Rodney Small has been appointed deputy chair of the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Youth, in addition to being director of the National Commission on Crime Prevention (NCCP).
iWitness News was reliably informed that Small’s appointment, as well as that of the other members of the council, was approved by Cabinet on Sept. 13.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced the establishment of the commission in July, when he also announced that it would be chaired by 27-year-old budget analyst Anson Latchman.
The committee has been appointed for an initial two-year period, commencing on Sept. 13.
Ruthann Williams is secretary of the council and the other members include Augustine Ferdinand – who is also director of the ruling Unity Labour Party’s Institute of Governance and Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean, which was launched on Aug. 17.
Another councillor is Senator Shackell Bobb, a parliamentary secretary, who Gonsalves said in July will have oversight of the committee.
The other members are Shaquille Simmonds, Amber Glasgow, Rodan John, Christine Mofford, Derona Burke, Kwesi Allen, and Oreika Mc Kenzie.
Meanwhile, the council also includes chairperson of sectoral groups, as follows:
Dr. Sherena Slater — The Professions
Makeeda Greene — Agriculture
Zenna Lewis –Sports
Javid Rouse- Culture
John Keil- Health
Cenus Hinds — Information technology
Zuleika Lewis- Tourism and hospitality
Nafessa Richardson — Climate change
John Campbell — Housing
Dillon Ollivierre — Grenadines
Ms. Crystal Olliver — Creative industries
Storm Gonsalves — Business and entrepreneurship
Sophia Jackson — Labour
Chanolde Munroe — Media
Kaywama Edwards — Church
Tamira Browne — Regional integration and foreign policy
Nyala De Freitas — Diaspora
Kaville Hazelwood — Education
Correction: Rodney Small is the “Director” and not “Chairman” of the National Commission on Crime Prevention.