Minister of Youth, Sports activities and Group Empowerment, Dwight Sutherland, is encouraging Barbadians to totally embrace their heritage, delight, and their degree of respect with one another, even throughout these testing instances.
His feedback have been made on Sunday on the Group Independence Celebrations Secretariat’s Church Service, at Dunamis Outreach Ministries.
Minister Sutherland stated Barbadians ought to at all times embrace their nationwide identification and their tradition, and although the Ministry of Youth, Sports activities and Group Empowerment has accomplished lots through the years to the youth attain their finest potential, extra have to be accomplished at giant as a society, if Barbados is ever to curb the variety of younger folks committing crimes.
“I need us to go on the market as companions throughout the Ministry of Youth, Sports activities and Group Empowerment, [because] youth growth is nationwide growth, and nationwide growth is youth growth. We’ve got a job to play, in bringing again some respectability in our society amongst our younger folks.”
He continued, “As we glance round, and go to the jail, as we drive round … we now have a problem on this society. A problem of violence, a problem of deviant behaviour, and it’s pervasive amongst that grouping between the ages of 15 to 35, and people occupy a big area at Dodds Jail. We’ve got a job to play inside this Ministry to convey again respectability to our society,” he stated.
Sutherland touted the achievements of the annual Spirit of the Nation present, the place Barbadian expertise from every of the parishes is given the chance to be on large show. Although he was happy with the work the present has accomplished over the 12 months, he stated that the nation should go a step additional in really using the artistic abilities we now have at our disposal.
“Many roles and companies have been created on account of the work of the Independence Celebrations Secretariat, and likewise the Parish Independence Committees. Many lives have been modified consequently; you’re the unsung heroes, we simply celebrated Nationwide Heroes Day on [April] twenty fifth, however this morning I wish to acknowledge you in a significant method.”
He stated, “I am going to that Spirit of the Nation present yearly, and I see expertise, native expertise, and I typically ask myself the query, why will we go abroad to buy sure issues. I’ve been asking this earlier than I got here to political workplace; I’ve seen some fantastic designs with the clothes, I’ve seen the expertise, singing, [and] the creatives on this nation.
Minister Sutherland additionally stated that Barbadians ought to at all times embrace their nationwide identification and their tradition, and likewise lauded the members of the Parish Independence Committees for his or her work through the years in serving to individuals not solely to rejoice their heritage, however aiding them in gaining employment alternatives.
“[Our] Nationwide identification, and the delight in our heritage in who we’re, must be a part of our existence every day, and never at some point within the 12 months on the thirtieth of November.” (SB)