Why did Britain trade with Jamaica?
To help fund the British Empire.
As of May 2014, there are nine trade union in Jamaica. The trade unions include the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, Jamaica Airline Pilots Association, Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Jamaican Teachers Association, Jamaican Union of Public Officers and Public Employers, National Workers Union and Nurses Association of Jamaica.
Absolutely, in geographic area: Great Britain: 80,823 square miles Jamaica: 4,244 square miles And ... population wise: Great Britain: 58,845,700 Jamaica: 2,651,000 Conclusion: Great Britain is far bigger than Jamaica Source: Wikipedia England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all bigger than Jamaica on their own.
England/Britain ruled Jamaica directly from 1655 until 1962. After that time, Jamaica became independent and established its own bicameral parliament but continues as a Commonwealth Realm, meaning that officially Queen Elizabeth II is head of state. It is an independent state within the Commonwealth of realms under the British crown.