to hear. This must have been the cause of the words of frustration coming from Percival Latouche, the president of the Jamaica Association for the Resettlement of Returning Residents.
An online Jamaican news outlet has reported Latouche issuing a warning to those thinking of coming back home: “It makes no sense you spend 20, 30, or 40 years overseas working hard only to return home for people to kill you.”
Latouche has headed the returning residents association since the 1990s and, for many years, he has tried to help those people who have come home from abroad, hoping to settle peacefully in their homeland.
Many of the ‘come-home’ Jamaicans had resided in countries such as Britain, USA and Canada, where they worked in the cold climates, dreaming of the days when they would be back in their “island in the sun”. They worked hard and