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No jobs for returning nationals

Published: 
Monday, June 11, 2018

Over two months ago, Prime Minister Rowley addressed a gathering of T&T nationals in London and urged young people in the audience to come back home to help in the fight against crime in Trinidad & Tobago.

Now, I have purposely waited before writing this letter to see if others would question the hypocrisy in this statement and I’ll tell you why. You see, there is a certain national scholarship winner who went on to post-graduate studies in criminology.

She is an absolutely brilliant individual who then applied for two years to the Ministry of National Security for a job, to no avail.

Well, today that young lady is now in charge of a cluster of 11 prisons in Southern England, while those in charge of T&T prisons allow prisoner parties, complete with cell phones, music, food and dancing.

Also, if the authorities are willing to make the effort to look into the matter more thoroughly, there are many other similar stories of qualified nationals who have failed to find employment with the matching government department of their area of expertise.

GREGORY WIGHT
Maraval

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