Jamaica Travel Guide

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Jamaica Information

Population: 2506000

Time Zone: GMT –5 (Eastern Standard Time. Jamaica does not ob

Driving side: Drivers drive on the left-hand side of the road.

Languages: English, Spanish, French. , The locals sp

Religion: Protestant 55.9%
Church of God 18.4%
Baptist 10%
Anglican 7.1%
Seventh-Day Adventist 6.9%
Pentecostal 5.2%
Methodist 3.1%
United Church 2.7%
other 2.5%
Roman Catholic 5%
including some spiritual cults 39.1% (1982)

Emergency #: Fire Brigade Mo Bay 940-1341/6466
Police Dept Mo Bay 952-2417 / 0552
Mt Salem Hospital Mo Ba

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Jamaica is the third largest of the Caribbean islands -Situated in the Caribbean Sea, south of Florida, southwest of Haiti and south of Cuba.

Mountains - the island is dominated by magnificent mountains. The principal range runs east to west, and the country's summit, Blue Mountain Peak, features near its eastern end.

Mineral springs - there are many mineral springs, including the world renowned Milk River Baths in Clarendon.

Counties - the country is divided into three counties--Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey--which are subdivided into 14 parishes.

Moving Around Jamaica

Taxis - taxis can be hailed on the streets or called from any hotel. JUTA and JCAL are the only two taxi companies approved by the Jamaican Tourist Board.

Car Rentals - island Car Rental is Jamaica's largest car rental agency, Dhana Car Rental is an independent agency located in Montego Bay at the Holiday Village Shopping Center.

Planes - Air Jamaica is Jamaica's main carrier, as well as one of the largest Caribbean carriers.

National festival and holidays

The following festivals are worth watching out for:

Montego Bay Yacht Club Easter Regatta
Easter Week Jamaica Carnival
April Negril Carnival
May Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
June Sun Splash Reggae Festival -Reggae Sunfest
August Independence Day Street Parade
Mid August Port Antonio Blue Marlin Tournament
October Harmony Hall Christmas Craft Fair

Useful Jamaica Links

Jamaica cooking
At JamaicaCooking.com you'll find some of the most popular and delicious Jamaican dishes.Jerk Pork,Jerk Chicken,Ackee and SaltFish,Escoveitch Fish,Grill Lobster,Rice and Peas,Barbecue Chicken.

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