Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Cuban cottages in Jamaica

Many years ago, I was riding in a cab from Montego Bay to visit my uncle who lived in Negril.

The driver pointed out a development of new cottages, about 20 or so. He said they were all new, with modern fixtures, plumbing, electricity, well-built, designed to survive a hurricane. But no one wanted to live in them.

Of course I asked why. He said they were built by the Cubans, as part of a development deal with the Jamaican government. He said the houses were great, but they didn't have back doors.

I thought about it and then realized why they were that way, and why that was a problem.

Last built: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:50 PM

By Dave Winer, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM. This aggression will not stand.