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Trada & Industry Minister Speaks To Heliconia on 'Youth In The Budget'

18 Nov 2015 5:15 PM | Osei Roach Benn (Administrator)

Invited to deliver the Feature Address on the theme “What Does the Budget 2016 have for Young People?” at a Post-Budget Forum arranged by the Heliconia Foundation for Young Professionals on Monday 16th November, 2015, the Trade Minister, Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon noted that ‘according to the National Youth Policy for Trinidad and Tobago, it is estimated that there are approximately 450,556 young people between the ages of 12 and 29 in Trinidad and Tobago, representing some 34.2 % of the national population. 

In light of this, the Government acknowledges that each young person has a purpose in life and our goal is to help reveal that purpose and engage each of you in a plan to achieve that purpose and to prosper; whether through educational, cultural or business pursuits.’

Ministry of Trade And Industry

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