Jamaican Immigrants Give Back To Communities For The Holiday Season

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A group of Jamaicans is spreading Christmas cheer with the less fortunate in several communities across Antigua and Barbuda.

Boxes and necessities have been donated as the group seeks out ways to give back to the country that they now call home.

The two-year-old group have made small donations to individuals in need over the years.

Group founder, Patrice Scarlett, says this is the first major donation to multiple recipients. She says it’s something that will be done every year going forward and plans are already being put in place to give back to the community in next year’s labour day celebration.

” What we do intend to do next year is get up 4 o’clock in the morning, we will plan it before but we will find either a school or a bus shed and we will go renovate the entire thing on our heads” said Scarlett.

For this donation, gifts are marked for over a dozen person in five communities including Perry Bay, Gray’s Farm, Villa, Clare Hall and Seaview Farm.

Recipients were selected from families in which children have lost atleast one parent this year.

“Persons of the group and others would have come out and said you know what I know this person is very in need and have kids or not working” said Scarlett.

The donated items included rice, flour, sugar, chicken tuna, corned beef, tin mackerel and toiletries. They were donated by group members with assistance from Epicurean supermarket and Andrew wholesale.

 

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23 COMMENTS

  1. The problem is that the super-majority of Jamaicans living in Antigua are engaging in rampant crime in our island-nation. In addition, they are doing other things like playing really loud music and yelling everywhere in various neighborhoods. Honestly, it is time for the government to make new aggressive laws restricting further immigration from Haiti and Jamaica. In addition, Antigua should withdraw from CARICOM now!

    • I bet u have not done anything to uplift someone life or by far the country…yes Jamaican have there faults but im sure they r not the only one committing crime or playing loud music…please step away from the narrow mine thinking…we r one CARIBBEAN people..JAMAICA TO THE WORLD….Jamtiguan say so..

    • SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER vs INCIVILITY – NEGATIVITY AND STUPIDITY

      Somebody might be confusing the ‘…Spreading of Christmas Cheer’ among society’s disadvantaged with ‘…Incivility, Negativity and Stupidity.’

      If the comment on ‘…The Origin of Crime in Antigua’ is not ‘…Stupid Talk’ then tell those of us that have ‘…disappointingly read it’ what is ‘…Stupid Talk.’

      Remembering the radio message on ‘…HIV and AIDS.’

      One of the actors had asserted that he could not contract the deadly disease.

      Another ‘…prudently and bluntly’ responded that ‘….Stupid Talk is …Stupid Talk.’

      Not only a ‘…very commendable initiative,’ but also a goodwill gesture’ and one that reflects an appreciation for being part of the ‘…Antigua and Barbuda society.’

    • Who play music louder than Antiguans that stuck on our good good music ? And anybody more vulgar and wild more that yall that spring from the ghetto community dem ? Smh listen to me just kindly have take several seats back and shut ur damn mouth if u aint have ntn good to say ! Who vex , drop dead !

    • Greatness is not measured by what u accomplish but by the opposition one faces n overcomes to reach his/her goals.
      Nothing good comes easy therefore the negativity was anticipated
      Eat ur heart out honey cos this is the beginning of a lifetime of great gestures. So many lives to positively impact n we’re gonna do just that. Like it or not
      A we say. One love n dem aguh tyad fi si wi face

    • Hahahaha 不不不不不, its the first time i see this POS comment and didn’t get mad.. “Shim”, hope you having a merry Christmas… PS; Go contribute something substantial to your country, instead of spreading hate..

    • Whoever you are you make me sick. Honestly? I had a good Christmas Day and dinner with friends, neighbours and family, and simple just enjoying what is left of the day, then I saw how my Jamaican families is trying to render some good deeds back to Antigua by showing there appreciation. You dont have nothing good to say but criticize and name blaming. Who ever you are, Antiguan is no saint, and Antiguan do crime in others countries, but are we to blame all Antiguan ? Its only a hand full of Lacey people who dont have an ambition, leave there country and and do bad things and give the country bad name. Get off your ass, and do what the Jamaican is doing and stop criticizing. Let the good Hester start with you. I see you get your degree in minding people affaires. Please get one to be your neighbour keeper in helping out,!where they are in need. Wishing you a happy new year when it comes, I hope you asked God to change you for the new year. Long live my Jamaican families in Antigua. Continue doing what you are doing . Antigua is a blessed country but Antiguan dont know how bless they are. May God bless my party ABLP for doing such a great job.

    • Look further home, a small proportion of people does not represent a whole nation. Hope you did something to help someone in need especially this season

    • u r a idiot!
      im antiguan.. i migrated..crime n noise r everywhere u go… ppl r good n bad everywhere..u should stfu if u cannot be positve

  2. Im so proud of them…. show them how we combat hate with.. lots of love n good cheer. We love our Antiguan brothers and sisters and all Caribbean people. Dont care where u from still love u. Wishing everyone in Antigua and Barbuda a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR…2020

  3. Wow what a response to a kind act , so let me ask is it only jamaicans that are engaged in crime and violence in this country , only jamaicans playing loud music in and around the country i think we all just need to get along better yes immigrants come to this country and while some play the fool there are others who are making valuable contribution to nation building just like this group well done, so if you want something to say think about it and get away from this wide spread painting of sending home jamaicans etc because it is far from the facts.

  4. Its a out time they gave back to ANTIGUA/ANTIGUANS…..

    EVEN IF ITS A SMALL GESTURE STILL GOOD
    OTHER NATIONALITIES RESIDING IN ANTIGUA SHOULD FOLLOW SUITE.

  5. Wat happen to that person up top even when pple doing good u still putting other topic never know a Jamaica alone killing take place the time u a chat u would a help give bk even a soap

  6. Well done team you make us Jamaican proud to see that we can give back to the people who are in need I love the energy up way up.

  7. I am so disappointed in that person that made that comment in a time like this it is the season for giving and of we as Jamaican were raise when it come on to Christmas time we were train to share.
    I wont be angry at your comment because you dont know better .But let me tell you a little thing about Jamaicans that you dont know.We might be loud and barbaric at times but we are loving and great full people our loudness is our culture if you take a visit you would know but dont mind that sometimes with our loudness we dont mean no harm. But what I want you to do for me is to learn to be grateful and appreciative obviously something not in your dictionary.Wake up smell the coffee look around you young people are the future and the young Antiguans gravitate to the Jamaican loud music than even the Jamaican there its full time Uall stop this mediocrosy and stop covering good with bad am proud to be a jamtiguan merry Xmas one and all

  8. I am so disappointed in that person that made that comment in a time like this it is the season for giving and of we as Jamaican were raise when it come on to Christmas time we were train to share.
    I wont be angry at your comment because you dont know better .But let me tell you a little thing about Jamaicans that you dont know.We might be loud and barbaric at times but we are loving and great full people our loudness is our culture if you take a visit you would know but dont mind that sometimes with our loudness we dont mean no harm. But what I want you to do for me is to learn to be grateful and appreciative obviously something not in your dictionary.Wake up smell the coffee look around you young people are the future and the young Antiguans gravitate to the Jamaican loud music than even the Jamaican there its full time Uall stop this mediocrosy and stop covering good with bad am proud to be a jamtiguan merry Xmas one and all and a more unity 2020when it comes

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