It is widely believed that Jamaica’s ongoing crime problem can be tied to the activities of deportees who gained their criminal education abroad, however, a joint report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Bank found that there is no clear relationship between the number of deportations and serious crime rates in Jamaica. However, the stigma still persists.

The foreign homeland-the psychological impact of deportation, reintegration, and crime is the topic of this panel discussion and we are joined by BBC journalist Greg Mckenzie, Medical Doctor, and Social Commentator Dr. Alfred Dawes and Psychologist and Social Commentator Dr. Leachim Semaj.

Watch the full discussion here.