograph will address the following topics: general background, history and reasons for emigration to the United States, Jamaicans' concept of disability views on acquired and lifelong disabilities concept of independence, Jamaican culture, typical patterns of interactions between consumers and rehabilitation service providers, family structure, role of community and gender differences in service provision, eating habits, recommendations to rehabilitation service providers and ways in which service providers can become more familiar with the culture.
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In spite of all that, the real issue here is this question: After 50 years of Independence, what do people think of first when asked about the Jamaican culture? It doesn't matter how academics, anthropologists, historians or politicians define 'culture', the impression that we leave on others is all that matters.
Jamaican culture is also richly flavored by its cuisine