Stigma is less than before, say Jamaicans, but media coverage of arrival puts some on edge

Outside Harman Barracks, a colonial-era base for the Jamaica Constabulary Force in Kingston, Lamar was waiting for the release of his brother, one of the 29 people who arrived on the island on Wednesday on a British deportation flight.

He said the press in Jamaica had been unfair to the deportees. “They treat everybody just like criminals, just the same. But not everybody is a criminal, sometimes people get mixed up in little different things but that doesn’t make you bad.”

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