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New York DRP group formed

New York DRP group formed

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The New York party group of the Democratic Republican Party (DRP) was formed in New York last Saturday, October 19.{{more}}

The meeting, held in Brooklyn, New York, saw the election of five executive officers and the naming of two committee members. The group is being led by Josiah Stewart, originally from Union Island in the Southern Grenadines; the vice presidency was humbly accepted by political veteran from Layou in Central Leeward Everad “Coach” Young. Meanwhile, Claudette Haynes will serve as secretary, former national netball player from Layou, CL-Miranda “Pet” Charles will serve as treasurer and Tonia Garraway, also of Central Leeward, will serve as the PRO. Vernie Derby Thompson will serve as a committee member and so will third year Public Administration student at CUNY – Medgar-Evers College – Jawanza Young of Layou Central Leeward. Speaking of the DRP, youngest group and executive member, 21-year-old Jawanza Young said:

“I’m very excited and motivated at the opportunity to be of service to my country and I firmlybelieve that this new fresh young and vibrant initiative can take SVG to the type of future that we so desire. This is an initiative that holds most of the values that I think can take us where we need to and make us shine like the jewel of the Caribbean that we are.” The DRP was formed just over one year ago, on August 23, 2012 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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