Is Kingston the richest place in Jamaica?

by Gaelle
(England)

QUESTION:

Is Kingston the richest place in Jamaica?

ANSWER: June-09-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Gaelle,

I am not sure what you mean by 'rich', but been the capital of Jamaica, not only is Kingston the cultural center of the island, it is also considered the business and commercial hub of the country.

It also host all the Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates, some of the major hospitals, as well as some of the largest media and communication organizations.

Of course, you'll certainly find all the international fast food chains in the island here as well.

Industries in Kingston include tourism, petroleum products, textiles, and clothing, while major exports are agricultural items such as bananas, sugar, coffee, molasses and rum.

That said, Kingston also house some of the poorest communities or 'ghettos'.

These communities account for some of the highest crime rates in the island and that is due, again, primarily to the poverty levels there.

Please click here to read my entire article about Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.

Hope that helps.
Stay in touch Gaelle.

Related Pages:
Kingston Car Dealers
Other Jamaican Cities
Famous Places in Jamaica
Exciting Places to Visit in Jamaica
Jamaican Airports
Our Jamaica Blog
And even more...Search Here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

jamaica_click_down_here_need_help

Need Help?

New! We've recently launched our new and innovative Research & Consultancy support center.

Please click here and see how we might be able to help you.

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 


Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

copyscpe
Top Of Page

And please,
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL 
WITH US!

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Please support our sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page





Events Calendar
(click for info)

Jamaica Events Calendar




Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Your Jamaican Tour Guide - Here's How to Choose one

    Jul 26, 15 11:40 AM

    What really should you expect of your Jamaican tour guide? How to know a good one? Find out here

    Read More

  2. Jamaican Homes by Gore - Questions & Answers

    Jul 23, 15 12:55 PM

    If you are considering a (or another) home in Jamaica, this might interest you well. There is an reputable local company called Gore Developments which

    Read More

  3. JAMAICAN BORN & BRED

    Jul 13, 15 01:22 PM

    I am a Jamaican and I'm proud to be Jamaican. What I love most about my little island home is that we may be a little dot on the map but we are big in

    Read More



Resources

Do Like I Did, Start YOUR Own Business
- Part-Time! Click Here


Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink


(Click on the drink below)