Debbie, Ocho Rios

Who are you? My name is Debbie, and I am from Canada. I am a retired customs/immigration officer. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Jamaica in 2017. I moved to Ocho Rios, St. Ann Parish, because of the warm weather and the close proximity to the beaches and rivers. What … Read more

Neta Galeen-Malcolm, Jamaica

Who are you? My name is Neta Galeen-Malcolm. I am 30 years old and was born in Israel. I relocated to Jamaica almost four years ago, and I am an Operations Manager in Diamonds International Jamaica. I also have a travel vlog about Jamaica called ‘Why Jamaica’. Where, when and why did you move abroad? … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Jamaica?

What quality of healthcare you receive in Jamaica will depend on whether you access the public or the private sector. Overall, however, the standard of healthcare on the island does not yet compare to that in more developed nations. As a result, many expats opt for private health cover, or even to be treated away … Read more

How To Register With The Health System In Jamaica

Jamaica has a two-tier health insurance system, but be aware that healthcare in Jamaica is not of as high a standard as you might be accustomed to in the USA or UK. However, expats report that it is usually adequate for minor health issues.Many expats resident on the island opt for a private policy with … Read more

How To Look After Your Mental Health In Jamaica

Jamaica can be a challenging country in which to live and work. With high levels of poverty and crime, plus a healthcare system that is not yet up to the standards of the USA or the UK, there are significant mental health issues throughout the country. We will look at some of your options, as … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Jamaica

Jamaica has a two-tier system of health insurance, with both public and private cover. However, it is in the process of overhauling its national health insurance scheme, run by the National Health Fund (NHF), and is aiming to provide the Jamaican population with universal coverage.Your employer should register you with the national scheme or a … Read more

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