As of 2018, that makes the independent nation of Jamaica 56 years old.
How old is Jamaica as an independent country?
August 6, 1962 U.S. Recognition of Jamaican Independence, 1962. Jamaica became independent on August 6, 1962, remaining a member of the British Commonwealth. The United States recognized Jamaicas independence on August 16, 1962, with the establishment of the American Embassy at Kingston.
When was Jamaica founded?
August 6, 1962 Jamaica/Founded
Does England still own Jamaica?
Jamaica was an English colony from 1655 (when it was captured by the English from Spain), and a British Colony from 1707 until 1962, when it became independent. Jamaica became a Crown colony in 1866.
Does Queen Elizabeth Own Jamaica?
Jamaica is a constitutional monarchy with The Queen as Sovereign. The Queens Royal style and title is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of Jamaica and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth.
Who is the richest black man in Jamaica?
Michael Lee-Chin: $1.9 billion. A native of Jamaica, Lee-Chin made his fortune investing in National Commercial Bank Jamaica, AIC Limited and other companies. He still owns a 65-percent stake in National Commercial Bank Jamaica.