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JAMAICA AMONG SAFEST COUNTRIES AS IT MIDDLES RANKING – SAYS GLOBAL CRIME REPORT Jamaica's globally awarded Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett (centre) makes a point at a stakeholders at the World Travel Market in London UK recently. He is flanked by chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board John Lynch (right) and senior advisor and strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, Delano Seiveright

Jamaica shared company with New Zealand, Costa Rica and Cyprus as it middled the 2023 Global Law and Order Report by respected Washington DC, United States based international analytics firm, Gallup, Inc.

The report gauges people’s sense of personal security and their own experiences with crime and law enforcement. Results are based on nationally representative, probability-based samples among adult populations, aged 15 and older, in 141 countries and territories throughout 2022. Link to article here:

Scoring 75 out of a maximum 100 points, Jamaica also ranked among the safest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean coming slightly ahead of the US territory of Puerto Rico at 74 and nations to include Brazil 73, Argentina 70, Mexico 66, Venezuela 66, the Dominican Republic 64, Peru 61 and Ecuador 59. Meanwhile, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Canada all scored 83 points. Topping the list was Tajikistan at 96; Finland 92 and Iceland also at 92.

Senior Advisor and Strategist in Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism, Delano Seiveright refused to comment extensively on the report when asked, however he quipped that, “the safety of every Jamaican and every visitor matters greatly. Notably, the crime rates against visitors remains extremely low, hovering at around 0.01 percent and already our visitor numbers are double digit percentages ahead of 2019 and 2022. Jamaica is a buzz like never before and millions have visited over the years without incident.”


American Actress Angelina Jolie spotted at the Calabash Literary Festival in cozy Treasure Beach, Jamaica in May of this year

American Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Actor Michael Douglas showing on her Instagram her time at Round Hill Villas and Resort outside Montego Bay, Jamaica in February this year

Pop Star Dua Lipa shows off her relaxing vacation in Jamaica outside Ocho Rios in the parish of St Mary on her Instagram in March. mention to some spots, which she recommends to those who plan to travel to the island. These include: Jakes Treasure Beach Hotel, Kingston Dub Club, Boston Jerk Centre, Scotchies, and the Bob Marley Museum, which she says is an “unmissable experience on the site of the legendary musician’s home.”

Multiple international media reports earlier this year noted an influx of celebrities vacationing on the island including Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Maryland Governor Wes Moore; American Movie stars Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones; International Music stars Dua Lipa, Burna Boy, Cardi B, Offset and 2 Chainz among a long list of other global celebrities, Business Tycoons and royals. Billionaires, Fashion Mogul Ralph Lauren, Investment banking tycoon Stephen Shwartzman and many others also have vacation homes on the island.

Nigerian international music sensation, Burna Boy (2nd right), is presented with a bag containing Jamaican souvenirs by Delano Seiveright, Senior Advisor/Strategist, Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism and Regional Director of Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Odette Dyer (left) at the Private Jet Centre at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica last Christmas before his departure to Lagos. Sharing the occasion is Burna Boy’s mother Bose Ogulu

Jamaica’s Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness and Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett meet with Billionaire Chairman of Carnival Corporation, Micky Arison at the headquarters of Carnival Cruise Line in Miami some time ago. Arison is a huge fan of everything Jamaica