Ever notice don't matter where you go in Trinidad & Tobago there is a Chinese grocery or Chinese restaurant?? And when you go into the establishments , there are only Chinese employees that cannot speak English? And when their business closes you see them pulling of with an expensive vehicle? And if you look in close vicinity to the establishment you will most likely see a house or apartment where a butt load of Chinese people stay hurdled together?? WELCOME TO TRINIDAD , WHERE CHINESE NATIONALS ARE ALL WELCOMED HERE TO SET UP BUSINESSES, IMPORT THEIR LABOUR , MAKE MONEY , SEND THE PROFITS BACK TO CHINA AND SELL ALL OF US UNHEALTHY FOOD & CHEAP PRODUCTS. Yet Our Unemployment rate is sky high and we continue to patronize at these establishments. WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT DOING THIS TO US?? 1. Cheap labour of course - They have created ties with the Chinese Government to hire outsource labour to help build government infrastructure. These construction companies are widely known to build many government buildings. Including Couva Children's Hospital. What happen to our locals? 2. Lower Costs - Lower shipping duties, taxes, etc. when government importing things from China. 3. Relationship - Trinidadian Government Agreed to let their nationals in to set up businesses here in turn for favorable profits , cheap labour, lower taxes etc. WHY ARE SO MANY CHINESE NATIONALS PRESENT HERE 1. Believe it or not in China, it is widely advertised there for people to open new ventures in the Caribbean especially Trini. 2. The Chinese Association here in Trinidad gives big loans to Chinese Nationals who wish to set up a Business as well as personal protection and easy approvals ( pays bribe to government ) in opening restaurants and supermarkets. 3. The Chinese Association also makes it easier to obtain all necessary documents Chinese Nationals might need such as driver's license, job letter, place for rent, place to stay (how are they getting loans also from the bank when they don't have a record in Trinidad or not a citizen?? ) hmm 4. They are also here to make money to send back to China to take care of their families. BENEFITS OF CHINESE ESTABLISHMENTS 1. Cheap Chinese Food 2. Cheap Chinese Supermarkets and Variety Stores DISADVANTAGES OF CHINESE ESTABLISHMENTS 1. All profits made are sent back to China and not spent in Trinidad 2. Chinese Nationals import all their stuff needed for their establishments from China. Nothing is really bought here 3. Chinese hire only Chinese employees so it does not help the unemployment rate here 4. Some of their restaurants are unsanitary, nasty, kept in poor conditions, improper storage, rodent infested, selling spoil food. ( Please see Chinese food topic) 5. Their food is very unhealthy . Even Chinese people don't eat their own food sold at the Restaurants 6. Their diet consists of weird food such as Snakes, Insects etc. that they catch here and eat . Some also store the meat with the foods to sell in the refrigerator. 6. LAW BREAKING : They have no care for animal cruelty - They catch the dogs here in Trinidad and eat them . The government is afraid of speaking out as the Chinese might cut ties with Trinidad. 7. No Patriotism - Chinese people that live here for years don't care about the welfare of our country. They live in their own little Chinese World and actually look down on us Trinidadians . 8. BABY BOOM - Chinese people cannot make more than 1 child in some provinces , so they come here to make babies, use our free health system and raise their children here in Trinidad .