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Minister Arrindell’s newest initiative entitled “get off the block, get on the bus, get busy” is a key step towards the development of a strong community and country.

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When speaking to youngsters, primarily males, the sentiment is always the same: they have been neglected by previous administrations. Therefore, it is SHTA's belief that this initiative which targets adolescent males primarily will show our youngsters that we do care about their development and their participation in and positive contribution towards this country.

There are several areas within the tourism industry, such as the marine/ yachting sector, where with proper training and certification our youths can have successful careers. This is an area where the SHTA could be of assistance.

These types of initiatives, which are in line with the SHTA's vision for St. Maarten, are crucial to discourage these youngsters from resorting to a life of crime and instead encourage them to lead prosperous lives. This project, if successful, could ultimately lead to a reduction in crime and improvement of the quality of life for all and therefore it requires all hands on deck. It is for this reason that the SHTA fully endorses this initiative and will lend its support to the Minister and her Ministry in ensuring that this project is executed effectively and in close cooperation with the business community.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:21 )