Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
Department of Youth Affairs and Sports
Topics: 
Youth
Release Date:
Monday, 20 February 2017 - 4:47pm

A one day workshop will be held next month to assist young entrepreneurs with acquiring basic accounting skills to improve their businesses.

The workshop is organised for youth entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 30 years, and will be hosted by the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Caribbean Overseas Small and Medium Enterprises (COSME) programme.

Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn said it is the ministry’s goal to provide youth in the Territory with access to decent work and livelihood opportunities that provide them with long term economic security and meaningful lives.

The Minister added that employment and entrepreneurship are two of the many goals of the Virgin Islands National Youth Policy.

Meanwhile, Acting Director of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye said that this is the department’s fourth exercise in a series of training workshops which aims to assist young persons in starting businesses, and developing the tools that will help them keep their investments sustainable.

The workshop’s facilitator is Mr. Rajiv Balleram of Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF) BVI Limited and will be held on March 9 at the Training Division in the Betteto Frett Building from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Interested youth entrepreneurs are encouraged to register and support the Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop Series by contacting the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports via email at dyas@gov.vg or by telephone at 468-4949.

The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Caribbean OCTs SME (COSME) Programme funded by the European Union under the 10th EDF, continues to cultivate an environment through programme development and community partnership to equip and empower youth in the Virgin Islands.

Author

Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747
Email: BriaSmith@gov.vg