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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Peace Corps in Jamaica

I recently ran across some interesting blogs of Peace Corps volunteers who are working in Jamaica.

The one I have read have authors who are:
-- young
-- white
-- great writers
-- frank about their experience

They have my admiration for being here -- making a difference -- and fulfilling John F Kennedy's mandate.

At the same time I can imagine that their parents and friends are reading and wondering what kind of madness they have gotten themselves into... some of the stories are hilarious and some of the comments back are even funnier. Most of the accounts are bittersweet -- just like life in Jamaica.

To see on that has some good links to several others, click here: Shane and Kae in Jamaica.


At 4/26/2006 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say, I also have a lot of admiration and respect for these young Peace Corps workers. They are exceptional and gifted people and are doing their best to make this world a better place to live.

I have never met any working in Jamaica but have come into contact with them during carnival parades in both Grenada and St. Kitts. And notably, in St. Kitts there were several African-American Peace Corps workers as well.

Talking to some of them, they were happy to be in the Caribbean because they felt relatively safe there compared to being assigned to other areas of the world.


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