The Dominica Youth Business Trust received a cash injection of US$10,000 from the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank as part the bank's initiative to help develop the business skills of the youth of the island.

Rhona Lawrence Business Support Officer said the bank was proud to be able to contribute to the growth and development of young entrepreneurs of Dominica. She added that the bank, through this donation, was showing its confidence in the ability of the youth of the island to make positive things happen. She added that the bank was pleased with the efforts of the young entrepreneurs to create their own employment rather than waiting on the Government or other employers to provide jobs for them and other young people.

Mrs. Lawrence lauded the efforts of the Dominica Youth Business Trust in its efforts to train and equip young entrepreneurs to develop and grow their own business.
The Business Support Officer had some words of encouragement for the young entrepreneurs; she told them "always aim high and let no one even yourself tell you that it cannot be done. CIBC FirstCaribbean will always be there to assist you as long as you are serious and want to move on. Come with your business plan and together you and CIBC FirstCaribbean can move mountains."

Ceasarina Paul, a Director of the Dominica Youth Business Trust accepted the donation on behalf of the Trust. She thanked the bank and said that the US$10,000 will go a long way in assisting the trust train, motivate and help young entrepreneurs develop their own businesses. She also thanked Mrs. Lawrence for her words of encouragement. This is the second such donation made by the bank to the Trust.