Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tens of 1000s of Jobs are being held back because our Caribbean Governments are not FORWARD THINKING

Thank God technology! I would have never been able to share this information if I called in on a radio program in one of the Caribbean countries.

When will the other larger nations stop calling Caribbean countries 3rd world nations? I know when. They will definitely stop when we start taking advantage of the many benefits of globalization and just stop talking about them, but tap into the dozens of opportunities that exist for Caribbean Peoples.

Here I go again with my outside the box thinking. During my stint as President of Dare 2 Be Different International -, I stay searching for job opportunities, international managers and different avenues for our Caribbean Youth to get access to the OUTER  WORLD so their unique plans and dreams could come to pass. This I came across the USA E1 and E2 Visa.

This is a more welcoming Investor Visa than that of the Green Card through Entrepreneurship option. It allows countries that are signed on to the Treaty to come to our Caribbean isles and establish viable business entities and it also allows USA folks to establish business entities in their country also.

NOTE: If we sign on to this treaty, more businesses mean more employment - RIGHT?


The Treaty Trader (E-1) or Treaty Investor (E-2) visa is for a national of a country with which the United States (U.S.) maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation who is coming to the U.S. to carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally between the U.S. and the treaty country, or to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the national has invested, or is in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital, under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. For a list of participating countries, select Treaty Countries.

No Caribbean country has signed on to it. Here is the list of participating countries.

Why hasn't any Caribbean Government over the years signed on? I assume that our politicians want to preserve opportunities for Caribbean Entrepreneurs and they won't want USA citizens to open too many businesses and dominate the Caribbean business world and have our entrepreneurs cry out. It can be also that they want to sell Citizenship by Investment packages to bring money into the countries. What ever the reason - I really don't think it is wise to be holding back OPPORTUNITIES from our youth.

While these are all good plans, our Caribbean Youth and Caribbean Peoples are being left behind. We are constantly referred to as 3rd WORLD  COUNTRIES. I guess the bigger countries have every right to belittle us like that.

Our Caribbean people have great ideas too. Don't you notice its usually only when we leave and meet others in the BIGGER  COUNTRIES that see our potential, that we'll reach far?  Which film was ever made in the Caribbean? Which Caribbean artistes stayed in the Caribbean and made it big? Which invention was carried forward in the Caribbean? Which Caribbean Personal has their own TV Station Like Orphah? Which Caribbean Basketballer stayed in our isles and reached? These are rare cases.

I never got paid for any of my motivational speeches or presentations that I've delivered at graduations, business events, entrepreneural events etc. I usually get a fruit basket for which I am usually greatful. Recently, I started posting my speaches on Youtube and advertising my speaking services all over the web. It was just this week, I got a shocker - a Hotel Chain emailed me and asked me to submit a proposal to travel to the USA to motivate and inspire 40 hotel managers at a conference. I didn't even know what to submit in the proposal since I've never done this before. I didn't want to submit something too low and then the organization thinks I'm not good or too high and they think I'm greedy.

If I am to continue to pursue my motivational speaking career, I must then hire a manager and promoter and sadly, I really don't hear of any Caribbean Motivational Speakers in the Caribbean pushing their career like President Bill Clinton? Why - our mentality has it that we are 3rd Wolrd Countries.

The point - I would have never gotten then opportunity in the Caribbean. I would have continued to get lots of speaking engagements and baskets, but technology and globalization opens doors. This is what Caribbean Politiicans don't seem to like.

Follow me now. If we sign on to the USA E-TREATY, more unique businesses will open in our Caribbean islands and therefore provide mass employment.

If we sign on to the treaty, many more Caribbean folks will get an opportunity to expand their product and services into larger markets across the USA therefore accessing some of the possibilities of globalization.

My mother therefore, who teaches youth in the Dare 2 Be Different Youth Ministry that I founded in 2008 - ( will now not have to worry about getting our breadfruit flour, sweet potato flour, coconut fudges, sugar cakes, breadfruit chips and many other agroprocessed items sold in a 50,000 population. Why? Once we open The Dare 2 Be Different Agroprocessing Plant in the USA, we would have a larger market and therefore increasing profitability since we are getting them sold and our Caribbean countries would benefit too, because some of that money made in the USA, will be wired back to the Caribbean islands therefore increasign foreign capital.

Only in America or Europe or China or another large country will my mother get engineers to make machines that can make and bottle her jams and flours. So. . . .why aren't our Goverments signing on to such treaties that give us room to expand and explore?

Don't you have a big idea too? Honestly - will you get any where with it if you stay in the Caribbean Young People? I have several and none will ever come to pass in St. Kitts at all unless our leaders change their thinking and their advisors give better advice - that's if they are even giving at all.

Over all those years, why haven't any of our Caribbean Governments explored this option? You Views. . .

So. . . I do believe that I have at least ONE person that would agree with me that our Caribbean Governments are using their POWER to withhold FABULOUS  OPPORTUNITIES  FROM  OUR  PEOPLE, while the wiser countries have signed on to such E-Treaties and are helping their people.

How long should we continue to suffer - YOUNG  PEOPLE? How much more can we take? Remember though, there are altenate ways to MIGRATE and establish yourself. Remember, we're not coming back until our Caribbean Governments raise the bar. We'll go to study and not return. We'll open businesses outside the Caribbean and let foreign investors benefit from returns unless - UNLESS - Our Caribbean Governments begin to work for us.

Khrystus Wallace, President, Youth Advocate
Dare 2 Be Different International

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