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Columbus Park, Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Columbus Park,Discovery Bay, Jamaica Discovery Bay found in the parish of Saint Ann,was originally named Puerto Seco (“Dry Harbour”) by Christopher Columbus in 1494. In 1947 the town was renamed “Discovery Bay” to refer to the town’s history as it is believed that Christopher Columbus first set foot on Jamaican soil in this area. Columbus […]

Higgin Town, Saint Ann

Higgin Town, Saint Ann is located in Jamaica . About 38 mi (or 61 km) North-West of Kingston, the country’s capital city. The weather in the small district was absolutely beautiful today.Nestled between Lime hall and Claremont,its about 4 miles from Saint Ann’s Bay,which is the capital of the parish. The Hills of Higgin Town,provides […]

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios was originally home to the tribe of Arawak Indians called Taino, who had settled in Jamaica at around 1,000 BC and called the land Xamayca, meaning land of wood and water. When the Spanish arrived (Christopher Columbus) in 1494 and claimed the island for Spain, Ocho Rios was named Chorreros meaning rapid rivers. Ocho Rios which means “Eight Rivers” […]

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