Reggae fans should check out Peter Tosh's birthplace and Mausoleum in Belmont. The reggae musician was born in Belmont and lived here before moving to Kingston. In Kingston he teamed up with Bob Marley to become one of the original Wailers. He was killed by gunmen robbing his house in 1987 and his body was moved back to Belmont where the mausoleum was established.
Look out for the brightly coloured gates on the main road from Black River to Savanna-la-Mar. The mausoleum can be found about 50 meters inland from these gates. There is no formal fee for visiting the mausoleum but a donation is expected.
You may meet members of Peter Tosh's family on your visit, many still live in Belmont.© 2008 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com