A Jamaican Deportee Tells His Story; Displaced, Desperate, Damaged or Dangerous

You might not care about deportees and that’s understandable. There is no doubt that the influx of Jamaican deportees has had a negative impact on the Jamaican society especially due to the increase in crime.

But as you watch and listen to Charles `Charlie’ Brown, a Jamaican deportee who was forced to return to Jamaica in 2004, talks about his journey back to Jamaica and the reason for writing a book, it’s hard not to feel some compassion.

THE JAMAICAN DEPORTEES – Charlie Brown : AuthorHouse

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Charles `Charlie’ Brown was born on October 9, 1964 in Lyssons, St. Thomas, Jamaica. He spent most of his high school years as a member of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) and, at age 16+, he became a police cadet and, at age 18, he enlisted in the THE JAMAICAN DEPORTEES – Charlie Brown : AuthorHouse

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20071210/news/news1.html

Jamaica Gleaner News – Rising above deportee stigma – An ex-soldier’s plight

Charles Brown, an ex-policeman and a U.S. army veteran, was deported to Jamaica in January 2004, as a result of spending more than 12 months in jail for violating his probation for an aggravated battery no-contest conviction. The violation stemmed from a misdemeanour conviction… Jamaica Gleaner News – Rising above deportee stigma – An ex-soldier’s plight – Pt 2 – Monday

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Tisha Ricketts
Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation
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