PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday October 5, 2014 a new executive was elected to the National Youth Council during its Bi Annual General Assembly at the Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary School.
The General Assembly commenced on Friday 3 October with registration of clubs from across the island and climaxed on Sunday 5 with the election process. During the assembly, the financial reports and executive summary were presented by the outgoing executive.
There were also working group sessions among participants, based on sub committees they would be interested on serving and where they would like to NYC go with regards to Finance and Programme Planning, Public Relations and Advocacy .
The new executive of the youth body is as follows:
President –Louise Victor (Micoud Youth and Sports Council)
1st Vice President- Kelvin Antoine (East Castries Youth and Sports Council)
2nd Vice President- Tevin Sheperd (Canaries Youth and Sports Council)
General Secretary – Wendell Bertrande (East Castries Youth and Sports Council)
Assistant General Secretary – Dianthia Justin (South Castries Youth and Sports Council)
Treasurer- Lyncia Antoine (Canaries Youth and Sports Council)
Public Relations Officer- Vernesta Isidore (Mayboya Youth and Sports Council)
The presidential position was closely contested between Eleanor Joseph of Vieux-Fort North Youth and Sports Council and Louise Victor of Micoud Youth and Sports Council. The final ballot count was 51 and 67 votes respectively.
The positions of 1st Vice President and General Secretary were unopposed. Another interesting race was for the post of Assistant General Secretary between Krisha St.Brice of Soufriere Youth and Sports Council and Dianthia Justin; with 58 and 60 votes respectively.
Vying for the post of Public Relations Officer was Kim Cayol of North Castries Youth and Sports Council, Kina Nicholas of Choiseul Youth and Sports Council and of course Vernesta Isidore.
Final ballot count was 50, 15 and 54. Miss Kina Nicholas also vied for the post of 2nd Vice President against Mr. Tevin Shepard, a race which ended 76, 43. The post of Treasurer was contested by Kervin Martial of North Castries Youth and Sports Council and Lyncia Antoine.
Mr.Tevin- Sheperd, 2nd Vice President, Mr. Wendell Bertrande- General Secretary and Miss Dianthia Justin Assistant General Secretary are all returning officers from the previous executive.
Outgoing President, Mr. Timothy Ferdinand congratulated the new executive and gave his full commitment to being present during the transition process for the next year, to advise and guide accordingly.
The Electoral Board comprised returning Officer was Mr.Denis James, Ministry of Youth Development and Sports and NYC stalwart Mr. Patrick Mathurin and representative from the Electoral department.