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Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard laments being unable to take troubled youths home

- says she wish she could do more to help troubled boys in D7
Independent Seventh-District Candidate Mrs Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has said she wants to do so much more to assist troubled young boys in the Seventh District, but there is only so much that can be done. Photo: Facebook
The forum, 'A Response', was hosted by the Community Worship Centre Church of God of Prophecy in Long Look, Tortola on March 12, 2023. Photo: Facebook
The forum, 'A Response', was hosted by the Community Worship Centre Church of God of Prophecy in Long Look, Tortola on March 12, 2023. Photo: Facebook
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Independent Seventh-District Candidate Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has said she wants to do so much more to assist troubled young boys in the Seventh District, but there is only so much that can be done.

She made the comment during the forum “A Response”, hosted by the Community Worship Centre Church of God of Prophecy in Long Look, Tortola on March 12, 2023.

During the forum, Mrs Scatliffe-Leonard was asked what are some of her ideas to reduce or prevent activities such as smoking, vaping, and alcohol abuse among teens within the school district.

More activities for young people needed- Scatliffe-Leonard

She said, based on her experience in the District, she is involved with a lot of young people and has spoken with them about some of the issues affecting them.

“You’ll find that many of our boys especially, they’re left alone after school, and that’s because the parents depending on the jobs that they have. They don’t have a choice but to leave their kids home with an elder brother or sister or sometimes they are left alone.

“I believe that we need to find ways to build or create avenues in the district where we could bring the young men to activities within the District,” the Independent Candidate said.

She continued by referencing the Little League baseball team which she noted she had started years ago, as she posited that it helped to develop young men by teaching them core values.

'The boys are precious to me'

Mrs Scatliffe-Leonard said she wants to resuscitate a similar activity within the community.

“The boys are precious to me and it’s so heartbreaking that you cannot even take one or two of them and take them home because it’s just how it is …I want to do so much more and there’s so much you can do,” she noted.

Nevertheless, Mrs Scatliffe- Leonard said she has spoken with a coach in the United Kingdom (UK) for assistance.

“They have a system where we can actually send troubled teens to school and in those schools they get the education…mannerisms…the opportunity to play sports and that’s what we want to see. We want to see them growing up to successful young men and women,” she said.

Just recently, Mrs Scatliffe-Leonard had expressed concern over the escalation of gun violence in the Seventh and Eighth Districts, noting that it poses long-term consequences for future generations.

26 Responses to “Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard laments being unable to take troubled youths home”

  • Real Simple (16/03/2023, 14:55) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why I get the feeling she's about to be on the NDP ticket...
    • Ken P (16/03/2023, 15:46) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
      Then she stand a chance.
      • Tasty (16/03/2023, 20:36) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
        She was completely hopeless running Water & Sewage - why should I think she would be any better running the Government. She also has a reputation, which I can vouch for, of being very very rude. NDP would be better to run nobody than link up with she.
    • Strupes (16/03/2023, 20:49) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      and so what?
  • herbs power (16/03/2023, 15:05) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply
    The teachings has to start from those same churches y'all in. Tell the people the truth about the bible and that will be a perfect new start in the black man redemption.
  • lol (16/03/2023, 15:18) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    She vex she cannot take the little boys home? Miss watch what you say! LOLOLOL!!
    • Me (17/03/2023, 10:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Here you had to come in with your polluted mind, body, and soul. Forget the negative thoughts and get real. Some of the guys do need to be housed and helped at times.
  • Ken P (16/03/2023, 15:41) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Really, I am wondering how long you felt this way.
  • Faithful (16/03/2023, 16:08) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    So what is the use of the YEP center? It's the only district, as far as l am aware, that has a free facility for the young people to go to after school
  • rogger (16/03/2023, 16:08) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    We with Showda all the way
  • ???????????? (16/03/2023, 16:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • Sorry to say.. (16/03/2023, 17:34) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      A better abd stronger candidate would beat Sowande easily.. Not her. Sorry!
  • Youth (16/03/2023, 17:18) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply

    I worked with this woman for years and this is from me and most of us that worked with her that are not a voter in District 7 to please leave this person out of politics. I beg ayo do not make the mistake.

  • what a thing (16/03/2023, 17:20) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Kendrick is supporting her because he has not gotten over that Natalio defeated him last election. He wants Natalio out so bad that I wouldn't be surprised if he gets this woman to move from independent to NDP. This is about power not people for him and her.
  • Come on (16/03/2023, 17:24) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Whether NDP or VIP or PVIM who had to work with this woman in their capacity as Minister complained that she was inefficient and not capable as Head of Water & Sewage. She was known to run to Governor with lies on all of them to have the Governor protect her from them but not admitting that it was because she was incapable. The further they keep her out of politics the better.
  • asking for a friend (16/03/2023, 17:26) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Now that she can't go to Haiti, I wonder if Haiti is coming to her. Asking for a friend.
  • DO LIKE THE GIRL IN ANGUILLA (16/03/2023, 17:32) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply
    • Anguillian (22/03/2023, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please keep Anguilla out of your politics. We are okay and managing.
  • hot (16/03/2023, 17:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I got some shades because this election hot I need them to see well
  • 2023 (16/03/2023, 19:19) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    is it only ever time just before an election those running or applying for political office knows what is going on in their neighborhood and suddenly have the cure: all when she working in the water department certain social issues were right in her face and she said nothing
  • Yti (16/03/2023, 20:07) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Waste of time newlywed in politics.
  • Vote VIP All The Way (17/03/2023, 06:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • :) (17/03/2023, 08:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    shouldn't even be in the same (bracket ) as Sowande
  • smh (17/03/2023, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You don’t need to be an elected official to assist troubled youth. What have done to already tackle this cause if it so dear to her? Another set of hot air …
  • vex (18/03/2023, 22:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If that woman says run, walk. I talking from experience and that's all I have to say.
  • truth be told (19/03/2023, 10:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That woman don’t give a rats butt about any youths. She left water and sewerage in an employee deficit. What program did she implement to encourage or train young people to fill those positions? One young man from Greenland said she promised him a job then stop taking his calls and pass him like mind u business

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