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HOMELESS and unemployed for the past 15 years, Derrick Morgan was considering suicide to escape life's hardships late last year before he was talked out of it by a concerned friend. But the year-old, who lives in an old building in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, remains desperate as he struggles to eke out a living.
I don't know why, but I can't make it in life. Everything I try doesn't work out.
His employment opportunities worsened with the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Everywhere I go they tell me that they want young people. The St Mary native explained that at times he would earn a living from cleaning people's yards and helping vendors in Coronation Market, downtown Kingston.
He also pointed out that staying on the streets puts him at serious risk as homeless people are targets of some troublemakers. I stay in the old building at nights because people want to hurt me — they even want to drop stones on my head.
I just want somebody to see the condition that I am living in, and even if they can offer a caretaker job, some clothes or food stuff, I just really want to be alright. I have been suffering for so long. Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. Subscribe. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; addresses will not be published. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
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