Readers’ reactions on the cruise ship docking in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Monday during the lockdown. Responses sourced from The Gleaner’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
I can smell the lie. Why couldn’t it be cancelled?
This is so unfair and unjust. Allowing privileged tourists to enjoy the Caribbean while citizens are in lockdown.
Everyone in St Ann please pop up at these attractions and say HELLO!! I’m here for the fun too.
– Amanda Nelson
Many of us had to cancel plans we had so what so special here? Time for Jamaicans voice be heard. Didn’t know no movements only meant for us Jamaicans but any other country can patrol the roads.
– Lizzy Boss
Many persons had important plans for these lockdown days but guess what we have to comply with the orders given by the Prime Minister. If I was a tour guide I wouldn’t turn up for work today.
– Socha-mae Walker
I just pray no one infected with any c19 variants are on that ship to come and infect the employees of the attractions so they won’t be able to take it home, thus spreading it further.
– Melisa Mel Melody
So how will the craft vendors benefit from this when they are under lockdown?
– Pauline Edwards
I am locked in while others enjoying my Island. KMT.
– Ann-Marie T Nospmoht
Watch double standard. I am sure many business in Jamaica had engagements meetings and other things that they had to do but those plans had to be postponed due to the lockdown but not the cruise ship. I don’t care how they want to sugar coat it. No movement means no movement period.
– Faithwalker Lennon
Jamaica really needs to rethink its dependency on tourism. At this point it’s hurting the country far more than it’s helping it.
– K.D. Isaacs
How comes I didn’t hear anyone licking out when the government opened Western Union and other money transfer places on the no movement day? – Daniel Mcfarlane
- Compiled by Khanique McDaniel