Talk:Jamaica

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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Jamaica, please use the 12-hour clock to show times, e.g. 9AM-noon and 6PM-midnight.

Please show prices in this format: J$100, and not JMD100, JA$100 or $100 (which could be unclear as US dollars are also commonly used in the country).

Please use British spelling.

This article contains content imported from the English Wikipedia article on Jamaica. View the page revision history for a list of the authors.

nice page I resently discovered it, but you seem to have left out or maybe I missed it, and thats the music

sticking it[edit]

Sticking this here till I know where to put it:

  • Wide selection of luxury villas and charming cottages at Silver Sands, Duncans, Trelawny. On-line availability. http://www.silver-sands.com
  • A great friend, translator/Patois instructor and driver can be found working on the beaches frequented by tourists. They are professionals who assist tourists in enjoying the beach. They will get drinks and snacks from the snack bars; rent small and larger watercraft - glass bottom boat trips, jet-ski rentals etc.; set up parasailing adventures and many other diversions, and they will guard your gear for you while you swim.

They are polite, well-dressed, intelligent and kind; they are gentlemen. They know their island like the backs of their hands, and the best routes to take everywhere every time.

They know the local fishermen, and they will arrange snorkeling and/or scuba diving trips to places without crowds of fellow water-lovers. The only crowds one sees there are exotic, brightly-colored fish.

Such gentlemen will also know exactly where to shop to find anything you require, and at the best prices. They always know the fairest price for everything, including their own services.

I opt for deletion. It's basically dribel, isn't it? Nice work cleaning that article, maj. keep going! But why don't you keep those short descriptions of the cities? What's your reasoning? --(WT-en) Ront 14:43, 23 Jan 2006 (EST)

Regions[edit]

I suggest we use the traditional counties to divide Jamaica into three simple travel bites. See [1]. --(WT-en) Burmesedays 04:45, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

I think the three regions are fine for Jamaica. I tried to clean up the main article a while ago so just plunge forward. Most edits are done by touts... (WT-en) jan 04:54, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

Understand[edit]

I see that the gross cut-and-paste job from Wikipedia is duly cited at the end of the article, but there's another issue: I don't believe that so much encyclopedic minutia is needed or good for the article. It would be a lot better if the information in at least the "Flora and fauna" subsection (if not possibly also the "History" section) were summarized than quoted in full. Don't you all agree? Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:52, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Get your teeth into it, Ikan Kekek! (But please remember to use Jamaican English. If this is a problem, just get stuck in and someone can always localise it later...) --W. Franke-mailtalk 13:10, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Not sure when I'll have time (maybe within a few days). I don't know Jamaican English that well (I'm not sure listening to Bob Marley counts), but I surely can use British spellings without much trouble. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:11, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Unambiguous currency notation[edit]

With this edit I have made a large number of changes today.

It's great that Jamaica has been getting a lot of high spending visitors from the US and Canada and our article already noted the variety of currency notations used locally and the risk of confusion between USD and JMD.

I've followed the current advice at Wikivoyage:Currency in using our standard notation of prefixing the Jamaican dollar currency amount with the three letter ISO 4217 code of JMD for the Jamaican dollar in block capitals and no intervening space.

However, if anyone thinks that a plain "$" or "J$" or "JA$" or "JMD" after the amount or anything else is a universally known currency notation and there is no real risk of ambiguity, then we can begin a discussion about an alternative choice below. I must stress that any alternative currency notation proposed must be both well established and universally known. --W. Franke-mailtalk 13:08, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Dengue fever[edit]

I've clarified Jamaica's Malaria-free status and added a paragraph on Dengue fever. Some references:-

http://www.digjamaica.com/prevent_dengue
http://www.nathnac.org/pro/clinical_updates/dengue_jm_311012.htm
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Dominica-health-ministry-confirms-dengue-outbreak

Alternative banner for this article?[edit]

Banner currently used in this article
Suggested new alternative banner

I created a new alternative banner for this article (I initially created it first and foremost so that it would be used at the top of the parallel article in the Hebrew edition of Wikivoyage, yet I later decided to also suggest that the English Wikivoyage community would consider using it here as well). So, which banner do you prefer having at the top of this article? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 12:48, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I like the compostion and colours of the original banner better. Danapit (talk) 14:59, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Both are nice, though the original one is a bit too reddish for my taste tbh Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:18, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Danapit. Furthermore, the new banner could be a scene on many beaches throughout the world, but the current banner has a less typical look. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:07, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Current even though the left of the picture has some photographic imperfection Syced (talk) 08:07, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletions[edit]

I haven't been to Jamaica, so I have no personal view about whether these deletions are for the best, but since no reason was given for them in an edit summary and they aren't obvious, I'd like to ask User:BulbAtop and anyone else to discuss them. Thanks, everyone. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:20, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Currency, time and spelling conventions[edit]

Below is a proposed infobox to let readers know which formatting conventions to use in Wikivoyage articles. Do you agree with these proposals? If you have direct knowledge of what is most commonly used in the country, please let us know. Ground Zero (talk) 04:37, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Moved to the top of this page. Ground Zero (talk) 04:26, 28 December 2019 (UTC)