Use the following concepts to fill the blanks in the passage.
Jamaica was a (1) ___________________of the British (2) __________________ for over three centuries;
thus the country was under (3) ____________________ rule. This meant we did not have our own (4)
___________________. We had to follow British rules. Before 1944, the majority of Jamaicans had no (5)
_______________ – that is to say, the right to vote-because they had no land. But when we attained (6)
_____________________ _____________________ _________________ , we attained this right. We had
to undergo many years of struggle before we finally gained (7) _________________ from Britain in 1962. This
finally gave us the right to (8) ______________________________. We now belong to a group known as the (9)
_____________________ nations. That is a group made up of former British (10)
_______________________________. Although many Caribbean countries are now independent, there are still
some that are ruled by mother countries and are therefore called (11) ___________________ territories.