From the 1930s to the early 1970s, the Chinese in Jamaica owned many small grocery stores all over the island. They were an insular group and mostly kept to themselves. The documentary “The Chiney Shop” explores the ways in which the Chinese shopkeepers contributed to Jamaican society. Visit us on Facebook at Ms. Chin Productions.
From the 1930s to the 1970s, Chinese-owned groceries were located on the street corners of rural and urban Jamaica. Jeanette Kong grew up in a Chinese-owned shop in Kingston and details the complex relationship and social interaction between shop-owners and locals in her new documentary, “The Chiney Shop”.