Sheriff John Brown's SITUATION REPORT
YES. WE ARE SAYING THAT JAMAICA IS SAFE TO VISIT
As a Developing Nation, Tourism is one of Jamaica's Main "Exports" & Represents a Significant part of the Country's Economic Output
(Until the World Wisely Wakes Up to Hemp... ).
For Generations of Jamaicans, Tourists have been known as "THE UNTOUCHABLES"...
Even during Jamaica's darkest days in the late 70's, Visitors & Holiday Makers were Warmly Welcomed and Showered with Genuine Island Hospitality - while Ghettos & Shanty Towns were Curfewed & Showered with Bullets.
As most Backpackers already know, Skin Tone & Heritage don't matter much when You Visit ANY Popular Tourist Destination - as Often the Only Color that Locals see is "Green"...
( Hey, We're Just Keeping Things Real!)
This can be a Good Thing, as in Jamaica it Helps Keep you Safer from the "Natural" crime rate - mostly connected to Turf Battles & Internal Gang Disputes involving Hard Drug Trans-Shipments, Lottery Scams & International Money Wire-Transfer Schemes.