Generally, I wouldn’t post anything here even remotely related to politics. But I’ll make an exception for this bold action by a group of young non partisan Antiguans and Barbudans:
Concerned with the absence of adequate youth representation in our nation’s politics; a group of seven young, non-partisan Antiguans have decided to form an Organizing Committee to host the country’s first ever ‘National Youth Forum.’
This forum will take the form of a town hall meeting where candidates will answer questions asked by youth on the issues most important to them.
The January 9, event will be moderated by Marcella Andre-Georges and will take place at the Precision Centre in Paynters. The executives of both the Antigua Labour Party and the United Progressive Party have given their commitment to send three candidates to represent the party’s position on the issues.
Invitations have been sent to registered youth groups around the island, including both youth arms of the ALP and the UPP, to be present and participate in the forum.
Due to capacity limitations and to ensure that the core demographic – youth – are well represented, the event is by invitation only. The event will be streamed live online and played live on several radio stations. More details on this will follow.
For more information contact the Organizing Committee via social media on twitter.com/nyfanu2014, search for our facebook.com event, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee is chaired by Amaya Athill. The other members are Regis Burton, Kyle Christian, Yendi Jackson, Carlon Knight, Aziza Lake, and Jon Whyte.