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(Antigua Observer) One of the founding members of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, Dr Marcus Day, believes the present state of affairs in the United

States could encourage skilled migrants to return home.

Dr Day, who is also the director of the Caribbean Drug & Alcohol Research Institute in Castries St Lucia, was speaking during OBSERVER media’s Big Issues, focused on the US’ stricter immigration policy.

“What’s going on in the United States is actually encouraging people to look at home in a different way, and what opportunities exist here in the Caribbean for people with skillsets,” he said.

Dr Day, who described the present state of affairs in America as “very problematic” said many skilled nationals have opted to return to St Lucia in search of opportunities.

He said if Antigua & Barbuda and other countries in the region were to make returning home more appealing, some questions must be answered.

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