Tourism & Peace Corps working together to make a difference in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Tourism & Peace Corps working together to make a difference in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

Excerpt taken from The Washington Times:


“BLUEFIELDS BAY, Jamaica – Traveling from Montego Bay to Bluefields Bay, a trip of about 45 minutes, the van heads up and over the mountains while the city slips away. Suddenly everything is lush. Everywhere are trees bearing breadfruit, papaya, and mango growing alongside the spiny crowns bearing pineapples.

The land gives fruit and sustenance to the people, and that is the way it should be.  If the tree is not owned by someone, its fruits are there for the taking and the roads are lined with mostly woman selling freshly harvested fruits that taste otherworldly to anything one can purchase in the grocery store.

A mango just picked at the peak of ripe, pealed and consumed roadside is very different than the one, still hard, in the grocer’s aisle.

Food is an important part of the ritual of life here in Jamaica.  The people rely on the bounty of the earth and sea for the foods they eat and the foods they sell, eking out what would be, to some, a meager living.

But for the Jamaican’s it is a living.  It is a life. It is.”

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