A lovely spot to stop for an hour or two and reap the history of Jamaica. Very interesting.
We walked to downtown Mobay, hit some stores, the market, came across Sam Sharpe Square, was really nothing special, I probably wouldn't have noticed it if it weren't for the local that was with us that pointed it out..... interested to read though, nice to see some part of history while visiting Jamaica.
We liked walking over to the town center and having a look around at where the locals are doing their daily business. Gave us a feel for a part of the real Jamaica. Lots of people, but never felt intimidating.
For such an important figure to Jamaican history, it is disappointing to see Sam Sharpe's memorial disrespected and history devalued. Trash is strewn about and graffiti is everywhere. The Cage, an 1806 brick building adjacent to Sam Sharpe's memorial that used to lock up people, is now a shop that sells phone cards. It's sad to see historical buildings not... More
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