[Listen] An Interesting Conversation Between A Jamaican “Landlord” and Her Jamaican Tenants

Nov 17, 2014
1 min read

This Youtube VIDEO which is mostly an audio conversation between a  Jamaican landlord and her Jamaican tenants, highlights the realities of some Jamaicans living abroad. For those who recently move overseas (whether legal or illegal), the high cost of housing is a challenge. Unable to afford their own place (renting or buying), some Jamaicans take the opportunity to room with relatives or friends.

But sometimes the stress that comes with finding a job, and integrating in a new environment put strains on existing friendship.  In some cases close friends become “enemies” after living under the same roof for only a few months. Even some behaviours or situations that would be okay back in Jamaica quickly become an issue abroad.

Listen to the conversation below.
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Don’t get me wrong, this is typical amongst not only from Jamaican or other Caribbean immigrants. However there a few exceptions that I think are  unique between Jamaicans.

Kwame Samuels

Kwame Samuels was born and raised in Negril Jamaica. He currently resides in Toronto Canada where he works fulltime in the field of market research. Kwame is a avid soccer fan and listen to Roots Reggae everyday

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