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Unemployment in Cayman

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Unemployment in Cayman

Post Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:56 am

by Expat Focus columnist, Gordon Barlow





Despite its large Public Revenue – US$700 million for a population of 50,000 – Cayman has generally low educational standards – the consequence of a poor educational strategy. Two generations ago, the Islands’ political representatives seem to have been persuaded by the British Colonial Office (now the FCO) not to bother about the standards of all but the brightest of their fellow Caymanians.

I comment on local education on my personal blog from time to time, and last February noted that the permanent affirmative-action program installed by the FCO forty years or so ago had negated the need for ethnic Caymanians to compete on equal terms with migrants and immigrants at any level. Foreigners’ expertise and qualifications would always be trumped by birthright entitlement...

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