Success Caribbean Style: Immigrants | Overcoming The Odds | Achieving Your Dream | Success Stories
About This Show
The Success Caribbean Style Podcast is a show that gives you hope and make you into a believer of fulfilling your dream.
It is a medium where immigrants from the Caribbean share their personal journey of leaving their homeland to pursue a better life in a country that has more opportunities.
You will discover how you can achieve your goals as you hear about some of the lessons learned by these immigrants. You will also have some myths dispelled as it relates to some of the stories you may have heard about in regards to some of these foreign countries.
One of the consistent message you will hear is the resiliency of Caribbean people. You will also learn how this pursuit of your dream in a foreign land can be humbling in many ways. Here are some of the topics you will hear often: overcoming fear, immigration, assimilation in a new culture, adjusting to culture shock, being home sick, pushing through financial hardships, building a new network of friends, just to name a few.
The host of the show is Kingsley Grant who is an immigrant from Jamaica now residing in the United States for almost 40 years.
Most Recent Episode
5 Helpful Tips To Plan A Cruise To The Caribbean with Kingsley Grant
6 days ago
Growing up in the rural parts of Jamaica, had it's advantages and disadvantages. The phrase "plan a cruise" would not normally be a part of any conversation we would have. This requires vacation time, which wasn't something common among us. Some people from the city would be more familiar with these conversations even though they may not have actually gone on a cruise. Not being familiar or up-to-date on certain phrases or words, some of the people from the city would label us sometimes as a "country bwoy (boy)" or "country gal (girl)." It wasn't something that I was proud of. As a matter of fact it was mostly used in a derogatory way. The implications is that you are not as smart, up-to-date, or "cool" as those who were from the city. I'm not sure if you had this or a similar experience, but I think you are able to get the gist of the term and why it was used. Advantages and Disadvantages: One of the disadvantages of growing up in the country is that we were not exposed to a lot of things as those from the city. Some of us were kind of naive to certain things and our lives were more laid-back than those from the city. For me, going on vacation was one of the "things" I referenced above. We knew about the idea but never experienced it in the true sense of the word. Our family never planned vacations. My dad was busy with work as a solopreneur, which you will hear more about in this episode. His work solely depended on him each day going out to make an income