Husbands: Allocate more resources to help youth

Senator Harry Husbands has called for the allocation of more resources to help the nation’s young people.

He made the call at UN House on Friday, during a discussion on violence among Caribbean youth hosted by the University of the West Indies Youth Development Programme and Team ACTION International Inc.

“In all of our countries, the resources are extremely slender, and we have to make real-time decisions on the allocation of these resources,” said Husbands, as he delivered remarks on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

But even as he made the call, Husbands acknowledged that in many countries resources are limited.

“In Barbados, we have now only reached the stage of having in primary school, counselors. Because we recognize how serious, even at the elementary level, the challenges are that our students have,” he said.

“At this stage, we are not in a position to place a psychologist in every single elementary school so some schools have to share. But believe you me that’s a serious advance from the time I was at primary school.”

Senator Harry Husbands

Senator Husbands complimented the students, who were from the secondary and tertiary levels, reminding them that while education is key, discipline is paramount.

“. . . the vast majority of our young people in our region, even in the inner-city communities, are decent,” he said.

“They get up every morning and go to school or work and church. You don’t want to send the message that for the society to focus on you, you must be on the block. The people on the block are the minority. The vast majority of our young people are doing the right thing,” Husbands added. (DB)

 

7 Responses to Husbands: Allocate more resources to help youth

  1. Jennifer April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    “. . . the vast majority of our young people in our region, even in the inner-city communities, are decent,” he said.

    What exactly are the requirements to be called decent???????????????????

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  2. The Wiz April 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    see next sentence..”They get up every morning and go to school or work and church”

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    • Jennifer April 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Well spotted. But I think some others things can also be added in there. Talk about being whited out.

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      • Peter April 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

        You are too racist in your insinuative remarks. You are belittling blacks by insinuating that they allow themselves to be “whited” What else could it have meant? I told you already before that you are identified. So mind your mouth. Your face is already in intelligence data base. CCTV cameras placed at many international points of entry not to mention Train and Underground stations all over London. There are computers which can identify you within one ten billionth of a second from just one image. It matches your facial image with hundreds of thousands from different angles and in different lighting and even height, weight and clothing design and colours. Hair too. Working with Global Clearing Access is available to Many international agencies who track down illegal activities. Here’s another way to track you. Hacking into BT will give practically any sharp hacker your e/mail address. Thus your e/mail can be hacked into. your Laptop directed to record your image the second you logs o. Your image is automatically compared to many documents. These include your Passport, Your Drivers’ license and other VIPD- Very Important Personal Documents. Be very careful. This world is not as big as you may think. And you wonder if someone can access your Educational and job history. Think Jennifer. You are closer than you believe. I;m deep into technology and research.

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  3. seagul April 2, 2017 at 7:27 am

    To instill black pride among our youth is vital to self-esteem. It does not mean hatred of other races—as many ignorant people falsely believe. Whenever you read about Nelson Mandela or Malcolm X or Adolf Hitler you must be awaken with hatred of injustice, not humanity.

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  4. Peter April 2, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thank You seagull. Every person and every race MUST establish self esteem, dignity and respect without crossing racial barriers.

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  5. Jennifer April 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    If what you say had been done at the very “start” then we would not still be having this constant usury, etc for peanuts on the same set of disenfranchised people. How can a people get something which was taken from them and then the blanket pulled over to cover the sore without restoration. Now we want people to respect racial lines. Stop the willful ignorance and dismissal of truth and blind eye syndrome. Because of this captivity and denigrating behavior at the start is why the entire earth will soon be brought to its knees. I know it looks calm, but don’t be fooled. And YOU know this very well. Watch for the heat and radiation increase too. There is a new pharaoh who has spread himself wide and people do not want to see it. One of the main characteristics of the pharaoh was his inability to come to terms with his wrong doings on the same people and blindness to reality via the hardening of his heart. Jer 30:11 – For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a FULL END of ALL NATIONS whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee. THE BUNKERS WILL NOT HOLD either.
    I am not here to argue anything with you, this is my last message to you.
    The annunaki/Sumerians is important information. One would be foolish not to look into history and outside of this small Barbados. I can give you many , many, many, links of your people, Asians, etc coming into the understanding of what has happened world wide. Speaking to me distastefully will not change anything. Shalawam.

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