Message from the Editor

Fellow CJ's,

You will notice there is a change in the format of our website. I hope you enjoy it and welcome your reaction.

In the past, when Terry and I developed this website we felt it should focus mainly on things Chinese Jamaican and not stray into other topics, but recently I have got feedback from a number of you about Chinese in general, politically, philosophically, and geographically.

I have added a video section to the website featuring Chinese world Wide and will be adding new areas of the world from time to time.

Hope you enjoy this addition and look forward to hearing from you, whether we should continue.

In future messages, from me, I will be adding an editorial content such as the following.

Kingston now a cruise port. (

As a tourist visiting Kingston, what is there to see or do?

Institute of Jamaica

Hope Gardens

Port Royal

That is pretty much it. 

I have not been to downtown Kingston since I left Jamaica over 45 years ago, so my comments may be out of date.

King Street as I remember it, circa 1945. In the nineties here in Miami Florida, South Beach, which was dying as an area to visit and it was transformed into a destination. I think King Street could be transformed the same way.

King Street (circa 1935)

King Street should be blocked off to traffic and made into a tree-lined road with restaurants, coffee shops, outdoor seating, tourist curio shops. Workers should be dressed in period costume like they do at Devon House. 

Chinatown Entrance

Here is where the Chinese come into play. Picture a Chinese Theme entrance to Barry Street, from King Street. All stores should have Chinese lettering to highlight the fact that you are in Chinatown Kingston Jamaica. 

My friend Keith Lowe mentioned to me once that he felt Chinatown should be defined with specific boundaries by the Jamaican Government and declared a historical area. I think that is a good idea.

If any of you would like to post an editorial, please submit, subject to review, to avoid getting too controversial.


Prayer requests

Jeanette HoSang


From Sabrina,
We are so happy she will be home for Thanksgiving and she is doing better. Thank you all for your support and your prayers. It has been a long and difficult journey and we are on the road to recovery. Your continued prayers with thanks.


Ronnie Fung

It is with deep regret we wish to announce the passing of our dear friend Ronald Philip Fung of Miami, Florida, on the 20th January 2018. Funeral service will be held at St.Louis Church at 7270 SW 120 Street, Pinecrest, Florida 33158

Herbert Lee

Mr. Herbert Lee

10/2/1924 - 1/27/2018

Herbert Lee, peacefully on January 27, at Sunnybrook Health Center.
Herbert, loving husband of Donna of 45 years, devoted father of Alex (Janet) and Winston, Donovan, Gregory, and Jerome. Survived by his sister Louise ‘Pinky’, loving uncle to countless nieces and nephews.
Herbert was well respected and a contributing member of the Chinese-Jamaican community. A longtime member of the Tsung Tsing Association, and the Canadian Hakka Association.
He graced friends and relatives with his love of cooking through the many social gatherings and celebrations.    

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Society would be appreciated by the family.


Coming Events

Chinese Migration to the Caribbean Basin


Chinese New Year Show Miami Dade College

Chinese New Year Festival 2018

CBA Annual Spring Festival 2018

Books and Interviews

Letters to my Grand Children

Happy New Year greetings book lovers & avid readers!
I have been invited back to the Chinese New Year Festival at Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus on Sunday 18 February 2018 to present the second volume of my book "Letters to My Grandchildren: Memoirs of a Dragon Lady".


As well, I will be having a book signing on Saturday 17 February at the Confucius Institute at Miami-Dade College, Room K-413 during the Seventh Forum on Chinese Immigration into the Caribbean Basin.
Many of you have already purchased Volume 1 (sub-titled From Jamaica to Canada and back) and will be interested in the sequel, Volume 11 (sub-titled From Canada to Hong Kong and back) as requested by the National Archives of Canada.
Kindly find attached book covers of both books for your perusal and do mark the date to come and visit with me again on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February at Miami-Dade College. 
If you are not able to attend, I  may be contacted at my host family - Rick & JoAn Fong Yee (305) 386 - 1395 / cell (305) 786-329-9579.  Also, please feel free to circulate attachments as unsigned copies of my books are available on
Until then, Giung Hee Fatt Choy!  Peace and Happiness in the Chinese New Year of the Dog.

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Chinese Migration to the Caribbean

Here is an interesting video with Walton Look Lai, professor of history at UWI

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