Newsletter April 2017_1

Obituary – Norman Phillip Wong

Norman Phillip Wong, age 50, of Boca Raton, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Norman is survived by his loving wife, Dominique; three children, Natalia, Matthew and Justin; mother, Carol A. Wong; grandmother, Glessie Wong; brother, Bradford Wong (Christine); four sisters, Kathryn Morris (Gary), Sharon Arguez (Greg), Gabrielle Chin (Duncan) and Camille Best (Brendon); and numerous cousins. Friends will be received Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home, corner of U.S. Hwy. #1 & N.E. 15th Ave., Boynton Beach. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10935 South Military Trail, Boynton Beach. - See more at:

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Further informaion on Norman's death.


Deacon Alex Lam in hospital with cracked fibs.

The Panama connection to Jamaica

Chinese Granny dancing WOW

Tour of Hakka Village – UNESCO World Heritage Site


Pagoda Magazine

How many of you remember the Jamaica Pagoda Magazine?

I do, as the first editor of the magazine was Thomas HoLung (Danny's Dad) who left a lasting impression on me as a child.

After Uncle Thomas's death the magazine was taken over by Eddie Young famous for being a boxing promoter as well as the owner of West Indies General Insurance, where I started my insurance career.

Unfortunately, Eddie was killed in a car accident (while I was still working at WIG) and the magazine was taken over by Leslie R. Chin (Dave's Jamaican Bakery).

Please correct me if I am wrong, it was then taken over by my buddy Clive Fung (Associated Printers) a member of the Chinese Scouts. He advised me that due to a fire at the printery all the archived copies of the Pagoda was lost.

A group of CJ's would like to undertake digitizing any copies that are still around, so if any of you have copies please get in touch with me.

Here is an article written my an old friend of my parents, Captor Ho Yen, who was the manager for Crown Life Insurance.

The copy shown is not that great, but it can be read if enlarged.

The British Guyana migration to Jamaica

We tend to refer to all Chinese from Jamaica as Chinese Jamaicans but in fact many of are originally from what was British Guyana.

Names such as Hendrickson, Ewing Chow, Ho Yen, Cheong, Young Kong, are among the many as well as the well know real estate developer of Beverly Hills,  Pat Chung.

Chris Cheong you are one! 

Would anyone like to submit an article on this migration? 

My China Roots – Are you curious about your Chinese ancestry?

Ms. Clotilde Yap from My China Roots in Beijing gave a presentation on Thursday 23th March at the CBA Center Conference Room (downstairs).