The garbage from this community burns in piles at a site just a short walk away from the 'Baths of Joy' donation. The children gather when they see foreigners in the area, with inquisitive expressions on their faces. Religious graffiti lines wooden fences, not so far off from the political graffiti. Breadfruit, one of the cheapest staples to eat in Jamaica is roasting at the back of a restaurant, while seared fish that barely looks edible is on display at the front. The red and yellow paint on the restaurant boldly presents the colourful culture of Jamaica, though the poverty is just as noticeable. The community is known as Trench Town, famous for giving the world Bob Marley, infamous for its history of high crime rates and murder. May 11th 2009 marks the 28th anniversary of Marley's death.
Trench Town residents have started focusing on community development to battle crime and even the sex trade that goes on among gangs and drug lords. The inner city community is considered as one of the most depressed and stagnant communities in Jamaica. Residents maintain good relationships with the police officers who go into the community and protect them regardless of the high crime rates. Two police officers were murdered last week and the culprits are said to be on the run, shunned by gangs and residents who are working towards better lives.