“Shop,” Jamaica’s “bodegas” and “the fabric of our lives.”COVID-19 revealed that there are 10,000 registered bars in Jamaica. The keyword here is “registered” because there is not a single Jamaican who is not related to someone who owns a shop (source: Me, myself and I — prove us otherwise). The term “bar” is also used loosely as it is considered an establishment with a liquor license. However, unless it is designated as a dine-in with entertainment, most bars sell other goods and facilitate functions aimed at the community’s needs. Thus, the terms “shop” and “bar” are sometimes used interchangeably and its use is often determined by the…