ICYMI in Jamaica: February 16, 2021: The Hanging In There Edition

Good sum up on Jamaica and neighboring Caribbean nations over last two weeks.

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The last two weeks have been busy (I skipped last week) and the weather is bright and breezy. However, as COVID-19 numbers have begun to really take off this month (an extended “spike”) the mood of cautious optimism in January seems to have evaporated – although we have had some lighter moments in the past week or two. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday – a national holiday (although Jamaica is not primarily a Roman Catholic country) so perhaps people can stop rushing around and stay home, quietly. How much longer can we go on like this?

Agriculture: Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles Jr. held an important meeting with fisherfolk in Rocky Point, Clarendon recently. The aim was to make them aware of their roles and responsibilities and to get them registered and licensed with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; this will allow them to benefit from grants and the purchase…

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