Saint Lucia: The country has been honoured at Caribbean Youth Awards held in Jamaica on November 22, 2023. The nation was awarded for four different categories at the inaugural Caribbean Youth Awards event.
As per the sources, the awards were rewarded to the country during CARICOM Youth Summit, last week. It is a great moment of celebration for the country, to be appreciated for the following categories:
- Chair Excellence in Leadership – Yaniqueca Jean-Bart William
- Most Outstanding NYC 2023 Awards – Saint Lucia National Youth Council
- Overall Year of the Youth 2023 – Sherguan Roserie
- Raejean Montoute – Top Ten Youth Leader Awardee
Reportedly, Saint Lucia was originally nominated for the seven categories but unfortunately did not receive all the prizes. The council officially greeted the outstanding people, who were nominated for the awards.
As per the information, the Caribbean Youth Awards was formally hosted by the Caribbean Regional Youth Council. It is the representative body for all the National Youth Councils situated in the Caribbean region.
Yaniqueca Jean-Bart William, the President of the Saint Lucia National Youth Council was one of the awardees for Chair Excellence in Leadership. According to her these awards serve as an inspiration for youth on island.
“The awards come at a time when the executive of the NYC is celebrating its first year in office and they will serve as an inspiration to the team to represent the young people of Saint Lucia” – Yaniqueca Jean-Bart William
The NYC president added to her statement that, the recent activities organised by the executive, such as emotional intelligence training for students, the engagement of young people at the community level and training of over four hundred youth leaders, indicate the type of activities that the council will undertake in the new year.
Upon bringing laurels to the nation, the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports of Saint Lucia congratulated all the nominees, chosen for the Caribbean Youth Awards. These achievements are the proof of great work and dedication that the youth of the country has brought for the betterment of their community and young budding generation.
The citizens of Saint Lucia always work together for the development of their country, for which they will definitely receive support from the government.