Unemployment amongst Somali men is believed to be around 65%.As you’ll see from the diagram, this is many times higher than any other ethnic group.Maybe that’s because I’m a nasty person who writes nasty things.
Visitors are occasionally the victims of crime, mostly pick pocketing, theft and robbery, but cases of eg. Still, the majority of crimes take place between Jamaicans.
As terrible as that is, it does calm a lot of first-time-visitors to find out they’re not a main target. There are definitely reasons to travel this way too, but it shouldn’t be presented as the only safe alternative – especially since this type of tourism isn’t always sustainable.
After all, many other ethnic groups have come to Britain and even thrived here.
(Oh dear, nobody bought a copy of my latest book GREED UNLIMITED yesterday.
Even so, Jamaica’s notorious reputation lives on and a majority of tourists see the all-inclusive hotels and popular resorts as their only option to visit. To ease my worries I made myself a deal: stay my first night in the tourist hub Montego Bay, at a local guesthouse.
Then if I didn’t feel safe, I would go all in as a real tourist and spend the rest of my time at a resort. The places where I felt the most comfortable and enjoyed myself the most was in the ‘real’ Jamaica, far from the tourist crowds.
A term of solace used mainly in Jamaica (not sure about the rest of the Caribbean), meaning - never mind or don't worry.
, professional handwringers and overpaid child molesters at the BBC.
I can only speak for myself and the brief time I spent there, but don’t worry – we have heaps of travellers in our community who share my experiences.
It is true, Jamaica suffers from criminality and has one of the highest murder rates in the world – an unfortunate consequence of poverty, gangs, drugs and politics.
You may also encounter occasional proposals to buy sexual services (an effect of the sex tourism).