Archive for September, 2012

Jobs on Diego Garcia?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30th, 2012 by Robert Bain – Be the first to comment

We’ve learned through the Philippines Overseas Employment Association of dozens of jobs on Diego Garcia being advertised in the Philippines, including posts for electricians, cashiers, mechanics, stock clerks, janitors, welders, firefighters, engineers and massage therapists.

As far as we’re aware, these jobs are not being advertised in Mauritius, the Seychelles or the UK, where most of the Chagossian community live. We can’t help but wonder why. In the past, very few Chagossians have been able to get jobs in their homeland since being evicted, despite many trying.

More in our full September update.

Wind of change?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9th, 2012 by Robert Bain – Be the first to comment

An aerial view of Diego Garcia (copyright holder unknown)

If you haven’t already seen this, it’s worth a read. Sean Carey looks at the ‘wind of change’ passing over Diego Garcia as Britain indicates it may be willing to return to the bargaining table to discuss the future of Chagos with Mauritius.