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In a well received motivational talk to the youth, Former West Indies Cricket Team Counselor and prominent Sports Psychologist Dr. Rudi Webster; spoke of the importance of hard work to achieving ones goals and the necessity for discipline in order to achieve success. He called on each of the persons gathered to set goals and to put a plan in place on how to go about achieving them.

Former Minister of Youth Development and team leader for the constituency of St. Andrew South East, Mrs. Emmalin Pierre; spoke of the work done by the past New National Party Administration in the area of youth development. She mentioned the over twenty (20) youth programmes and activities that were handed over to the present administration on coming into office in 2008. The former Minister spoke very passionately of the plight of youth who have been requesting her assistance to get the government to pay more attention to their economic and social situation.  Mrs. Pierre also cited the lack of consultation with youth of the nation in relation to any planned developmental programs on their behalf. The former Minister was almost reduced to tears when she spoke of the Youth Rehabilitation Facility at Grand Bacolet which was over 75% completed when the NNP demitted office but to date nothing was done on the building by the NDC.  As a result, young offenders are placed at Her majesty Prison at Richmond Hill to cohabitate with hard core offenders.  She also stated that the NNP’s plans for the further development of Grenada’s youth are well in place and we will ensure that there will be continued consultations for the development of more programmes when we form the new Government.

Also addressing the youth was Parliamentary Representative for the constituency of St. Mark, Honourable Clarice Modeste, who called on the young men and women to stand firm in the house of the New National Party as the work to rescue Grenada continues. She also asked them to be careful of the present administration, reminding them of the promises made to the former IMANI trainees and other sections of society by the NDC. Dr. Modeste also congratulated the youth for ensuring that the activity was a success.
NNP Political Leader and Former Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell spoke of the need for youth to play a greater role in the development of the NNP and Grenada as a whole. He encouraged those gathered to develop themselves and work hard to see that Grenada moves forward. He restated his promise that a new NNP Government will ensure that any programme which may be presently in operation by the NDC Government and is seen to be bringing benefits to the people of Grenada will be retained. Dr. Mitchell spoke of the intention of an incoming NNP Administration to focus once again on youth development as an integral part of national development and as such ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to such.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:08