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Jamaica, a country profile by Mary T. McGuire

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Published by The Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Jamaica


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  • Jamaica -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared for the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, Agency for International Development, Department of State ; original research and writing, Mary T. McGuire.
ContributionsBrooks, Holly., United States. Agency for International Development. Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance., Evaluation Technologies, Inc.
LC ClassificationsF1869 .M44 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 67 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2494474M
LC Control Number87601524

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