Sunday, August 12, 2007

Rowley concerned about local use of foreign labour

By Prior Beharry

Housing Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday expressed concern over the use of foreign labour in T&T even while admitting the need for such labour.

Rowley was speaking at a symposium for small contractors at the head office of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) at South Quay, Port-of-Spain.

“I hope that this is happening after we have exhausted our attempts at taking on board our locals,” he said of the use of foreign labour.

He said the problem of a labour shortage was particularly bad in Tobago where a lot of Caricom nationals were now working.

“We still have some significant attitude problems to deal with in the wider national community,” he added.

Asked to elaborate on his statements during a break, Rowley said he had no more comments to make on the matter.

During the symposium, he told the contractors to take advantage of the training programmes available to ensure they have skilled and competent labourers.

Cont O Cont! How you so fockin dotish ?

How the fock you think we have a shortage of labour in the country cont? All yuh stupid fockers take all the focking labour and employ them in the focking dotish CEPEP program cont. When they could cut grass and paint stones for 2 hours ah day, wat the fock all yuh expect?

Who bring all these fockin Chinese labourers and who build the fockin Emperor mansion cont? Is the fockin dumb nigga mentality PNM.

We want all yuh to hussle up wid the fockin CSME so we could get some Guyanese coolie people to come and balance of all the fockin niggas comin in from the focking islands.

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