Violence in Jamaica
Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:06 AM
Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:17 AM
| Originally Posted by negative |
You should be fine;
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
I'm a Jamaican and my husband is Irish. This is not our 1st time going to Jamaica, We always stay in the heart of Kingston and my FI has never had a problem EVERY in fact he LOVES it..... Jamaicans are very laid back fun loving people.
If you donâ€™t mess with them then they won't mess with you... furthermore thereâ€™s violence every where you go, look at Cuba and Mexico, Travel agents are advising against Canadians to travel there....
Sorry I'm on about this or if some of you find my response strong but, I'm really sick and tired of everyone saying Jamaica is so unsafe and violent. Well thatâ€™s my 2 cents anyway..... .
"Out of many, One people" <---- Jamaicaâ€™s national motto
Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:00 PM
Use common sense, but you won't really get a sense of Jamaica unless you leave your resort and meet the locals! It is a beautiful country and the people are truly wonderful! I can't wait to go back
Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:37 PM
Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:23 PM
Kingston can be a little crazy at times, but I have never heard of locals in coconut trees hurling coconuts at tourists (lol).
My motto is always this...if you go to a new place and look scared, frightened or like a victim ...you will be a victim.
Jamaica is a beautiful island and its beauty is not hidden in the resort. Its going to the fisherman's wharf at 9am and seeing the boats come in with their haul, its watching all the school children walk to school in their matching blue uniforms.
As long as you a firm when you turn down vendors (who can be a little aggressive), not leave your 800 dollar camera on a table (would you even do that at home?) and most importantly not look like you are uncomfortable or scared to get abused, you will be fine.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:08 PM
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