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De Castro represents BVI in virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Sharie de Castro

Junior Minister for Tourism Sharie de Castro recently participated in the first-ever Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament as the Speaker of the House.

The week-long event which ended on Friday, December 18, saw more than 50 youth parliamentarians from around the Commonwealth participating in the event.

The parliamentarians were actively debating the Bill entitled “Youth unemployment caused by the international outbreak of COVID-19 and its effects on the fictional jurisdiction that acts as a backdrop to the programme, Commonwealth land”.

The junior minister said the event showcased that the youths are well informed on the global activities that affect the daily lives of Caribbean people.

“On the fourth day of the Commonwealth Youth Parliament meeting, I had the role of Speaker of the House, where I invited participants to contribute to the debate which was to address youth unemployment and its effects caused by the international outbreak of COVID-19. During this time, I was able to appreciate the animated contributions made by youth parliamentarians across the Commonwealth,” the legislator said.

She added: “I was pleased to see these young people debate the Bill presented, I am convinced that they are aware of the issues which affect us and are paying attention and taking notes, and that is why they were able to make such impressive contributions.”

The event was part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) which was established to connect, develop, promote, and support parliamentarians and their staff in identifying benchmarks of good governance and the implement enduring values of the Commonwealth.

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  1. vip heckler says:

    This young lady is way overrated

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  2. Belonger/Island man says:

    What satisfaction do we get from being mean?
    Be happy for the young lady and encourage her to do her best.
    So many young people are disengaged and couldn’t care less about what’s happening in the country so when we have those who are willing to be a part of the process we need to give them the necessary support rather than tearing them down.

    • Not being mean says:

      It’s not called being mean. It’s called being real. Who said young people are disengaged…that is being mean because when taking the time out to actually speak to young people, they actually are engaged and have valid opinions…more so than the lacking report provided above which does not provide any evidence of real interest in the event other than to say I was there. Overrated is accurate.

  3. Much ado about nothing says:

    What the heck. Where are the specifics. This is where English composition comes in handy. Provide a detailed summary of the event including points raised, problems identified, solutions suggested. Oh I went, I was speaker on the 4th day, and I was pleased with the display of knowledge. Did she actually catch anything else?? Struuupes…

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