SVG Coast Guard Annual Summer Program closing Ceremony

SVG Coast Guard Service Youth Development Summer Programme participants ask questions after the mental health awareness PowerPoint presentation.

Young people who participated in the SVG Coast Guard Summer Programme have been urged to set goals and stay focused.

The encouragement came from Police Commissioner Acting Colin John, at the closing of the Coast Guard’s last Saturday, 25th August 2018.

The Commissioner during his remarks also told the young people that setting timelines and determining how to achieve their goals are crucial elements in obtaining success.

Petty Officer, and Programme Coordinator, Damion Franklyn, pointed out the benefits of the program, which he said include, encouraging teamwork, respecting self and others, and being responsible among many other areas. Franklyn noted that it was a great experience.

Engineering Officer, Lt. Ralphie Ragguette said, “the good seamen weather the storm you cannot avoid and avoid the storm he cannot weather.” Lt Ragguette added, the SVG Coast Guard has raised the bar for annual coast guard programs, noting that the many students who have passed through the program continue to make the members of the establishment proud.

The SVG Coast Guard Youth Development Summer Program culminated on Saturday, 25th August 2018 with a closing ceremony at the Calliaqua Coast Guard base.  The program which has been in existence for 25 years saw a total of 135 participants in attendance this year.