Foreign changes people to a degree but when you go to the rural parts of Morant Bay St. Thomas and how Keyshia’s mother’s picture the elders will tell you for sure that they remember the Watson family.
The age that is mentioned on Wikipedia conflicts with those who knew the family but knowing the turn of events it is understandable why the family moves in secrecy.
Keyshia’s mother, Joy, was a well known ”hot girl” in Morant Bay and her husband, Keyshia’s father was also well known because he provided well for his family, lets call her father Winston for now ~.
Jamaican men are notorious for living double lives and money makes it easier for them to pay the side-chicks for their silence. Keyshia’s mother was friendly and outgoing but her father was ripe with ambition. He wanted a certain life for his family and set out to get it by any means. Many of the water bodies in St. Thomas are ports for drugs, the drug-lord would send a description of whatever was sent and it would pop-up. The handler picks it up, does what he is ordered to do and everyone gets paid. Easy right?
A few times packages were stolen but for the most part people knew they were not to touch that which did not belong to them because they could easily be traced. Jamaica is a small island!
Keyshia’s father people say was a second in command handler who had a few men working for him and life was really good for Keyshia’s family. They built a nice home, had a good life, traveled . Money was good even though the side-chick/matie lived in the same parish, everything was flowing pretty good so there were no complaints.
Word on the streets of St. Thomas is that Keyshia’s father (Will go in depth part 2) no longer did pick ups, there were two ”fishermen” who picked up for him and then he would take the package to the second boss in Kingston. These were Colombian connections.
A big package turned up missing, the ”fishermen” did said they didnt see it, no delivery was made to Kingston. Keyshia’s father appeared to be living normally as he was before, the only thing that changed was that their house was now grilled outside and in.
According to the side-chick, no one could get inside their house without being let in. The windows were double grilled and so were the doors. His new security precaution triggered an alarm to those who were set to watch him and he was approached by the big boss as to why all of a sudden his house was ”grilled down”, he told them no reason. To be fair, he did not buy anything new, nor did anyone see him with the contents of the missing package. But…people kept talking about the new grills the house had.
Keyshia, her mother and brother were busy living their lives traveling while the dad stayed back and carried out his plans of becoming mega rich.
When Keyshia says people say how much she is like her dad, they are referring to his ambition which was to get rich by any means necessary.
Months seeing that the bosses has accepted the story about him not knowing about the package. Winston, secretly began to by cases of Craven A and began selling them. The cigarettes sold well and was used for a cover to sell some of the contents that was in the ”missing package” that he knew ”nothing ” about some months before.