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We are not ATMs, says Jamaican living overseas

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 8:58 AM

A member of the diaspora is hitting out against the country’s treatment of Jamaicans abroad.

Irwin Clare, a Member of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board in the United States, says Jamaica needs to look more carefully at how it can make use of the expertise of persons in the Diaspora.

He says too often the Jamaicans abroad are treated like ATMs.

Pointing to the case of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Wilfred Rattigan, whose application for the post of Police Commissioner was turned down in August, Clare says more needs to be done to facilitate the expertise of the Jamaicans living overseas in the development this country.

He was speaking at the 'Outlook for the Future' public forum, staged by the Jamaica National Building Society in New York.


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