Parliamentary Question: Work Permit Numbers

December 8, 2018

A grand total of 538 work permits were issued in September, 836 in October and 831 in November.

This was stated in the House of Assembly as Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was replying to Parliamentary Questions from Shadow Minister of Home Affairs and Environment Sylvan Richards.

The Parliamentary Question said, “Would the Honourable Minister please confirm for this Honourable House the number of work permits approved in the months of September, October, and November 2018? Please provide a separate figure for each month.”

The answers from Minister Caines follow below [PDF here]:

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  1. Shanon says:

    Have Government check if these people are really qualify for these position, someone applying for Account manager might lie and work as sales person in a gift store.

    • What says:

      Store name and person name please

    • hmmm says:

      The Department has a Immigration Board that reviews each applications. Half the board is made up of OBA and PLP members.

  2. RSE says:

    How many of these are renewals & how many are new permits

  3. puzzled says:

    Betcha 90% were renewals.

    No way all those people just arrived.

  4. Shaquan says:

    Has Government checked wether these people actually work on the islanf and contributing to the GDP!!!!wake up, we have thousands working abroad and employing other people while sucking the life out of this country

    • ladasha says:

      If they aren’t on island they don’t need a work permit. Doh!

  5. Sick of my people says:

    Was half sleep and didn’t have glasses on.Exuse the typos. I get so emotional with this topic. It’s crazy what’s going on in this island and more and more coming by the day. I love it so I can speak it!!!

  6. Bdaguy says:

    Well I know two people Canadians who got fired from a job and this government and immigration department I given them a work permit to work somewhere else which is a load of crap that was Michael Fahey all the PLP supporters would be marching on Parliament now if the PLP does it it’s okay to do Kevin the other government did it it was not okay