By Ian Round
Capital News Service
Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States.
He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved to Baltimore.
Their relationship didn’t last, but he stayed. Now, more than 30 years later, McMurray owns what some say is the best Jamaican restaurant in Baltimore, doubling as an informal cultural center for what the U.S. Census reported as the city’s largest immigrant group.