Information Minister Kelver Darroux announces cabinet approved of $1 Million for DYBT this fiscal year
Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology Minister Kelver Darroux, has announced that the cabinet of the government of Dominica has approved an amount of $1 million, for the Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT), for this financial year 2016/2017.
He made that announcement in the course gf his address at the 12th DYBT graduation ceremony, which was held at the Arawak House of Culture on Wednesday.
That ceremony is said to be the flagship event of the DYBT, and forms part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), observed from November 14 to November 18, 2016.
Darroux said “Over the years, we have continued to make funds available to the DYBT ….. this amount of $1 million is a major investment in the youth, because we understand - and you will go through the mentorship program, and do the social skills aspect and so forth.”
According to Darroux, “You need money to start off your businesses, you need money to give you a kick start and you need money to at least set that platform for you. So that is why we made these monies available to you the young people”.
The Most Determined/Successful Female Entrepreneur Award for 2016 went to Sherma Gregoire.
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