This shot was taken outside a bar on Knutsford Boulevard, the business and financial artery that cuts through New Kingston. All the banks have their main branches here, as do the two rival telecoms companies, Cable & Wireless (UK) and Digicel (Eire). The largest buildings belong to insurance companies, which seems odd at first in a developing country. Then again, watching the constant stream of armoured trucks and heavily armed security guards around, perhaps insurance is a growth industry here.
When I worked on a sheep farm in New South Wales in a former life, my job was to clean the freshly shorn fleeces from the Merino sheep, picking off the dags (guess what they were).
But I don’t think triple A quality wool sheep pose such a threat in Jamaica, so my question to you is this: what is merino and why is it banned?