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JAMAICA | Fleet Street: Ghetto Paradise

  • Written by Tiffany Janice McLeggon - GoodNewsJamaica.com
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Port Royal, Kingston is an reawakening city and the most colourful part of this revival is Fleet Street. Port Royal, Kingston is an reawakening city and the most colourful part of this revival is Fleet Street.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 15, 2020 -“Wah nuh dead, nuh call it duppy”. Long gone are the days when people were fearful of venturing Downtown. For many years, Downtown Kingston had been plagued with many troubled inner-city communities, gangs and socio-economic issues.

There was an increase in crime, which unfortunately drove tourists away. Thankfully, like Port Royal, Kingston is an reawakening city and the most colourful part of this revival is Fleet Street.

Parade Gardens was one of the communities that people quickly associated with the ‘g-word’.  If someone mentioned the community of Parade Gardens a few years ago, if you even knew of it, you’d probably just associate it with that one word…. “Ghetto.” However, the once notoriously volatile community is renewing their lease on life and is transforming into another Kingston paradise.

I’ve always heard about or seen Fleet Street in music videos but I had never been there. I am a creative and art is one of my middle names. It was inevitable that this gem, Fleet Street, would be one of the places that we highlight. Anticipation filled my veins as we drove down Laws Street, I felt as if I was going to burst with excitement. I could hardly wait to exit the car once we turned unto the ‘Art Street’.

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Last modified onThursday, 02 April 2020 16:43
  • Countries: Jamaica

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