With the examples set by Occupy movements, African and Arab springs we have seen what can happen when affairs are left to the hands of the few. The Jamaican Diaspora is no different in this context. If we of the Jamaica Diaspora are not involved in the steering of our course, others will. As we have seen with the direction and receipt of benefits of our national treasures (music, coffee, airline, marketing of our athletes, even the flag etc), we have been largely absent on both sides.
We need to get involved and we need to make our voices heard and change this trend. When it comes to the Diaspora movement I always hear large amounts of misinformation and negative perspectives from Jamaicans, yet all Jamaicans, their descendants, and their families are part of the Diaspora! Let us change this narrative, let us get involved and let us become one of the successful Diasporas on the planet, to paraphrase our pledge let us truly play our “part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race”