I serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica.

Jamaica is a developing country located in the Caribbean. Despite its high crime, unemployment and poverty rates, Jamaica is a country rich in culture with a loud global voice. Much more than beaches and resorts, the Jamaica I have come to know and love has enough riddim, soul and pride to put other countries to shame.

IMG_0654 See how Jamaica measures up to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals here. The country currently has a Human Development Index of .73, the per capita income is $7,074 and the poverty rate is 43.1%.

Please enjoy the feature pages linked below. They highlight some of my favorite things about Jamaica and its people:

Music Mondays

Voices of Jamaica

Recipes & Food

Practice your Patois

What else would you like to hear about in my Peace Corps Jamaica blog? 

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