A POPULAR Jamaican radio disc jockey is devastated this afternoon 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 9 and 7 years 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.
"I am devastated, mi mash up, not even one of them is mine. I can't believe Jamaican women are so wicked," he said.
He said that he had spent close to US$300,000 on both his kids since their birth.
DNA tests are required by the US Embassy in Kingston as a vital part of its immigrant visa process over the years has confirmed that a number of women are assigning paternity of their children to the wrong man, a term called 'jackets' in the Jamaican vernacular. The number of 'jackets' was contained in a diplomatic cable captioned 'fraud summary' and covered the period March 2009 to August 2009.
According to the leaked diplomatic cable, the US Embassy in Kingston "often requests applicants to undergo DNA testing because their fathers' name is either not on the birth certificate at all, or was added many years after their birth".
However, one in every 10 men who turns up at the US Embassy is told the DNA test proves that he is not the biological father of the child he is filing for.
"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," read a section of the missive that was penned in early October 2009.
Every year, thousands of Jamaicans apply for non-immigrant and immigrant visas.