Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Video Clip of Orane Interview

In 2007 I had the opportunity to interview Grace Kennedy CEO Douglas Orane at the HRMAJ Conference in Ocho Rios.

A short excerpt from the video lasting about 3 minutes can be found here.



At 1/26/2008 7:37 AM, Anonymous sway said...

Hi fwade,

I've been reading your blog for a while now. I can relate to a lot of your writings which gives me a sense of belonging.

I have been living in England for 10 years and am looking to return home this year. I just wanted your thoughts on the difference in wage living in a developed country to living in an undeveloped one. Reading about the minimum wage in Jamaica leaves me in awe. In England the minimum wage is £5.52 or $778. Im curious as to how other returnees who work cope. Lifestyle might be cheaper but prices I asumme are not much different to England or America on certain goods.

Perhaps you could do a post on this subject.

Pardon my ignorance, I left Jamaica when I was 13 so have never worked there.

At 1/28/2008 4:02 AM, Blogger fwade said...

Hi -- the word is that the cost of living here approximates that of Cleveland, OH.

The main source of foreign exchange is remittances,so people like you are instrumental in helping Jamaicans do our best to get by on a day to day basis.

I doubt that too many returnees are coming back to earn minimum wages -- their accent alone is [probably worth more!


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