Jamaica is planning to install marijuana-dispensing kiosks for tourists in order to regulate a growing drug market and to bring in more government revenue. The new Cannabis Licensing Authority CLA is drawing up plans for the kiosks just two months after small amounts of the drug were finally legalized in a country where marijuana has long been part of the culture. The dispensers would be situated at airports and seaports, manned by a person with medical training.
The following correction was printed in the Observer's For the record column, Sunday July 30 The article below describes the Jamaican flag as bright green, red and yellow. This is Ethiopia's flag, favoured by Jamaica's Rastafarians.
Entrepreneurs are drawing tourists away from walled resorts, to Kingston, a center for culture, music and food. When Jamaican tour operator Carlo Less started his firm, Vibzen, inhoping to bring tourists to the heart of the island, the odds were stacked against him. After all, there are two Jamaicas.
Michael Seyfert. This documentary claims that, each year, as many as 80, females from a variety of relatively-wealthy Western nations descend on Jamaica alone. Ignored by white men, and afraid to date blacks openly due to the social taboo, they look for satisfaction at remote resorts amidst the anonymity offered by a virtual paradise.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. The rapes of two Detroit tourists in Jamaica highlights a pervasive problem: Sexual assaults occur monthly at resorts, but Jamaica won't own up to it. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. TripAdvisor is introducing a new filter on each property that will show any reviews with safety warnings involving rapes, robberies or druggings. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
The Government of Jamaica does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Jamaica remained on Tier 2. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The government initiated significantly fewer investigations compared to the previous year, did not provide adequate protection for some potential or confirmed trafficking victims, and did not publish an annual report on government efforts.
A Jamaican man has been sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in Guyana after escaping police custody there while being held on remand for sharing a sex video on WhatsApp. In addition to his latest conviction, Lynch is presently serving a one-year prison term since May 31, after pleading guilty to "knowingly or without justification, exposed for public viewing, an obscene video, intending to corrupt public morals. Prosecutors stated that Lynch showed the video to a number of individuals, including relatives of the victim.