Images Of Drunken Youths On Social Media Cause Alarm – St. Lucia Times News
The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) sees a link between pictures of intoxicated youths that have actually been posted on social networks and a major social crisis in this nation.
The council issued a hard hitting statement Monday in the wake of a weekend occasion in the North of Saint Lucia at which it said young people who were in attendance were heavily intoxicated and unable to function properly.
” They were seen lying down on the ground and this is in reality a sign of social crisis,” SLNYC Public Relations Officer, Eddison Layne informed press reporters at a press conference.” It is getting to the worst of the worst and we are seeing that more and more young individuals are being seen as a market for the
sale of alcohol, instead of the imaginative and inspiring individuals that they are,” Layne lamented. He contacted organisers of the occasion to fully understand the intensity of the circumstance.
The SLNYC official questioned whether checks and balances remained in place at the activity. It was held at Pigeon Island.
He asserted that the authorities should investigate and do something about it in cases where youths are under the age of 18.
The SLNYC authorities stated that people should be held accountable.
He expressed the view that it is inadequate to put ‘Consume Responsibly’ on a bottle of alcohol or just air an ad echoing the very same belief.
He stated that companies that produce alcohol should be mandated to add to social and youth development, in addition to social programs and rehabilitation for those negatively impacted by their product.
“We can not allow our youths to go through the fractures,” Layne asserted.
He noted that many lives for many years have actually been damaged and impacted by alcohol intake here in Saint Lucia.
“For occasions where young individuals are going to attend, there should be no alcohol,” the New York City Public Relations Officer stated.
He observed that youths are viewed as a large market for alcohol at a time when the health care system is under remarkable pressure.
The New York City spokesperson made it clear that he was not indicating that youths who attended the event can not be held liable.
But he described that it is still within the purview of the authorities, including parents, to look after youths.
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