Jamaica, anyone?

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    May 20, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    Gorgeous country. If I could be anywhere right now I'd go back to Jamaica. Not even the fancy resorts or any of that, just the pure, real Jamaica. Beautiful scenery, delicious food, awesome culture, plus there's just something about Patois that drives me wild. Any of you guys live there, or traveled there?
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    May 20, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    Where in Jamaica did you stay?
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    May 20, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    I've heard they hate White people. The people I've known who have visited there say they would never go back because they were treated so badly.
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    May 20, 2013 4:08 PM GMT
    likan saidWhere in Jamaica did you stay?
    I stayed in Buff Bay with a host that my old church was in contact with. I was with a group of people and we helped with jobs around the place like fixing up the house and painting.
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    May 20, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI've heard they hate White people. The people I've known who have visited there say they would never go back because they were treated so badly.
    There might be some jamaicans that resent white people that come for vacation but that doesn't represent all of jamaica. Was he going there on a cruise? I've heard similar stories like that from cruises and resorts but from my experience there most people I met were really nice if you get to know them. I did get some nasty stares going through the airport though.
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    May 20, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI've heard they hate White people. The people I've known who have visited there say they would never go back because they were treated so badly.


    They don't hate white people, the way Jamaicans speak can be coarse if you're not used to it. There is no malice behind it.
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    May 20, 2013 5:19 PM GMT


    Both sides of my family are from there, going back well over 100 years.

    It's a bad place for gay people.
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    May 20, 2013 5:31 PM GMT
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    May 20, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    5alarmfucker said
    Scruffypup saidI've heard they hate White people. The people I've known who have visited there say they would never go back because they were treated so badly.
    There might be some jamaicans that resent white people that come for vacation but that doesn't represent all of jamaica. Was he going there on a cruise? I've heard similar stories like that from cruises and resorts but from my experience there most people I met were really nice if you get to know them. I did get some nasty stares going through the airport though.


    I only know one couple personally who went there. She said both her and her husband were treated like trash, and she used your exact words "nasty stares". Even thought they're straight, she told me they despise gay people. The other people I know who have had similar experiences have been conversations with tourists, which I think most of those were probably cruise ships.
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    May 20, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Both sides of my family are from there, going back well over 100 years.

    It's a bad place for gay people.


    Blame the British.
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    May 20, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Jamaica
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Jamaica face unique legal and social issues not experienced by non-LGBT people. Sexual acts between men are punishable with up to ten years jail. Sexual acts between women are legal. Jamaica has been described by human-rights groups as the most homophobic place on earth due to the hate speech and bias motivated crimes often directed at LGBT people
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    May 20, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    "Boom bye bye de batty bwoy"