High Ticket Prices Delay Repatriation Of Jamaicans In Antigua (VIDEO)

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A Jamaican national who visited Antigua & Barbuda before the COVID-19 pandemic says himself and several of his compatriots want to return home.

However, he explained that the ticket prices are exorbitant and out the means of many people who want to go home.

The gentlemen who chose to remain anonymous said Tuesday’s repatriation flight on Caribbean Airlines cost some individuals close to US$ 1000.

He said hundreds of people showed up at the airport but only a percentage of them had the full fare for the flight. The Jamaican man explained that even people who already have a return ticket are being asked to pay additional monies because of the charter arrangement.

Because of this, many Jamaicans have remained in Antigua and some of them have over stayed their welcome at their hosts.

As for himself, the man said he is to be married in Jamaica today but the wedding had to be postponed. Another woman he said is to undergo heart surgery but cannot get home.

They want Caribbean Airlines or another airline to offer them an affordable way to get home to their families.

 

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Jamaican government need to foot the bill get these yardie monster out of ANTIGUA. We struggling as it is…no job, no food😑

    • So much for #blacklivesmatter. You don’t even love your own Caribbean neighbors cause you consider them to be monsters. I hope there is a special heaven for Sensible.

      • These people did not cause covid -19 so it’s unfair for hikes in airfares as they already low on cash for heaven sake get these people home whoever are responsible

      • What is the meaning of BLM? Black people robbing and killing black people. Black people do not like each other, do o not respect each other. When they kill their own, that persons life doesn’t matter.

        • Antiguans don’t like BLACK foreigners. They assume that anyone black who comes from the US or from another island in the Caribbean is automatically a deportee. They love the whites, Chinese and Syrians though and it’s shameful

      • What nerve to call another west indian a monster that idiot have no sense at all and I bet that same idiot who wrote that would very much like to live in man land preferably the USA

    • You have the audacity to refer to your fellow men yardie monster, should be ashamed of yourself. Do you think you’re better tgan jamaican?

    • U trying to play racial with your own black caribbean people a hope you dont have families in no other country u piece a shit bout MONSTERS…✌

  2. Sensible: Do not hit them.After all they want to go to their home,Jamaica.Just as the Antiguans in Cuba want to come to their home,Antigua.Nutten wrang with dat.

  3. @Sensible, you are extremely stupid with your comment and lack humanity. The people are stranded and want to go home they are not begging you anything! If they wanted to stay they wouldn’t huddle up at airport. How many Antiguans were stranded in the States during COVID-19? The only yardie monster is you. I hope they will get the help to go home.

  4. I totally agree, the jamaican government should do something about this. I hope Jamaica wants them back, cause I doubt Antigua will overextend to help. Use social Media so your motherland can hear your cry.

  5. @Sensible Some people don’t think before they talk. Your name don’t do you justice at all cause you sound like an ass.

  6. No love calling people monster,you all want to full up USA,Uk,and Canada but want no one in Antigua.real heaters.

  7. Stupid posts like that idiot who disgrace the word sensible really irritates me. So many are hitching onto black lives matter and to read a comment such as that tells that the enemy lies within ourselves. Trace your roots SENSELESS, you would be surprised the amount of you relatives were not born here. After all they are trying to return to their families.

  8. Wasn’t somebody recently appointed as some sort of liaison officer? A young lady, I think. Well, Miss here’s your opportunity to prove your competence and effectiveness. Assignment #1. Your compatriots need to get home. Get to work!

  9. @Sensible. I hope you are not black because that will reflect badly on me too, a black Caribbean. Such utter rubbish. You better learn your history. No

  10. The former government sold out the airline [email protected] and this is what Jamaica gets. I would never travel on Caribbean airline because they are racist, those people from Trinidad dose not like Jamaican. If any of you reader can remember back in April when the virus started Jamaica government ask Caribbean airline to bring some Jamaican home from Barbados and they refuse from doing so.it Jamaica government need to get back their own airline so that they can put Trinidad out of business.

  11. My heart bleeds for my people. ..Please Jamaica STAND UP and do the right thing. Be an example for the rest of the World and BRING your people home.

  12. Wow that comment about monster I hope you look in the mirror and see a monster looking back at you .Jamaican trying to survive and work very hard just like every one else ,I hope you see all the white and Chinese people as monster too who usually come secretly and take over the country and use you guys as slave.

  13. @ sensible why the **** your always trolling on here talking crap why don’t u give your real name so someone could kick your dumb ass… just shut the **** up because it’s obvious your a coward and only bad on social media dumb ass!!!

  14. Sooooo a heart surgery is less important than the additional cost of an airline ticket? And it must be at another Jamaican family home him over stay his welcome.

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