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Montego Bay is the capital of St. James Parish and the second largest city in Jamaica by area and the fourth by population (after Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore).
It is a tourist destination with duty free shopping, cruise line terminal and the beaches. The city is backed by picturesque low mountains.
 

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MoBay Needs Quality Attractions - McNeill

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Wykeham McNeill says Montego Bay, St James, needs some iconic attractions if it is to rediscover the glory days when the western city was the undisputed tourism capital of the Caribbean.

"The cruise-ship industry is driven by soft adventures. When people go on cruises, they want stuff to do. Montego Bay needs some more iconic attractions," said McNeill. "A good product is easy to market, but it's not only about marketing the product, it's also about market development."

He added: "When you go to Ocho Rios (in St Ann), you have Dunn's River Falls and Mystic Mountain. In Portland, there is rafting on the Rio Grande … certain soft adventure experiences that drive these areas," continued McNeill. "Montego Bay has a number of things, (but) it needs some marquee attractions."

McNeill, his State Minister Damion Crawford, Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris, and Central St James Member of Parliament Lloyd B. Smith toured a number of sites earmarked for development through the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

The tour included sections of the Bogue road, the Montego Bay Civic Centre, the craft markets, the Hip Strip, and the Elegant Corridor - the tourism belt.
 

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This city reminds me to Mayagüez, in western Puerto Rico. Now, unlike it, Montego Bay has various major tourism-oriented features within its city boundaries, whereas Mayagüez has them in the neighboring municipalities.

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Esta ciudad me acuerda a Mayagüez, en el oeste de Puerto Rico. A diferencia de acá, Montego Bay tiene varias atracciones e instalaciones turísticas en sus límites de ciudad, Mayagüez tiende a tenerlas en los municipios vecinos.
 

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McNeill announces plans to upgrad MoBay Civic Centre

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The upgrading of an art museum at the his Montego Bay Civic Centre was among a raft of projects announced by T and Entertainment Minister Wykeham McNeill to commence shortly in resort city of Montego Bay

Mc Neill also announced several beautification projects to be undertaken in St James which he said, are geared towards the enhancement of the tourism product.

He expressed great optimism about the prospects for the civic centre

"We will do some work with the curators to bring the museum up to a higher and we're hoping to move with that project quickly," McNeill stated

The expansion of the facility is expected to facilitate the establishment o number of businesses on the property, including a bistro, speciality restaurants and a gift shop, which will complement the transformation o restaurants and a gift shop, which will complement the transformation o art museum into a state-of-the-art amenity

Read more here:http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/McNeill-announces-plans-to-upgrade-MoBay-Civic-Centre_12450911
 

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Mayaguez looks way more developed and more like a "city".
Montego bay is known as the second city of Jamaica with a population of approximately 100, 000 people in and around the metro area. Montego has all the services (tourism, finance, recreation...etc) that Kingston has to offer, and is much more attractive than Kingston.

I'll add more images of Montego bay when I can.
 
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