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Old 04-28-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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They were brought as coolies to work on sugar fields, just as in any Caribbean country.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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It was through Youtube that I discovered about them.
There were quite a few folks of Anglophone Caribbean background I knew growing up, so I was pretty aware there were diverse cultural influences in Jamaica and the West Indies (for example, I remember a classmate in high school making a big deal about the name of the Indo-Jamaican dish "curry goat", as it was called versus "goat curry' which was what people from the Indian subcontinent called it, and also how it was a different dish).

As well there's a Jamaican-Canadian billionaire (of part Chinese ancestry), who's pretty well-known to Torontonians after he donated a new funky-looking building (the Michael Lee-Chin crystal) to the Royal Ontario museum here.

Michael Lee-Chin, The World's Richest People - Forbes.com

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Black Jamaicans and Chinese. I can hardly think of two cultures that are less compatible
Then again, Brazil has a huge Japanese community that is rather un-Japanese these days.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Isn't most of that just crime in general, nothing to do with racial tension?
it's hard to say why the murder rate is so high. Most of the time it seems to be gang related, which is related to drugs and women. Could it be a race issue?

There isn't a whole lot of racism in Jamaica, just classism.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Jamaican Chinese followed the same way that Chinese Cubans, they got the hell out along with whites, Lebanese and others during the government of Seaga or maybe before.
actually most left during the manley period.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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Chinese Jamaicans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Black Jamaicans and Chinese. I can hardly think of two cultures that are less compatible
Then again, Brazil has a huge Japanese community that is rather un-Japanese these days.
well most of the Jamaican Chinese community are not Chinese they are Jamaicans of Chinese heritage. all of the people in the documentary posted were Jamaican born citizens not Chinese from china going to Jamaica
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Some of the locals have issues with the Chinese because they feel that the Chinese are selling crappy goods ( and they are), are making a huge profit ( and they are) and instead of reinvesting that money into the island, a huge portion goes overseas, ( and it does).

For this reason, they pretty much stick to themselves.
are you speaking of the Chinese from china who are migrating to the mo bay/st james parish area or are you speaking of Jamaican chinese who are born and raised and rooted in Jamaica?
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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are you speaking of the Chinese from china who are migrating to the mo bay/st james parish area or are you speaking of Jamaican chinese who are born and raised and rooted in Jamaica?

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The Chinese from migrating from China still have deep roots and obligations in China...they may birth their children on the island but don't raise them there. when they hit a certain age, they are sent back to China. The Chinese govt also rotates 'stock', for the lack of a better term, they only stay on island for x amount of years. ( this is what's going on now, today)

There are chinese who were born and raised in Jamaica and have no roots or obligations with China. They have more connections with Canada than they do China. These Chinese ppl have assimilated themselves into the Jcan culture ( many, many yrs ago) and lifestyle and many own their own businesses...the migrating Chinese ( of today) do not own the businesses they work at........the Chinese govt does.

Those are the two types of Chinese you find on the island...those who migrate and owe China big time and those whose families left (fled?) China years ago and took up root in Jamaica.

St James, Trelawny and St Elizabeth all have a fair amount of Chinese.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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They were brought as coolies to work on sugar fields, just as in any Caribbean country.
yes the documentary posted mentions this
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