The young people within our community are showing great interest to the benefit of the community that they affectionately call home.
A few remarkable events or examples are the discussion panel on crime, the surge in the number of aspiring young entrepreneurs who continue to be a source of inspiration for other young people in the community, the excellent work being carried out by youngsters in protecting the environment and the organization of events that showcase the many talented and competitive youth here on the island.
All these various initiatives exhibit the importance of celebrating International Day of the Youth each year and in particular this year 2010.
We are reminded that as a community we need to bring about more awareness on the social ills and create activities intended to eradicate the unfortunate situations within our society.
For this reason the young people within our community should take their activities and contributions to the next level by being more involved. There is another side to doing well for yourself and the community by organizing more activities that eventually will highlight your talents. Share your positive experiences and ideas with your peers as you move forward with your own personal goals.
All of our young people are valued because their input is needed. The youth needs to accept the challenges that our community and our country are facing by offering their valuable contribution towards improving the standard of living in our community. Government will continue to do its part by ensuring that consistent employment opportunities are made available for the young people on the island as well as training to ensure that the necessary skills are obtained in order to be successful. The Integrated Neighborhood Development Program was approved this year which aims to address key issues affecting our youth and our communities. Necessary information gathering will commence shortly within the various communities.
The Commissioner charged with Youth Affairs Mr. Hyacinth Richardson on behalf of the Executive Council wishes everyone a celebrated International Day of the Youth.