Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 –The National Coordinating Committee for the upcoming referendum says it will kick off a major drive this week to create awareness about the November 6th event and to ensure that citizens are furnished with the facts about the historic vote.
In a statement, the committee detailed that the youth will yet again take center stage this Wednesday at a forum targeting millennials or persons between the ages of 18 and 35 to get their views on the important decision that lies before the country.
It will take place at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda on Long Street starting at 6pm and registration is being done exclusively on the Ticketing app.
They will hear from and ask questions of History Professor Dr. Natasha Lightfoot, who will join by video conference, young attorney, Jeniece St. Romain, former prosecutor and current Deputy Registrar Kayode O’marde and teacher Gavin Emmanuel.
Wednesday’s discussion is a precursor to a Tweetup scheduled for Sunday October 28 in collaboration with The New Grassroots. The live discussion on Twitter aims to target mainly the users of the popular social networking service.
On Thursday evening another public consultation will be held at the Multi-Purpose and Cultural Centre featuring Justin Simon QC, Juno Samuel, Anthony Astaphan and Nelisa Spencer.
On Saturday, the NCC will move into the communities on its information train geared mainly at engaging the man on the street with important information that will help them to determine the choice they will make in the referendum.
The statement outlined that so far, the committee has engaged several government entities and private sector stakeholders, holding focus group sessions with employees.
Meantime, the Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be holding a Breakfast Session at the Sugar Ridge Resort for its members. The featured speaker will be well known Barbadian business man Avinash Persaud.