5 Facts: Usain Bolt, Martin Luther King Jr. And More

Starting today, every Friday, diGJamaica.com will share 5 facts about Jamaica.

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  1. Before the British, there were no real parishes, but stretches of land were either named after large Spanish ranches (Yallahs, Morant) or retained their Arawak names (Guanboa, Liguanea).  For more about the evolution of parishes, have a look at our slideshow Parish Evolution
  2. In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the valedictory address at The University of the West Indies, Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica.  Explore Jamaica’s timeline for more pivotal events in our history.
  3. In April 2004, Usain Bolt, at the age of 17, became the first junior to run under 20 seconds when he established the World Junior Record over the half-lap, 19.93 at the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda. Learn more about this sprint sensation in our Usain Bolt Slideshow
  4. The per yard equivalent cost of JDIP roads in Kingston ranged from J$30,000 to J$320,000.  Explore that JDIP chart and others in our diG Jamaica data section.
  5. Mr. William (Bill) Clarke is the Chairman of the National Export Import Bank of Jamaica.  Explore the National Export Import Bank Of Jamaica directory entry for contact information, social media links, services and more.

How much do YOU know about Jamaica? Play our diG Jamaica Trivia Game.

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