There's no reformational Christian movement in Jamaica, a country where one of the leading l+ts is the marxist intellectual C. L. R. James (now deceased), known and beloved wherever Caribbean-born scholars dwell. But most budding scholars leave the island and others in the Carribbean (Mr James maintained a home in Trinidad, sponsored by the Oil Fields Workers union there but lived a good part of most years in his later life in London UK); the younger thinkers go to England especially for further education and afterward find what academic jobs they can abroad. The brain drain. Otherw+z, on the island the preoccupations are music, ganja, and the economy. Everyone seems to have it tuff. That's why the entrepreneurial movement, fledgling tho it be, is so important to the culture and to the incomes of everyday people who suffer from the lowering of the quality of life.
Jamaica struggles toward
a sound economic future
Michelle YeoCall Centre managerBeing English-speaking gives us an opportunity to work with a wider selection of customers - we now have clients in the US, the UK and locally”
It received an injection of $1.27bn in 2010, and the fund may provide more if certain conditions are met.
Anna-Kay Tomlinson says life is tough even for the middle class
The country elected a new government in December 2011 headed by Portia Simpson-Miller; her centre left People's National Party (PNP) made a campaign promise of making a new deal with the IMF within two weeks of re-election.
Anna-Kay TomlinsonRestuarant ownerBecause of the cost of electricity, we don't sleep with the air conditioner on and every night we turn off the lights”