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What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

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What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

Just wondering if anyone here has had experience with bringing someone home who has passed away while in Jamaica. Our friend died there on Monday. His family will be in Jamaica today. Tips, advice, red tape that can be avoided? We are from Canada.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

I would contact the High Commission of Canada in Kingston (that is Kingston Jamaica). For their phone no. and address see the following

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147309-c152380/Jamai…

Edited: 28 November 2012, 19:19
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2. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

So sad sorry to hear that.....

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3. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

Thank-you, Marylynn.

Yes, the Canadian Embassy in Kingston was contacted. They took all day to return the phone call yesterday. Not sure yet if the family has had better luck with them today.

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4. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

That's awful. I'm so sorry.

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5. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

Thank-you.

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6. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

Sorry for your loss. I hope the journey home is not complicated!

PEACE!

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7. Re: What to do when someone passes away while in Jamaica?

My gosh! That's terrible news! I'm very sorry to hear that, and sorry for your loss.

If you friend had trip insurance, I know there is usually coverage for accidental death, and to be transported home. I just thought that might help your friends out if he had it.

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