Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – The New York Times has an archive of news from Jamaica, dating into the 1800’s. Then, the news was transmitted to the New York Times by cable (a form of telegram) delivery. Ships were the usual overseas transport for cargo or travel, horses had a premium market for sale, and Jamaica had not yet envisioned gaining independence from the outside forces which held the country’s government.
Fast-forward to 2017 and news sources can get the news – on the spot – with just a few buttons on the computer, smart phones, laptop etc.!
Each year the New York Times (one of America’s most respected news source) list the top places to visit, listed in order of rank from 1 to 52. On the New Times chart (count off) of the places to visit in 2017 – Kingston, Jamaica was listed at number 24.
NEW YORK TIMES, January 4, 2017: The capital of Jamaica furthers its case as cultural destination, not just a stopover to the beach. Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston’s first new hotel in over a decade, or the SoHo-style Spanish Court Hotel, which has added a second pool, and will open its Montego Bay branch in the summer.
Eat like an Olympic legend at Usain Bolt’s restaurant Tracks & Records, or
… get all things jerk at the latest hot spot Chateau 7 Gourmet Jerk Centre
Contributed — BAZ DREISINGER
New York Times