The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (NYC) will be holding a General Assembly at the St. Mary’s College on Saturday, August 23 from 9.a.m. to elect a new executive and discuss issues relating to youth.
Incumbent General Secretary Wendell Bertrande said about 300 delegates from all 19 district councils will be in attendance. The assembly will allow delegates to discuss challenges facing youths and plans to reform the NYC’s constitution.
Candidates running for office this year includes: Presidential nominees – Elenor Joseph and Ryan James; 1st vice-presidential nominee, Kelvin Antoine; 2nd vice presidential nominees Tevin Shepherd, Ezbai Francis and Kina Nicholas; public relations officer nominee Catty Renee and Kina Nicholas; general secretary nominees Wendell Bertrande and Leeann Edgar; assistant general secretary nominees Dianthea Justin, Chrinsha St. Brice and Leeann Edgar and treasurer nominee, Lyncia Antione.
Established by an act of parliament in 1997, the NYC’s core functions are: serving as a mouthpiece for all youth, creating a network of young professionals and youth groups island-wide and youth engagement and filtration.
The NYC actively engages all religious youth groups, a sector that is renowned for advocating high moral values and organisation of its members, and capable of contributing immensely to the social, spiritual and psychological development of citizens.
The NYC also engages all existent “youth-led” groups across all sectors, inclusive of political youth organisations in its aim to attain absolute balance in its representation and input towards the spiritual, social, political, environmental and economic health of St. Lucia.