The annual Feast of Trumpets has been cancelled as a result of the threat from the approach of Hurricane Matthew towards Jamaica.
The hurricane is forecast to hit the island on the day of the feast.
This is reminiscent of the year 1988, when Hurricane Gilbert forced the cancelling of the Feast of Trumpets. That year, the hurricane did hit, causing much devastation all over the island.
UPDATE: In the end, little or nothing was felt at our end of the island as Matthew veered to the north east away from Jamaica and straight to Haiti, There it caused great devastation including the death of over 1000 persons.