Additionally, Chinese immigration was more expensive than other schemes because of the distance from China to the West Indies. Indian immigration introduced new cultures and religions into the British West Indies.
The shortage of women caused jealousy and resentment between the Chinese and the black populations. Some had been flogged and wrongly imprisoned, while others had not been paid their promised wages.
Also, immigrants would have settled more happily if Chinese women had been allowed to immigrate. Chinese celebration in the Caribbean Figure 4: Even though Greenwood deemed the Indian immigration scheme a failure she went on to say that many people of Indian descent in the West Indies today, would not look back on the scheme as a failure.
Also, this research topic is not a very popular topic and so the researcher to use his skills as an historian. Therefore, as cited by Parbattie Ramsarran in Julythe Indian government suspended emigration to the Caribbean while a thorough investigation was done in British Guiana.
It was immediately proclaimed a success in British Guiana. A Chinese Family Figure 2: In addition they also aid in the economy as communication links are made with their presence and this allows for a prosperous Caribbean community.
Chinese immigrants aboard a ship to the Caribbean Figure 5: The Observer 31 May Date: Under some schemes Chinese were deceived as they were not told of the nature of work they were going into and false promises were made about repatriation.
Published 28 Nov Sugar producers then turned to ex-slaves to solve the labour problems that existed but was face by the unfortunate as wages and working conditions were a problem as they could not be negotiated. The indentured servant system in general deprived human beings of freedom for long periods of their lives as they were sometimes restricted to the states and there was great mortality and suffering among the immigrants.
The Chinese have added another dimension to the plurality of the cultural heritage of the entire Caribbean. As a result of this West Indian producers began to face severe competition from other countries like Cuba and countries that produced beet sugar and at that time sugar prices were also falling.
Chinese practicing their religion in the caribbean Figure 5: And lastly, When the Chinese immigrants found that they had been misled about the kind of work, they frequently refused to work.
Some set up villages and grew rice and sugarcane. Greenwood stated that in John Gladstone the owner of two plantations in British Guiana applied to the Secretary of State for the Colonies for permission to import Indian labourers.
The system proved too cumbersome to administer and was prematurely terminated in Inafter giving loans to the governments of British Guiana, Trinidad and Jamaica, she wanted 2 http: As soon as they could they tried to obtain land 1 Robert Greenwood, S.
The reason for this topic being by the researcher is to better, analyze, interpret and interpret whether the Indian and Chinese immigration schemes actually solved the labour problem that faced the Caribbean during the post emancipation period.
However the immigrants later made immense contribution to the Caribbean society. In conclusion, the immigration system can be argued to be a failure from a moral point of view as previously stated by greenwood. The researcher is thankful for their guidance and constructive criticism as this is what shaped the topic of research to what it has become and for that the researcher is truly grateful.
Even though this scheme appears to have been successful, Greenwood noted that in many ways it did not live up to expectations as it had many failings from a moral point of view. In Guadeloupe and Martinique were also banned, and only Surinam continued importing Indians until To date, these characteristics have positively impacted the Jamaican society.
These immigrants have allowed for a diversified Caribbean society with many cultures prospering without strife.
Hence, to defeat the labour problems James Stephen, a Colonial Office official, humanitarian and drafter of the Emancipation Act, was appointed to draw up conditions for immigrant labour schemes in which would make it clear that no new slave trade was being established.
Its main purpose was to prevent the immediate desertion of estates by the-slaves, although, in fact, it was the masters and not the slaves who were awarded compensation for the loss of their property. As it was impossible to oversee the treatment of the immigrants in other territories it was decided in to stop the transportation of Indians into all non British colonies except Surinam, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
The Chinese government was opposed to it as it hurt Chinese pride, but having suffered a succession of defeats by the European powers sincethey were forced to accept it. The Chinese in Jamaica. Indian Businesses in the caribbean The School Based Assessment (SBA) is an integral part of students study and assessment in Caribbean History; it represents 21% of the total marks for CSEC.
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