Minister Farrakhan urges Caribbean to unite

By TSIXX,  Newser User

Posted Dec 23, 2011 11:28 AM CST

(User Submitted) – In an important and historic trip to the Caribbean, Minister Louis Farrakhan was warmly received by political leaders, religious leaders, media and the masses as was his message of self-determination and unity.
Min. Farrakhan warned the Caribbean is becoming marginalized, and the system cannot absorb those who have been educated at college/university level, thus, the problem of “brain drain” has led to the weakening of each territory. Brain drain accounts for a 50% loss in the labor force from the university level and approximately 30% loss of those who have completed high school in the country. Similarly, Guyana suffers an 89% loss in her labor force due to immigration, while Haiti experiences the lowest loss at 10%. Min. Farrakhan pointed out the link between unemployment and the drug trade that perpetuates a cycle of criminality. Read the full article.

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