"Crime is just as prevalent in..." Jamaica Warnings Or Dangers Tip by S_J_Miller

Jamaica Warnings and Dangers: 115 reviews and 56 photos

Crime is just as prevalent in Jamaica
as elsewhere in the world. It is foolish
to walk around carelessly, especially in Kingston,
Montego Bay or Ocho Rios. If you do want to wander
around in the towns, it is best to disguise yourself
as a 'poorist', many of whom establish instant rapport with sympathetic locals. This means you will have to dress simply, (the scruffier the better) and leave your cameras, jewelery and money in a safe place. Persons who encourage drug vendors and prostitutes are dealing with criminals and putting themselves at risk.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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