By Desmond Brown – Executive Editor
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 02 2016 – Barbadian Jamilla Sealy is on the Queen’s Young Leader’s List for 2017, it has been announced here.
Britain’s Prince Harry made the announcement Wednesday night as he addressed a massive crowd at Kensington Oval at the start of the 50th independence mega concert.
“Jamilla is passionate about the environment. She teaches environmental science to children and helps to organise communities here in Barbados to keep beaches clean and to understand the threats posed by climate change,” Prince Harry said.
“She’s represented your country at United Nations meetings and is now creating an online map to identify illegal dump sites. Jamilla is a strong Barbadian young leader and I’m delighted to announce that she can now call herself one of the Queen’s Young Leaders for 2017.
“She has been selected as one of the 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who are making an extraordinary impact in the lives of others. She will travel to London next year to build relationships with her peers from around the world and to be honoured by Her Majesty at Buckingham Place.”
Meantime, the Prince said it was up to the young people to write the next 50 years of Barbados’ story.