Youthful MP sends strong message to his ‘age’ peers

Travis Robinson

Bain and Grant’s Town MP makes history as youngest MP in HOA, sending a special message to the youth of the nation.

Travis Robinson, Member of Parliament for Bain and Grant’s Town and Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Tourism, emphasized his intent to establish a strong presence for the young sector of the country while giving his maiden address in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.

For the first time, addressing his colleagues and those watching the Parliamentary Channel, Robinson said he is hopeful that his presence in the “Honourable House serves as a clear indication to all young persons throughout the Archipelago that through hard work, determination, a passion to make a difference, and most importantly, faith in God, that the sky is indeed the limit, regardless of age.”

He message was with an emphasis on his age grouping, from the very outset.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise on behalf of the good people of Bain and Grant’s Town, and young people throughout the Commonwealth, to impart my contribution to the national discussion.

He first and foremost thanked God, followed by his parents and the Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, calling the PM a visionary leader who, “gave a young man like me the opportunity to be a part of his dynamic change team. I want to publically thank you sir, for opening the door of opportunity for me, and being there every step of this journey, whenever I needed you most. You are indeed my political role model and hero. Thank you Mr. PM.

“I would also like to take a moment to appreciate the solidarity that the young generation has shown during this past election season. Across the Archipelago, I have felt the enthusiasm that my candidacy has inspired among youth throughout the nation. I thank you all for the heartfelt gestures of encouragement and the support throughout the past few months. This is more than just and electoral victory, it is a victory for all Bahamian youth, and a testament that this administration and this nation, is ready to recognize the enormous contribution that young people can make, at the highest levels. To all the young people to whom my victory has served, as a source of inspiration, especially, for our young men, some of whom are consistently challenged by the pressures of their environment, to give in and follow the crowd, I urge you to remain focused, determined and to follow your dreams,’ said Robinson.
He also pledged his support for Local Government hopeful in the East Grand Bahama Constituency, Daquan Swain, a young man whom Robinson said “possesses the same passions for the youth of the nation, and the communities in which they reside,” just as he does.

“(The youth of our nation, from humble beginnings, see a bit of themselves in me. One such person is 21-year-old Daquan Swain, from East Grand Bahama who, like me, has a deep sense of love and passion for his community. Daqaun is running to become the Local Government representative for East Grand Bahama. It is indeed my privilege to fully endorse a young man like him, with great vision and energy. I call upon the residents of East Grand Bahama to give Mr. Daquan Swain your full support at the polls on elections day.

“Young people, it is indeed my hope that I will make each of you proud in this Honourable House,” declared Robinson.

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