Recently, Premier Michael Dunkley hosted a youth session at Camden for about 40 young people, where such issues as education, employment, public safety and the economy were topics of discussion.
The Premier was joined at the informal meeting by the Minister of Education, Wayne Scott, Junior Minister for National Security, Sen. Jeff Baron, Junior Minister for Community, Culture and Sport, MP Nandi Davis and MP Jeff Sousa. The session afforded the Premier an opportunity to hear directly from Bermuda’s young people about the issues and concerns which affected them.
Premier Dunkley said, “It was very gratifying to spend time with some of our young people; they were very passionate and eager to share their experiences. Much of our discussion focused on education, and it was good to have Minister Scott in attendance to address a number of matters, including the SCORE report, student performance and the important role our young people have in participating in our society.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Baron discussed public safety matters and initiatives, in particular the Inter-Gang task force and the important work that the GREAT programme is doing in the Island’s schools.
The Premier concluded, “Quite simply our youth are our future and it was an invaluable opportunity for us to host this week’s forum to hear their views on topical matters in our community. I intend to conduct more meetings such as this so that we can continue our dialogue. Ultimately our goal is to not only connect with our young people, but with our community overall, so that I can hear more suggestions and solutions aimed addressing the critical issues that concern us all.”