Thursday, 20 September 2007
No.147: St Vincent and the Grenadines
Full story to follow...
Alex Horne - 20th September 2007
Gus left the Caribbean to join his parents in Essex when he was thirteen years old. That was about 1978 and his family was one of just two black families in the area. It was then that he made a conscious decision not to worry about what he has no control over.
In January he landed a job working for the Hong Kong government, effectively selling the island to the British. 'I didn't think I'd get it', he told me. 'I thought to myself, I'm clearly not from Hong Kong! But maybe that's a good thing for them. It says, 'we're international'. I guess it shows forward thinking.'
* St Vincent and the Grenadines, by the way, is the country whose name sounds most like a band.