Jamaicans in New York have started an online petition to raise objection to Britain’s offer to give a £25-million grant to Jamaica to build a new prison.

The money will cover 40 per cent of the cost of the prison with Jamaican taxpayers being asked to fund the remainder.

The prison is to house 300 Jamaicans convicted in the United Kingdom to complete their sentences here.

The offer was announced by Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron while on an official visit to the island last week.

Good. Opposition to the deal is a must. This is not a good deal for Jamaica and Jamaicans.