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Dominica Prime Minister to Speak at Youth Leadership Forum


Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit will serve as the keynote speaker at a Youth Leadership Forum on Saturday, March 4, which will run from 9 a.m. until noon in the Evans Center Theatre, St. Croix campus. In his keynote address, Skerrit will lecture on the topic, "Challenges Facing Young Island Leaders in the Caribbean." It is hosted by the St. Croix Chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society St. Croix, according to a press release from UVI.
At 33, Skerrit is the youngest prime minister in the Caribbean. A former education minister, he was sworn in as Dominica's youngest prime minister two days after the sudden death of his predecessor, Pierre Charles, in January 2004. Dominica's governing Dominica Labour Party won general elections in May 2005.
Panelists for the forum include Albert Bryan, vice president of Generation Now, Jennifer Matarangas-King of Innovative Cable TV, St. Croix Sen. Juan Figueroa Serville, Anthony Weekes of Columbia Equity and St. Croix physician Dr. Anne Treasure.
On Saturday at 6 p.m., Skerrit will be inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society as an honorary member at a reception at Government House on St. Croix.
For further information on Prime Minister Skerrit's visit and the Youth Leadership Forum, please contact Mashia Joseph, president of UVI's St. Croix chapter of Golden Key at 277-4094 or Claude Steele, chapter advisor, at 692-4181.


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