Violence in Jamaica
Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:52 PM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:59 PM
I have also heard that Kingston is where its the least safe, so I dont think I will be traveling that way!
Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:01 PM
Many people in Jamaica are very poor, so I suggest going off resort to see and understand. My friends and I always take school supplies (like crayons, pencils, etc) and pass them out to the kids we meet. They always seem to be a big hit.
Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:06 PM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:10 PM
I too have been to Jamaica and off the resort and have had no problems. Hopefully we'll have time to venture out this time! I love seeing the local areas.
Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:18 PM
The one thing that always sticks with me when I leave Jamaica is that the people there smile more than anywhere else I have been. FI jokes that it is from the "herbs" they smoke.
Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:52 PM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:18 PM
The resorts are all very secure as are the tourist areas. As a precaution, always have a buddy and don't flaunt your wealth or carry large amounts of cash. I would give these same tips to anyone traveling.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:02 AM
1. yes its safe to leave your resort
2. yes the crime rate is high but its pretty much isolated outside the tourist areas / attractions
3. I have lived there for over 20 years and go there 2 or 3 times a year and I still make it out alive every time
4. Thats enough of my ramblings for now
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