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sapphire26 replied to the thread Lawyer for setting up a business in Jamaica on the Jamaica forum on September 16, 2014:
sapphire26 initially posted:
Hi! I'm looking to start a business in Jamaica and looking for recommendations for good lawyers who can help me do this - regulations, taxation, incorporation. It will be in the insurance sector, so lawyers that are knowledgeable in this sector would be important. Have you worked with any good lawyers that you can recommend?
sapphire26 replied on September 16, 2014 with:
Hi! Yes, I've asked and was quoted $1500 + 16.5% tax. This was with one of the large law firms. Might be cheaper with a smaller one?
labellalife replied on September 16, 2014 with:
How much does it cost to set up an incorporation through an attorney? Does anyone know?
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JoeyThompson posted HVAC/Refrigeration Work Jamaica on the Jamaica forum on September 16, 2014:
I am looking to relocate from the US to a place where my family and I can live a comfortable (not some sort of fantasy) life. It would have to be a place where I can still make a living as a seasoned commercial HVAC/Refrigeration Technician, like in a resort or in a high rise type of building. The question is.....How does one find out what such an occupation pays there? Is there a demand for that kind of knowledge in Jamaica? Boots on the ground report..... Joey
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mollykat73 replied to the thread Primary Schools-Mobay, Falmouth or Ochi on the Jamaica forum:
mollykat73 initially posted:
My family and I are considering a move to Mobay, Falmouth or Ocho Rios from Minnesota. I have a business trip planned for early November and would like to look at schools in the area for our 6 year old daughter. Does anyone have kids that go to a good private or public primary school in any of these areas? If so, which one? Do you like the school and do your kids like it? Thank you! Molly
mollykat73 replied most recently with:
Well, I'm doing some serious research on a business trip in November. I have a job lined up so I'm exploring a work visa. I still plan to come back to the states a few times a year but need to be there more than 180 days a year. I'm not sure if this will all pan out or not.
Twosox replied most recently with:
Pick me up on your way thru, I am in WI on I-94! I want to go to Ocho. How are you just picking up and going to live in Jamaica? I thought you needed to leave every 3 months for a week and extend your visa all the time. Has that changed? Are they actually allowing people to really MOVE there, without having to run home all the time and extend their visa's? I had friends there, probably for 7-8 yrs, now they are gone to St Marteen, thinking they possibly got tired of being sent home every 3 or 6 months, or had just seen all the island and moved on to explore a new one!
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dianemarie replied to the thread Looking for Venues for Fundraiser Fashion on the Jamaica forum:
glamgirl21 initially posted:
Hey everyone! Hope everyone is good. I'm planning a fundraiser fashion show October for people with cancer in Jamaica and I'm looking for a venue that can host a fashion and also be able to bring outside food and drinks. If anyone can be of assistance please inbox me. Thanks
dianemarie replied most recently with:
You didn't say where or the estimated size of the crowd. Still, I might suggest Jackie's on the Reef in Negril. It's a spectacular natural environment perched on a coral reef out side of the town. My buddy Jackie Lewis is the owner. Tell her Diane from NY suggested you contact her. ...How I miss that beautiful island.
luckylady2014 replied most recently with:
A good item for that fashion show would be to share all the good and natural plants that can be used to reverse cancer, such as Asparagus (not eaten), Sour so(Graviola) leaves, stem and bark made into a tea, Guinea Hen weed tea. Moringa in any form. These are great idea. Check the m.
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christineklein replied to the thread ja resident on the Jamaica forum:
grumpygirl initially posted:
I need help understanding the process of staying in jamaica permanently. I know the passport is stamped for 3 months and you can file for another 3 month extension. I also know that I must travel back to the US to maintain my citizenship, but I can only go back to jamaica for 3 months? I am married to a Jamaican man who is also a permanent citizen of jamaica, but the plan has always been for me to move there in dec 2015 when my son graduates high school. Once i leave the US in dec 2015 for jamaica, i will not have a place to come back to to stay for 3 months. I will of course come back to the US to visit, but do not want to be forced to stay in the US for 3 months a year. That is not feasible. Does anyone know if that will have to be done in my situation since I will be living with my husband there? Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
christineklein replied most recently with:
No need for an immigration lawyer.... as LoriB says, you can get permanent residency because you are married to a Jamaican. Be sure to apply as soon as you get here as the process takes a while (as does most things when the government is involved). You can do this at anytime even before you move here. You don't give up your US citizenship, you become a resident of Jamaica.
LoriB replied most recently with:
You can apply for Permanent Residency due to your marriage to a Jamaican citizen. Check the PICA website, it has all the information.
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Gardis replied to the thread Looking for hospital and obstetrician on the Jamaica forum:
vladimar initially posted:
Hi there. My husband and I moved to Kingston, and need to know what is the best hospital and the best obstetrician. I am pregnant and probably the baby is born there. Any recommendations?
Gardis replied most recently with:
I see. In that case, you are far better in Jamaica. Again, try St. Andrew's Hospital. And good luck and congratulations!
vladimar replied most recently with:
Thanks Gardis! I am Venezuelan citizen and have the baby in Venezuela is not an option for all the country's problems, including problems in health services.
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DeepWaters posted Expat living in Mobay on the Jamaica forum:
Hello everyone, I’m an expat doing business in the Mobay area, I offer pick up and deliveries of construction material, appliances, furniture, barrels and items from the wharf. I also have power tools for sale, compressors, hammer drills, power washer, generator. Feel free to contact me if you need any of these services, or to network.
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Gardis replied to the thread Family Relocating with Kids to Work in Kingston - Help? on the Jamaica forum:
mikew1 initially posted:
Hi all - We currently have an excellent opportunity to relocate to Jamaica from a large US city where we currently live. We would be working in Kingston. My wife, myself, and our kids (middle-schoolers) all have questions regarding the best areas to live and the overall experience. We’ve obviously read a great deal about the challenges regarding tough neighborhoods, crowded streets, intense poverty, sexist attitudes, etc. So I’m trying to find the best case scenario for making this move. A silver lining in all the opinion and reviews. What’ll it be like for the kids as they enter high school? Are there neighborhoods and areas of town that rise above all the warnings and comments related to not-so-great areas? Is it possible for a relatively affluent US family to make the move and still feel grounded, safe, and fulfilled? I know that all sounds heady - I just can’t find enough info to make the transition easy or even palatable. Any help would be great. By the way, we’re likely able to afford a good school for the kids (I hear AISK is nice) and moreover, we’re probably not on a budget when it comes to real estate or the area of Jamaica we choose to live. I know we don’t want to be more than 30 minutes or so from Kingston. Any thoughts?? Where would you live? What do you think it’ll be like living there for an American family? How will the kids enjoy school and friends? Thanks again.
Gardis replied most recently with:
Hi Jaminco. I'm confused, are you currently living in Jamaica, or NY? I loved living there, but I gave up my house in the late 90's and started staying in hotels (Altamont loved it). I used custom brokers constantly when I was managing the factory. All that is gone now, unfortunately for Jamaica, and I don't see what they replaced it with. Keep in touch.
jaminco replied most recently with:
AISK Kingston is by far the best, all my kids were pulled from the local traditional schools for AISK and I have only 1 regret. All their friends were expat kids and just like them they migrated and hardly wants to return to Jamaica that I refuse to leave. Its such a wonderful place. Just like every other country there is crime, I know of it but have never experience it. Just like NY where I'm from its there but Ive never experience it.. As a matter of fact I have never heard of any crime associated with expats. I'm a custom broker and I deal with diplomats and expats on a daily basis, honestly this is their prime concern when coming in, however most (95%) have a different view when it's time to leave which in itself becomes a difficult task . The warmth and easy going life is unbelievable. Health Care to me is the biggest nightmare, I still head home for everything.
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