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Chuck encourages guidance for youth

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Delroy Chuck

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has called on community leaders to provide guidance to the country's youth in order to steer them into positive behaviours and away from illicit activities.

The minister, who was speaking at a sensitisation session on justice services at his Constant Spring Road office on Thursday, said too many young people are emulating dons and lotto scammers.

"Responsible leaders need to stand up for what is right and good in our society," Chuck said.

He told the gathering of teachers and justices of the peace (JP) that the ministry was on a campaign to rid the society of indiscipline and brutish and coarse behaviours, and they will be required to play a key role in the process.

Schools and communities, Chuck said, need people who can play their part in passing on positive values and helping to build a society that can be passed on to the younger generation.

He urged "right-thinking members of the society" to come forward and receive the appropriate training so that they can offer their services in their communities in restorative justice, among other areas.