owenSoft.net - Blog Jamaica http://owensoft.net/ About Jamaica and stuff. 2 pound a weed in a napsack. en http://owensoft.net http://owensoft.net/favicon.ico owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ Hotels on beachs (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/ <p>I have always wondered why they build so close to the sea in Jamaica. There is a aggressive move to stop erosion with sea barriers and such.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2286.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2287.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2288.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2289.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2290.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2291.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2292.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2341/#comment">comment</a></p> 2016-11-10 08:02:14 In the shallow water, Little Dunns River (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/ <p>Last free beach in Ochi Rios. I think the only reason they have no sold this property yet is because it resides on steep slope and it is a very thin strip of land. Eitherway they will find some way to sell it.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2222.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2223.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2224.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2225.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2226.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2227.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2228.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2229.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2230.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2231.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2232.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2233.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2234.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by Anonymous</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2326/#comment">comment</a></p> 2016-09-20 07:29:25 Hellshire, Beach erosion Oct 2015 (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/ <p>It is surprising how rapid the progress has been since the <a rel='external' href='/v4/item/2166/' title='last time'>last time</a>. Lots of Sargassum this month. And now the wall and stairs at Prendy&#039;s is starting to give way despite all their attempts to re-in-force it. All these shops need to move back away from the shoreline but I am sure it is gonna cost a pretty pen to relocate them.</p><p>Hellshire Beach, Portmore Jamaica.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1758.jpg" alt="Sargassum up close" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1759.jpg" alt="Prendy&#039;s staircase" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1760.jpg" alt="Prendy&#039;s staircase" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1761.jpg" alt="View from the sea" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1762.jpg" alt="Sargassum coming in" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1763.jpg" alt="The water soaked sand below the wall is causing it to weaken" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1764.jpg" alt="Walls tipping for ward" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1765.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2235/#comment">comment</a></p> 2015-10-07 08:45:12 Early morning surf (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2198/ <p>Was hoping that it would rain today since the sky is overcast and the sea is rough. No such luck though some people made use of the weather. Downtown, Kingston. 8 oclock in the morning, with my cellphone talking to my sister on whatsapp.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2198/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1577.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2198/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1578.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2198/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1579.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2198/#comment">comment</a></p> 2015-07-14 19:23:06 Hellshire, Beach erosion (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/ <p>I think beach erosion has nothing to do with &quot;climate change&quot;, the great band-aide for everything related to the environment nowadays. We certainly cannot expect these natural wonders to last forever when we destroy everything around it with garbage and over use..</p><p>One major factor seems to be the construction of buildings close to the shore line creating a wind barrier. Fences, dividers, docks, I can bet that the beach is thinner in front of these structures. This wind barrier prevents the sand from blowing over and creating dunes of reserve sand behind the beach. Either way as with anything concerning people&#039;s livelihood, the economy and poor management, it is probably too late to solve any of these problems. Horse done gone through the gate. Better enjoy it while it lasts. Pictures from Hellshire, Portmore Jamaica.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1385.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1386.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1387.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1388.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1389.jpg" alt="Fence of [url]/v4/item/2196/[caption]Sugarman&#039;s Beach[/url]" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1390.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1391.jpg" alt="Staircase in front of Prendy&#039;s" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2166/#comment">comment</a></p> 2015-05-03 10:19:58 Art (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2116/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2116/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1302.jpg" /></a><p>Now open</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2116/#comment">comment</a></p> 2014-12-17 18:43:42 Bustamante (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2111/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2111/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1297.jpg" /></a><p>Downtown Kingston</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2111/#comment">comment</a></p> 2014-12-10 21:05:12 SmarterCard (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2054/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2054/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1250.jpg" /></a><p>I&#039;ve had one since July and I can&#039;t even put money on it recently since the flood of people trying to get one now. I still think they should just hand out the cards though because collecting your name and address to get a bus card is not gonna deter thieves from stealing it. Thieves do not care.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2054/#comment">comment</a></p> 2014-09-04 15:17:31 Smarter card chaos (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2052/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2052/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1248.jpg" /></a><p>They is nothing move convenient than cash. But the Jamaican urban transit company seems to want to open bank accounts for all its customers. They should just give away the cards and make it easier and faster to put money on them instead of wasting people&#039;s time.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2052/#comment">comment</a></p> 2014-09-02 11:31:00 Blackberry Bus (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2022/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2022/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1224.jpg" /></a><p>Soon to be yellow</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2022/#comment">comment</a></p> 2014-05-22 07:55:41 Smoke Area (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1922/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1922/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1134.jpg" /></a><p>Well since you basically can&#039;t smoke <a rel='external' href='http://www.jis.gov.jm/component/content/article/106-health/34366-ban-on-smoking-not-intended-to-harass-smokers-' title='anywhere in Jamaica'>anywhere in Jamaica</a> because of the new Anti-Smoking laws there are still signs that exist in some parts of Jamaica that I sure will provide some kind of loophole for smokers. </p><p>I took this picture close to St. Catherine heading to Kingston on Highway 2000.</p><p>Who shall they go after next? <a rel='external' href='http://www.japarliament.gov.jm/attachments/1117_STATEMENT%20on%20Jet%20Skis.pdf' title='Jet Ski Operators?'>Jet Ski Operators?</a> <a rel='external' href='http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/leads/33863' title='Handcart operators?'>Handcart operators?</a></p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1922/#comment">comment</a></p> 2013-10-23 13:09:59 No Trespassing (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1913/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1913/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1127.jpg" /></a><p>So there is this stretch of <a rel='external' href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zeviCb6tA4' title='rough'>rough</a> black sand beach in front of the Airport in Kingston. The beach is very rocky so there is nothing you can do there but stand around and collect pebbles. Sometimes I would go there and look at the ocean whenever I needed picked someone up from the airport. There is even a <a rel='external' href='http://www.owensoft.net/v4/item/1561/' title='lighthouse'>lighthouse</a>. The <a rel='external' href='http://www.nmia.aero/‎' title='NMIA'>NMIA</a> seemed to have acquired funding for some new signs. Recently I noticed that a company installed swipe cards on the doors to bathrooms in a office building - there has got to be so sort of building code against that but you can&#039;t expect anything good to come from companies nowadays - its all about the money. Oppressors trying to force people <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGE4dnrPPZQ' title='underground'>underground</a>. This my friends is the future: &quot;Jamaica: No trespassing&quot;.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1913/#comment">comment</a></p> 2013-10-03 13:55:42 Love Clean KSA website Launched (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1901/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1901/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1118.jpg" /></a><p>Launched a <a rel='external' href='http://www.lovecleanksa.org/' title='website'>website</a> to allow citizens to report bad street lights and public problems etc in the Kingston and St. Andrew area. The site is called <a rel='external' href='http://www.lovecleanksa.org/' title='Love Clean KSA'>Love Clean KSA</a> - I think its a good look. This type of initiative should be implemented across the island - not only as a means of giving people who buy expensive smartphones something productive to do but also to help bring to the fore front public problems which may not be apparent to all the politicians that do not live in the constituencies that they represent.</p><p>Anyway I submitted my a fault with a sidewalk in my area and it was surprisingly <a rel='external' href='http://www.lovecleanksa.org/Reports/Report/92cd9e10-420c-4683-b011-81d005be7cee' title='approved 7 days later'>approved 7 days later</a>. I appluade this first step and I am now looking forward to seeing how long it would actually take for the problem to be fixed before someone <a rel='external' href='http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Domestic-helper-dies-afterfalling-into-drain' title='falls into it'>falls into it</a> and breaks their leg.</p><p>We should all strive to be more than ourselves and stop and look at the cracks in the road.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1901/#comment">comment</a></p> 2013-08-22 11:37:22 Handcart Downtown (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1828/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1828/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1047.jpg" /></a><p>Only a matter of time before they&#039;ll have to get license plates and pay tax to operate.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1828/#comment">comment</a></p> 2013-05-16 14:06:24 Forsale (Blog Jamaica) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1804/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1804/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1026.jpg" /></a><p>...</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1804/#comment">comment</a></p> 2013-04-12 15:06:01