Jamaica has lifted a state of emergency warning for Montego Bay, but extended it in an area around the capital. The Canadian government has urged tourists thinking about visiting Jamaica to “exercise a high degree of caution” due to the high level of violent crime there.
St. James parish in Jamaica, which includes tourist hotspot Montego Bay, remains in a state of public emergency eight months after the Jamaican government ordered it in an attempt to crack down on crime.
Canadian travellers seeking sun in Montego Bay, Jamaica should exercise caution and stick to their resorts during a state of emergency and curfew over a spike in violent gang crime, the Canadian government is warning.
Noxious smoke continued to spiral Monday from a sprawling trash dump five days after a major blaze erupted, closing a number of schools and businesses across the island's capital and sent hundreds of people to clinics and hospitals.