Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session

Outlining the interaction, PM Skerrit noted that he shared some tips with the participants, which could help them to perform efficiently. He also stressed that he encouraged the participants to use the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and take a keen interest in the national policy and development. 

Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session
Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has interacted with the participants of the youth parliament in a preparatory session at the Cabrits Resort and Spa, Kempinski, on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The interaction has been held between Prime Minister Skerrit and youth parliamentarians ahead of the National Youth Parliament, which is scheduled to be held on March 24-24, 2022. 

While informing about his meeting, PM Skerrit stated, “I spent Saturday morning with the youth parliamentarians in a preparatory session at the Cabrits Resort and Spa, Kempinski, ahead of the National Youth Parliament on March 23-24, 2022”. 

Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session
Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session

Outlining the interaction, PM Skerrit noted that he shared some tips with the participants, which could help them to perform efficiently. He also stressed that he encouraged the participants to use the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and take a keen interest in the national policy and development. 

He mentioned, “I shared some tips with the participants and encouraged them to use the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and understanding of national policy and development”. 

Stressing upon the benefits of the youth parliament, PM Skerrit emphasized that Youth Parliament play an efficient role in the overall development of youth as it instils confidence among them and broadens their knowledge in the field of national development.

Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session
Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session

 Prime Minister of Dominica reiterated that Youth Parliament aids everyone to build a more inclusive society in which youth creates new ideas with their innovative minds. 

While shedding light on the importance of youth Parliament, the prime minister underscored, “I believe this Youth Parliament can play an important role in fulfilling the objectives of building a more inclusive society, creating greater opportunities for the nation’s youth and putting our young people, their views, ideas and aspirations at the centre of national life”. 

He stated that the active participation of youth in the parliament make them aware of the various policies created in the parliament, and they could become able to critically analyze the decision of the government. 

Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session
Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session

Further, the Prime Minister of Dominica was joined by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Amor Mottley, who also engaged with the participants. PM Mia Mottley interacted through a virtual presentation and made participation aware of various matters of concern. She shed light on climate change impacts on small island economies, women in politics and the role of youth leaders in development, among other issues.

Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session
Dominica: PM Skerrit encourages youth parliamentarians through interactive session

Additionally, the other facilitators were former Barbadian Government Minister, Ambassador Liz Thompson, Speaker of the Dominica House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Isaac and Minister for Trade, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business and Export Development, Ian Douglas.

PM Skerrit also commended the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) for organizing the Youth Parliament and wished them every success.