Tuesday, 4 August 2015

11th Youth Information Centre established in Jamaica

Author: Claudia Gardner
Title: Youth Information Centre Lifts Hopes In Lucea
Date published: July 2, 2015
Source: Jamaica Gleaner
URL: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20150702/youth-information-centre-lifts-hopes-lucea

The article reports on the opening of another Youth Information Centre (YIC) in Western Jamaica opened in a remodelled building. Excerpts are reported on the opening ceremony, in particular the speech given by Dr. David Stair, the custos rotulorum of Hanover. Dr. Stair is reported as urging users to protect the buildings and imploring youngsters to  use the facilities. Advice about how the facilities can be used is also mentioned.

The town of Lucea, in Hanover, has joined the list of towns with Youth Information Centres (YIC) following last week's official opening of the newly relocated parish offices of the National Youth Service, at Watson Taylor Park.
The centre, which falls under the umbrella of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, is the 11th of its kind to be established in Jamaica. The construction of the new YIC and the remodelling of the building that now houses the NYS at the location cost a total of $71 million.
In his address at the opening ceremony, Dr David Stair, the custos rotulorum of Hanover, urged users of the park to protect the buildings. He implored the youngsters to make full use of the facilities, while recognising the sacrifices which the entire nation was making on their behalf.

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