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Jamaica > Health


Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Jamaica: How To Find The Right Options For You

Tuesday August 11, 2020 (15:03:25)

If you are living and working in Jamaica, you should be able to access dental and ophthalmic care, but this is likely to be in the private sector rather than under the public healthcare scheme. Most expats choose to take out private health insurance. We will look at some of your options below.   more ...

Jamaica > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In Jamaica

Monday June 29, 2020 (15:32:57)

If you are moving to Jamaica, it may be a good idea to open a local bank account when you arrive, particularly if you intend to secure employment during your stay, as wages usually need to be paid into a local account. You would also be wise to maintain any existing accounts in your home country, particularly if you plan to return at some point in the future. Additionally, you may wish to explore the option of opening an international account with an existing bank, if possible, or of opening an offshore account.   more ...

Jamaica > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Jamaica

Wednesday May 06, 2020 (10:54:45)

Jamaica is known for being relaxed and having a strong sense of community, so often the best way to find out about upcoming property sales or bargain rentals is through word of mouth. Expats recommend spending time visiting Jamaica and staying in short-term rentals, to get to know the local community, before you commit to a lease or purchase, as you may find the best deals through adverts in the post office or through talking to your neighbours.   more ...

Jamaica > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Jamaica

Thursday March 12, 2020 (19:51:48)

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is very popular as a tourist destination. Tourism and hospitality are the country’s principal industries. It also holds appeal for adventurous expats looking for employment. If you are planning on visiting or working in Jamaica, you may need to apply for a visa. Read on to learn more about this process.   more ...

Jamaica > Working


How To Find A Job In Jamaica

Monday February 03, 2020 (11:25:10)

Jamaica is developing as a market for expats seeking employment in a number of ways and is moving beyond the traditional employers of hospitality and tourism. After major challenges to the economy, the nation is now beginning to bounce back, with a number of new government initiatives designed to attract investors.   more ...

Jamaica > Living


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 ...

Jamaica > Links


Jamaica - Recommended Websites

Thursday September 10, 2015 (13:28:28)
Image © Abir Anwar on Flickr
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

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 ...

Jamaica > Living


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

Thursday August 20, 2015 (12:32:18)
Image © Mindaugas Danys on Flickr
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 ...

Jamaica > Property


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 ...

Jamaica > Living


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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