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dianemarie replied to the thread Looking for Venues for Fundraiser Fashion on the Jamaica forum on August 26, 2014:
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 on August 26, 2014 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 on August 26, 2014 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 on August 24, 2014:
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 on August 25, 2014 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 on August 24, 2014 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 on August 22, 2014:
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 on August 22, 2014 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 on August 22, 2014 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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lala718 replied to the thread Primary Schools-Mobay, Falmouth or Ochi on the Jamaica forum on August 22, 2014:
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
lala718 replied on August 22, 2014 with:
You are welcome.....yes the terminology is different....prep schools are the same as the primary schools, just that the prep schools are private and the primary schools are public, which is what we call elementary here in the USA. I had contacted both Marjam and Mt. Alvernia a while back, but I do not remember exactly what the tuition was, however, it was pricey. I believe it was over Ja$70,000 Matter of fact, prep schools in Jamaica are expensive. Also u can find great rental properties outside of Ocho Rios.
mollykat73 replied on August 21, 2014 with:
I apologize, I guess I was confused. The terminology in Jamaica is different than in the states. I thought prep schools were for grade 7 and above. I see Marjam Prep is kindergarten through sixth grade. I will definitely visit this school in November. Do you have any idea what the cost is per year? Ochi is a lovely area, so it would be excellent to find a good school there. I sent a Facebook message to Heinz Simonitzh and haven't received a reply. I really appreciate your help!
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DeepWaters posted Expat living in Mobay on the Jamaica forum on August 18, 2014:
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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nitacamp replied to the thread Meet People on the Jamaica forum:
glamgirl21 initially posted:
Hey All. I been living in Jamaica for a couple months now and it's been an great experience. I still want to meet people who live on the island. I'm in Montego Bay.
nitacamp replied most recently with:
Hi. I would love to meet up. Share experiences. I visit jamaica 3x a year. I will be back last week in August. Staying in montego bay.
nitacamp replied most recently with:
Hey all. It seems you are all living the life I dream of. I visit jamaica 3x a year just for holidays. I would like to live there once I finish my degree. It would be great to meet up and share experiences with you. I will be back late August. Hope you are intrested. Let me know Take care
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mscpa39 posted Falmouth Area on the Jamaica forum:
Hi all! I'm new to posting but I just moved to Falmouth from US. My husband is Jamaican however the majority of his family are in Kingston. So the area is new to the both of us. We moved here because it was affordable and looked like a nice area. Besides our 2 year old i'm really not sure what to do around here? Are there any expats in the area? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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christineklein replied to the thread Montego Bay Info Please!! on the Jamaica forum:
svhsexcheerldr initially posted:
Planning a repeat visit to Montego Bay first week of July. Looking for popular communities in which expats congregate/reside, as well as furnished housing. Any info is appreciated. Please respond asap!
christineklein replied most recently with:
As a full time real estate agent, I can help you find housing. You can inbox me c.klein@century21jm.com and I can email you available properties.
MarcelX7 replied most recently with:
I'm curious. How much was the rent for the furnished 2 bedroom place there?
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christineklein replied to the thread Selling property in Jamaica on the Jamaica forum:
yachtie initially posted:
Dear all, I am trying to sell a property that my mother in law inherited several years ago in Browns Town, St. Ann and would appreciate advice from anyone who has been through what is turning out to be a rather convoluted process. We are at the stage that probate has been granted, but am now wondering whether it is obligatory to register the title in my mother-in-laws name, or whether we can try to sell the property now? Many thanks!
christineklein replied most recently with:
Good Day Yachtie You do not need to do 2 separate transfers - at this stage, you can go ahead and find a buyer and then transfer the title to the new buyer. If you need help, let me know - Christine Klein, Century 21 Heave-Ho Properties. c.klein@century21jm.com -Christine
Twosox replied most recently with:
What would the asking price be? I am seriously looking to move to Jamaica/Ocho/St Ann and have been reading up on it for a few weeks now.
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