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Financial Times - Weekend July31/August 1, 1999

Excerpt

"Alligator Pond is a truly Jamaican fishing village. Colourful boats are hauled up on to the grey sand and frigate birds, black and angle-winged like pterodactyls, cruise on the sea breeze. We were shown around by Blackie, something of a local don.

There was momentary activity. The catch was just in. Scales were out, people were gutting, descalling, buying and selling. Minutes later things had subsided. Calm returned.

Lunch was local lobster in one of Blackie's beached fishing boats. Feeling it an equitable life again, I found myself lying back to doze."