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#1 Aug 23, 2019 2:23 pm

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Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

I used to say that one good thing about Grenada was that the government takes a fairly relaxed view to granting visas and work permits to foreigners, it gives the place a cosmopolitan feel - plus some nice restaurants! But now I'm beginning to wonder: have we gone overboard with our welcome mat? Lately I see an awful lot of foreigners doing jobs that I'm sure could be filled by Grenadians, sometimes the chief attribute of a foreigner is his/her foreigness, and that I find difficult to take.

Now don't get all riled up Expat, I'm not talking about people like you who have a justifiable claim through marriage or whatever. I'm talking about people who flatter to deceive, who do "ordinary" work, and who are basically just carpetbaggers.

Every other nation is closing its doors - should ours remain open?

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#2 Aug 23, 2019 10:11 pm

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Re: Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

New Historian wrote:

I used to say that one good thing about Grenada was that the government takes a fairly relaxed view to granting visas and work permits to foreigners, it gives the place a cosmopolitan feel - plus some nice restaurants! But now I'm beginning to wonder: have we gone overboard with our welcome mat? Lately I see an awful lot of foreigners doing jobs that I'm sure could be filled by Grenadians, sometimes the chief attribute of a foreigner is his/her foreigness, and that I find difficult to take.

Now don't get all riled up Expat, I'm not talking about people like you who have a justifiable claim through marriage or whatever. I'm talking about people who flatter to deceive, who do "ordinary" work, and who are basically just carpetbaggers.

Every other nation is closing its doors - should ours remain open?

Me riled...never.

Have I not been the ones at least a couple of years ago to suggest we had too many foreigners? Why do we have a German airline coming too Grenada? Maybe because we have a lot of Germans making it worth laying on a service?

You seem concerned they are doing locals work.... maybe a few, but I would suggest most are either specialists with a track record, or start up business men, as per in the boat industry. Others are creating work for locals by making businesses that can employ people.

My concern was more that instead of indigenous stay here and thrive people, or JCB's that bring fresh ideas and are part of the culture by default, you will have RICH foreigners helping to drive up prices as local greed ratchets the price for everybody, making life even harder the the lower classes.

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#3 Aug 24, 2019 12:14 am

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I missed your anti-foreigner (Grensit?) post, but what does that have to do with a German airline flying to Grenada? It's not because lots of Germans live here (they are a rarity compared to Italians, Yanks and yes Brits), it's because lots of Germans want to vacation here.

Yes I will agree that most work permit holders are fully justified, but I know an awful lot of foreigners living in Grenada that make me think: what specialist skill does HE/SHE bring to the party? Some are just hustlers and barmen! You know who I mean.

Let's not forget the panda in the room: Chinese. They tend to be sticky: come to work on some Chinese-funded project but they never seem to leave? All it takes is to be Chinese to open a Chinese! smile Trinidad is awash with barely English speaking Chinese: Wha' yu wan? Fly lice?

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#4 Aug 24, 2019 12:37 am

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Re: Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

New Historian wrote:

I missed your anti-foreigner (Grensit?) post, but what does that have to do with a German airline flying to Grenada? It's not because lots of Germans live here (they are a rarity compared to Italians, Yanks and yes Brits), it's because lots of Germans want to vacation here.

Yes I will agree that most work permit holders are fully justified, but I know an awful lot of foreigners living in Grenada that make me think: what specialist skill does HE/SHE bring to the party? Some are just hustlers and barmen! You know who I mean.

Let's not forget the panda in the room: Chinese. They tend to be sticky: come to work on some Chinese-funded project but they never seem to leave? All it takes is to be Chinese to open a Chinese! smile Trinidad is awash with barely English speaking Chinese: Wha' yu wan? Fly lice?


The German women will draw the Grenadian men into prostitution and they'd love it! The Chinese do not integrate into other cultures very well unlike the whites. They have a tendency to stick by themselves causing a lot of suspicion among other races. In Jamaica,  (circa 1918,1938,1965) we have had at least three clashes with the Chinese-- all happened because they do not integrate.

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#5 Aug 24, 2019 5:55 pm

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Re: Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

New Historian wrote:

I missed your anti-foreigner (Grensit?) post, but what does that have to do with a German airline flying to Grenada? It's not because lots of Germans live here (they are a rarity compared to Italians, Yanks and yes Brits), it's because lots of Germans want to vacation here.

Yes I will agree that most work permit holders are fully justified, but I know an awful lot of foreigners living in Grenada that make me think: what specialist skill does HE/SHE bring to the party? Some are just hustlers and barmen! You know who I mean.

Let's not forget the panda in the room: Chinese. They tend to be sticky: come to work on some Chinese-funded project but they never seem to leave? All it takes is to be Chinese to open a Chinese! smile Trinidad is awash with barely English speaking Chinese: Wha' yu wan? Fly lice?

We used to have German neighbours who were renting up the hill. When they died according to my wife you would not believe the amount of Germans who attended the funerals, I suspect there are a lot more than you are aware of. Unless they all popped over on Condor for the funeral.

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#6 Aug 24, 2019 6:19 pm

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Re: Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

Germans, they just like to take over because that's their nature.
Chinese, they need every bit of space with a growing population that they can't seem to put a cap on.

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#7 Aug 25, 2019 1:14 am

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Expat wrote:
New Historian wrote:

I missed your anti-foreigner (Grensit?) post, but what does that have to do with a German airline flying to Grenada? It's not because lots of Germans live here (they are a rarity compared to Italians, Yanks and yes Brits), it's because lots of Germans want to vacation here.

Yes I will agree that most work permit holders are fully justified, but I know an awful lot of foreigners living in Grenada that make me think: what specialist skill does HE/SHE bring to the party? Some are just hustlers and barmen! You know who I mean.

Let's not forget the panda in the room: Chinese. They tend to be sticky: come to work on some Chinese-funded project but they never seem to leave? All it takes is to be Chinese to open a Chinese! smile Trinidad is awash with barely English speaking Chinese: Wha' yu wan? Fly lice?

We used to have German neighbours who were renting up the hill. When they died according to my wife you would not believe the amount of Germans who attended the funerals, I suspect there are a lot more than you are aware of. Unless they all popped over on Condor for the funeral.


German airline flying into Grenada means that more German tourists will come and the women have very large sexual appetites.  They are also highly progressive people and will intermarry just to get a piece of land or to get money and power ( Germans in Haiti in the early 19th century). The warm beaches and friendliest of the island is attractive to foreigners.


http://islandluminous.fiu.edu/part06-slide09.html

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#8 Aug 25, 2019 8:56 am

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So lets go back 100 years as an example, and use what could be claimed a stereotype of Black women to defame a few German residents and the odd sex tourist who help your beach bums make a living. Sad.

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#9 Aug 29, 2019 1:39 pm

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Re: Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

Calypso wrote:
New Historian wrote:

I missed your anti-foreigner (Grensit?) post, but what does that have to do with a German airline flying to Grenada? It's not because lots of Germans live here (they are a rarity compared to Italians, Yanks and yes Brits), it's because lots of Germans want to vacation here.

Yes I will agree that most work permit holders are fully justified, but I know an awful lot of foreigners living in Grenada that make me think: what specialist skill does HE/SHE bring to the party? Some are just hustlers and barmen! You know who I mean.

Let's not forget the panda in the room: Chinese. They tend to be sticky: come to work on some Chinese-funded project but they never seem to leave? All it takes is to be Chinese to open a Chinese! smile Trinidad is awash with barely English speaking Chinese: Wha' yu wan? Fly lice?


The German women will draw the Grenadian men into prostitution and they'd love it! The Chinese do not integrate into other cultures very well unlike the whites. They have a tendency to stick by themselves causing a lot of suspicion among other races. In Jamaica,  (circa 1918,1938,1965) we have had at least three clashes with the Chinese-- all happened because they do not integrate.

Well there is ah Chinese band kinda.

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#10 Aug 29, 2019 1:45 pm

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Re: Does Grenada have too many foreigners?

New Historian wrote:

I used to say that one good thing about Grenada was that the government takes a fairly relaxed view to granting visas and work permits to foreigners, it gives the place a cosmopolitan feel - plus some nice restaurants! But now I'm beginning to wonder: have we gone overboard with our welcome mat? Lately I see an awful lot of foreigners doing jobs that I'm sure could be filled by Grenadians, sometimes the chief attribute of a foreigner is his/her foreigness, and that I find difficult to take.

Now don't get all riled up Expat, I'm not talking about people like you who have a justifiable claim through marriage or whatever. I'm talking about people who flatter to deceive, who do "ordinary" work, and who are basically just carpetbaggers.

Every other nation is closing its doors - should ours remain open?

Here is what scares the daylight outa me, it is the amount of Medical personal from Nigeria that are practicing some kinda ah medicine.  Went to this Nigerian Docs office with me uncle, and ah looking on his wall to see if he is ah real doc, and all ah see is that he completed ah six weeks heart training course at SGU.  I became even more scared with he prescribe a number of medication for me uncle, without one Medical test.

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