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drwho
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Hi there!
This is my first post to the board, so bear with me.
I'm a 57 year old self-employed computer tech. I build, repair, troubleshoot, network, and do some web design. What is the job market in the islands like for some one with my skills!
TIA
Lou

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Topic starter Posted : June 25, 2006 12:56 pm
StuScott
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Try Surf Da Web in St John and I might have some contract work for you from time to time. I would think you could setup your own business fairly easily since that skill is in high demand down here.

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Posted : June 27, 2006 2:15 pm
drwho
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Stu,
Thanks for the respones! Trying to decide if moving to the islands is possible. We are looking at both the BVI and the USVI. What kind of contract work did you have in mind? Which island are you on?
Thanks
Lou

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Topic starter Posted : June 28, 2006 11:37 am
STT Resident
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drwho: Just a little caveat about working in the BVI. It's extremely difficult for an American (or any other "outsider" for that matter) to qualify for employment in the BVI. You can be sponsored by a BV Islander/employer if you have a skill that absolutely cannot be filled by a belonger. Or you can make a substantial investment in the BVI to set up your own business. But it's a long process, so check all that out. Cheers.

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Posted : June 29, 2006 12:17 pm
drwho
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stt resident: I appreciate the info about the BVI but what I need is more info about the USVI. Do you think there is a chance for someone with my skills to find employment in the USVI. I'm trying to decide if a pmv is even needed. No potential employment no pmv needed.
Thanks again,
Lou

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Topic starter Posted : July 2, 2006 1:06 am
East Ender
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drwho:

"No potential employment no pmv needed"

Which came first: the job offer or the interview?

Quite honestly, if you want work in the VI, you need to make the wake-up call- i.e., you need to be here, in person, period.

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Posted : July 2, 2006 2:31 am
STT Resident
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drwho: You really need to invest in a PMV to see if (a) what you have to offer is needed here and (b) more importantly, if island living will suit you.

But first, if you go to the first "announcement" post on this forum - "new to this board, etc." - you'll find a wealth of information related to relocation and you should read everything you can get your hands on!

There is ample opportunity here for many in specialized fields but research is of the essence and a PMV is really a "must."

Good luck and hope this helps a little!

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Posted : July 2, 2006 3:15 am
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