Registration for our fall 2010 projects is officially open, but do you need more of an incentive to join us on the beautiful island of Jamaica? Just in case, we are going to have a series of “Did You Know?” posts to get you excited about Great Shape! and Jamaica!
Did you know…
Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, and the one that you most likely think of first when planning a tropical vacation. It is known as the “Little Jewel of the Caribbean.”
Significant Populations: Montego Bay (82,000), Ocho Rios (5,851), Negril (1,166) and Kingston (800,000).
Average Temperature: 82 degrees F
Jamaica is slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut.
$60 Jamaican is equal to $1 US
The Jamaican flag has three colors: green, black, and gold. Black stands for the hardships overcome and to be faced; Gold for natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; Green for hope and agricultural resources.
National Dish of Jamaica: Ackee and saltfish
Rum is the national drink of Jamaica; the island was the world’s first commercial producer.
Ready to jump on board one of our volunteer teams? Please visit, www.gsjamaica.org to register today!
Not convinced? Check back next week for more incredible facts about Jamaica!