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Just saw this article on CNN = Travel Alert For Jamaica

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Hi,

 

The violence is really centralized in one area with flare ups in certain known trouble spots in certain areas islandwide and there are ways to get around these.

 

Today is a public holiday so when school and work starts tomorrow we will see what happens.

 

But for now the police are remaining vigilant and the army has been called in, based on news reports on negotiations taking place we hope it will be over soon.

 

But all in all most Jamaicans are ok and the situation seems that it will not be prolonged.

 

Have a great day everyone.

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My BM just texted me about this. We leave this Saturday for Negril, via Montego Bay. Hopefully are plans are not interrupted!!! Kingston is pretty far away, so I'm not too worried, but we'll have to keep an eye on it!!

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My BM just texted me about this. We leave this Saturday for Negril, via Montego Bay. Hopefully are plans are not interrupted!!! Kingston is pretty far away, so I'm not too worried, but we'll have to keep an eye on it!!
Hi Jenn:

I am keeping all the brides getting married in the next weeks in positive thoughts! Good luck! We are flying out on Wednesday, June 2nd.

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I just returned from MoBay on Saturday, and we ran into no problems, but we were pretty far from Kingston. It's such a shame that there could be bigger problems brewing, because Jamaica was such an amazing visit!

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it's funny...a co-worker was just telling me a story about her cousin's father..and this is about him. wow!! who ever is going in the area please be careful!!

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You can register with the US embassy at Travel. They say to do this to let them know where you will be located just in case there are problems in your area so they can help to evacuate you - this is also a good idea if you are traveling during hurricane season.

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I am more worried about the BP oil spill reaching the Caribbean...
I wouldn't worry about that. If anything, the spill is said to be heading into a loop current which will bring it to the top of Cuba and around to the east coast of the US. And even THAT, experts say can help break up the oil.

I live on Florida's east coast and work in TV news so we've been covering this story heavily since it broke. The meteorologists I work with all have a pretty clear idea where the oil's headed. So East Coast FL should worry, not so much the Carribean.

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I just got back from Jamaica last night. I was there from May 20 to May 24. Flew into Montego Bay then took the bus to Ocho Rios with no problems at all.

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