AN OPEN LETTER
February 25, 2011
The Progressive Young Liberals sincerely believes that the rhetoric spewed in your response to our recent press release on BTC is neither progressive nor uplifting. As young people this is not the route we should be taking.
Regardless of whether or not any of us are PYLs or Torchbearers, we are all young people and neither side has a monopoly on intelligent or nationalistic minded persons. At this stage, it is not about who did what and who is responsible for what- as we should be able to honestly attest that good things were accomplished under every administrative watch of our country.
The PYL would like to remind all ambitious Bahamians that every year approximately 5,000-6,000 young Bahamians graduate (high school and college) and joins the world of employment-with no hope of landing a job. This speaks to the need to annually create jobs to absorb these numbers. Continually navigating Bahamians towards fighting for the one or two available diminishing jobs, as opposed to facilitating and enabling Bahamians to own and sustain their own businesses, is not the way for any government to go.
Paying lip service to band-aid fixes will certainly not get the job done and we the PYL will lobby any government, FNM or PLP to get it right.
The PYL is publicly extending an invite to Jamal Moss (President) and the Torchbearers of the Free National Movement, as well as the youth organizations of all other political parties to a National Youth Debate, or Brainstorming Session, on issues affecting young Bahamians and what we can do to fix.
The Progressive Young Liberals