I am doing a school research project and i need some natural resources.
ANSWER: June-05-2009 by Wellesley Gayle
Jamaica has many types of mineral deposits however the primary one is bauxite.
In fact, by 1998, Jamaica was the third-leading producer of bauxite and alumina, with 12.6 million tons of bauxite, accounting for 10.4% of world production & 3.46 million tons of alumina, accounting for 7.4% of world production.
Mining and quarrying contributed 4.1% to GDP in 1999. Bauxite and alumina formed 55.2% of exports in 1999 and is the second-leading money earner after tourism. Jamaica has reserved of over 2 billion tonnes and is expected to last 100 years. Bauxite is found in the central parishes of St.Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon, St.Catherine, St.Ann & Trelawny.
Jamaica has deposits of several million tons of gypsum on the southern slopes of the Blue Mountains. we produced 330,441 tons of gypsum and some of this was used in the local cement industry and the manufacturing of building materials.
Other minerals present in Jamaica include marble, limestone and silica and ores of copper, lead, zinc, manganese and iron. Some of these are worked in small quantities.
Gold was also found, and a mining operation was set up in Pennants, Clarendon in 2001.
Petroleum has been sought but so far none has been found.
Our major industries would probably be tourism and bauxite. Of course there is the also agriculture, which captures the ailing sugar industry, coffee, banana,citrus,ginger etc, and manufacturing, but without a doubt, tourism is the major player at this time.
The exact number is not known but we have well over 100 I learnt, although many are unexplored and not navigable.
The height of the mountains causes them to run swiftly in deep beds, and their courses are sometimes broken by waterfalls.
The Black River is the largest (widest) river in Jamaica. It is 73 kilometers long, and for 28 kilometers from its mouth it is navigable for small vessels.
Today, there is an increased interest in rafting and other watersport activities with our rivers, and therefore, some of the once unexplored rivers are now used for these purposes.
For the most part though, the rivers in Jamaica are still used for irrigation and domestic purposes particularly by the rural folks.
The Rio Minho, by the way, is the longest river in Jamaica. It rises close to the mainland's geographic centre, flowing generally south-southwest, reaching the Caribbean Sea at Carlisle Bay in the central south coast, to the west of the island's southern nmost point, Portland Point.
The town of May Pen, Clarendon lies on the banks of the it.
Push factors are factors, such as unemployment, lack of freedom of speech, political or religious persecutions that make a person want to leave his/her country and move to a new one. (in this case Canada)
That's the information my teacher gave us and i cant find anything. please help me out for this project I'm doing. thanks P.S need info ASAP :)
ANSWER: April-27-2009 by Wellesley Gayle
In my opinion, you would need to identify the major ones and elaborate on each.
Deteriorating economic and social conditions, high unemployment and little hope for improvement of living conditions would be right up there.
In fact, in a study done by Jennifer Kelly and Dan Cui from the University of Alberta, Canada (2007), they stated that (in reference to teachers, for example) 'Push factors are varied, consisting of political, social and psychological ramifications, but without doubt the economic situation in Jamaica generated some of the strongest push factors...At first glance, the push factor that propels Jamaicans to immigrate to Canada is the economic opportunities to improve their living conditions. (Full Report).
Also, speaking at "Diplomatic-Corporate Dialogue for Development" in 2008, Her Excellency Dr. Paulette Bethel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to the United Nations, stated that 'Modern day globalisation and its attendant innovations have given rise to a third classification called "network" factors, which include the free flow of information, improved global communication, and faster and lower transportation costs. While these network factors are not necessarily a direct cause of migration, they do facilitate it'.
The main push factors for nurses are perhaps the inadequate remuneration and benefits, unfavourable working conditions, lack of management and leadership, and insufficient career perspectives.
Other general push factors include the search for higher education and perhaps the increased levels of crime and violence here.
Remember you'll take a couple and elaborate on.
Remember also that the 'pull' factors are completely different, and would include a strong Canadian economy and changes in their legislation.