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39 Young Saint Lucian Entrepreneurs Benefit From Youth Economy Agency Disbursements

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Thirty-nine (39) young Saint Lucians are now further empowered to propel their business thanks to the Youth Economy Agency (YEA). During a brief ceremony on Wednesday 24th May, 2023 the Agency disbursed funds for 39 new grant recipients at its offices on Chaussee Road in Castries. A total of $66,558.02 was handed over to the young entrepreneurs, who were addressed by YEA Chairperson, Mr. Thomas Leonce, and Business Development Officer, Mrs. Ginel Mondesir, as well as hearing from some of their fellow recipients. According to Mr. Leonce, Wednesday’s ceremony was noteworthy not only because it represented the largest disbursement to date, but also because it showcased several different business categories, as well as entrepreneurs from across the island’s length and breadth. “I think we took quite a leap today,’ he said. “We started off a bit slow, I think we’re running a 400m race, you know. So, we’ve had two batches of disbursements so far, the first one 11 disbursements, the second one also 11. But today we did 39. That makes me very happy, it suggests we are progressing and moving at a faster pace than before. But what I was also happy about was the range of businesses...