(RealNews)With so many instances of negative youth-related activities taking
place in the country, youth development in St. Mary’s South
continues to be a main area of focus for United Progressive Party
(UPP) candidate Kelvin “Shugy” Simon.
Without going into detail about his plans for young people in the
constituency’s communities, Simon says vocational training is an
important aspect of development, since not everyone is inclined
While some young people are masters with books, others are very
good with their hands, and they should not be written off, he says.
Instead, all options must be explored in order to reach the youth –
not only of the constituency, but the country.
But the UPP candidate explains that he is reluctant to share too
much about his approach for fear that his ideas will be poached by
the Antigua Labour Party and its candidate.
Meanwhile, Simon says the Gaston Browne Administration has
failed this country’s youth. He notes that not one programme has
been set up in St. Mary’s South to keep young people off the street
corners and steer them away from criminal activities.
The former St. Mary’s South MP says character-building is also an
important part of youth development and training, and he intends to
focus on this aspect to go hand-in-hand with education.