The Democratic Republican Party (DRP) formed the DRP New York party group on Oct. 19.
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 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, Miranda “Pet” Charles, will serve as Treasurer and Tonia Garraway, also of Central Leeward will serve as the P.R.O. Vernie Derby Thompson will serve as a committee member and so will 3rd year Public Administration student at CUNY–Medgar-Evers College, Jawanza Young of Layou.
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 firmly believe 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 on Aug. 23, 2012 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
It was founded and is led by former opposition senator, Anesia Baptiste.