Jamaica News: When it is not Shrimps its Crabs, it is the norm to see many ladies who take it as their daily living selling shrimps just along the corner of St James Street and Church Street to customers of all social class.
Diana Lewis a shrimp seller for over two decades says she inherited the experience of Shrimp preparation from her late mother who was involved in the business.”Its a generation thing, I born come see my Mother and Grandmother selling Shrimps so I got involved… it is a success, I have no regrets.” Diana further explained that she goes to Wakesfield, Trelawny to buy her Shrimps, if not the shrimp catchers will carry them to sell her.
In preparing the shrimps Lewis explained to Mckoy’s News team that she gets up out of bed as early as 5am and cook the Shrimps after which she wash and pepper them which usually takes approximately two hours. She went on to say that she has one vendor who walks and sell shrimps for her, along with others who are authorized to do so.
St James Street and Church Street are the only two corners where you are sure to get shrimps to buy.
By: Alan Lewin