English, the official language, is commonly used in towns and among the more-privileged social classes. Jamaican Creole is also widely spoken. Its vocabulary and grammar are based in English, but its various dialects derive vocabulary and phrasing from West African languages, Spanish, and, to a lesser degree, French.
In Jamaica, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with little difference between winter and summer (just a few degrees). Even in winter, daytime temperatures are around 27/30 °C (81/86 °F) and night-time temperatures around 20/23 °C (68/73 °F).
The official currency in Jamaica in the Jamaican Dollar. 100 Jamaica dollars is apprx to 0.69 U.S Dollars. All Inclusive resorts and key tourist areas also use US Dollars. Credit and debit cards are accepted in major tourist areas, and you can withdraw Jamaican Dollars from ATMs
Time zone in Jamaica is Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) Whereby 7pm in Nigeria is 1pm in Jamaica,
For Jamaica there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Jamaica operates on a 110V supply voltage and 50Hz.
All phone numbers area code (876) unless otherwise stated
Office of Disaster Prepared-ness & Emergency Relief
St. John’s Ambulance
974-5126 Ocho Rios
Stolen Motor Vehicles
1-888-991-9999/991-4400 toll free