The Timeline of Jamaica

A Chronology of Important Events in the History of Jamaica

The journey through Jamaica's history covers many continents, countries and cultures.
This is our story.

The People

"Out of Many, One People" - The Timeline of the Jamaican People. [ Read on... ]


From the Tainos to Independence. Start with a map of the route Christopher Columbus took that led to the discovery Jamaica, then follow the timeline of important events. Or, use the timeline bar to jump directly to a specific time. [ Read on... ]


"The Timeline of Jamaican Music", seeks to capture the important events and influences that shaped the music, by tapping the knowledge of the experts. [ Read on... ]


"The Timeline of Jamaican Industry", reviews the major industries in a historical context, that made Jamaica what it is today... [ Read on... ]