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, July 20, 2010

A Short Survey For Your Input

One of the big things to get used to here in Jamaica is the fact that everyone has a cell phone.

I have not met a single adult who does not a cell-phone, and the 116% penetration rate means that many people have more than one phone. (By contrast, the penetration rate in the US is 89%.)

This means that Jamaica is a fine place to predict what will happen in other countries, especially in their workplaces.

I have been observing smartphone habits here in Jamaica, and in the US, and have decided to do a survey to look at Smartphone Use and Abuse.

It's a short survey of of only 9 questions focusing on smartphone habits, and you actually don't need to have one to add respond (in fact, I am hoping to get a mix of users and non-users.)

Click here to complete the survey:


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Thursday, July 01, 2010

What A Drama!

The last couple of months have been difficult to say the least, perhaps the hardest that I have seen since moving back to Jamaica.

The current state of emergency and the Dudus extradition have only helped deepen the recession currently underway, as all commercial activity crawled to a halt on days when the violence deepened or curfews were enforced.

I have also noted that quite a few friends of mine are making sounds about migrating.

I thought that this article by Douglas Orane was particularly good, and begins to point a way forward for the average Jamaican:

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