Higher crime, higher unemployment, Opposition expressed concern on joblessness

Providenciales, 23 Oct 2015 – Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson has posed the question to government based on comments from the Minister of Finance, Washington Misick which points to a surge in unemployment for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Robinson in a media release links a higher crime rate to a higher unemployment rate.

“A few months ago when I raised this matter, the Minister of Finance said that unemployment was decreasing as crime was down and this he said was an indicator that employment was on the increase.”

Robinson remarked on the huge turn out to a recent InterCaribbean Airways job fair: “In that group of job seekers were largely unemployed persons with only a few looking to change jobs. We are even more concerned by the fact that featuring high among these job seekers were school leavers and young mothers.”

The PDM this week called the PNP Administration ‘uncaring’ as the Opposition Party urged the Government to take job creation more seriously.

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