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.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Fewer Jamaicans Want to Migrate?

This was an interesting result of a poll published in the Jamaica Gleaner back in February.  Apparently, the number of Jamaicans wanting to migrate has dropped by 6 percent in the last 2 years.

Perhaps a "President Obama" might cause this to change?


At 8/03/2008 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't think that the apparent collapse of the US economy has anything to do with it?


At 8/03/2008 12:17 PM, Anonymous rawpoliticsjamaicastyle said...

Or is it that, people are no longer blinded by the illusion of 'sucess' to be had in far away places - you know, the 'anywhere else but here' philosophy that so many pursued in the eighties and nineties when things were especially bad in JA? Well, I do not know how much they have improved, but perhaps there is room for consideration that Jamaicans might actually want to live here? What say you?

At 8/03/2008 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only you could stop robbing and murdering each other in the streets, I might take your theory seriously...


At 8/05/2008 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your comment makes no sense. Didn't you see the poll? Fewer than 10% of people who WANT to migrate are leaving the island because of crime. MOST people leave because of economic reasons. Please THINK before you post foolishness.


At 1/29/2011 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cost of living is cheaper in Jamima than any north American country i have lived in jamaica all my life never heard a gun shot if u keep your mouth shout you will be fine. i wanna move back because i am not blind to reality to know life is cheaper to live there. u cant watch the money and compare you are being a colonialist. 100 jamaica dollar goes a far way in jamaica here in Canada that's nothing in Canada 100 Canadian is a joke money in jamaica its heaven thats enough to pay most rent so live there before u talk.


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