In August of 2012 Operation Future invited Mr. Daniel Suter, Criminal Justice Adviser to the Eastern Caribbean, to participate as a speaker at our annual conference. Mr. Suter introduced the participants in the conference to a program called “No Witness No Justice”, this program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and the British High Commission, Bridgetown Barbados. Continue reading →
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 04, 2012 (SKNIS):
Youth in St. Kitts and Nevis are set to benefit as the CARICOM Secretariat’s Youth Desk rolls out its latest intervention to promote empowerment and self -dependency through entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneur Ervin Welsh and youth activist Ian Richards were trained to deliver the Creative Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) Manual developed by youth and other stakeholders last year in St. Kitts. The August 29 to 31 training was attended by persons from Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and host Bahamas. Continue reading →
Operation Future in its ongoing work in developing proactive solutions to the issues of youth, crime and violence in the Federation is hosting a workshop on how to facilitate a program to teach healthy, non-violent techniques of expressing anger (Anger Management) at the Marriott Resort on August 22nd and 23rd. This workshop is in addition to their third annual conference on youth, crime and violence, A Community Based Approach to Desistance, Intervention and Rehabilitation in the Criminal Justice System scheduled to be held on August 20th and 21st. Continue reading →
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
12 August 2012
Today’s generation of youth –the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries — has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family. Yet too many young people, including those who are highly educated, suffer from low-wage, dead-end work and record levels of unemployment. The global economic crisis has hit youth the hardest, and many are understandably discouraged by rising inequalities. A large number have no immediate prospects and are disenfranchised from the political, social and development processes in their countries. Without urgent measures, we risk creating a “lost generation” of squandered talent and dreams. Continue reading →
Ms Danienne Brin hands over cheque to Mr Pierre Liburd
The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis has partnered with the Department of Youth Empowerment in support of a new business programme that will prepare youth to become drivers of the economy.
The financial institution presented a cheque for $15,000.00 to facilitate an entrepreneurship initiative designed to expose 250 young people to the theory of small business development with some practical experience. Continue reading →