There are several reasons for this, including low economic growth with low employment generation, tax incentives that give priority to capital intensive projects, sustained public spending adjustment policies, and low institutional capacity to promote and monitor compliance with labor standards or promote formality. Informality in Jamaica will only fall formally sustained in future if there is a strategy for growth that removes the obstacles identified (Elizabeth Tinoco, 2014). There is also extensive labor legislation - documented by O. Taylor, 2001 and confirmed in an interview with a former senior officer of the National Workers’ Union and now Head of the Trade Union Education Institute at the University of the West Indies (O. Taylor, 2001). Taylor noted that: “The present legal and operational framework in Jamaica has significant shortcomings as regards to the protection of workers, whose contracts of employment are disguised under the title of contractor. However, Jamaican workers, who have verified contracts of employment, by and large, do have protection under the various statutes.
Boxill (1995, p.3), in a study of tourism and crime in Jamaica, made reference to a survey conducted in 1992 by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). In that survey, Boxill observed that only 2 percent of the tourists surveyed regarded crime as a major problem in coming to Jamaica. The perception of Jamaica being considered as a dangerous destination as caused a reduction of tourist leaving the hotels that they are staying. They tend to stick to all-inclusive hotels or cruise ship. The researchers found out that the all-inclusive concept emerge to assure tourist that if they visit Jamaica they would not need to content with the dangers they were led to
Among there’s other bad socio-economic effects, The laundering of money transfers economic power from the market, government, and citizens to criminals. Jamaica has a reputational damage relating to social effects such as crime and violence grow because of laundering of money where as the main type of laundering of money in Jamaica is lottery scam. Lottery scamming is an increasing crime in Jamaica that had led to many deaths of person that associated their self with money fraud. Criminals that do lottery scamming in Jamaica are the ones who are fighting and kill each other because of greed, jealously etc. Lottery scam inputs may be Jamaica 's third largest foreign exchange earner, the expense of crime and
This would often affect the locals whose incomes do not increase like the prices of the goods and services. The cost of building tourism related buildings would also increase proportionally. All these will eventually causing difficulties to meet the daily needs for the locals. Socio-cultural Advantages and Disadvantages Impact of tourism is that the quality of life of the local residents will be able to improve due to the development of tourism. They are able to wind down after a day of hard work by enjoying at the stay in the cabins of the tree house along with the high quality food and drinks by the bay.
In the early 2000s, this intricate social phenomenon was recognized as being in heightened crisis in Jamaica with the “Dumping of Street People at Mudlake”. The subsequent years have seen a steep rise in the number of homeless men, due in part to economic decline, as well as diminishing support for these men in both the public and private sectors (Bassuk, 2004). The vast number of those being deported with no support system in place has also being a contributing factor. It is noteworthy that the homeless are part of a heterogeneous population consisting of diverse races, ages, sexual orientations, and family structures. Men have always comprised the most significant portion of homeless persons in Jamaica.
Time is a key element in research Design and this study will be using the Longitudinal which is where we will use not one places that deals with Dark tourism, but all the countries that have used dark tourism before and we will be looking at the development and changes that dark tourism is going to do to Jamaica. We will also be viewing how dark tourism is being utilized in the other countries that are known to practicing Dark tourism. Instruments used in survey Dark tourism in Jamaica is very interesting as it helps to showcase the rich culture and there is so much it can offer. To get a better understanding for marketable purposes as well as to aid in its development in Jamaica, much data is needed. In order to collect data for Dark Tourism in Jamaica the use of questionnaires, archival research, visits to historical sites, interviews and observations so as to re-form and analyze the situation to assist with its development.
Contrary to what some would have wanted it to seem, the problems we face in Jamaica are neither unique to Jamaica nor uncorrectable. We may have problems in abundance but so do we have the solutions. What is right with our country far outweighs the wrongs that are continuously highlighted. Churches, fixing what is wrong with Jamaica Firstly, Religion plays a pivotal role in the Jamaican society. Statistics shows that over 80 percent of the 2.7 million population are of a Christian faith.
Notably, one disadvantage comes from the over-reliance of some countries’ economies on the sector. For countries whose bulk of income is generated by tourism, they are left unprotected against the negative impact of world events that adversely affect travel as these nations experience steep declines or fluctuations in income. These events include natural disasters, travel restrictions, cost increases, crime, and others that not only occur in the host countries but also in those from which the majority of visitors arrive. Another disadvantage of tourism is the perceived loss of identity of the region’s nations. Tourism fuels development and development sometimes happens at the risk of losing the things unique to a destination.