So of all days in Jamaica that being emancipation day were had to be subjected to a video of some persons in Amsterdam displaying the awful side of us, as I commented on the video:
"An embarrassing display of crass behaviour by some rowdy Jamaicans described as gay, it seems we like to carry out poor social skills that some have everywhere ........ someone needs to properly advise said persons to be mindful they are living in another county and that you represent the est of the population whether they know it or not."
It cannot be that all a sundry gets to exploit asylum and are successful only to reach in the respective zones to show how disgusting some of us can get. Owing to the fact that the former Crisis Interventions Officer also lives in the country and is effectively operating as same in absentia, couldn't she and other influentials over there, given previous episodes to this one properly help the persons to assimilate if you will.
Fights at clubs news came my way a couple times before via Dutch DJs and other Jamaicans over there who are simply fed up with the embarrassment, some persons have been banned altogether by some clubs and are under watch by the authorities as well. Others have been forced to return to Jamaica due to illegal activities such as shop lifting and intimate partner violence issues.
Guide such persons as to societal behavioural norms, protocol and so on. Not because one is in possibly the most open societies in the world means it is a free for all; it also needs to be abundantly clear that it has serious implications for image, policy directions towards asylum seekers and such, this is no trivial matter and other persons who are coming behind them may need to apply and may have genuine reasons to but fail as prior issues such as this becomes a strike to deny entry.
Persons need to be advised as to how to temper anger towards stigma and discrimination versus a case of following instructions as per rules and regulations; it seems the newer generations are only adopting the negative social skills from the older children, le sigh! Persons need to remember that one maybe living in another country but one is still Jamaica and we are well liked in certain spaces, remember 'Jamaica No Problem?' some territories are behind in that sphere of our image hence we need to build from it, not spoil it.
Hope they learn.
Peace & tolerance