BEATEN only by Brazil and Singapore, Jamaica has been ranked the world's third coolest country by CNN. The lighthearted article posted online listed the top 12 among 250 countries.
"There's more to Jamaicans than reggae, including Rastafarian (the most kick-back religion ever invented), an accent that’s the envy of the English-speaking world and the planet’s most distinctive and recognisable hairstyle. Note to backpackers: dreadlocks only cool on actual Jamaicans," said the article.
CNN defined Jimmy Cliff as Jamaica's 'icon of cool' but marked the island down for a 'high murder rate and widespread homophobia'.
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