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Destination Travel Guide for Visitors to Jamaica KINGSTON
(DOWNTOWN/CITY)

On the island’s south-eastern shore, the capital city of Kingston is home to approximately 1 million Jamaicans and is the business, governmental, cultural and industrial hub of the nation.

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Protected by the large Blue Mountains range to the north, Kingston is both a city and parish, with a busy commercial seaport reflecting its status as the world’s 7th largest natural harbor, and a vital center for sports and entertainment.

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The name Kingston is believed to be a shortening of what must have been “King’s Town”, and even though it is the smallest parish, Kingston is the largest city in Jamaica, with a population of over 90,000 in the metropolitan Corporate Area alone.

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Kingston is often considered the business and cultural capital of the Caribbean. In the past, Kingston has had the reputation of being the place to avoid as a tourist, but the city’s visitability has greatly improved, now offering a rich cultural life complete with galleries and fine dining, theaters and playhouses, museums, craft markets and local festivals.

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Legendary Harry J Studio, famous for records from Bob Marley & The Wailers', before Tuff Gong, with successes like “Catch A Fire” & “Rastaman Vibration”.

It was here that Bob Marley was taught how to play the guitar & the very popular song `No Woman No Cry' was co-written by Bob and Vincent Tata Ford.

Our core competence as a provider of recording facilities & Talent complements our range of services allowing our clients to optimise available resources.

At our takeout restaurant in Kingston we offer wholesome, tasty authentic meals, that are of the highest quality, while remaining affordable.

Be comfortable in our air-conditioned rooms that feature private bathrooms, additional amenities and high-speed internet access.

Items available are decorative and functional pieces that represent Jamaican heritage, with some modern works as well - all inspired from Jamaican culture.

The National Gallery of Jamaica, established in 1974, is the oldest & largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean with a comprehensive collection.

The studio is said to have a vibe conducive to creativity & this may be because the mixing board in the studio is the same used by Bob on all of his records.

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Crime can be high in Kingston, mainly due to gang violence in inner city garrison communities like West Kingston, Grant’s Pen and Harbor View.

Tuff Gong Recording Studios – named for its founder, Bob “Tuff Gong” Marley, where his early mixing board is still in use today as the studio continues to turn out hit records under the studio’s current chief, Bob’s son Ziggy Marley.

Reggae fans can also visit the Trench Town Museum – stocked with Wailers memorabilia including Bob Marley’s first guitar in the neighborhood immortalized in numerous reggae songs and widely credited as the birthplace of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae.

Kingston’s public bus system is affordable, reliable and listed on Google Maps, so you will always have a good idea of how to get where you are going.

Some of Kingston’s major points of interest include Emancipation Park, National Heroes Park and the Jamaica National Gallery.

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Explore Your Ancestral Family Tree with the Official Help of Jamaica’s Registrar’s General Department!

Have a Jamaican Government Staffer affordably conduct real Genealogical Research on your family’s history in Jamaica.

Jamaican Genealogical Information can be often incomplete as Official Registration of Births, Deaths, Baptismals & Marriages were originally kept & filed separately in each of Jamaica’s 14 parishes.

Additionally – Time, Nature & Acts of both God & Man have resulted in damage & loss to the Jamaican Family histories that do exist!

As a result, the most Efficient & Effective way to Find Out about Your Jamaican Family Roots is to work officially with Jamaica’s Government Registrar Department & their convenient & affordable Online Genealogical Research Application.

In an effort to improve customer service, the Jamaican Government Registrar Department has introduced a new online payment system for genealogical searches.

Official Genealogical Search Orders can be submitted and paid for Online, or by submitting a Money Order and a Jamaican Genealogical Researcher will contact you shortly to make arrangements for a follow up interview.

Hourly rates for Official Genealogical Research is only JM$1500.00 or the US equivalent depending on the dollar exchange rate value of the day – currently about $15USD per Hour.

YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • The Names of Your Jamaican Relatives

  • The Parish (region) of their Birth, Death, Residence, Marriage or Baptism

  • The Approximate Dates of their Birth, Death & other Publicly-recorded Events

  • The Names of their Spouse & other relatives, both living & deceased

  • Their Job, Trade or Occupation

Write down as much of the above-mentioned ancestral detail as you can – along with any other details that may be of help to Jamaican Government Researchers.

Older Relatives may have different memories or stories about your shared Jamaican Ancestor so record their versions of events, dates, schools, churches, family nicknames, alternative name spellings too – especially connections to another Jamaican Parish, Major Life Event or Property Sale / Purchase.

Military affiliations, ranks or passed-down stories can be of help too as there may be information on your ancestors contained in records on the old British West Indian Regiment or listings of Jamaican-born soldiers who fought with & for the British in both World War 1 & 2.

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Email:

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Cities, Towns & Districts
in Kingston (Downtown/City)

Town or District City / Parish   –   Population (Approx.)   –   GPS Coordinates

Kingston, Kingston / St. Andrew  –  587,798  –  17.9833°N 76.8000°W

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