Jamaica Update, June 18, 2021: The city’s hottest day, Trench Town blues, and an Uber surprise

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Phew! What a week. We have been under a stifling blanket of Saharan dust for the past couple of days, and endured our hottest day ever in Kingston(June 12). The best thing to do is hide indoors in the daytime and come out to exercise etc. after dark. It has been an exhausting week. We all need to go away and do some meditation.

Agriculture: There has been a great “backyard gardening” project going recently – an effort to improve food security and even provide some income earning during the “stay at home” pandemic era. Eighty households(mostly female-headed) are now using “grow pots” made from recycled plastic by 360 Recycle, partnering with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Canada Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) and the Digicel Foundation’s “Plant Yuh Plate” initiative. It’s going well, I understand.

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