DLP targets 11-plus sitters

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is intensifying its activities in the St Michael constituencies with the recent launch of its Young Democrats 11-Plus Programme.

 The initiative is part of a series of events which the political party plans to roll out over the next two months.

 “This programme seeks to provide one-on-one tutoring assistance for those students in classes three and four who would need additional assistance” and whose parents are unable to pay for additional lessons, said president of the Young Democrats Curtis Cave.

During a news conference at the DLP’s George Street, St Michael headquarters, Cave said the programme targeted but was not limited to students in urban St Michael communities.

 He said volunteer tutors included graduates and students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus.

 “The [tutoring] will take place every
Saturday and will commence from November 4 and will end on the Saturday before Common Entrance,” Cave explained.

 The Young Democrats 11-Plus Programme will be conducted at Ellerslie Secondary School in Black Rock, St Michael and application forms will be available at primary schools in the St Michael West Central constituency such as St Stephen’s School, Eagle Hall Primary, Deacons Primary and the Lawrence T Gay Memorial Primary, as well as the DLP headquarters.

The English and Mathematics lessons will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon, while the second session runs from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Young Democrats’ announced that their youth conference will be staged from November 3 to 5.

Vice-president Quincy Jones said among the events will be a cocktail and awards ceremony, a youth consultation at Queen’s College, and a church service.

Also on the ruling party’s events to commemorate the life of former leader David Thompson will be a major political rally at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School on Sunday.

Under the theme, Leading Everyone In Christ Church, the rally will be addressed by party leader and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

“Of note will be a key presentation by attorney at law Hal Gollop. He will be speaking on the topic In Pursuit of a Legal Qualification,” said general secretary of the party George Pilgrim.

 The evening’s event will also feature various Christ Church representatives as well as guest speaker Steve Blackett, MP for St Michael Central and Minister of Social Care and Constituency Empowerment.

Source: (EJ)

10 Responses to DLP targets 11-plus sitters

  1. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess October 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

    So only certain kids in rual areas can benefit from this…i thought it would’ve been something for all the under privilege ones…

  2. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I can see a future with these young Democrats…they are no easy walk over….thank God!

  3. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson October 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

    This is great, should be island. Also, do not brainwash the kids into thinking they can only become someone if they attend “those” schools.

  4. Mark My Word October 24, 2017 at 11:05 am

    More Help needed for the Poor people
    Reduce vat back to 15% where Owen Arthur put it
    Reduce the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) back to 2%
    although the Price gouging going to continue

    Increase the fees for Lawyers who don’t have a Legal Education Certificate

  5. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd October 24, 2017 at 11:24 am


    • Mark My Word October 24, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Lilly Greenland was a GIMMICK $30 million spend and gone into people pockets and no landfil to show
      That is what a gimmick is saying you doing something money gone and nothing to show
      you understand now

  6. Marcelyn Belle
    Marcelyn Belle October 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Stupse!!!!!!!!!!Wunna need to go and do some real work and stop promoting tokenism.

  7. Greengiant October 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    @Mark My Word: Yes Greenland was a real gimmick, the evidence is there, no speculation. Sandiford’s administration had drafted the VAT legislation, Owen only implemented it, promised to reduce it and never did in 14 years. Talk about similarities?

  8. Thunder October 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I commend the young democrats for targeting a number of persons who cannot afford lessons some relief,it just shows the D.L.P government can help the poor if they want to,glad to see them giving back for a change instead of taking!
    These children are our future,you must invest in them,be ause with extra assistance, they should do extremely well In common Entrance!

  9. Patty October 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    we need to stop politicising everything..some people will benefit from it…give thanks and be grateful. It is a good intiative….Dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t…


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