01.05.01. Background | Jamaica

01.05.01. Background | Jamaica

27 Sep 2022

The country is a parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislature and party system, based on universal adult suffrage (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2019).

According to the Jamaica Information Service (2015), Jamaica’s national policies and programs are directed by its National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica. The plan has four (4) National Goals, each with several sub-goals. These goals are to ensure that:

  • Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest potential.
  • The Jamaican society is secure, cohesive and just.
  • Jamaica’s economy is prosperous.
  • Jamaica has a healthy natural environment (JIS, 2015).

Commonwealth Secretariat. (2019). Constitution of Jamaica. Available from: https://www.commonwealthgovernance.org/countries/americas/jamaica/constitution/

Jamaica Information Service (JIS). (2015). A Vision for Jamaica: National Vision Statement. Available from: https://jis.gov.jm/media/A-Vision-for-Jamaica.pdf