Caribbean: The world celebrated International Youth Day 2022 on August 12. On this occasion, the leaders of the Caribbean region took social media and wished the youth of their respective countries and the world to stay committed to the development and upliftment of the country.
While wishing the youth of Antigua and Barbuda, Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated, “Happy International Youth Day. Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages. The youth is our future, so let us continue to create their opportunities today.”
Furthermore, Prime Minister Barbados – Mia Amor Mottley acknowledged the youth of the country and assured them she had listened to their problems and would solve them soon. “On today, International Youth Day, I acknowledge that the youth of Barbados is our future,” she stated, adding, “Believe me, I’ve listened to your concerns, and I know these are difficult times. I am committed to making this nation a better place for you to live. This is my pledge to you.”
The newly elected Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis – Dr Terrance Drew, has also joined the hands with these two Caribbean leaders and wished the youth of the country to excel in every field and make the twin-island Federation proud of them. He further promised them that St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party would keep the youth foremost.
He said, “St Kitts and Nevis, Our new administration will put our nation’s youth at the centre of planning by revitalizing and aggressively pursuing a National Youth Policy that leverages the vigour, energy, creativity and talents of our youth and gives them a voice in the most serious and important national debates. Happy International Youth Day to all the young people of St Kitts and Nevis and the world, who are pushing against all odds, who continue to challenge the status quo, who refuse to put limitations and restrictions on their success, and whose lives are dedicated to serving others.”