Vetran Paul Matthews ‎– Why Gilbert

Label:
Gold Star (7) ‎– PAM 323
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Dub

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Possibly a take off or competitor to Lloyd Lovindeer's "Wild Gilbert"?

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March 6, 2018
"Gilbert was the first hurricane to directly strike Jamaica since 1951. It formed in September 8th,1988, reaching Jamaica the 12th of September. Gilbert was a Category 3 hurricane when the eyewall passed over Jamaica. The hurricane was responsible for 45 deaths in Jamaica.

"Damage to crops and livestock was extensive. The estimated loss to domestic crops was $769 million. The banana industry -- comprising 12,000 acres for the local market and 7,100 for the export market -- was totally destroyed by the effects of the hurricane. Thirty thousand acres of sugar-cane was also lost, reducing the 1988/89 crop by approximately 17%. Damage was reported in all resort areas on the north coast, with over 80 per cent of the hotels suffering loss. In Montego Bay, 20 hotels and restaurants were affected. Overall damage to the tourism sector, according to the ODPEM, was $431 million."

--From Jamaica ODPEM via Reggaepedia