Jamaica. At the beginning of the year, the government presented a comprehensive plan to reduce the “homeless crime” in the country. Among other things, all illegal arms trafficking would result in life imprisonment and more joint police and military actions in high crime areas. In 2002, more than 1,000 Jamaicans were murdered, often in street battles between various criminal gangs or between police and street gangs. In October, thousands of people demonstrated when two elderly men were killed in the crossfire between police and a street gang.
According to Countryaah.com, Jamaica Independence Day is August 6. Parliament approved in May the Government’s proposal to replace the British Privy Council as the highest court of appeal in criminal cases with a Caribbean court. A conflict had been going on for a long time between the Privy Council and the Jamaican authorities, who wanted to see a harder grip on the crime than the Privy Council was prepared to agree to. On several occasions, the Privy Council had opposed the application of the death penalty. The political opposition boycotted the ceremony in connection with the signing in June because they felt that the decision should have been preceded by a referendum.
In June, the notorious elite force within the police was dissolved, which had the task of combating arms and drug smuggling. The police unit had been severely criticized for violating its powers, e.g. by mistreating and arbitrarily executing suspected criminals.
Jamaica Brief Guide
According to AbbreviationFinder, Jamaica is known for its rhythms, reggae music, rum and most of all its long white sand beaches. As early as the 1950s, Jamaica became one of the most coveted beach resorts in the world, where both royal and Hollywood stars relaxed.
Jamaica provides a great setting for a vacation; the island’s dozens of golf courses and hundreds of beaches, the warm and clear sea, numerous music festivals and tropical nature with its rainforests, as well as a very high-quality hotel selection guarantee a good setting for both those looking for an active holiday and a complete relaxation experience.
Starlight Tours ’hotel range covers almost the entire Jamaican offer, from beach bungalows to luxury resorts, thanks to a good local theme – especially the extensive and high-quality all-inclusive services at many resorts have been praised by our customers.
Note! We also organize private 4-8 day tours for Jamaica for single travelers, couples and groups – the trip includes its own guide / driver, its own air-conditioned minivan and accommodation in hotels of the desired standard and after the tour you can continue your vacation relaxing on the beach.
|Area||11,525 km 2|
|How to fly||Via London, Miami or New York|
|Golf||Yes, a wide range of high quality fields|
|The best time to travel||Between January-April or October-December|