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Youths urged to set goals, stay focused


Young people who participated in the SVG Coast Guard Summer Programme have been urged to set goals and stay focused.

The encouragement came from Acting Police Commissioner Colin John at the closing of the Coast Guard’s summer programme on Saturday, August 25.

The Commissioner, during his remarks, told the young people that setting timelines and determining how to achieve their goals are crucial elements to obtaining success.

Petty Officer and Programme Coordinator Damion Franklyn pointed out the benefits of the programme which include encouraging teamwork, respecting self and others and being responsible. Franklyn noted that it was a great experience.

Engineering Officer, Lt. Ralphie Ragguette said, “The good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid and avoids the storm he cannot weather.”

He said the SVG Coast Guard has raised the bar for the annual coast guard programme, noting that the many students who have passed through the programme continue to make the members of the establishment proud.

The SVG Coast Guard Youth Development Summer Programme for 2018 ended on Saturday, August 25 with a closing ceremony at the Calliaqua Coast Guard base. The programme, which has been in existence for 25 years saw a total of 135 participants in attendance this year.