Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Opposition Member of Parliament for North Leeward constituency, Roland “Patel” Matthews has been praised on social media for expressing support for the PRYME program.
PRYME, which means Promoting Youth Micro-Enterprises is a government-led program to provide grant funding to Vincentian youth who want to start or boost business ventures.
In a Facebook post on Friday (May 22), Matthews posted a poster encouraging persons in is constituency to apply to the program.
The poster was captioned “I voted for this.”.
Matthews’ poster read “PRYME forms are available for pick up at Lacasa Shop Petit Bordel.
The move has attracted praises from several persons on both sides of the political fence.
Some of the comments made by persons on social media include: “Way to go Hon. Patel Matthews” and, “Great move needed”. Other comments made included “Better late than never”.
Meanwhile, Matthews’ opponent, Carlos James was featured in a poster on Facebook today (May 22), as a speaker for an event called – PRYME the PUMP.
The event is being staged by a North Leeward organization called Generation Next Inc.
The caption for the poster which played on words to rhyme, and targets youth in North Leeward read “Make your TYME online productive. Spend some TYME researching a business idea and access financing through PRYME to start a business!! Be part of this great entrepreneurial experience!”.
Some 80 Vincentians have so far benefited from PRYME which is geared towards supporting business ventures of persons 18 to 40 years old, and PRYME Plus geared towards persons older that 40.