Was in Montego Bay 2 years ago. JUTA taxis are supposed to be the ones to use - maybe unionized. We did get a different taxi from Central City to Margaritaville. No problem - did offer to sell some grass. Area aroung M'ville seemed less crowded and less pressure (like none) to buy. Doc's cove beach was great.
Few shops at the pier were safe.
Going again on the Conquest Nov 9 - hope all is the same!