“Sea, sand and social distancing: #Caribbean reopens to tourism”

Jamaica’s borders will reopen to tourists on June 15. This is my latest for Reuters- it is part of a region-wide look at the tourism industry reopening post-COVIC.

Just a quick word…

The world is heartbreaking place a lot of the time even if you pay a just little bit of attention. It is undeniably heartbreaking right now for everyone, especially non-white people, who are finally, maybe, just maybe, being heard a little bit. I pray and hope this momentum lasts. Here is a list of resources and places you can go to learn and help.

Bobby Digital

This is a nice article in the Guardian about Bobby Digital, who passed away last week at the age of 59

“Jamaica Leads The Way In Profiling Post-Pandemic Travel And Travelers”

Jamaica is preparing to reopen the economy and open borders to tourism. Here’s an article about protocols, although not overly specific.

Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer

I think all of Jamaica was watching this on Instagram Live Saturday night. Two dancehall legends engaged in a clash, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. Apparently, Rihanna and P.Diddy tuned in, and to add to the excitement, the police intervened, as the clash exceeded the 8pm curfew.
And according to Billboard Magazine, Beenie Man emerged the winner, although others weighed in saying Bounty Killer was the winner.