Hard pill to swallow

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Entornointeligente.com / RESIDENTS OF Middleton in St Thomas said last week that they were dreading the no-movement days which started last Saturday evening ended at 5 a.m. today, as the Government continues its fight against COVID-19.

Though admitting their appreciation of the efforts being made to contain the virus, the residents of the rural community shared that the extended periods of lockdown are difficult to maintain.

“One of the hardest things is food. Yu can’t lock in man and a nuh prison dem deh… You don’t know how them eat. That’s not good. We have limited food so if mi cook pound and half of flour or rice, I have to prepare to eat it Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and is three of us,” shared George Liking.

The elderly man pointed out that the community in which he resides contains a high unemployment rate and families are sometimes unable to provide three full days of meals without being able to ‘hustle’.

According to Liking, “This is not a well-developed area so no work not at these places. Mi see mi stand up at my gate, not on the road, and a police man come and ask if I can’t go in and is not prison me deh. Mi a nuh Vybz Kartel or Ninja Man.

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