Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Another Youth Information Centre (YIC) to be constructed in rural Jamaica

Author: Andrea Braham
Title: Youth Information Centre to be Built in Hanover
Date published: April 23, 2014
Source: Jamaica Information Service

The article reports on the speech made at Addressing the signing ceremony at the Ministry, in Kingston, where the Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, signed a contract for the construction of a Youth Information Centre (YIC) in Hanover. Details are provided about the cost of the contract, the location of the centre, what the centre is to be used for and the needs that it is expected to serve. The company awarded with the contract to construct the centre is also named. Hanna in her speech thanks the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for sponsoring the project. She also gives information about the YIC developments nationally, while speaking specifically of what the establishment of the centre in Hanover is expected do for the youths in the parish.


When completed, the centre, to be located at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea, will be the
11 built across the island to provide a space where young people can go to access
information on issues affecting them, use the computers, complete their assignments,
get training, or just to ‘hang out’ and be comfortable with their peers.

It will have office spaces, a cyber café, resource area, meeting rooms, a multi-purpose
room, a stage for the performing arts, and an all-purpose court, among other amenities.