Tourists bypass new Jamaican port town
Locals expected bigger economic boost from ships
Tourists emerge by the hundreds from a towering, 16-deck megaship docked at the Caribbean’s newest cruise port. They squint in the glare of the Jamaican sun, peer curiously at a gaggle of locals beyond a wrought-iron fence and then roar out of town on a procession of air-conditioned tour buses. Few stop to buy T-shirts, wooden figurines, or beach towels from the dozens of merchants lining the road outside the fence, or visit the colonial-era buildings that dot the town.