Basseterre, St. Kitts â€” Mr Wilmon McCall, Operations Supervisor at Solid Waste Management Corporation SWMC (St. Kitts), had gone to visit a sick worker at Prickly Pear Alley way back in 2009, when a young man who spoke English with a heavy American accent asked him for a job as a garbage loader.
â€œLooking at his youthfulness, I thought he was not serious so I said to him to come to my office the next day at 9 oâ€™clock,â€ recalls Mr McCall. â€œAnd behold the very next day he was in my office at 8:30 in the morning, waiting.
â€œI interviewed him, I spoke to him and told him as much as I could remember about the job and what to expect. He said that he would take it because he was fed up of his mother paying his rent and buying him lunch from out of the States.â€
That was in April 2009, and as they say, the rest is history. Today, 32-year old Mr Sylvester Wattley has not only survived the rigours of a job which is shunned by many, but has come out shinning. Last year in the period October 9th to December 1st, he attended a six-week course on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Okinawa, Japan.