Dominica: The National Youth Parliament will be hosted on March 23 and 24, 2022. On March 16, the Parliamentary Representative of Roseau Central Constituency – Melissa Poponne Skerrit, has wished the ‘best of luck’ to the representatives of the constituency.
She expressed pride in announcing the present former winner of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s 2014 and the representatives – Keanu Winston and Paloma Mark.
The Parliamentary Representative of the constituency mentioned, “The future is bright! I am very proud to present the former winner of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s 2014 sitting Keanu Winston and Paloma Mark, who will be representing Roseau Central at the National Youth Parliament carded for March 23-24, 2022. These two exceptional orators are ready to make a positive impact on their wider community.”
She lauded the young population of the country for passionately participating in the development events. Melissa Skerrit further asked parents to encourage their students to participate in the proceedings, which might help them in becoming further parliamentary representatives as well as senators.
“It is amazing to see that our young people are so passionate about our country and its development. Parents, expose your children to Parliament proceedings as these current youth parliamentarians developed an interest in that manner and will most likely go on to be senators, Parliamentary Representatives or future politicians,” Melissa stated.
She then congratulated every participant and wished them good luck.
The Dominican government has been emphasizing the upliftment of the youth of Dominica. Recently, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit and Minister of Agriculture Fidel Grant announced that the government is granting access to agricultural land, free irrigation systems, greenhouses and workforce for six months. Markets will also be sourced for your high-value crops.