Dominican youth activist, Luchiano D.S Dupuis, for a second consecutive term has been re-elected to the executive of the Caribbean Young Democrat Union (CYDU) and vows to continue the forward and upward movement of creating a youth fortress in the region.
Dupuis, who represents the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) was reinstated as Deputy Chair of the organization for training, outreach and recruitment for the 2019-2020 term.
Speaking to DA Vibes, the Chairman stated, “When I speak of creating a youth fortress, I speak of creating young leaders within the Caribbean region and in Dominica specifically. Young people are always shy and they take the back seat when it comes to being involved in the decision-making within the country and the Caribbean region and I have dedicated my second year to ensure that I create leaders who are capable of bringing out their best and change the status quo which exist today.”
He told young people who are demotivated due to their present circumstance to “keep your head up; although it may be difficult in times like these, in Dominica, you need to keep your head up because its a forward and upward movement. You can’t move forward without going upward and you can’t go upward without moving forward.”
Dupuis sounded a call to the necessary authority to implement a national Levi scheme for skilled shortage area; provide fair opportunities for disadvantaged youth; increase uptake of work related learning and qualifications in the senior phase of school and introduce a new standard of work experience to our youths, which will in turn guide them to where they need to be.
The CYDU, the youth wing of parent organization Caribbean Democratic Union (CDU) is committed to creating a space for youth participation in politics and decision making and strongly believes in advancing good governance, transparency, accountability and democracy throughout the Caribbean region.
The CYDU has member parties and representatives in Belize, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.