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kellismilin posted Moving in a few months! on the Jamaica forum on April 15, 2014:
Hi! My husband was recently offered a job at UWI and we will be moving later this summer. We have an 8 year old girl, a 7 year old boy and a baby. I'm concerned about finding a good private school we can affored! Obviously i would love AISK, but its totally out of our price range. Any suggestions? I've also read a lot about about pervasive homophobia. Can anyone clue me in on that situation? It's not something I condone, agree with or want my kids exposed to. It's quite worrisome for me!
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karen21 posted Goodbye Toronto, Hello Jamaica! on the Jamaica forum on April 14, 2014:
Hey everybody! I am moving from Toronto to Jamaica the second week in May to be with my husband. I will be in Montego Bay and It would be nice to talk to some of you, find out how your experiences have been and also where everybody is meeting up. Today it was 22 degrees celsius and tomorrow will be -7 degrees celsius with 5 centimetres of snow! Can we say I am more than excited to leave this rollercoaster weather behind! :)
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suzy27 replied to the thread Fresh From DC on the Jamaica forum on April 14, 2014:
AwaySheGoes initially posted:
Hello all! Been here a week, in Mandeville :/. Taking a year before starting Grad school and looking for some development experience. Also, is there a secret expat location in which we meet and such? lol. Let me know!
suzy27 replied on April 14, 2014 with:
Hey welcome to Jamaica!!
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ManicPixie posted questions about Jamaica on the Jamaica forum on April 11, 2014:
Hello! So I'm researching a few places I'm considering as places to live, and Jamaica has come up... so far I'm reading some good things. :-) But I'm curious... what is the expat community like there? I read one woman talking about drawing a lot of attention because she was white, and I'm wondering if there are parts of Jamaica where a white woman would blend in more with the crowd, and have opportunities to socialize with expats from America or Europe. I don't want to constantly be drawing attention to myself, simply by being white, and a woman. Any advice?
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JABound replied to the thread finally Touch Down on the Jamaica forum:
DeepWaters initially posted:
I'm here now, staying in Mobay for now, looking for a flat to rent/share in a good area anywhere between Ochi and Mobay, also would love to link up with other expats.
JABound replied on April 10, 2014 with:
Happy to hear you arrived safely. Best of luck with the housing search! Settle in we are eager to hear about your experiences.
luckylady2014 replied on March 31, 2014 with:
Congrats! I wish u all the success in finding the right place and with the right person
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NeisCook replied to the thread Hey All on the Jamaica forum on April 08, 2014:
suzy27 initially posted:
Now I'm finally settle down I was hoping to meet some good people in this forum. I'm in Trelawny but I'm close to Mobay and Ocho Rios so if you down in Jamaica hit me up.
NeisCook replied on April 08, 2014 with:
Haven't booked yet but it's probably going to be December
suzy27 replied on April 07, 2014 with:
That's great to hear. So when you coming this year ?
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suzy27 replied to the thread Any Help Much Apprecaiated!! on the Jamaica forum on April 07, 2014:
orange2014 initially posted:
So i am moving to Jamaica hopefully next week. I am from the u.k but have a Jamacian passport & citizenship. I have been travelling now overseas for a a year and a half, and so now want to stay in the caribbean for 6 months to a year or so maybe more, I miss staying in 1 place!! So my aim is to go back to what i love which is teaching kids Sport (this was my job in the u.k) So any suggestions on where there is some good schools and where is a good area to live, the aim is to work, enjoy the carribbean and just be in one place!! Also is there any oppurtunties for flat shares, as it would be good to live with a housemate so i can get to know the country and the areas much better!!! Thank you!!!!
suzy27 replied on April 07, 2014 with:
Hey I sent you a pm
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dee2014 replied to the thread Returning home hopefully on the Jamaica forum:
dee2014 initially posted:
So im currently living in the U.S and looking towards moving home possibly by end of the year. I am a single mother married but not if you understand that my 2 children and I are possibly going home in june however its more my home than theirs ...does anyone have any advice on the culture shock with children? Another thing my father was murdered last year so I went home and went again this year, i have friends there and some family support however our family business is struggling since his departure and im needed there.I dont have a degree I am 30 credits away howerever not enrolled. In jamaica its close to impossible to get a job without one, I am a citizen so im interested to know if I can get a job as an american on the island? Or is it better to go for the TRN ?Any recommendation on schools for american children?is that available? Is there an expat community there I can become apart of?
dee2014 replied on April 04, 2014 with:
Thank you:) Well yea that's def apart of plan, and the main reason for moving however I do foresee needing another income, as the pay may not be suitable for myself and my two girls.
LoriB replied on March 27, 2014 with:
Can you work in the family business and help it continue? Sorry for the loss of your father.
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NeisCook posted Hi there! on the Jamaica forum on April 03, 2014:
Hi All, I am 24 and currently living in the UK, however I have been travelling to Jamaica with my family since I was very young and love it each time. I definitely want to live in Jamaica for about a year to see what it is really like before I settle down and have responsibilities that would make it difficult to do so in the future. I will be staying in Discovery Bay as this is the area that I know best and can get to Ochi and Montego Bay relatively easy. One of my only worries is meeting like minded people, in the past me and my mum (who is in her 40s) have struggled to find people that we can call friends and it would be really great for that to change. It is looking like 2015 would be the earliest that I could make this happen so I am here to introduce myself and possibly make contacts with people to eventually meet up with when I get there.
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