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Old 11-30-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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Hey, thanks for chiming in. I ended up looking at crime stats for T&T and it looks like they were pretty high when I was there. The only time I felt unsafe is when I found myself walking in an area that wasn't really populated (and I shouldn't have been doing that) and when I went to pick up my costume. The taxi looked like a gypsy taxi and we were going up some winding hill. I was thinking, "I hope I'm gonna make it back!" It was a really great time though. More people should visit Trinidad. I totally felt at home. The people are so friendly.
I am not sure which Island has more crime... but neither super staff if venturing out on your own and both places are known for people that are friendly.


However it is important to note friendly does not mean they are not going to try to rob you lol.


Regarding your taxi situation. It is fairly common in many places for taxi drivers to play a role in getting you robbed.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWdvjUeym0o
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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The part in the video where the taxi charged him an exorbitant fee is so funny because that's exactly what happened to me. To be fair (and I use that term very loosely), the cab driver waited with us. I was still mad though. At least I had enough sense not to argue with him lol.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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I was not knocking the other islands.
That Jamaica's ability to market themselves as a tourist destination is marketing gold!

They did an amazing job.
They has loads of beautiful resorts.
There is nothing wrong with that at all.

Trust me I would much prefer to be sitting on a beach in Montego Bay vs being parked in a sun chair in front of the Pitch Lake in Trinidad.

Trinidad is not as know, but some people don't know much about other places in general.

Each of the Island's in the Caribbean are different and this is a good thing.
Jamaica isn't famous because of tourism, so marketing has nothing to do with it. Jamaica is known for music, being high achievers in sport, its cuisine, its version of the English Language, it's gangsters, etc. Culture is what attracts people to Jamaica not marketing.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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I have never been to Jamaica. I will hopefully go some day. I have wanted to go ever since I saw this movie as a teenager. The OST is one of my favorite albums of all times.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03uqIGYu3s
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:31 AM
 
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Jamaica isn't famous because of tourism, so marketing has nothing to do with it. Jamaica is known for music, being high achievers in sport, its cuisine, its version of the English Language, it's gangsters, etc. Culture is what attracts people to Jamaica not marketing.
“It’s version of the English language”? What does that mean? Not only is Jamaica an English speaking country, but as a former British Colony they spoke the Queens English.

I’m assuming you’re referring to Patios, which is commonly used, but never in school and never in a professional setting.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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“It’s version of the English language”? What does that mean? Not only is Jamaica an English speaking country, but as a former British Colony they spoke the Queens English.

I’m assuming you’re referring to Patios, which is commonly used, but never in school and never in a professional setting.

I see your'e one of those, Jamaica is a Patois speaking nation whether you like it or not. Yes we learn in standard English, and media is in standard English. However, our music is done in patois, we speak to our family in patios, patios is our identity and what makes us unique.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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I see your'e one of those, Jamaica is a Patois speaking nation whether you like it or not. Yes we learn in standard English, and media is in standard English. However, our music is done in patois, we speak to our family in patios, patios is our identity and what makes us unique.
Well said...it’s Jamaican patois that draws people, not the Queen’s English - although Jamaicans do have a lovely manner of speaking the Queen’s English as well.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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I see your'e one of those, Jamaica is a Patois speaking nation whether you like it or not. Yes we learn in standard English, and media is in standard English. However, our music is done in patois, we speak to our family in patios, patios is our identity and what makes us unique.
If you mean that I am “one of those Jamaicans” then yes, I am. Jamaicans, some, not all, speak patois but it is our second language NOT first.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Well said...it’s Jamaican patois that draws people, not the Queen’s English - although Jamaicans do have a lovely manner of speaking the Queen’s English as well.
It’s not the patios that draws people... it’s the accent. Along with the music, food and rum. And for some, the ganja.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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It’s not the patios that draws people... it’s the accent. Along with the music, food and rum. And for some, the ganja.
It’s both. That’s why you have non-Jamaicans that like to repeat Jamaican patois words, whether or not they know what they mean. “Big Up,” “wah gwan” and of course “bumboclot” come to mind.
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