Deputy PM Richards Welcomes New CARICOM Youth Ambassador and Support Members

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 04, 2019 (SKNIS): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, the Honourable Shawn Richards, has welcomed three new members to the St. Kitts and Nevis CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA) Programme and encouraged them to continue to give faithful service to the young people in the twin-island Federation.

He shared the message on Monday April 01, 2019, during a familiarization meeting with the new members Dwane Hendrickson – Male CYA, and Wricherley Gumbs, Shane Browne, and Steven Phillip – CYA Corp Members. Acting Director of the Department of Youth Empowerment, Pierre Liburd, Senior Youth Officer, Sahira David, and Female CYA Marecia Pemberton also attended the courtesy meeting.

The deputy prime minister noted that an important role of the CYAs and the support team is to work alongside the staff of the department as they seek to empower young persons in all communities.

Honourable Richards noted that he was particularly struck by the volunteerism and commitment to service displayed by the young men. He said that they stand as a shining example for other males, particularly those who are vulnerable to antisocial elements.

Deputy Prime Minister Richards added that he was looking forward to hearing more about the contributions of the group.

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