a VirtualTourist member from London asked on Jul 3, 2015
Hi I am a british Citizen and my boyfriend is Jamaican I am trying to find a country it would both be possible for us both to work. It is really hard for me to get a job in jamaica to secure work permit and its near impossible for him to get a working visa for the uk. We both have hospitality experience and he also has experience in construction. We really want to be a ble to live somewhere we can both live and work, please help!
You could try Grand Cayman Island.
I'm thinking that you initially considered Jamaica because you love the tropical climate and/or culture or you were being mindful of your boyfriend's nationality. I am also Jamaican and would tell you to choose another destination due to the high cost of living, limited hospitality work opportunities, and crime. You would probably love certain countries in Central America such as Costa Rica and Panama because they have booming tourism and a huge demand for English speaking workers to help with the influx of tourists from the UK, North America, and Canada. Along the eastern coast of Central America there are many areas very similar to Jamaica in terms of the culture, music, and food. St. Maarten is also a very nice place to be but the cost of food is expensive due to the fact that everything is imported (bad soil).