Jamaica: Race with Unrest

"The government say we got to creep before we walk," said a Kingston shoeshine boy, snapping his cloth. Then he looked up. "Hell, mon, we been creeping forever." Just finished celebrating its second anniversary of nationhood after 307 years of British rule, Jamaica is an impatient country, increasingly dissatisfied with merely creeping toward the accouterments of modern life that newly independent peoples feel they have coming to them. Jamaicans want TV sets, washing machines, new autos-and they want them soon.

Short of the Goal. Under Sir Alexander Bustamante, 80, a white-maned...

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