Who we are
We are Hakka Chinese Jamaicans (CJS), a unique group of Chinese, mainly from the Guangzhou area of China, who settled in Jamaica starting from around the middle of the 19th century. This migration continued until just after the second World War.
Reference - http://www.nlj.gov.jm/history-notes/history-notes.htm
The Jamaican census (1982) indicates that the maximum number of Chinese in the island of Jamaica occurred in 1970 when it reported the population to be 11,781.
Where we are now!
Anti-Chinese violence occurred on three occasions in Jamaica during the twentieth century in 1919, 1938 and 1965.
The last occurrence of violence in 1965 triggered a massive migration of Chinese Jamaicans (CJS) to Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Education has always been important in the Chinese Jamaican community, so many from the second and third generation attend universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This experience made the migration transition to these countries a lot easier.
Whilst a large percentage of CJS have left Jamaica many have stayed back for many reasons, like already having an established business, in a very good job, or the fear of the unknown in migrating. Recently there has also be a reverse migration and many CJS have returned to to retire and enjoy the comforts of what Jamaica has to offer.
This web site is dedicated to those who have made a mark for themselves in Jamaica and elsewhere in the world.
Dear friends and Family
I would like to introduce you to the re-opening of the Chinese Jamaica web site. To give you a bit of the background of this web site. My brother Laddie and I came up with the idea for this web site in 2000. We both felt that because our generation of Chinese Jamaican the majority of which left Jamaica and moved to other parts of the world, it would be nice to have a web site that kept us informed as to what we were doing in our new adopted countries and what our friends and family remaining in Jamaica was up to. Laddie was busy running his insurance business at the time and I had retired so it was decided that I would be the web master for this site and I hosted it for seven years. Warren Chin took over and did an excellent job and passed on the hosting of this site to Laddie in 2014. As Laddie mentioned below the site was hacked and has been down for over a year. It’s now up and running again and you do not have to be a Chinese Jamaican to find some articles that maybe of interest to you. If you are looking to spice up your life there are lots of Chinese and Jamaican recipes Planning on visiting Jamaica they are some travel tips before going there.
If you would like to receive a notice when the site is updated subscribe and he will add you to his email broadcast list. Also give him you feedback on what you would like to see added to the site.
We are back
We are back
Our website has been off line for over a year now, as it was maliciously hacked and flagged by Google and other search engines.
During this time I have been able to improve my web development skills and you will notice this if our new layout and design. Your suggestion on how I can further improve will be appreciated.
In the past our biggest problem was getting content from you our viewers. The main complaint was we were only posting obituaries. Unfortunately that might increase due to the average age of our subscribers, but it is an important part of our news gathering as we are spread thought the globe.
Here is how you can help.
It is easy, just send me an email along with pictures attached on the following topics.
Events - Engagements, weddings, academic achievements, births, appointments and Chinese events in your area
Interesting short stories of your life
Upcoming travel groups
Upcoming reunions - family and school
Information on where some of us are in the world.
Rather than a monthly update to the news, we will be posting on a bi-monthly basis if sufficient input is provided by you or subscribers.
It is costly to maintain a website not only in time but also in money. Let me know your thoughts on having a voluntary subscription to help out in this area.
The year 2016 has been somewhat of a sad year for me personally, and I look forward to a new and brighter 2017.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and continued prosperous New Year.
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