Month: November 2013

Skills London 2013

I went to the Skills London 2013 job fair on the 23rd of November 2013 on behalf of every young person 16-24 in the Commonwealth. I had a great feeling within myself because as a representative of so many educated and aspiring young people I was probably the most qualified and marketable person at the fair. However I wasn’t there to find a job for myself. I was there to report to you about the opportunities which are available to you in the United Kingdom. My first stop was at the Royal Air Force where I was wearing the hat of potential engineer. There is a HUGE shortage of engineers of all types in the UK. I spoke with a variety of employers who offer sponsorships for Commonwealth citizens. If you have a degree in engineering then the Caribbean East Atlantic Company Limited would love to assist you in making that leap into a future prosperous life in the UK. We will be making links directly with employers in the next couple of weeks and we will be making stops at the major universities in the Caribbean to market what we do to institutions and students. Here is a short list of engineering employers email addresses and websites who are looking for aspiring engineers to come and work for them. You are welcome to send your CV to them directly...

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Escaping the Barrel

By: Peter CampbellWritten: 07/09/13  My agent in the Caribbean country of Jamaica had a particularly rotten experience of what we call Crab in a Barrel Syndrome. This syndrome derives its name from the curious case of how crabs in an open barrel cannot seem to work together to escape. It seemed as if actual Jamaicans objected to the service that we provide. I was shocked. I have posted one of the responses because they raise concerns which anyone who is ignorant of our service would ask. Please view the following detractors: I am not charging you for a job finding service. I will use connections which I have deliberately built up to help you find a job but our service assumes that a person’s job is not the sum total of their lives. I am not charging you to find accommodation. I will use connections which I have acquired to ensure that you find cheap and suitable accommodation while avoiding systemic racism which immigrants usually, even without realizing, come up against. But again, where you live is not the sum total of who you are. The service that we provide can be broken down into five categories: 1)      Collective bargaining 2)      Line of sight services 3)      Up-to-date information 4)      Life coaching 5)      Social connection and integration We are helping you at a cost to rise socially...

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Where is the Motherland?

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. Born: 17 August 1887 (In St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica) Died: 10 June 1940 (In London, United Kingdom) (aged 52) Once the era of great men before us is forgotten then it will be time for other great men to arise. We will forget them too, but that is why great men must emerge. Now is not the time to forget; now is the time to remember the works of men like Marcus Garvey. Marcus Garvey was one of the first Black leaders to articulate the need to leave the Caribbean and return to our true homeland. Our politicians gave credence to that view by designing our independence as the first step towards freeing the masses from the land to which they had been bound. We have learnt that to become free we must first build the land on which we stand. We’ve learnt that freedom is much harder than slavery. Slavery was a life of ease, the life of children. Freedom is the life of adults, a life of thinking and acting on one’s own; succeeding and failing with only ourselves to blame. I believe that Marcus Garvey had every right to see Africa as his rightful home. But there are others among us whose racial heritage springs from many varied streams. My doctrine includes Garvey’s as well as all other races on our islands in...

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