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     Jamaicas warm, pleasant climate and it's beautiful beaches attract many tourists to the island every year.  Tourism, however, is not the sole industry  that accounts for Jamaicas economy.  The island is amung the largest producers of Bauxite, the ore that aluminum derives from.  Jamaica also produces bananas, sugar and a vast amount of manufactured goods.
     People of Jamaica have many jobs.  They work on farms raising sugarcane, bananas, coconuts, and yams.  They work in markets selling fruits and vegetables.  Others pick coffee in huge green fields.  Some work in factories producing shoes, clothes, and molasses.  Others work in hotels, restaurants and shops.  They also grow pimentos, citrus fruit, and cattle for export. Some people drive trucks; some work in aluminum refineries.  Others just work at home cleaning their own houses and taking care of their children.  (