|Ironshore Golf Club|
Ironshore is an upscale suburb approximately five miles from Montego Bay. If you like the comforts of home, then the villa life at Ironshore is for you. Interspersed with the villas, are the homes of middle-class and well-to-do Jamaicans. The Ironshore Golf Course (1,000 acres) is in close proximity. I found a fascinating document, which I thought would tell me ore about the origins of the estate, but it’s mostly to do with the goings-on of James Irving and his descendants. Irving owned land in Ironshore.
|Source: National Library of Jamaica|
Restrictions were imposed in 1905, however, by 1930, approximately 4,000 Chinese were resident in the island. The numbers continued to grow and many remained in Jamaica after their contracts expired as they were reluctant to return to communist China. Some went into the retail business and today, many wholesales are haberdasheries are owned by Chinese businesspeople. The Chinese have made a significant contribution to Jamaica’s economy and the diverse cultural makeup of the island.
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