I traveled to Jamaica in the Summer of 2005. Jamaica is a beautiful island with high mountain peaks and stunning beaches.  It is a wonderful place to visit on a cruise or to enjoy at a beach hotel. I am sure I will have the opportunity to return to Jamaica in the future.

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. Political violence marred elections during the 1990s. (cia factbook)

Discovery Bay, Summer of 2005

A farmer shows off at the Bremer Plantation

At the Port in Ocho Rios

A farmer shows a Jamaican fruit (Ackee) that is toxic if eaten raw.

Landscape of Jamaica