BYDC wants open and transparent discussions

President of the Barbados Youth Development Council (BYDC) Roshanna Trim wants more open and transparent discussions between the island’s young people and top officials.

Trim made the call as BYDC members elected a new executive today at the offices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports located at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael.

“I think [we need to get] the buy-in from more ministers where they no longer [get] to dictate what young people talk about or how we can speak about issues we want to talk about or the issues affecting us,” Trim said.

The BYDC president also called for young people to play a more vibrant role when it comes to decision-making in Barbados.

“We need to start being realistic, we need to realize what is happening, we need to come out of the 19th century and enter into the 21st century with young people taking the lead and driving us forward. We need to start taking action. A lot of times we like to talk about things but we don’t go further than that talk stage. We need to show, that we do more than state issues, that we do have solutions” Trim said.

She added:”We [need to] pressure the ministers and the Government to recognize us as important”.

6 Responses to BYDC wants open and transparent discussions

  1. Jennifer April 9, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Ain’t we all dear. Good luck – the current electorate have a hard enough time getting transparency, respect, fairness, digging out of the rabbit hole saga etc. You guys will be waiting and talking a long time too. Let your vote speak for you. Oh shyte, forgot we are dealing with a ROCK and a HARD place.

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  2. Tony Webster April 9, 2017 at 6:25 am

    @ Jennifer: I’m getting worried…I’m agreeing with you far too often!
    However, the very last thing we now need, is for politicos to set up and encourage our youth on a worthy objective ( yes, peoples , including young ones, can be more easily and effectively “guided” when assembled into groups)… but then to get so busy electioneering and scrunting for cash, that the very same emerging youth leaders, who are our next crop of national leaders, get disaffected and turned-off.

    Shutes: I even agree with your conclusion: “caveat ballot”…de ONE t’ing politicos of all stripes, DO onderstand!! And Good Luck to that nice young lady Roshanna, who is just trying her best…

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    • Jennifer April 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      @Tony – Are you saying that you are getting FULLY AWAKE
      ( ><) hahahahahahaha. Well done………. SIR.

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  3. Saga Boy April 9, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Jennifer are you challenged with a limited vocabulary? Is it necessary to cuss?

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    • Jennifer April 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

      potatoe, potata, tomatoe, tomata – who cares. comment on the article.

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  4. JM April 9, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Spot on Saga Boy.

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