While some people across the world continue to worry about how the COVID 19 pandemic will affect their lives and livelihoods, a popular Montego Bay street vendor is contented, continues to do her trade and to serve people. She says so contended she is, she has even gained two pounds in the time of COVID-19.
Delcita, who was christened Natasha Marshall, was born in the Sandy Bay, Hanover and migrated to St James some 17 years ago.
When asking why she migrated to St James, she said: “I moved to St James for greener pasture where I can make some money to help school my five children. I came here on St James Street as a vendor selling all types of fruits when the fruits in the season I just go with the flow, and ever since everything is a success for me.”
If you are near to the corner of St James Street and Corner Lane the popular vendor’s voice can be heard calling out the names of the fruits she has, and making her sales pitch.
In addition to fruit such as naseberry, guinep, ackee, tangerine, mango she has recently added other in-demand products such as matches, lighter, bleach powder and confectionaries. She said since the Covid Pandemic she has gained just two pounds as she’s happy that nothing worries here. “All my children all ground up, so things are not so hard like before. I give God thanks for helping me out to pass the worse with them.”
Delcita sells three to four days per week and also finds it necessary to give away some of her goods.
“I just love to sell right here am so use to it, and I also enjoy it,” said Delcita who know resides in the Salt Spring community of St James.
Delcita with some of her fruits she has for sale on St James Street in Montego Bay
Alan Lewin – News Reporter