Boy at the Market Carrying a Bottle of Syrup
Oil on canvas 12x12
Coronation Market has served as the centre of commerce for several generations of Jamaicans stretching well over 60 years when it was first used as a small space in which higglers would trade their produce. Although it has developed in size and commercial activity, the market has kept the stigma of being unsafe, as it is plagued by thieves who prey on shoppers and sellers.
According to residents of the area, the situation has got worse since the incarceration in 2010 of former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in the USA on racketeering charges. Coke, the people of West Kingston have said, kept things "under control" in an area tha