Alens Plante and Christi Rene to represent Saint Lucia in Commonwealth Youth Parliament

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports expressed pleasure to announce that Alens Plante and Christi Rene are representing Saint Lucia at the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago from November 20-24th, 2022.

Alens Plante and Christi Rene to represent Saint Lucia in Commonwealth Youth Parliament
Alens Plante and Christi Rene to represent Saint Lucia in Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Castries, Saint Lucia: The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports expressed pleasure to announce that Alens Plante and Christi Rene are representing Saint Lucia at the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago from November 20-24th, 2022.

Earlier this year, Alens Plante served as the Speaker of the House while Christi Rene was the Member of Parliament for Laborie in our Youth Parliament.

The 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament will bring together fifty-eight young people aged 18 to 29 from 33 Commonwealth jurisdictions. During the week, youth participants will act as elected representatives of a fictional jurisdiction and debate a mock Parliamentary Bill related to remote working and alternative working patterns.

The Commonwealth Youth Parliament is an annual event designed to introduce young Commonwealth citizens to the role and purpose of Parliaments as democratic institutions and providers of good governance. It’s organized by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and allows attendees to meet other young people from across the Commonwealth, empowering them to shape their own jurisdictions and engage with their local Legislature.

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports – Saint Lucia wishes their young parliamentarians a fruitful engagement. 

Those individuals are currently in Trinidad preparing to debate a remote work bill. The event brings together participants between the ages of eighteen to twenty-nine representing nine Commonwealth Parliamentary Association members. News Five’s Paul Lopez reports. The Opening Ceremony of the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament has taken place on The Remote Work Bill, 2022 at 3pm. 

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament Choir sand Black Stalin’s “We Can Make It” during the opening ceremony of the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament at the Senate Chamber, Red House, Port of Spain on November 21.

A two-member team is currently in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to represent Guyana at the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament from November 20 – 25, 2022, under the theme Youth Involvement in Parliamentary Democracy.

Check out some glimpses of the Opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago:

Various countries such as Jamaica, Grenada, Anguilla, Montserrat, Belize, Guyana and many other have been participating in the Commonwealth Youth Parliament. 

Read here: Name of a representative from different countries who will participate in the Commonwealth Youth Parliament.

From Jamaica: 

Jinel Gordon, Bachelor of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences student will represent Jamaica at the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament sitting to be held on November 20 – 24th , 2022 in Trinidad and Tobago in the capacity of Leader of the Opposition, Jamaica. 

From Montserrat

Speaker of the Montserrat Youth Parliament Hon. Shanique Hoyte and Member Keanu Kirnon are currently in Trinidad and Tobago attending the Commonwealth Youth Parliament Summit. 

From Guyana

For this year’s session, Bibi Wazeeda Yassin represents the Government for the New Political Movement, while Leon Bailey Beaton sits on the Opposition Bench for the National Labour Party.

Bibi Wazeeda Yassin and Leon Bailey Beaton respectively copped the Best Speaker Award in the 6th and 7th Annual Youth Parliament, hosted by the Parliament of Guyana.

From Anguilla

RyAnna Stott is currently representing Anguilla at Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago. Stott is eighteen years old and is the President of the Travel 360 Club at the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School, the Secretary of the Student Council at the ALHCS, and an Assistant Instructor of AXA ITF TaeKwon-Do. 

From Belize

Trinidad and Tobago is hosting the Eleventh Commonwealth Youth Parliament under the theme, Youth Involvement in Parliamentary Democracy. The Young Leaders Alliance of Belize has selected two youth representatives from its membership to participate in the event.