Golden Grove Sugar Factory. St. Thomas, Jamaica
by Julaine Schexnayder
(New Iberia, LA USA)
Contest Entry #066- Golden Grove Sugar Factory. St. Thomas, Jamaica
For tourists and natives alike here is a photo of a beautiful place, off the beaten path.
We have visited this area, in St. Thomas Parish in the southeast near the coast, several times in recent years. If it is unique and unusual places you are looking for, this is one of them.
Golden Grove, which now consists of a sugar plantation and factory, was established in 1734. The company employs a large number of workers seasonally and year round.
Seeing the rocky conditions of the soil, one can imagine how difficult it was to clear the land and prepare it acre by acre, year after year, to be able to increase sugar cane production on the surrounding lands.
While this view may not be glamorous, it does demonstrate the determination and industriousness of the Jamaican people.
Today Golden Grove is a very successful business that employs many local people and is planning expansions and improvements to increase profitability and its own longevity.
See Also: Best Attractions In St. Thomas Jamaica
Submit YOUR own Picture here
or See other lovely photos here
Click here to post comments
Return to Jamaican Photo Contest - 2013.
P.S. Not exactly what you are looking for? Click here to do a quick site search!
Please Book With Us...
Was the information helpful to you?
Here is a great way to support our effort.
All you need to do is book your vacation via the reputable Booking.com search box below . It can be for travel to Jamaica or anywhere else on earth.
I promise you'll get the best deal on accommodation available anywhere!
Great Articles You Might Have Missed
Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)
You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...
Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube
Top Of Page
Need More Help?
We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.