Jamaica The Beautiful Country By: Jasmine Tucker
Location • 50 miles wide • 150 miles long • North Coast • 100 miles south of Cuba • 100 miles west of Haiti
Overview *JAMAICA* • Was a British colony from 1655 – 1958 • Population: 2,804,332 • Motto: “Out of Many, One People” • Official Language: English • Has European roots • Constitutional parliamentary democracy.
Business Greetings • The most common greeting is the handshake with direct eye contact, and a warm smile. • Use the appropriate salutation for the time of day: "good morning", "good afternoon", or "good evening". • Address people by their honorific title (Mr., Mrs., or Miss) and their surname. • Always wait until invited before using someone's first name.
Business Dress • Jamaicans are somewhat formal in the workplace. • For men: Conservative shirts and ties are usually expected and most upper management types where suits. • For women: nice dresses, blouses, and jacket will suffice. Most women usually wear heels.
Business Card • Name of Business • Address and phone number of business • Fax number • Business owners name • Business owners home and e-mail address • What the business owner is known for • Treat the business card with respect
Business Introduction • Those of higher status are introduced first • President • Vice President • Secretary • Etc… • Secretary introduces everyone else • Those of higher status are referred to as “Boss man” or “Boss woman”
Dining Etiquette • Table manners are relatively informal. • Do not sit down until you are invited to and told where to sit. • Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating. • Do not begin eating until the host invites you to start. • When not eating, it is acceptable to keep your hands in your lap. • Try everything since it demonstrates graciousness. • Always use utensils to eat. • It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate.
Gift Giving • Gifts are not usually brought to a first meeting. • Make sure that gifts are nicely wrapped.
Conclusion/Overview • Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba • Official Language: English • Motto: “Out of Many, One People” Meaning: • Out of all the different races, we are all one. We are all united
Work Cited • http://www.culturecrossing.net • http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/jamaica.html • http://www.ehow.com/about_5169377_jamaican-business-etiquette.html • http://www.ybiz.org/yabt/upload/jamaica/JamaicaBLAgenda.pdf