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JAMAICA DISC JOCKEY WHO GOT JACKETS SAY HE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT KIDS

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Popular Jamaican radio disc jockey DJ Linkage has said that he will continue to take care of the kids, aged nine and seven, who he found out are not his biological kids after a mandatory DNA test sanctioned by the US Embassy as part of its immigration visa process. 

 

"I am going to continue to take care of them. When I came to Jamaica the other day, I couldn't bring myself to go see them, it was just too much, I had to ease off the pressure. I can't get back too close to them, these women have done a terrible thing, but when I have an extra money, I will send it for them," DJ Linkage told ONE876 EDITOR Claude Mills. 

 

Last year, the disc jock was devastated after he got a letter from a DNA agency informing him that the two kids he had fathered with two Jamaican women were not his biological children. The disc jockey, who migrated to the US several years ago, had filed for both his kids, aged nine and seven year old, but the results of the paternity testing for the immigration-related application showed that the kids who he had supported since birth were not his biological children. 

 

DJ Linkage said the pain was even more palpable during the Christmas holidays. The mushrooming fallout from the DNA test results has caused him intense emotional and psychological pain. 

 

"This Christmas was the first without them and it was tough. Normally, I would be around them on Christmas Day, I couldn't even buy them presents because it was like reminding myself that I am taking care of other men's children. I couldn't see them this time, nothing, it was a bitter pill to swallow," he said. 

 

He said that women who resort to the practice of dispensing 'jackets' are innately evil. 

 

"These mothers are evil. One of them had even been boasting in her community that I had to mine her child even though it wasn't my biological child, and she was using my money to flaunt, and show off on people with name brand things. They played me, and I can't see myself through the wall, I can't get it out of my system. Both played me and gave me jackets," he said. 

 

A 'jacket' is a colloquial Jamaican term coined to define the practice where women knowingly assign the paternity of their children to the wrong man, often for financial gain or advantage. 

 

DJ Linkage revealed that both children have tried to call him recently but he has blocked their mothers' numbers but he still sees the rejected calls. 

 

"I am dreading the conversation I am going to have with them. How can I tell a nine or a seven year old kid that I am not their father?" he asked earnestly. 

 

DNA tests are required by the US Embassy in Kingston as a vital part of its immigrant visa process . The number of 'jackets' contained in a diplomatic cable captioned 'fraud summary' and covered the period March 2009 to August 2009.

 

A section of the cable in October 2009 said: "Approximately 10 per cent of all cases where DNA is done result in no biological relationship. This percentage does not include those applicants that choose to abandon their case rather than undergo DNA testing".

 

Every year, thousands of Jamaicans apply for non-immigrant and immigrant visas.

 

"The fallout from this will be with me for a long time. My wife and I are very attached to these kids, and she has suggested that I still help them, but not get too attached, and that's what I am going to do, help when I can, every once in a while," he said. 

 

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