The Reconvening of Youth Parliament took place yesterday [Nov.17] at the House of Assembly, with a speech from the Youth Premier Ryan Robinson Perinchief as well as an address from Premier Paula Cox.
Modeled on Bermuda’s official Parliament, the Youth Parliament of Bermuda was founded in 1985, and has grown to have approximately 40 registered Members of Youth Parliament, and meets on Wednesday afternoons at the House of Assembly.
Youth Premier Ryan Robinson Perinchief, a 15-year-old Berkeley Institute student, said, “It is no secret that we in Bermuda are currently facing many challenges including an increase in violent crime and downturn in our economy.
“However, there are other less prevalent concerns that are undoubtedly and steadily growing within our society. We, the young people, are up against various social issues we must constantly face. It is our strong belief that if these issues are not addressed, the end result will be disastrous for our country.”
Read the full address, and view videos of the Reconvening of Youth Parliament here, and photos below.
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