Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit,
As President and Founder of Dare 2 Be Different International, one of the most an active and vocal gospel based youth organizations in St. Kitts - Nevis, - www.d2bdifferent.com, I am deeply troubled and my heart instantly began to ache when I read an article titled: Dominica prime minister wants OECS ‘brain drain’ reversed
Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/dominica_news/608240.html#ixzz28f2ffJTC
It is imperative that our Caribbean Leaders replace some of their right hand men and women because they are OUT OF TOUCH. I honestly believe that while many Caribbean Leaders get all the blame, many times it is not totally their fault, but those that are close that should be making things happen too.
I know about that as a leader too.
Caribbean Leaders NEEEEEEED to hire INNOVATIVE YOUTH MINDS to guide them with ideas or they will sooner or later regret that they didn't.
Like Esther, God placed you there to SAVE OUR CARIBBEAN YOUTH. God placed you there to FIGHT AGAINST THE BRAIN DRAIN by not just being Prime Minister of Dominica, but CARIBBEAN YOUTH AMBASSADOR since you are among the highest decision making bodies.
According to your biography on http://www.dominica.gov.dm/cms/?q=node/36 which says: ‘Skerrit’ as he is popularly known is equally at home with a hammer helping to build houses for needy persons as he is representing Dominica at the highest level of the international circuit.
Please PUT ON YOUR ARMOUR AND GE T YOUR SWORD AND JOIN ONE MORE FIGHT. THE FIGHT FOR OUR CARIBBEAN YOUTH - so they can see why they should stay in the Caribbean and not travel abroad to LIVE. We are depending on you to ADVOCATE MORE FOR CARIBBEAN YOUTH POLICIES.
Go down in HISTORY like Martin Luther King Jr. We are DEPENDING ON YOU!
“Yes we can go out of the region to the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere but we must decide for ourselves how are going to go about developing our region by ourselves and for ourselves. As the world is getting a little more challenging it will require us to do more ourselves and finance more of our developments rather than depending on our development partners.
Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/dominica_news/608240.html#ixzz28f3T18fq
Everyday - many young people in the Caribbean ask themselves - Should I stay or Should I go? Will my dreams come through here in my country or ONLY IN AMERICA. (I ponder those questions too Sir, ever so often)
I beg of you Mr. Prime Minister - DO NOT BE NAMED AMONG THE LEADERS AND POLITICIANS WHO ARE OUT OF TOUCH as the youngest prime minister - If you want us to STAY - YOU MUST BEGIN TO FIGHT FOR US. We're Begging! (I'm literally down on my knees and typing. When you get to heaven ask God if I'm lying. And if you send for me, one of my first photo moments before I enter your office, would be to kneel down, with my hands clasped just to show the media and world, just how passionate I am for our youth and for YOUR HELP.)
I should never dance when I hear the song, "ONLY IN AMERICA" playing. I have a dream of bringing out a Dare 2 Be Different Video Game that is currently being patented. Which Caribbean Banker would be willing to fund it? I want to direct and act in My Family Movie and push it to reach box office so I too can hear that the first week it opened tickets sold off around the world and it made 10.7 Million US Dollars - Which Caribbean Banker is willing to fund that?
Since 2007, I built the Caribbean Auction Site - www.caribbesales.com. I have just started pushing it now some more because things are slow and I'm using technology to turn things around in my business - www.kvkenterprises.com. Don't you think that if I had headed to the USA or UK - 5 years ago, The Caribbean's Auction Site - could have been big like EBAY or maybe even bigger because nothing like that really has ever seriously come to the Caribbean? Shouldn't I go to seek out a SILICON VALLEY INVESTOR Sir? Be Honest - Put your political ambitions aside and tell me WHAT DOES THE OECS OR CARIBBEAN HAVE TO OFFER? WHAT SHORT TERM PLANS TO OUR GOVERNMENTS HAVE FOR OUR YOUTH - PLEEAAASSE TELL ME?
Shouldn't I try to go before year's end, tell them of that idea and all my other ideas, get them funded and not come back?
I am quite certain that I am not the only Youth out there with great ideas and feeling how I feel. I guess I am the only one willing to write and go public and suffer the risk of discrimination, victimization and hatred by my peers for going public. I believe I understand how Martin Luther King Jr. felt when he commented, "
Sir, if you want to REVERSE THE BRAIN DRAIN - SET THE TREND SO OTHER COUNTRIES CAN SEE. START HELPING THE YOUTH WITH INNOVATIVE POLICIES AND START MARKETING TO ATTRACT VENTURE CAPITALISTS.
And then we want the brain drain to stop?
When I presented The Caribbean Auction Site idea to a banker in St. Kitts about 5 years ago to get some marketing capital, the appointment lasted less than 5 minutes. They said, the idea is good, they love it and it can reach very far, but we don't have anything to hold, so we can't help you. IMAGINE THAT and I'm certain many Caribbean Youth will side with me having heard similar statements.
Maybe if I were in the USA, I would have been a millionaire by now? Check out My Site Mr Prime Minister - www.caribbesales.com - Isn't it impressive? Doesn't it have Caribbean Potential for many youths to sell their products on it and make a living? Isn't is capable of creating employment not just for St. Kitts - Nevis but for the Caribbean too. I sell on EBAY too and make some money there - that works - why won't my site work? But no one knows about it or is being empowered to use it because of lack of marketing capital. Will a Dominican Banker Help me sir? Or are all Caribbean Bankers alike? Can I call your secretary tomorrow and she give me a Venture Capitalist firm in the Caribbean? Let's make a deal, when I call, because I will, If she gives me one that helps, I'll stay.
There's ONE THING FOR SURE, my middle name is "NEVER GIVE UP," and if I have to join those who've gone just to make it happen - so let it be unless YOU DO SOMETHING SIR. UNLESS YOU INSPIRE CHANGE.
If I do it, do you know how many other youth would be inspired to leave too? Why stay in the Caribbean Sir if you won't fight for us?
Why has Larry King or Piers Morgan of CNN never interviewed a Caribbean person or more so a Caribbean Youth whose innovative idea reached far by staying in the Caribbean.
Do you know that the US Congress passed President Obama's JOBS ACT to help USA businesses, ESPECIALLY YOUTH BUSINESSES raise Capital on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks through Crowd funding networks? The USA and UK and the other bigger countries seem to care.
That means I will soon be tapping into that opportunity - I did test and open a USA company - The Supply Shop Inc - www.thesupplyshopinc.com . What if raising capital that way works, shouldn't I move to the USA too to run my business there and continue the brain drain because our Caribbean Leaders aren't being so caring and innovative for ours youths.
Read about the Jobs Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumpstart_Our_Business_Startups_Act
Mr. Prime Minister - do you know about merchant account funding and invoice factoring? Suppose I start doing more consultancy sessions through my small consultancy firm - www.kwconsultingskn.com ? That could damage our Caribbean Economy further, because youths will follow me, start USA businesses, use US merchant accounts to charge Caribbean clients and Caribbean money would go to USA Banks and we use USA Debit Cards to shop locally keeping the cash out of our economies simply because the opportunity exists OVERSEAS.
Isn't it getting SCARY? I just do a lot of reading and I test and try everything myself. Come to my office Mr. Prime Minister, I'll show you some communication with a USA LAWYER that is encouraging me to leave with my ideas because I won't get anywhere with them in the Caribbean. He's willing to do all my papers for FREE. Should I go? He's an immigration lawyer and there are so many legal entry points. He follows me online and says the work I'm doing especially with the technology is impressive and I have a global following.
I honestly believe that he knows that if he gets me to go and then I write about what his firm did for me, he'll get business forever. Should I go Mr. Prime Minister? Should I? I won't have to PAY ANY MONEY to get the paper work done. What would you do SIR if you were us youths, in the Caribbean, with great ideas, can't get innovative funding and a great opportunity to MIGRATE presents itself - ESPECIALLY for free?
Technology has made it so easier to access information. Have you read that anyone - INCLUDING CARIBBEAN YOUTH can get citizenship / us green card by investment. All we need to do is get an investor to partner with us and invest between US$500,000 - US$1M. This isn't much to carry out our innovative ideas and get living rights leading to citizenship rights in the USA - See http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextchannel=cf54a6c515083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextoid=cf54a6c515083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD
Time won't permit me to go on here even though I have only shared 0.01% of my heart, but I believe you get the point Mr. Prime Minister. Unless the young people see help ahead - WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK FOREIGN OPPORTUNITIES. After all, if you have a dream of buying a BMW, you will do all in your power to ensure you have the keys one day right?
It's the same thing for us. On Friday past, our ministry released a grant appeal to the world with eight (8) innovative ideas for youth and we want to place one in your hand/email inbox because our vision is not just to empower youths in our Base Country - St. Kitts, but around the world. Sooooo, we would hope, since you are the youngest Prime Minister and most likely the most innovative, up-to-date leader that cares about DOMINICAN and CARIBBEAN youth, you'll request your copy and use our ministry to help implement some of the ideas.
Sir - Caribbean Young People are definitely depending on YOU! Just as I used several social media networks to get out this open letter and used my email database with hundreds of global recipients, I would gladly use the same medium when I browse the internet, or when you send me a personal copy of an ARTICLE HEADLINE: Prime Minister Skeritt Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Venture Capital Firm To Help Get Innovative Youth Ideas Funded.
It's 10:56pm 7/10/2012. I had called our Director of Intercession - Sister Patricia Sampson and asked her to remember you in prayer as you take up our Ministry's Challenge to you to fight for the youth and she immediately started having a Cell Phone Prayer Meeting Just for you. We pledge to continue praying for you sir - and we thank God in advance already inspiring you to FIGHT FOR YOUTH FROM NOW - in Jesus Name.
Khrystus Wallace, Youth Advocate
Dare 2 Be Different International
Khrystus Wallace For Prime Minister - www.kwforpm.com
See all I'm doing at: www.khrystuswallace.com