‘Barrel Pickney’ – Jamaica’s forgotten statistic

  • Monday, November 18th, 2019

Most people will agree that the family is the foundation on which any thriving society is built but what happens, as in Jamaica’s case, when that foundation is de-stabled for reasons that seem near insurmountable? Poverty, crime and corruption are all presenting factors that everybody talks about but what about the underlying issues that few seem eager to address? One such issue is migration and its resulting challenge of the ‘barrel pickney’ syndrome. While remittance may contribute greatly to our gross domestic production, the factors surrounding the fall out from migration are often ignored to our detriment.