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January 11, 2013

Re: De Love Vine – Canada We Coming

Fri Jan 11, 2013

Editor: I read with some interest and a good measure of amusement Bassy’s piece on the above caption which appeared in the Searchlight newspaper of Friday, 4th January, 2013. I would summarize the thrust of Bassy’s piece as follows:{{more}}

“So, after 60 years Canada is again asking for skilled migrant workers, but we are no better prepared now than we were in 1950 to take up the challenge.”

The idea that the focus of our education and economy should be on technical and vocational skills has been mooted many times since 1950 and has been dismissed as many times as it has been advocated.

Bassy’s piece brings to my mind several expressions:

(1) The local expressions: The boat/bus leave we (we missed the boat/bus)

We spinning top in mud/sh.. .

(2) From the movie “Smokey and the Bandit”

“Daddy all this bullsh.. has got to stop.”

Castine I. Quashie