Jamaican creole cuisine is a compote of African, British, Spanish and American taste. Rice cooked with beans(peas) is the national dish. Additional ingredients include salt, garlic, coconut milk, thyme, onion, etc. Many dishes served with Rice and Peas in Jamaica.
Nearly all food of Jamaican traditional cuisine would be done with thyme, a sort of herb. Cooking rice, knedding bread dough or simmering hearty soup… it is heavily employed indeed. Dry or semi-dry thyme seem to be preffered.