DAIC president Kenny Green advocates the need for a migrant policy

Kenny Green president of DAIC

President of the Dominica Association Industry and Commerce Kenny Green believes there is a need for a Migrant Policy in Dominica.

He made that statement while delivering remarks during the ‘Eggs & Issues Breakfast’ on Migration and Economic Development: The Dominica Perspective held at the Prevo Cinemall on Wednesday.

“The truth is, though, we need migrant policy. We have not seen any inward migration policy that caters for our weaknesses that caters to some of the threats that exist and to look at the opportunities,” he said.

According to Green, the economic impact of migrants is seen in the level of contribution to the country.

He said despite the common belief that Dominica is flooded with migrants, it is of great value.

“If you look at the amount of consumption in larger Caribbean islands where there is a larger grouping of migrants or immigrants…and you look at it within context to countries like Dominica where you have [fewer ] migrants, then you will see the value of having migrants within our communities,” he added.

According to Green, the number of people who live in Dominica and those who migrate from the country will have a serious impact on the economy.

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  1. Just asking
    January 26, 2020

    This guy is saying lots of little nothings. While there is “… value of having migrants within our communities”, he is right there also needs to be clear migrant policies. But when the gov’t relies on demographic and political inferences from a band manager, Mark-the-economist, in attempting to justify absorbing the better part of 11 to 15 million people into a tiny population of 70 thousand without mention of the absence of a migrant policy, you know we are in serious trouble, even though the plan is to expand their voter base long term.

  2. Maybe
    January 23, 2020

    Create jobs stop the hand out put an international airport and will see the difference

  3. Casio
    January 23, 2020

    i agree. we need more valuable inward migration. Unfortunately there are positives and pluses. Many times we treat foreigners better than our own. my question today is how people do we have in Dominica today in 2020? do we know? the people are a nations most valuable resource. To not take stock of that is being careless, especially after a major disaster like Maria. We clearly need to improve our economy here, and increasing our populatin can help. Unfortunately we cannot wait for younger generations to mature into a working class, in the meantime we can create a business enviroment that is more attractive to disapora, foreingers and foreign business to come here and work and spend their money.

  4. gressis
    January 23, 2020

    Mr Green always try to sound intelligent but can never bring a point forward. His thoughts are confusing. or maybe I not bright just like him.

    • Frank N Stein
      January 23, 2020

      You are correct. All now we are left hanging.

    • The Truth Be Told
      January 23, 2020

      I think you are negative and do not take your time to listen.

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