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Mason’s rant against expats disgraceful

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM


It has taken me almost a full month to allow my anger to subside regarding Ronald Mason's Sunday Gleaner article on April 24, 2016 titled 'No vote for diaspora', because he was totally disrespectful to all of us in the Jamaican diaspora.

I, as a self-appointed social and cultural ambassador representing Jamaica for more than 40 years in Canada, view Mr Mason's comments as offensive to us expatriates. Mr Mason ranted disgracefully as he described Jamaicans in the diaspora, as if he had a personal vendetta against us. His comments were distasteful and rude.

To my greatest surprise, I read in, The Sunday Gleaner of May 22, 2016, another of Mr Mason's commentaries titled 'Diaspora has role in US election'. His ender purports him to be an immigration consultant and Supreme Court mediator. May God have mercy on those who are subjected to his services and advice!

I am mystified that the same Ronald Mason who literally crucified Jamaicans in the diaspora approximately one month ago, with the April 24, 2016, article, once again sees himself as qualified and knowledgeable on Jamaican diaspora affairs on whether expatriates possess power in the November 2016 election.

I would strongly suggest that someone who markets his legal skills as an immigration attorney should seriously consider what he writes about Jamaicans in the diaspora.


Alberta, Canada