I'm White, will I get shot in Jamaica?
by Sarah Smith
I am white, will I get shot in Jamaica?
by Wellesley January 6, 2011
Very interesting, but a very welcome question.
The reality is that, like you, many potential other visitors are worried about getting hurt based on the news reports they hear.
Unfortunately, we tend to hear all the bad news.
Truth be told, tourists in Jamaica are probably as safe here as anywhere else in the world. As I indicated in another response, most of the violence you hear about are gang-related and are centralized in the garrison (ghetto areas), which are only a small fraction of the country.
Of course, visitors don't go there, nor do they have any reason to go to those places - there are a lot more exciting stuff to do and places to see in Jamaica!
There are lots of good reason why we get hundreds of thousands of visitors every single year my friend (most whites); the overwhelming majority of who eventually falls in love with the island and keep returning. Ask a few of my facebook fans
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from visitors to the island.
By the way, I heard in the media a few days ago that we welcomed a record number of visitors (again) just during the Christmas holiday alone (Read More
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