You could say that Jamaicans have a reputation as being laid back. If you want to generalize, this may be true. But what is also true is that there are a lot of hard workers here. These are people who “set up shop” (Bob’s son Damian Marley wrote an entire song in tribute to this work ethic called “Set Up Shop)”) and sell individual items, one at a time, all day, every day. They mainly have small booths on the road or cart with which they tote everything around. This is the picture above- I took it early one morning. This Rasta was likely going to Half Way Tree (a shopping and transport hub) to sell belts (I think). These entrepreneurs are dedicated, driven people making little money, probably to support a family. It takes a strong person to keep this kind of work up, I would imagine. And they have obviously found a niche that works- selling stop-gap items in a convenient place for a nominal fee. It is inspiring.

You could say that Jamaicans have a reputation as being laid back. If you want to generalize, this may be true. But what is also true is that there are a lot of hard workers here. These are people who “set up shop” (Bob’s sonĀ Damian Marley wrote an entire song in tribute to this work ethic called “Set Up Shop)”) and sell individual items, one at a time, all day, every day. They mainly have small booths on the road or cart with which they tote everything around. This is the picture above- I took it early one morning. This Rasta was likely going to Half Way Tree (a shopping and transport hub) to sell belts (I think). These entrepreneurs are dedicated, driven people making little money, probably to support a family. It takes a strong person to keep this kind of work up, I would imagine. And they have obviously found a niche that works- selling stop-gap items in a convenient place for a nominal fee. It is inspiring.