Caribbean Tourism

Government & Economy

Crime & Tourism

The impact of tourism on a population of around two and a half million is massive, both economically and socially. Bad publicity abroad or a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Gilbert, can have a devastating effect. The crime rate is high but most of the serious crime is around Kingston, principally in West Kingston. Many country districts and north coast...

Government & Economy

Jamaica is a constitutional monarchy. A Governor-General represents the British monarch, who is Head of State, and the Government is made up of a Prime Minister (who nominates the Cabinet), a 60-seat House of Representatives and a 21-seat Senate. All citizens over 18 are eligible for the vote. The judicial system is on British lines. Economy Once one of the...