Terrence Ollivierre, the Parliamentary Representative for the Southern Grenadines, has declared that his party, the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), opened the doors for the youth to be represented at a national level.
Speaking on the NDP New Times Radio Programme last week Tuesday, Ollivierre said it was former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell who ushered in that era – an era that allowed young people to be represented at all levels, even in Parliament.
“We had a vibrant young people programme under the New Democratic Party. Where is that now?” asked Ollivierre, extending his argument by asking further, “Where is that vibrant programme where young people used to be on radio expressing their views? Where is the National Youth Council?”
He needled the ULP for doing the exact opposite, to the extent that the voice of young people has been literally quieted.
Ollivierre expressed confidence that the New Democratic Party has a good mix of experience and youth that will manage the affairs of the state to benefit all.
He reminded his listening audience that Eastern Caribbean Central Bank figures show that SVG had the lowest economic growth rate among OECS countries.
Terrance Ollivierre has been the parliamentary representative for the Southern Grenadines since 2001.