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  • What Timezone does Jamaica Uses?

    Jamaica uses Eastern Standard Time. Jamaica does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Some prefers to use GMT -5.

  • When is lobster season in Negril?

    The lobster season in Negril is the same season for the entire Jamaica. Everytime of the year is lobster season, except from April 1 to June 30 each year when the season is closed.

    You should not buy fresh lobster during this time. Established restaurants make the necessary arrangements with the government authorities in order to serve lobster during this time, so it's quite okay to enjoy lobster meals in these places.

  • What Language is Spoken in Jamaica?

    The official language of Jamaica is English, but the Jamaican "Patois" or local creole- is spoken throughout the island.

  • Do All Jamaicans Smoke Ganja? [Interesting one!]

    No. And I may just add as well that not all Jamaican are Rastas, neither are all Rastas Jamaican.

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What Are Some Natural Resources Found In Jamaica? 
Natural resources found in Jamaica - Contributed by Javia Rose What's that? What do you mean by natural resources? Natural resources refer to the …

How To Become A Marriage Officer In Jamaica 
How To Become A Marriage Officer In Jamaica, by Katrina O'Sullivan, Contributed All aspects of a wedding ceremony are considered very important …

What is the history of Tourism in Jamaica? 
The history of Tourism in Jamaica, Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Did you know that Tourism wasn't always the top industry in …

What are the requirements to become a Lawyer in Jamaica? 
What are the requirements to become a lawyer in Jamaica? - Answered by Trevon Fletcher, Contributed || July 2018 In Jamaica, lawyers are governed …

what are the main causes of crime in Jamaica? 
What are the main causes of crime in Jamaica? || Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Student Writer Let's break this down, shall we? According to the …

What are the requirements to become a police officer in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer, July 2018 Founded in 1716, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the official police force of Jamaica, …

How prevalent is autism in Jamaica?  
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Every parent eagerly anticipates the new life that they will share with their child. Their first step, …

What are the disadvantages of tourism in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Whenever I hear or see the word "TOURISM", I instantly think Jamaica. In my mind, "Jamaica" and "Tourism" …

How Can I Volunteer in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer You are considering volunteering in Jamaica right? Cheers and Congrats! Volunteering is giving …

What are some TABOOS in Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Let's start first by finding out what the actual meaning of "Taboo" is... it is a social or religious …

How Did Bob Marley Impact Jamaica? 
Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer Many of us have heard about the great Bob Marley and the impact his music had and still has on the world. …

What is the best resort in Negril Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Click Here to Jump To The List of the Best Resorts In Negril. For a moment, I want you to just imagine …

How to send money to Jamaica online? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Despite Jamaica being an island paradise, many Jamaicans migrate to foreign countries to find greener …

How Long Of A Flight To Jamaica? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer || June 2018 Jamaica is located in the West Indies, which is an archipelago of islands between …

How to buy a car in Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Jamaica is considered a preferred tourist destination because of, among other enviable attribute, …

How many parishes were in Jamaica in 1844? 
Click To Enlarge Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Looking at the map of Jamaica, you will recognize that the island is divided into …

Where do you fly into Jamaica? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer When you think about Jamaica, your mind usually wanders off to beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches, scrumptious …

Who is the richest man in Jamaica? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer | June 2018 The World Bank describes Jamaica as an upper-middle income country that has struggled with high public …

Why Is Jamaica Divided Into Parishes? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The current design of our beautiful island of Jamaica is a uniquely shaped and artistically bordered …

What Is The Literacy Rate In Jamaica? This Might Shock You! 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge || June 5, 2018 Literacy has always been (and will remain) a major achievement for persons (individually) and countries …

Is Jamaica an island or country? 
Google Map Photo Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer If you are asked this question, “Is Jamaican an island or a country?”, what …

What is Jamaica Day about? 
I’m a born Jamaican, "I’m a son of the soil, I love the sea, I love the sun, Lord I love this land" -- “Born Jamaican” by Stanley and the Astronauts …

What Do They Wear In Jamaica? 
by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Jamaicans are very “colourful” people and perhaps the best way we show it is in our attire! Keeping up …

What Is the Weather Usually Like in Jamaica? 
Answered By Tracie Shortridge Nestled in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea is a beautiful tropical land of wood and water called “Jamaica”. …

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What Do They Celebrate In Jamaica? 
by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Sing a-long with me … “Celebration time, come on… let’s celebrate!! There’s a party going on …

Types Of Food Grown In Jamaica 
Contributed by Tavoy Julal Many have come to know (and adore) Jamaica for our reggae music, our sporting legends, pristine white sand beaches and amazing …

Is Jamaica always hot? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Although our scrumptious cuisines, unique culture, reggae music, sports and breathtaking attractions have made Jamaica …

Where Is Jamaican Money Printed? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer If you live here in Jamaica then, like me, you would have been using Jamaican money daily. But did …

Where Does Jamaican Accent Come From? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer A Jamaican accent? What's dat? lol. I'm just kidding. An accent is simply the way you sound when …

What's Jamaican Food Like? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge Close your eyes for a sec. Picture yourself sitting in the living room of a Jamaican friend – feel free to choose me if …

Why Are Jamaicans Always Late? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge Being on time is arriving at least 15 minutes before the time and being late is arriving at the exact time and arriving …

Why Do Jamaicans Bleach? 
By Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Dictionary.com defines bleaching as a verb meaning to cause (a material such as cloth, paper, or hair) to become …

Can Jamaica Get A Tsunami? 
Photo Source: http://web.ics.purdue.edu by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer A few months ago, Jamaicans were thrown in a tail spin …

How Do Jamaicans Celebrate New Years? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge April 20, 2018 Happy New Year!! Happy New Year!! Happy New Year to you my friend… Happy New Year!! These words are …

Are Jamaicans Africans? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Let’s break down the details! Jamaica was first inhabited by a group of people called the Arawaks …

Which Jamaican Resort Is The Best? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer With the tropical climate, the warm sea breeze, the miles of white sand beach, the beautiful flora …

Where did Jamaican ancestors came from? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer || April 14, 2018 "A person without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree …

Are Jamaican coins made of silver? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer || April, 2018 Jamaicans have a unique way of giving monikers of people, places and even objects! …

How big is the island of Jamaica? 
Answered by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Jamaica, a very mountainous island measuring 11,424 square kilometers (4,411 square miles), is …

In Which Continent Is Jamaica? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Our planet Earth has a unique geographical structure, I’m sure that my geo friends will agree! The …

Can You See Jamaica from Cuba? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The islands of Cuba and Jamaica are not only located in the same region but we are practically next …

Who Runs Jamaica? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer April 1, 2018 The running of any and all organizations and businesses are always defined by who sits …

What Songs are Popular in on Jamaican Radio? 
QUESTION about: Popular Songs on Jamaican Radio I'm going on a mission trip to Jamaica over the summer and wanted to know what sort of music plays …

Can I enter Jamaica on a U.S. Visa? 
Answered by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Not all visitors to the island requires a visa. A number of Caribbean islands and some other nations …

Which Jamaican won Miss Universe? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer March 27 2018 When she walks across the stage, you can’t help but to follow her every move. She owns the …

How Much To Tip In Jamaica? 
Answered By Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer A BIT OF HISTORY FOR YOU Tipping dates back to the 1700s in Tudor England and was soon caught …

Who Are Jamaica's Neighbours? 
Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Although separated by the Caribbean Sea, the islands of the Caribbean stay connected through history, …

Are Jamaica and the West Indies the same? 
by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Jamaica and the West Indies are not the same. Jamaica is actually an island in the West Indies. The West …

How Much Money to Bring to Jamaica? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer Vacationing anywhere in the world, especially if visiting for the first time, always begs the question, …

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How Does Jamaica Benefit from Tourism? 
Answered by Tracie Shortridge, Associate Writer The all-year long sunshine, warm white sand beaches, rich flora, beautiful fauna and the spirit …

When Is Hurricane Season In Jamaica? 
by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer The hurricane season is usually between June 1 and November 30 in Jamaica. During this time we experience …

What Is Jamaica Famous For? 
Answered by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer Jamaica, although often times branded in the news for its crime and violence, is a beautiful island …

Why Does Jamaicans Speak English? 
Answer by Devin Saunds-Dunkley, Associate Writer This question could be answered straight off the bat by saying that we speak “English” because it’s …

Why Does Jamaica Has The Fastest Runners? 
by Devin Saunds-Dunkley Undoubtedly, Jamaica has been renowned for having the best sprinters of all time, whether they remain here and compete for …

How Did Jamaica Gain Independence? 
Contributed by Tracie Shortridge Jamaica was inhabited by peaceful people called the Arawaks from South America. They were lovers of the earth and …

Travel Deals To Jamaica - Here's How To Find Them 
by Aneisha Dobson There are over a million reasons why people want to come to Jamaica. OK, I might be exaggerating but you get the picture - lots …

What Are Jamaica's Most Popular Food Festivals - Historically? 
Food is such a revered source in Jamaica that various festivals are allied with the reaping phase. These festivals frequently satisfy specific collective …

Are Jamaican marriages legal in the U.S.A? 
Are Jamaican marriages legal in the U.S.A.? The answer is Yes! Every country in the world has a marriage act which governs the institution of marriage …

Why Is Jamaica Called Jamaica? 
by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer I would like to believe that you (if a non Jamaican) would have at least heard of our island Jamaica, right? …

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