Bars and Churches
Tourists and Poverty
The history of Jamaica is similar to the other Caribbean Islands. A few locals, arrival of the Europeans, sugar, slaves, rebellion and a continual challenge since then. Parents investing in the future with their children in bright colored uniforms trudging to school like everywhere else in the world.
A few colonial buildings that have survived rebellion and fire and a tremendous number of shacks, shanties and tiny brick houses. For the first couple of hours after we docked I walked over most of the town. Outside of the port area devoted to the tourist trade, there is not a lot to see (no local industry, few businesses and little in the way of new or shiny).
Along the railroad tracks one can find a depot, the local Salvation Army and a warehouse. The road that passes close by is home to two sports areas and the Parish Constabulary.
Obviously, I found Wifi, but it is limited.