Guest Editorial: Expats.
I have received the following contribution for posting. I wonder what the views of the Anguillian readers of this Blog are. It would be good to hear them.
Observing your blog I note there are a number of commissions, boards, and advisory groups appointed by government. Without exception, they are filled exclusively by Anguillian’s. For many years this has worked well. No haste, no waste. Today however, it’s a whole new ballgame and as Coville says, “things are a changing fast.”
Would guess expats account for 6-8% of the islands population. This is not a big number but certainly, not insignificant. A lot of these people have been here a long time, are citizens or belongers, and
Heretofore, the philosophy has been, it’s our country and we run it. And that has worked well for forty years. Today however, the winds of change are blowing hard and the challenges facing government are the most perilous ever. Wouldn’t a new idea, fresh approach, or second opinion be helpful?
Why doesn’t government take advantage of this valuable human resource and invite some of these talented expats to participate? They are stakeholders and would take great pride being part of the process that helps navigate
Something worth thinking about. . .
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