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    The ICT poverty trap: How technology disparities exacerbate the spread of disease and division in Jamaica
    (Platypus: The Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing, 2020-11-11) Mahabir, Aleem; Anderson, Romario
    Despite being used as a means of securing public health, mandatory lockdowns and curfews in Jamaica pose a significant threat to the economic and social development, as well as the physical and mental wellbeing, of the country’s most vulnerable groups. In response, those affected are often forced into making one of two equivocally dire options: disrupt their way of life and established modes of garnering income, or maintain these practices while risking encounters with the police and potential COVID infections.