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Nearly a million under-25s still unemployed despite growth

Nearly a million under-25s still unemployed despite growth | poverty | Scoop.it
Young people in Britain are experiencing a “jobless recovery” as unemployment among them rises while older people find work, according to a study published today.

Via Steven Preece
Winston Chua's insight:

I think young people ought to be positive. Not only that, in order to find a good job or well paid job, I think they need to persevere in order to find one. I know it is very hard to find a job even after the recession, but if they continue to find a job, I am very sure their effort will pay off. So i would like to think this positively by thinking that those who really have the desire to find a job will be able to find it. At the same time, I am sure the government will try to make more job opportunities, hence improving the situation. Not only that, I believe if you want to have a job very badly, you could attend courses to have more skills which will be useful. 

 

In conclusion I truly think that the desire and perseverance is the key to find one job.

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Bryan Au Ying Keet's comment, January 27, 2014 8:25 PM
I agree with your point that desire and perseverance plays an important and major role to one's success. But I disagree the fact that a job is all that we need. Imagine having the government giving us abundant job opportunities but no one has the capability and the skills to take up that job. This is why before we demand for jobs to be given upon us , we have to first be determined and show the government that we are capable of taking up this job to improve ourselves and our society to bring about a positive change to the nation. This will result in the building of trust in between the leaders of the country and the "countrymen".<br><br>So therefore in conclusion, we first need to work hard and develop our skills before we search for jobs that will be given to us when the government trusts us because of our hard work.
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Outrage As Former Tory MP Says Poor People Use Food Banks Because They Waste Money On Tattoos

Outrage As Former Tory MP Says Poor People Use Food Banks Because They Waste Money On Tattoos | poverty | Scoop.it
Former Tory MP, Edwina Currie, caused outrage last night after claiming that poor people use food banks because they waste their money on tattoos and dog food, and allow themselves to get into debt.

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I think what Ms Currie says is absolutely unfair and wrong. Firstly there are many people in the world, not only in America are poor and are not because they want to get another tatoo or buy dog food so they can live off the food banks. Although what she say might be true for a few people, but it is very unfair for those who are poor because they are unemployed or like what the article said that the business man have not been paid by customers.


Not only that, i find it astonishing that a former health minister would say something like this. I truly believe that many people would put away some money as savings and not simply waste money on tatoo.

i think she ought to have apologise for making this rude remark about those using the food bank. Sometimes, people might even earn just enough to feed their family so they have very little or no savings.
 

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JAMAICA: Aquaculture sector gets financial boost from EU

JAMAICA: Aquaculture sector gets financial boost from EU | poverty | Scoop.it

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica Paola Amadei wants real results from the USD 10 million EU-funded project to revive Jamaica's aquaculture industry.

"I wish this will not become another paper. Too often that happens with all the best intentions we get the best experts in the field and they write a paper without really any of it affecting the beneficiaries, which doesn't make sense," she stated.

Jamaica has received the EUR 30 million ACP Fish II Programme funded by the EU to boost fisheries management, improve food security and alleviate poverty in 78 ACP countries, The Gleaner reports.

The award comes as the fish farming sector is experiencing rough times: the local industry is seeing a drastic decline in aquaculture products, with 1,149 tonnes in 2011 compared to the 2006 high of 8,019 tonnes.

Roger Clarke, minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, assured that the government would increase its efforts to resuscitate the industry.

For example, the country has banned imports of whole fresh or frozen tilapia. Steps have been taken, he said, to prevent any recurrence of a breach of the waiver for tilapia fillets for the quick-service restaurants and hotel market, with some of the produce ending up on the open market.

He also said that the ministry would enforce stricter measures to make sure that only wholesome fish products are imported into the country.

"In this financial year, some USD 22 million [from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)] will be allocated to undertake a marketing and promotion drive, training and capacity building of fish farmers groups. Additionally, some USD 17 million will be allocated to rehabilitate the hatchery/nursery facility at our aquaculture branch to provide quality seed stock for the industry," the minister said.

Clarke insisted that the funding from international donors would be used for aquaculture to help create food security and jobs, import substitution and the save foreign exchange.

These goals will be achieved through a "complete revolution" of the aquaculture sub-sector. This will include the adoption of strategies incorporating the organisation of fish farmers using clustering and other approaches; development and implementation of effective marketing and promotion strategies; ensuring the continuous development of fish farmers and reshaping of farming practices through training programmes; and introducing appropriate technology and fish varieties for production, he explained, Jamaica Information Service reports.

He also affirmed that the Jamaican Government vows to provide the necessary framework to ensure the subsector gets maximum benefits from the external funds.

 

By Natalia Real

Winston Chua's insight:

I think eveyone should follow the exemplary action the European Union is showing by helping other countries when they are in need.

This kind of action should not only happen between countries but everyone. If you see anyone in need, just help them. It might not be a big help or a large amount of money, but it is all about your sincerity.

 

It might be a good thing in a long run when you are in need or in trouble. I am sure the person or country you help, will return the favour.

 

Apart from emphasizing the fact of helping people, i think it is also necessary for the government to play a part in help the country too. In this case, the govenment have ban imports of whole fresh or frozen tilapia. Therefore when a country is helping the other and the government is taking steps to help the country, I am sure it will help problem to be solved earlier. 

 

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