WHAT DOES THE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT REQUIRED BY THE EUROPEAN
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With education certifications and degrees within
87% of our success in changing the way
Different government department bureaucrats have from time to time, told me of opportunities for export opportunities. The bottleneck has been the lack of young trained people with the ambition and drive to take advantage of them. I am continuously looking and testing young people to mentor. The thing is; character, drive and honesty are my requirements, not so much skills which can be taught if necessary. This is the problem of every business person in
To export, and build our economy, and create jobs we NEED customs tariffs, that can be adjusted by the Cabinet ( the legislature doesn’t work in
For example we have both materials and the knowledge to make chocolates for export in a niche gourmet market. We grow cacao and we have milk ( not enough ) and lots of sugar and molasses. Some cottage industries already produce these. We do lack young people who are entrepreneurs. Immigration should solve that. ( It takes about 15 years to do this, as one needs the second generation young people. ) What though, is the sense of starting a chocolate candy export business in competition with the rest of the world, and particularly the European Union, if we cannot compete? This story is endless, the opportunities I know of today are so many, I would have to lose 60 years off my age and start over. The revitalized Development Finance Corporation should assist in these entrepreneurial fields.
You have to consider ECONOMIES OF SCALE! Bigger markets like the EU, or
Let me illustrate by a personal experience. 40 years ago, I wanted to make cement blocks like they did in
The point is; how can you compare an EU small factory producing 2 million blocks a day, to a two man operation and machine producing 300 blocks a day, which serves our market size locally? Most newer entrepreneurial industries in
There are many other examples, but the point is; signing the EPA means sacrificing our future development and we might as well go back to the brain drain and train students for export. Reduce the population by exporting them and teach our government to live on reduced tax revenues. Going back to colonial days size and status. Make no mistake about it, this EPA is a momentous decision for
The argument offered on television by the Prime Minister is; that he cannot choose the EPA signing, predicated on the longer, or mid term future economy of
It is true, we are in a tip over phase of development. We do not yet have enough exports and the future is somewhat uncertain. Certainly all departments, both in Agriculture, business and education have been and are still doing their best to make available trained people to let us expand economically. The Prime Minister is right in a certain sense, that he must protect the NOW of $132 million of commodity exports. Is this EPA the only solution, is what I ask?