It is 6am on a Monday morning and Kenrick Josiah is busy behind his pineapple stall at Robb and Wellington Streets. With a rhythm learnt over the years he picks the pineapple, peels off the skin, slices it up, parcels it into a plastic bag and then adds salt and pepper before passing it to the customer. “Pass me a ripe one and put plenty salt on it,” is the instruction Josiah hears constantly.
Selling pineapples has been Josiah’s occupation for almost three years now. After finding it very difficult to get a job that he liked doing, he decided to sell pineapples since he believes they are used by many Guyanese. This job has been the main means of providing for his family.