Youth

Duke: People frustrated with local politics

Political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots, Watson Duke, says the local government election results show the level of frustration by the population.

Watson Duke says he is expecting similar results in next year's General Election.

He says young people in particular are growing fed up of local politics and are finding ways to have their voices heard.

According to the PDP leader, young people will not suffer their voice to be silenced by anyone. That is why there are so many youth-led protests happening around the world.

Kamla: “Let us all put our nation's children first…”

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.

In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.

Garcia’s wish: “Every child receiving quality education at any school in T&T…”

Education minister, Anthony Garcia, has revealed his personal dream for the children of this country.

In a personal message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the minister says hopes to see one day that every child can receive a quality education at any school in this country.

The minister also makes an appeal for all hands on deck, to help the ministry achieve this goal.

The full text of the minister’s remarks, follow…

Two Trinis to receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Two T&T nationals are among a group of young people across the Commonwealth who will receive awards from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, in London later this month.

Benedict Bryan and Jean-Claude Cournand were selected to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award on June 26, according to a release.

The awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond.

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