Politicians who allegedly mainly offer lip service to the youths of the Territory were called out on Monday by Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn.
Hon. Walwyn during his remarks at the Apprenticeship program job fair began by expressing his disagreement with statements which were aimed at negatively branding the private sector. “All of us must see the value and innovation the private sector brings to our economy and the impact that everyday businesses have on our lives…The public sector cannot employ everyone, but if the mission of some politicians to tear down members of the private sector succeeds, who will employ those young people seeking their first opportunity to gain employment and their chance to live independent lives?” Hon. Walwyn asked.
In concluding about political lip service, Hon. Walwyn announced: “I want to say a special thank you to our Premier and Minister for Finance who continues to demonstrate that his administration is not just about lip service when it comes to the Territory’s youth. His administration understands that the young people of the Virgin Islands deserve more than a few basketball tournaments and petty contracts. The young people of our islands deserve real opportunities to advance their lives, independently of any politician.”