According to Bob, now shut down but it used to process bauxite which is used in manufacture of aluminum. It has a 7 mile conveyor belt or something crazy like that. A bit of an eyesore on the waterfront but the Carnival ship soon covered it.
Western Caribbean Day 5: Ocho Rios cried when Marley Died January 27th 2009 Manny! Jamaica Me Crazy
So says our cab driver Duppy today as I proffer up a deluge of reasons why he cant scam me on the “negotiable” price to Reggae Beach. “It’s far, it’s in another parish!” he says; of course the parishes are not that large I respond, and we settle on 18 bucks one way which turns into 20 bucks when he doesn’t have change for the 10 minute cab ride. In actuality ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Ocho Rios Jamaica gained full independence within the British Commonwealth in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence and a drop off in tourism. Elections in 1980 saw the democratic socialists voted out of office. Pol... ... read more