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We need to get our people employed - Hon. Walwyn

expresses concern about the amount of work permits being granted
September 6th, 2012 | Tags: Hon.Myron Walwyn unemployed work permits
Hon. Walwyn stated that the government must find a number of ways to get the people of the Virgin Islands employed. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The amount of persons in the Virgin islands that are unemployed, is said to be ridiculously high, according to the Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, who stated that something has to be done to attend to this problem as much as possible.

The Minister gave these statements at the first sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly, on September 3, 2012. 

Hon. Walwyn said that every day, people are knocking on his doors, talking about being unemployed and how bad they are looking for work.

 He stated that the people who are generally looking for work in the territory, are the Virgin Islanders and belongers. “They cannot find work in this country to do anymore.” 

The Honorable Minister said “We are concerned that work permits are being granted on a regular basis… We have to look at that scenario and draw the line somewhere.” 

He went on to say that if there are more people in the Virgin Islands that are unemployed than ever before, “then we cannot continue to increase the number of persons coming to the territory.” 

“For some people who are not from here being employed and those who are from here, can’t get an answer to an application, is something that I am concerned about.” 

For this situation to change, he proposed that the government must find a number of ways to raise the employment level in the Virgin Islands. 

“We talk about the cruise ship development, we have legitimate concerns for members of the public, but there are opportunities out there with that particular development…In regards to the airport extension and expansion, there are number of job opportunities there.” 

He said “we need to be proactive, we need to get our people employed… we need to get people involved in entrepreneurial opportunities.”

14 Responses to “We need to get our people employed - Hon. Walwyn ”

  • man down (06/09/2012, 14:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy just talk too day he acting like the Premier the next day he acting like the Labour minister..Kedrick I know you are not pleased look how Johnny come lately Myron running rings around all you other NDPs
  • under the bus (06/09/2012, 14:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is Kedrick????? is he still in the cabinet
  • school children (06/09/2012, 14:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    school children say doc was pissed over these comments dem say he turn red in the house when Myron spoke well saw look melee!
  • ooooo (06/09/2012, 15:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    when it ain't andrew its he's picking on kedric
    • help him lord (06/09/2012, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      let's hope he do not pick on you next 'ooooooo' as the boy is a lose canno
  • stay in yo lane (06/09/2012, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This dude need to stay in his own damn lane. He talking about everybody else portfolio except his. Poor Pickering. Vino you guys giving this dude to much publicity.
  • Brad Boynes (06/09/2012, 16:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    really!!!! This bloke bought the Pub and got rid of all the employees even locals now talking thrash. Work permits are not even in his portfolio. What is the Minister of Labour saying/doing?
  • work permit (06/09/2012, 20:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    shut ayo mouth he aint picking on no pickering ,pickering just get the post is the previous minister is responsible for all this crap local can't get work but every min a expat getting permit ,then the private companies laying off locals saying no work it slow,but the next week you see an expat get that position ,going into labor office to complain how un fairly you was treated at the work place is a waste of time
  • critic (06/09/2012, 23:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    how can he be saying this after he just purchased the PUB and layed off everyone? i really dont want to call him a crook
  • critic (06/09/2012, 23:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    how can he be saying this after he just purchased the PUB and layed off everyone? i really dont want to call him a crook
  • turtle speech is good sometimes (06/09/2012, 23:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    myron cannot even run the little ministry they left him with now he trying to run doc pickering own..boss slow down you too hurry going no where
  • Wiser (07/09/2012, 01:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please Please let Hon. Pickering do his job. I know he is quite capable.
    Its an honor to be in that position, and fullfill it with the greatest humility. Remember where you came from, because your parents i'm sure at one time had to get work permit and now look at you today!

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