Under British colonial rule Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with its plantation economy highly dependent on slaves forcibly transported from Africa.The British fully emancipated all slaves in 1838, and many freedmen chose to have subsistence farms rather than to work on plantations.She was not able to have corrective surgery until she was 21, when her grandmother discovered what had occurred and gave her the ,000 she needed.
Named , the island remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered it and renamed it Jamaica.
Jamaica is the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean, by area.
Inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494.
She was demure and elegant in a flowing gown – he looked dapper and debonair in a tailored navy suit.
So pity the poor bride and groom whose lavish Caribbean nuptials were overshadowed by such glamorous guests.