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Young person will be appointed Recovery Agency



Following recent calls to appoint a local youth to the Virgin Islands Recovery Agency, legislators have accepted the request.

Education Minister Myron Walwyn had made the request during his contribution to the Recovery and Development Agency Act in the House of Assembly.

“We’ve got to make sure a young person is on that board because if we building back this country for them (youth) and they are not involved in it, we have a problem,” Walwyn had said.

And after subsequent in-camera discussions among legislators this week, it was agreed to have a youth sit on the Agency.

It was one of the amendments made to the aforementioned legislation.

Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie will be responsible for the selection, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said this week.

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  1. Hmmm says:

    As long is the young person is not choosen by you

  2. Anymous says:

    I Agree

  3. WHAT.. says:

    What is the BVI definition of a “young person”? Are they saying someone from age 14-24?

    Google says:

    Definition of young person – (in the UK) a person generally from 14 to 17 years of age.

    the United Nations purposes, defines those persons between the. ages of 15 and 24 as youth without prejudice.

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