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Collin Reid

Curtailing Jamaican Travel to Britain

In the 1960s, the British government reduced Afro-Caribbean immigration to Britain to a mere trickle. Still, because Caribbean nations have special ties to Britain, their citizens have been permitted to make for short visits without visas. In 2003 the British government rescinded this courtesy to Jamaicans; now they must obtain a visa to enter Britain. The Government took this action allegedly because some Jamaicans were bringing in contraband, while others were not returning to Jamaica.

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