Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – The Peanut Porridge Man: Orlando Street, aka London British, aka the Porridge Man has been in the porridge-making business for the past eight years. He is a person that many people look forward to see and meet with on a daily basis so that they can start their day “meaningfully”.
Many persons from all “walks of life” visit London British’s location at the front of the Montego Bay Number One Post Office. He was formerly employed to the Gitchie’s, which is also a well-established porridge making company, but has been on his own for the past three years.
The porridges that he sells on a daily basis are Peanut, Plantain and Hominy Corn. Sometimes he offers his patrons two slices of bread with the porridge to compliment the breakfast meal. According to London British, the work takes dedication and commitment, because as early as 2:00 a.m. he has to be up to prepare the various pots of porridges to be ready to hit the road by at least 6:00 a.m. for persons going to work early.
The past student of Rusea’s High School said,‘I have no regret in selling porridges, as it’s what I do to send my three children to school, and help maintain my family,” said a proud Orlando. On a daily basis, he sometimes give away free porridges to friends who do not have the money to purchase, or who does not have enough money. He is beloved by many people in the town.
Despite completing a successful course in electrical installation at the Kenilworth Heart Academy, he has no plans at this moment to venture into that field, unless the need arises.