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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:06:51 +0100

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Required travel documents for Jamaica
Required travel documents for Jamaica: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 110V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Jamaica
Area code to Jamaica: +1876 [...]



SHOPPING
Crafts Markets: woods, straw, beads, embroidery. In Bond: gold, silver, China, electronic equipment. Other: Jamaican rum, liqueur, perfumes, Blue Mountain coffee


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MEDICAL FACILITIES
There are facilities in all major resort areas, and drug stores for pharmaceuticals. Private doctors and dentists are also available throughout the island. Most large hotels have a resident doctor on call. [...]



LANGUAGE
English is spoken; however the local dialect is patios, a combination of English and Creole. If someone says Wha a hoppin' (what's happening), you just say irie (everything is cool). Some of their expressions are quite interesting i.e., a sleeping police [...]



GEOGRAPHY
Jamaica is slightly smaller than Connecticut 150 miles long and 50 miles north to south. Its mountains run throughout its length; highest point 7,402 feet. [...]



Food
Jamaican food is somewhat spicier than American-similar to the Cajun dishes found in New Orleans. One popular dish is called "jerk" which is a spicy chicken, pork or fish barbecued over wood. Other dishes you may want to try are curried goat, ackee and s [...]



Food
Jamaican food is somewhat spicier than American-similar to the Cajun dishes found in New Orleans. One popular dish is called "jerk" which is a spicy chicken, pork or fish barbecued over wood. Other dishes you may want to try are curried goat, ackee and s [...]



CLIMATE
80 to 86 degrees at sea level year round. Monthly temperature range is less than 6 degrees. Nights and heights are always cooler [...]