Helping companies transition their employees to Jamaica

Archive for February, 2008

Education/ Schools Links

Ministry of Education & Youth 2 National Heroes Circle Jamaica, West Indies (876)922-1400 This information may be helpful for individuals researching schools in Jamaica. I strongly recommend doing a pre-arrival trip where you visit the schools or facilities, before you fully relocate and enroll your children. I have had clients tell me, that their children [...]

Education in Kingston

Kingston, Jamaica provides families with a choice of educational systems. In all schools, English is the language of instruction. The school year runs from early September through to late June, and is divided into three terms, the Christmas, Easter, and Summer Terms. The Jamaican education system separates into preparatory schools, pre-K to 6th grade, and [...]

Student shares an Internship/Practicum Experience in Jamaica

I found this article to be very accurate as it portrayed cultural differences, especially for individuals in the teaching or helping professions. I have participated in several volunteer organization since living in Kingston, but my secondĀ  gigg, was a true learning experience for me. I attempted to do a six month volunteer position with a [...]

A Case Study on Crime & Accepting Shocking News in JA

Jamaica’s crime is a hot topic all over the world. I sit by and watch in amazement trying to understand even 50% of it all, and to see what if anything I can do as an individual to make a difference. Crime exists everywhere in the world, but I am left speechless. Read on: A [...]

Online Telephone Directory

I find this site to be extremely helpful and utilize it almost daily. Once you arrive at the home page, click on the the link to the Online Telephone Directory in the left hand side bar. This will then show a listing of many businesses across the island, with phone numbers included. addthis_url = ‘http%3A%2F%2Ftransitionsunshine.info%2F2008%2F02%2Fon-line-telephone-directory%2F’; [...]

Some basic facts about Jamaica

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