Kitts and Nevis Information Service, 28.10.03
Islands Voice Youth Ambassador Samal Duggins continues to make
the most of his youthful energy ad creativity as demonstrated
by the release of a solo music album.
a second year student at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College,
had his first encounter with Small Islands Voice in 2002 when
he was chosen by the UNESCO sponsored initiative to journey
to Palau in the Pacific as a Youth Ambassador.
old Samal is no stranger to using his creativity in a positive
manner and reaping the rewards. In 2001 he entered the Florida
Caribbean Cruise Association Environmental Poster Competition
and won first place in the 13-16 year-old category. That same
year he entered the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Essay Competition
and won third place.
philosophy on life is such that he believes that advancement
has to be balanced by being accountable for and taking the necessary
steps to counteract the negative side effects.
is a vehicle this young Kittitian man uses to get his positive
message across. He sees himself as following in the footsteps
of his father, a former entertainer, and is a self proclaimed
'Ghetto Ambassador' as he has titled his CD.
persona is such that a wide range of persons are impressed by
his talent and message. One such person, President of the Centre
for Rights and Development, Mr. Mathew Servina, who met the
young man at the Palau meeting, described him as a 'promising
youth from a Caribbean nation'. This moved Mr. Servina to invite
Samal to a workshop in Seychelles in the Indian Ocean in November
2003. Samal has also been asked to perform 'Mother Earth's Dying
Cry' at the meeting.