Connecting the Caribbean Diaspora
The Caribbean diaspora is scattered across several territories. Spanning from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and other parts throughout countries across the Caribbean. With today’s technological systems its easy, convenient and affordable connecting the Caribbean diaspora with their family and friends.
From money transfer, food transfer, bill payment to telecommunications connection, companies continue to develop and roll out services that enable the diaspora to connect with their loved ones back in their home countries. If a Jamaican Mom misses her son in Jamaica it doesn’t take much to connect them both.
From a local retail store the mother missing her son can make a quick stop and load her pin less phone account and connect via the use of a pinless service with Boss revolution, or she can do a quick three minute top up and load funds to her sons phone via Digicel or Lime and if that’s not enough and she would like to ensure her son has a meal and or grocery in his home she can stop by any of MoneyGram 45,000 agent location or go online to MoneyGram.com and send him a money transfer. With the transfer once she’s completed the transaction she can easily pull out her Lyca Mobile cell
phone and make a quick low cost call to Jamaica and or send him a quick text message to share the transaction number to enable his collection of the money transfer. Once transfer is done and transaction number is shared the son can collect with ease from any of Lasco’s 100 agent locations across Jamaica.
With many of these companies and technology persons in the Diaspora has no excuse not to be in touch. Companies provide several avenues with which customers can choose from to connect and continue to stay in touch and share that love and bond with their family and friends across the Caribbean.
By: Nadine Johnson