New programmes for youth

Government is spending two and a half million dollars to roll out a number of sports programs across various communities part of efforts in response to growing concern about the number of young people involved in deviance and criminality.

And as the estimates debate resumed this morning Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment outlined a number of community-based initiatives.

Mr. Forde also announced to help ex-cons become self-employed describing the rate of reoffending after release from prison as alarming.