"let dem talk, you can always volunteer at the soup kitchen and get a meal "
Sheesh, I'm sorry I said anything - but this took place a few months ago and people are STILL talking about it.
By all means though, volunteer at the soup kitchen! They need help always and its very rewarding.
Also - just putting this out there - they are looking for volunteers to help out at the Donkey Races in February....contact the Negril Rotary if you are interested.
And enjoy....sounds like you are settling in just fine :)