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    sonylarkhi is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hey guys,

    My husband is currently a dentist practicing in NY. I was wondering if there are any opportunities for a dentist in Antigua? If not dental related, are there other job opportunities on the island?
    Thanks

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    No jobs until you have been in Antigua for 6 months

    Quote Originally Posted by sonylarkhi View Post
    Hey guys,

    My husband is currently a dentist practicing in NY. I was wondering if there are any opportunities for a dentist in Antigua? If not dental related, are there other job opportunities on the island?
    Thanks
    Your husband will not be able to practice on Antigua at all. The agreement between the school and the government, as is true in most of the Caribbean, is that the health care professionals working for or affiliated with the school will not practice on the island as this takes away income from the health care professionals practicing on the island. Also, health care such as medicine are supported by the government. On a number of islands, dentistry is also supported by the government. To open a private practice would probably take at least 6 months as you need to establish residency in order to apply for a work permit and obtain island licensing for the Medical and Dental Council. You could ask the school if they would permit your husband to do some teaching at the school in a subject area he felt comfortable. This becomes a contractual situation between the school and your husband, which is allowed by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Also, the income would be tax free then. For ethical reasons, your husband would not be able to teach any courses that you are taking.
    Good luck, A_G

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    it's definately tough to find a job on this island... my husband has moved here with me also and it has been a struggle. The government requires that you obtain a work permit in order to work in antigua and those are VERY difficult to obtain. They give preference to native antiguans, obviously, and you'll find that jobs are scarce to begin with. Plus, most employers will require that you pay for the permit which is a couple hundred dollars. He may be able to find odd jobs or find someone to pay him under the table, but the risk with that is that if he's found out by officials, he wil get deported, immediately.

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