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Ronnie tips a bit of oil into the bath.—


Throughout his many years as a ‘reader man’, Ronnie said he has received many requests from people who want to ‘tie’ their lovers.

“A two different tie you have. You buy material like parchment paper and you write up yuh man or woman name on it, and then take a special powder and sprinkle on it. You then tie it with a blue and black thread, and a it that. The next tie, me nuh have nutten fi do with that cause it involves women period and a bag a nastiness,” said the reader man who is located in St Catherine.

He explained that it is not uncommon for both sexes to turn to him for help, especially when a relationship is going sour, and one party wants to permanently hitch the other.

“If them start live bad all, me would a need to do is light two special candle, pray and sprinkle some a the special powder and dem start live good back again,” he said.

When THE WEEKEND STAR visited Ronnie at his home in August Town, a rural district in North West St Catherine, he was in the process of preparing a bath for a client.

However, upon seeing the news team, the female client ‘went into hiding’ inside the reader man’s room.

“A lot of trouble inna the world enuh. Demons deh pon di loose, and this is my gift to help,” he said while putting a drop of oil into a basin.

Ronnie at work

Ronnie at work

Located on his veranda is his healing station which consists of a bible, candles, small portions of oils and several species of plants.

Ronnie explained that anyone can conduct a ‘bath’ because the materials mostly consists of different types of plants that are usually found in a backyard.




“Plants are very powerful, and all a person needs to do is believe. A di same medicine dem buy a pharmacy,” he said.

The dreadlocked reader man said that he has a large clientele that stretches are far as the United States and other sections of the Caribbean.

With more than 20 years of practice under his belt, Ronnie said he has cast out many demons, assisted with marriages and court cases, visas and luck with business through prosperity and protection jewellery.

“Nuff time people a farrin link me say dem a have problem to get dem green card, and me just do me ting from here so and send some luck dem way. People sick bad over deh, and God help me heal dem from Jamaica,” said Ronnie, who had a regular day job until Gold showed him how to heal people.

Bible and plants

Bible and plants

He recalled being visited by a female who had a demon living inside her for months. According to Ronnie, she was close to the brink of death because the unclean spirit was feeding on her body and had impregnated her.

“When she come, the duppy a jump up in her belly. Me and others could a see the ting a move up and dung in her enuh. Me have to look after her and take out the duppy and send it back to who sent it,” he said.

Like other spiritualists, Ronnie said he is sometimes criticized by naysayers who believe his practice is fake. However, he is not fazed.

“Mi nuh have the power to do anything. A just God tell me what to do. Nuff time people say reader man fake but yet still dem say dem believe inna di bible and inna bible days a whole heap a miracle used to work. Nuff time me see dem bun me out and me live to see all pastor come link me fi mi wash out him house because him say demon a run him out there,” he said.

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