Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
As you step out of the sliding double doors at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, the warm breeze gently kisses your face, you can almost smell the ocean and hear the sweet island sounds of reggae. To the left you see a wooden stall painted in red, green, and gold selling fresh coconuts; your first introduction to the abundance of just-picked fruit you’ll soon feast on. To your right, a row of shops selling freshly squeezed fruit juice and patties. Welcome to Jamaica, the best is yet to come.
Beyond the paradisiacal beaches and verdant rainforests, Jamaica is a place that, despite its dark history, fights for hope. Jamaicans are a people born of struggle, but they are also always hoping and pushing for a better life. You can hear it in the dancehall music, you can see it in the way our athletes push themselves to be the best and you can experience it in the way we make light in the darkest moments. It’s truly a magical place.