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Jamaica offers plenty of activities to keep you occupied and entertained when away from the campus. Its reggae music and local cuisine will be a fun distraction for you.

Things to Do

  • Horseback ride
  • Cruise with snorkeling
  • ATV safaris
  • Rastasafari experience
  • Zipline
  • Bamboo rafting

 

Good Eats

  • Ackee and saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish
  • Jerk chicken/pork/fish marinated and then slow cooked on an open grill
  • Oxtail served with rice and peas
  • Curried meats served with a special Caribbean twist
  • Fish Escovitch (usually with Red Snapper)
  • Brown stew chicken
  • Fish tea
  • Jamaican corn soup

Top-rated Places to eat by Trip Advisor

  • Suki Jerk
  • Fireman’s Lobster Pit
  • Zimbali’s Mountain Cooking Studio
  • Bushbar
  • Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre
  • The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel
  • Blue Mahoe Restaurant
  • Ivan’s Bar and Restaurant
  • Rasta Ade Refreshments
  • Presley’s Seafood Bar & Grill
  • Office of Nature
  • Smurfs Cafe

Local accommodations

You will find plenty of good accommodation of all budget-type for visiting parents, siblings or friends.

Taxi/airport transfers and tours

Rocky’s Taxi and Tour Service Jamaica (+1 876-370-7915)
Montego Bay Airport Taxi (+1 876-531-1002)
Compass Taxi and Tours (+1 876-552-8294)
On-Time Taxi Service (+1 876-926-3866)
Mobay Flexible Taxi (+1 876-423-3548)
Jamaican Taxi Tours Service (+1 876-429-8664)

Car rental services

Humming Bird Tours and Car Rental Services (+1 800-458-6440)
XJ Car Rental & Excursion Services (+1 876-537-3812)
Garmack Car Rentals (+1 876-920-1119)
HSC Car Rental Limited (+1 876-316-0481)
Nations Pride Car Rentals and Transportation Solutions Ltd (+1 876-469-9343)

Supermarkets

Hi-Lo Food Stores (+1 876-946-3400) (+1 876-656-8720)
HiLo Supermarket (+1 876-926-7171)
General Food Supermarket (+1 876-977-9799)
Shoppers Fair Supermarket (Liguanea) (+1 876-977-9568)
Xxtra Supermarket (+1 876-931-7733)
First Choice foods (+1 876-905-3811)

Student Life

Jamaica offers plenty of activities to keep you occupied and entertained when away from the campus. Its reggae music and local cuisine will be a fun distraction for you.

Things to Do

  • Horseback ride
  • Cruise with snorkeling
  • ATV safaris
  • Rastasafari experience
  • Zipline
  • Bamboo rafting

 

Good Eats

  • Ackee and saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish
  • Jerk chicken/pork/fish marinated and then slow cooked on an open grill
  • Oxtail served with rice and peas
  • Curried meats served with a special Caribbean twist
  • Fish Escovitch (usually with Red Snapper)
  • Brown stew chicken
  • Fish tea
  • Jamaican corn soup

Top-rated Places to eat by Trip Advisor

  • Suki Jerk
  • Fireman’s Lobster Pit
  • Zimbali’s Mountain Cooking Studio
  • Bushbar
  • Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre
  • The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel
  • Blue Mahoe Restaurant
  • Ivan’s Bar and Restaurant
  • Rasta Ade Refreshments
  • Presley’s Seafood Bar & Grill
  • Office of Nature
  • Smurfs Cafe

Local accommodations

You will find plenty of good accommodation of all budget-type for visiting parents, siblings or friends.

Taxi/airport transfers and tours

Rocky’s Taxi and Tour Service Jamaica (+1 876-370-7915)
Montego Bay Airport Taxi (+1 876-531-1002)
Compass Taxi and Tours (+1 876-552-8294)
On-Time Taxi Service (+1 876-926-3866)
Mobay Flexible Taxi (+1 876-423-3548)
Jamaican Taxi Tours Service (+1 876-429-8664)

Car rental services

Humming Bird Tours and Car Rental Services (+1 800-458-6440)
XJ Car Rental & Excursion Services (+1 876-537-3812)
Garmack Car Rentals (+1 876-920-1119)
HSC Car Rental Limited (+1 876-316-0481)
Nations Pride Car Rentals and Transportation Solutions Ltd (+1 876-469-9343)

Supermarkets

Hi-Lo Food Stores (+1 876-946-3400) (+1 876-656-8720)
HiLo Supermarket (+1 876-926-7171)
General Food Supermarket (+1 876-977-9799)
Shoppers Fair Supermarket (Liguanea) (+1 876-977-9568)
Xxtra Supermarket (+1 876-931-7733)
First Choice foods (+1 876-905-3811)

a.i. Parents Guide

For parents to send their child to study at a medical school is a big decision. They want to be certain they are doing the right thing because it also involves a major expense. We assure you that BioPrist Institute of Medical Sciences is a step in the right direction for your child seeking a career in medicine.

  • Explore BioPrist Institute of Medical Sciences

Here is an overview to answer many of the questions you may have about BIMS.

BIMS website offers information about:

a.ii. Hurricane Preparedness Guide

  • Before, during, after storm, emergency checklist, etc.
The hurricane season in Jamaica officially spans from June 1 to November 30. August and September are the peak months with rainfall highest between June and November. BIMS advises you to be prepared for these storms the warning of which will be provided in advance.

Before the storm

  1. Keep yourself updated by tuning in to the local radio and television stations.
  2. Keep checking BIMS website for reports and instructions.
  3. Stock up on all emergency supplies
  4. Secure all items outdoors.
  5. Bring all movable objects indoors.
  6. Ensure availability of simple first-aid supplies such as bandages, iodine, etc.Adjust refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting to ensure it remains cold for a long time in the eventuality of a power cut-off.
  7. Keep all important documents in sealed watertight containers.

During the storm

  1. Stay indoors, do not step outside
  2. Keep all essentials like drinking water, flashlight, within reach
  3. Where possible, unplug your electronics
  4. Stay updated with all storm-related information
  5. Keep the following emergency numbers on hand:

Emergency numbers

  • Ambulance and Fire 110
  • Police/Air Sea Rescue 119
  • Police Control 927-9910/7681
  • Police Complaints 922-3552/967-0611-3
  • Tourist Board 1-888-991-9999/991-4400 toll free
  • Air Ambulance – 24-hours
    Karvin Air 978-8405/Cell. 0995-7745
    Wings Jamaica (day) 923-5416/6573 day; 927-9769 night
  • Coast Guard
    967-8031/8223/8190-3 Kingston
    973-3256 Discovery Bay
  • Complaints, road repairs etc. 929-7328, 926-6499
  • Hurricane Update 116
  • Life Call Ambulance Service Corporate Office (+1 876-464-8379)
  • Kingston Public Hospital (K.P.H.) (+1 876-922-0210)
  • Jamaica Constabulary Force Area 3 (Mandeville) (+1 876-962-2253)

After the storm

If you have power, check your BIMS email for updates pertaining to campus reopening and class schedules. Also, tune in to local radio stations for hurricane updates.

  • Contact procedure
    Once the storm is over, get in touch with your assigned faculty or student representative. More information about these representatives will be provided when you attend orientation.
  • Returning home
    If you have been evacuated before the storm and return home, then evaluate losses if any and take photos for insurance purposes. Drink only boiled tap water for the next few weeks. Check your refrigerator for spoiled food items and remove immediately. Be careful of fallen debris and live wires when outside. Ensure safety by wearing thick-soled shoes.
  • Emergency checklist
    Bottled water
    Non-perishable food
    Cash
    First-aid kit
    Medicines
    Flashlights
    Batteries and battery-operated radio
    Duct tape
    Insect repellent
    Trash bags
    Full tank of gas
If evacuated, carry the following items with you: Clothes Fully-charged laptop, phone, etc. Medication Important documents and money in a sealed, watertight container Non-perishable food and water for 3 days Toiletries Pillow and blanket Towel

Jamaica offers plenty of activities to keep you occupied and entertained when away from the campus. Its reggae music and local cuisine will be a fun distraction for you.

  • Things to Do
  • Good Eats
  • Our Favorites
  • Top-rated Places to Eat by Trip Advisor
  • Local Accommodations
  • You will find plenty of good accommodation of all budget-type for visiting parents, siblings or friends. Here are some options:
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  • Taxi/Airport
  • Car Rental Services
  • Supermarkets
  • First Choice Foods

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