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Fmr. Miss BVI to represent Territory @ World Conference on Youth

Former Miss BVI Sharie B. Y. de Castro will set off next Monday, May 5, 2014 for Sri Lanka as part of a two-member delegation to represent the Virgin Islands at the World Conference on Youth 2014. Photo: supplied
Jevaughn Rhymer said he felt honoured to attend the conference and be a voice for the Territory's youth. Photo: supplied
Jevaughn Rhymer said he felt honoured to attend the conference and be a voice for the Territory's youth. Photo: supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Miss BVI Sharie B. Y. de Castro will set off next Monday, May 5, 2014 for Sri Lanka as part of a two-member delegation to represent the Virgin Islands at the World Conference on Youth 2014 (WCY2014) along with Jevaughn Rhymer.

The Conference will be held from May 6-10, 2014 at the Banadaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is expected to see over 1500 participants from various countries around the world.

Following interviews done, deCastro and Rhymer were selected from a field of several applicants and were nominated by a Junior Achievement Sub Committee to represent the Territory at the Conference.

The WCY2014 seeks to provide an inclusive platform for young people, youth experts, civil society organizations, Ministers in charge of the subject of Youth Affairs and other relevant stakeholders from all over the world. The main topic this year will be on ‘Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Agenda’.

Speaking exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online, Ms de Castro said she was overjoyed to be afforded such an amazing opportunity to represent the Virgin Islands at such a renowned, international conference.

“My life's goal has always been to make a difference through youth development and education, as evidenced in my career choice and my Miss BVI platform,” Sharie stated, “Therefore, I look forward to learning as much as I possibly can from presentations and discussions with other countries with the hope that upon my return I can use that information to continue to champion the development of youth in our Territory.”

A number of themes affecting youth around the world will be addressed during the conference, including Realizing Equal Access to Quality Education; Full Employment and Entrepreneurship; Poverty Eradication and Food Security; Promoting Healthy Lives and Access to Health; Environmental Protection, Emergency Preparedness and Youth Centered Urbanization; Realizing peace, Reconciliation and Ending Violence; and Ensuring Inclusive Recreation, Sports and Cultures.

Meanwhile, Rhymer expressed that he was honoured to attend the conference, “I feel honoured to be able to not only attend such a historically significant conference but also to be able to be a voice and face of the Territory's youth. I am definitely looking forward to learning and sharing not only at Sri Lanka but also upon return home, specifically through Rotaract Club of Tortola, a youth-led organization.”

The official National Youth Delegates are fully sponsored by the Government of Sri Lanka to attend the conference.

17 Responses to “Fmr. Miss BVI to represent Territory @ World Conference on Youth”

  • PRO (02/05/2014, 16:23) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big up yourself jevaughn me proud!
  • Proud (02/05/2014, 16:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonderful to see young people doing impactful things on the world stage. Well done Miss De Castro and Mr. Rhymer.
  • pat (02/05/2014, 16:28) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Hope she does better than her minister and bring back a report
  • run baby run (02/05/2014, 17:08) Like (9) Dislike (19) Reply
    I want sherry to run for office
    • Voters (02/05/2014, 19:57) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
      I agree she will make a good candidate for the second district
      • bvislander....... (04/05/2014, 06:29) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
        I so agree Ms. Decastro spirit takes me she is a good person and can get elected...
  • great (02/05/2014, 18:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rotaract is proud of you Jevaughn!
  • weed (02/05/2014, 19:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudos to you both you will do the BVI well
  • tell the truth (02/05/2014, 21:37) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Box within a box within a box within a box.
  • indigenous (03/05/2014, 00:00) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    Our real miss bvi
  • zoe (03/05/2014, 03:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two great youths
  • ABC (03/05/2014, 09:25) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Something is wrong here. I have no difficulty with the decision to place the BVI on the map by sending our own abroad. Where I have a problem is spending tens of thousands of dollars on these activities and at the same time not honouring payment for srevices rendered by service providers who have spent their hard earned money satisfying the needs of this same Ministry. Many of these people are living from pay cheque to pay cheque. Dr. Smith needs to look closely at what those in the Ministry of Finance are doing or he will be given a rude awakening.
    • hhuh? (03/05/2014, 10:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Perhaps you cannot read and understand? Please look at the last sentence of the article and perhaps post an apology - I will not hold my breath!
      • ABC (03/05/2014, 21:21) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        My comment is not limited to this particular event. I am certain that you can list six such events over the past four mths, including sending three bands to participate in the USVI canival. Don't play dumb.
    • truth be told (03/05/2014, 11:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Considering what you have said does have merit please be guided by the fact the the article states that, "The official National Youth Delegates are FULLY sponsored by the Government of Sri Lanka to attend the conference." This amazing ambassadorial opportunity is at NO cost to the government of the Virgin Islands. Perhaps the government should seek out more PRICELESS opportunities for advancement like this one.
  • Liat 521 (03/05/2014, 14:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    both of them could represent the bvi any where
  • SMH (06/05/2014, 15:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ABC make sure you have your facts straight before you come on here talking ish. The bands were not were invited to the USVI they didn't have to go if they didn't want to.. That had nothing to do with government. many of us see and read words but have not a clue what is being said.


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