Minister Shawn Edward
Minister for Youth Development and Sports
Educator, Youth Leader, Community Activist
Thirty six (36) year old Educator, Youth Leader and Community Activist – Shawn Edward – is Labour’s chosen one to retake the militant Dennery North Constituency from the jaws of UWP misrule. Endorsed by the SLP since November 2010, the Party did not publicly announce Shawn Edward’s candidacy until now as a mark of respect for the rules governing Public Servants and Teachers.
Shawn Edward is a Teacher with seventeen (17) years primary and secondary experience, having taught at the Aux Lyon Combined School for eight (8) years and the Dennery Secondary School for the last six (6) years; where he served as the Dean of Discipline, Head of the Information Technology and Business Department, Head of the Academic Committee, Cricket Coach and Education Management Information System (EMIS) Co-ordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Management and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Educational Studies.
He is a former National Opening Batsman, representing Saint Lucia and the Windward Islands at the Under 19 level, and Saint Lucia at the senior level. Shawn’s seriousness has also won him leadership positions at the national and regional levels, and he has served as Secretary of the National Cricket Association as well as Manager of the Saint Lucia and Windward Islands Under – 19 Cricket Teams. Shawn has also served on the General Council of the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA).
In Dennery North, Shawn Edward holds a very impressive record of Youth Leadership and Community Service. He has served as President of Togetherness Youth & Sports Club from Derniere Riviere; President of the Mabouya Valley Youth & Sports Council, Coach of the Mabouya Valley Under 19 and Senior Cricket Teams, Member of the Comfort 2000 Management Committee and Member of the Coastal Development Advisory Committee of the Mabouya Valley Development Project. Shawn Edward has an excellent understanding of the socio-economic dynamics of Dennery North and his ability to listen and share the people’s vision for the development of their constituency, will serve him in good stead.
The Saint Lucia Labour Party has every confidence that Shawn Edward will deliver as the next Parliamentary Representative of Dennery North.
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