Call them what you will - courageous or foolhardy, reckless or rash - but the fisherfolk on the Pedro Cays rode out Hurricane Sandy without any major scare.
Notwithstanding appeals from the authorities for them to evacuate the cays, approximately 100 persons stood their ground and faced the tempest.
After bidding farewell to the Hurricane Sandy, the residents of Pedro Cays were ready to laugh again, not that they had stopped.
On Monday, prior to the arrival of what was then Tropical Storm Sandy, Nadine, a businesswoman on the cays, stated good-naturedly that there was nothing to worry about.
Yesterday, hours after the hurricane made landfall in Jamaica, Nadine appeared to be in high spirits when The Gleaner made contact with her.
She said the storm succeeded in bringing down a few things, including the roof of a single house, but outside of that, all was great.
"We all right, one house on the north side kind of turn over and some other little things blow way, but we good now," Nadine said.
She added: "Even now, some men a play domino. The weather gone, man."
Nadine said Sandy ventured into Pedro Cays yesterday.
"There was some breeze, but it was regular like we have seen many times before … . Some went over the Jamaica Defence Force camp, but I did not go because I would not allow some little boys to steal mi things," Nadine said, pouring scorn on the would-be crooks.
Struggling to speak due to poor telecommunications in the midst of the hurricane wind, Nadine urged The Gleaner to convey to Jamaica that all is well on the cays.