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Jamaica > Living

Jamaica

Top Ten Insider Tips About Jamaica

Thursday September 17, 2015 (13:40:52)
Image © Kevin McManus on Flickr
Expats often move to Jamaica dreaming of paradise. And there’s no doubt about it, island life can be beautiful. However, there’s a lot that only insiders know, and without this knowledge, you may at best miss out on a few great experiences or at worst have a really tough time. Here are a few tips for making the most of your life in Jamaica.   more ...

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Jamaica

Jamaica - Recommended Websites

Thursday September 10, 2015 (13:28:28)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Jamaica and some of the sites that might be useful for expats there.

Jamaica Observer
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/

One of Jamaica’s main news sites that covers everything from business to sport and lifestyle, Jamaica Observer is a good first port of call to find out what’s been going on in the country recently.   more ...

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Jamaica

Here Are Five Things Expats Love About Living In Jamaica, And Five Things They Hate

Thursday August 20, 2015 (12:32:18)
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Jamaica is one of the most well-known and popular countries in the Caribbean, a small island not far from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. For most people, Jamaica seems like a picture postcard: beaches, sunsets, tropical summer, rum, and reggae. This image of Jamaica is cliched but truthful – everything we just mentioned does exist there. But of course, there’s always more to a country than the picture postcard; some of it is great, and some of it isn’t.   more ...

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Jamaica

Don't Buy Property In Jamaica Until You've Read This

Friday August 14, 2015 (11:24:52)
Image © Jannes Pockele on Flickr
The island nation of Jamaica is the fifth largest in the Caribbean, covering an expanse of 10,990 square kilometers. The capital city of Kingston houses a population of about 937,700, and is especially popular for its vibrant nightlife and array of restaurants. A number of expats live and work here in different industries ranging from tourism to manufacturing.   more ...

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Jamaica

Staying Safe In Jamaica As An Expat

Sunday February 15, 2015 (22:48:08)

Jamaica is one of the jewels of the Caribbean with its incredible coastline, natural beauty and friendly people. The lively culture is marked by great music, good food and a characteristic optimism, in spite of the poverty and hardship witnessed by much of the country. As an expat in Jamaica, you can look forward to a wholesome experience and life here will never be dull. However, there is a side to Jamaica that has many visitors to the country concerned.

Crime and Safety

Crime has always been a growing problem in Jamaica. Kingston, the capital city and also the largest city in the country, sees frequent criminal activity. There is a serious problem of violent crime here, but there is no evidence that such activity is meant to target foreigners.   more ...

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Jamaica

Jamaica - A Dangerous Island Or An Expat Paradise?

Saturday May 17, 2014 (00:31:29)

Jamaica is a popular hotspot for many expats and retirees due to its booming tourism industry and natural beauty. But this small island nation, often referred to as a Caribbean paradise, has another side to it. Bureaucratic corruption, poverty and high crime levels can be an unpleasant surprise for many expats.

Crime levels

Jamaica faces a daily problem of extensive criminal activity. This includes drug trafficking, especially a thriving cocaine trade, and gang-related offences. Thefts, robberies and violent crimes of different types are also serious issues that face the residents of Jamaica.   more ...