Reach out to troubled youth, says PM
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart wants the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to the reach into Barbadian homes, communities and schools where he believes the social failures leading to Barbados’ current crime situation began.
Speaking before the party’s packed headquarters auditorium this morning, Stuart warned that if they didn’t stop the failures in what he described as “upstream” areas, “we can with reasonably accuracy predict what we will be up against downstream.”
Stuart was this morning delivering the Prime Minister’s address on the final day of the DLP’s 60th annual conference, at the George Street, Belleville home of the party.
“We are speaking today of those scattered segments of our youth population which have not been touched deeply enough by our massive investment in education, or by the human values that have made Barbados the great nation that it is.
“This is a cohort of the population to which we must all reach out with a view to seeing how best we can, within reason and within existing constraints, minister to their needs and their requirements,” the Prime Minister pointed out.