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Old 07-04-2011, 04:53 AM
 
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Ditto most if not all of the former European colonies in Africa.
Well there are at least three former British colonies in Africa that are now better off than under British rule and they are Botswana and Ghana as well as Mauritius plus Seychelles and their economy continues to grow even today and are stable democracies as well as being an more safer destination compared to some other African nations.

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Old 07-04-2011, 04:57 AM
 
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You do understand that The Daily Mail is equal to the US National Enquirer and really shouldn't be used for real news.
You mean they do actual journalism?

The national enquirer broke the john edwards story, among others which the msm either ignored or missed.

But I digress......jamaicans have made their bed, now lie in it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:06 PM
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Jamaica would still be an awful country even if it still was part of the UK. Statistically speaking Jamaicans are one of the most violent and corrupt people on the planet. Nothing will change that except themselves.
Not according to my experiences. There might be some of the most violent criminals in Jamaica, but as far as my everyday dealings with Jamaicans, they have been quite friendly.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:10 PM
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I wonder what being ruled by inept,corrupt leaders with little interest in the country or people they govern apart from what they can hide away in foreign bank accounts contributes towards the development of the nation,in any sense or form?
At least in the case of Jamaica it is demorcratic but the problems of law and order and poverty gets no better.
In that case it would perhaps be more a matter of why Britain would ever wish to regain Jamaica as a colony?
Very little in it for them as far as i can see.
Actually, GB could get alot from Jamaica as a colony. There is rum down there. There is bauxite down there.

I hear one of the issues is that the dollar is weak in Jamaica.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Not according to my experiences. There might be some of the most violent criminals in Jamaica, but as far as my everyday dealings with Jamaicans, they have been quite friendly.
I have found them to be quite ghetto, myself. For God's sake they export murder music and are proud of it. That island should just sink, and take the Jamaicans with it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:50 PM
 
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Actually, GB could get alot from Jamaica as a colony. There is rum down there. There is bauxite down there.

I hear one of the issues is that the dollar is weak in Jamaica.
In that case they could introduce the GBP and once got on top of the yardies and other criminal elements (no idea how) return Jamaica to colonial times where rich Englishmen could spend their declining years in the sun.
Indeed the Rum would prove a bonus. Darn shame we don't live in the days of empire.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:37 AM
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I have found them to be quite ghetto, myself. For God's sake they export murder music and are proud of it. That island should just sink, and take the Jamaicans with it.
Maybe it depends on which Jamaicans you've been around. I haven't been around any violent Jamaican people. Yes, there are violent people in Jamaica, but I haven't met any of them. The Jamaicans I've met have been quite friendly.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:39 AM
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In that case they could introduce the GBP and once got on top of the yardies and other criminal elements (no idea how) return Jamaica to colonial times where rich Englishmen could spend their declining years in the sun.
Indeed the Rum would prove a bonus. Darn shame we don't live in the days of empire.
Actually, I don't want the days of the empire back. I look at it this way, if I want to live under the rule of someone else's nation, I will move to that nation myself. Maybe I'm looking at it from a Black man's perspective, but that's just how I look at it. Colonialism is used as a beneficiary to the ruling empire. The colonized is viewed as secondary or happenstance beneficiary, if at all.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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I may be wrong, but I think Jamaica is fairly safe outside Kingston
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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I have found them to be quite ghetto, myself. For God's sake they export murder music and are proud of it. That island should just sink, and take the Jamaicans with it.

Even the innocent people?

Very cold of you.
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