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Me remember well when Micheal Manley did put a stop to foreign ownership of land in Jamaica in the '70's. It was quite an important move as wealthy foreigners were buying ALL of the prime properties that were of, especially, tourist value. Like, beach front and such. And most of the people that were selling the land were very unsophisticated and thought them prices were SO great! Manley try and put a stop to all of that thievery. But then U.S. step in and put a stop to Manley. Them want the wealthy to have access to whatever them want wherever them want it. And as value rises, politicians get paid off to change policy or go down in 'democratic' defeat!
Now in Jamaica all the beachfront is owned by foreigners and the first time fishermen that was there is long gone. Maybe waiting tables or being hotel gardeners or something working for U.S. $30.00 a week. Hillside property with nice view, owned by foreigners, only a few farm and such left that be owned from long time still in the hands of Jamaican.
While is idealistic to say 'no one no own land', reality today is that wealthy ones have certain power to con-trol and poor ones is left with little to nothing. Seen.
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