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'The time for youths is now' – VIP’s Sharie B. de Castro

-Scores rocked out to local musical performances at VIP’s Youth Rally
In the words of the VIP’s own ‘Youth Voice of Change’, Ms Sharie B. de Castro, “I am overwhelmed as I look out and see so many of my peers in the crowd. I want to start by saying loud and clear that I do not agree with the well-known cliché́ that defines the youth as 'future leaders',” she told those gathered. Photo: Facebook
The Virgin Island Party’s (VIP) youth rally was revitalised with music and energy last evening, February 15, 2019, to packed crowds in the Waterfront Drive area of Road Town on the main island of Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Virgin Island Party’s (VIP) youth rally was revitalised with music and energy last evening, February 15, 2019, to packed crowds in the Waterfront Drive area of Road Town on the main island of Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the politics of the 2019 elections season winds down, the Virgin Island Party’s (VIP) youth rally was revitalised with music and energy last evening, February 15, 2019, to packed crowds in the Waterfront Drive area of Road Town on the main island of Tortola.

In the words of the VIP’s own ‘Youth Voice of Change’, Ms Sharie B. de Castro, “I am overwhelmed as I look out and see so many of my peers in the crowd. I want to start by saying loud and clear that I do not agree with the well-known cliché́ that defines the youth as 'future leaders',” she told those gathered.

“I have thought long and hard about this and I have decided that I no longer want to use the term the youths are the future. We always hear this, but the future always takes a very long time to come.”

Tomorrow never comes

“Will tomorrow ever come?” Ms de Castro further went on to question those gathered, “BVI, I propose to you that the time is now. Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow, we are the leaders of today. Tonight, I refuse to engage in a conversation about why we, the youth population, should be included. I will not entertain the notion that we are not ready,” Ms de Castro implored.

While pushing and encouraging VI’s youths to speak up and stand firm for their rights and to seat at the table, she left them with parting advice.

“The world we live in tomorrow depends on what we do to empower young people today…  I am happy that the Virgin Islands Party is confident enough in us to put a youth on their At-Large team. With the Virgin Islands Party, the youth of this territory will move in one direction Forward!” 

20 Responses to “'The time for youths is now' – VIP’s Sharie B. de Castro ”

  • Wiww (16/02/2019, 18:35) Like (50) Dislike (20) Reply
    She done get in, a smart young lady..
    • ACompleteChange (17/02/2019, 08:50) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
      New Govt. New PS. New heads . We need that complete change ...All the quality unsuccessful VIP candidates should be PS in their field of experience because they share the VIP vision..No undermining.....truly believe that Pastor Skelton Clyne Will be a Great head teacher at Elmo Stout High and should be considered ....
  • !! (16/02/2019, 21:26) Like (43) Dislike (16) Reply
    Yess sharie ! Minister of Education!
  • power to the people (16/02/2019, 22:20) Like (5) Dislike (20) Reply
    Can she help keep the lights on?
    Power JUST went out in SCB. AGAIN!!
  • 1 (16/02/2019, 22:26) Like (53) Dislike (12) Reply
    She has my vote for sure
  • Guarantee (17/02/2019, 08:37) Like (35) Dislike (10) Reply
    She is a sure winner and a future leader a bright light. She will get the most votes. Hope she realize its all about people...Hope she lives up to the hype....Minister of Education a possibility ....Junior Minister definitely ...Of the 7 seats VIP will Win..This the way it should be. Fahie Premier, Finance, Labour Immigration ... Kyle Rhymer Communication Inviromentnd works, Shareen Flax, Tourism, Ports and Culture...Malone or Samuels , Health and agriculture ....Decastro or Wheatley Education Social Development, Sports youth affairs...Vincent Junior minister for trade N sports ....Our Government ..Our Future ...Our success
  • voter (17/02/2019, 09:35) Like (42) Dislike (13) Reply
    Her at large team is weak but I give she and sheep one
  • HAHA (17/02/2019, 10:45) Like (30) Dislike (36) Reply
    SHE ALL BOUT HER SELF WHICH CAN BE SEEN BY THE BILLBOARDS ONLY DISPLAYING HER SELF...
    • @ HAHA (17/02/2019, 11:35) Like (32) Dislike (8) Reply
      old news but we still voting for her
    • Jaigon (17/02/2019, 14:37) Like (29) Dislike (9) Reply
      @HAHA, so what will you say about Walwyn with he alone on billboard. You people are just amazing. You want news, those were sponsored billboards that came to her from STT. Don’t mind the billboards, she is with and part of a team.
  • SMH (17/02/2019, 15:11) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    Everyone of them (VIP) Candidates can head a Ministry! It takes being given a Chance to prove leadership! Leaders are not born, they are created upon growth and productivity! We need to work together as a Team (The Voters and Elected Politicians) to be Progressive! VIP All the Way!
  • fish (17/02/2019, 21:39) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Sherie is a POWER ful youth leader straight to the house of assembly
  • Registered voter (18/02/2019, 08:29) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
    I couldn't watch it online as all the fart I heard was not appropriate for my eyes NOR my ears.
  • Yes (18/02/2019, 11:58) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    She talks a bunch of shit, pure rubbish. All about herself...even her right to read club she was never there and she didn't care about the children at all. She's not about youths period
    • @ lol (19/02/2019, 07:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You should sign up for her program because you look like you may need some assistance. It’s Write to Read...


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