Youths in Trinidad and Tobago have no excuse for failing to reach their goals, said Prime Minister Manning at yesterday's Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP) graduation ceremony.
Speaking to an audience of about 1,000 persons at the Sports and Physical Education Centre of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Manning said, "If we do not succeed in this life, most of us have no one to blame but ourselves.
"It is how we dedicate ourselves to the task at hand. It is how we set our goals and strive to achieve them."
Using his own experience as an example, the Prime Minister said that he didn't perform well during his first three years of primary school.
"My father told me that I was not a credit to the family," he said.
But in fourth form, he changed course and "topped ... (his) class ... out of a clear blue sky...".
Manning, who accredits the transformation to discipline and hard work, encouraged the graduates to develop good habits in their daily lives.
Over 3,000 YTEPP students who had participated in cycles 27 and 28 graduated yesterday.
YTEPP Ltd, established in 1998, is designed to address the high employment rates among youth in the country.
The programme offers training in vocational skills, career enhancement and micro entrepreneurship.
YTEPP is a fucking failure by itself.
3,000 niggers participated in the program, yet the ceremony had roughly 1000 persons – and I sure that fucking crowd had only 20 successful candidates, and each one bring they mammee, she man, he man, the neighbour, the Nennen, a maxi-taxi driver and a camera man to take 'pikcheers' to send for de convicted fadder(s) in Carrera.
Speaking about 'failure' and 'fadder' - it sounds like Manning fadder was a wise ole nigger - if there is such a ting.
Since Patrick was 7yrs old his fadder realize he shudda plant a fucking fig tree instead of that fateful bullin he put on his wife. So he read the riot act to Pat: 'lissen nigger, either yuh fucking shape up or or i sell yuh dunce ass to Farmer Sabga'.
Well Patrick took 10yrs to impress his fadder and 25 years to impress Hazel. Imagine how fucking long he will take to impress a nation!
Oh, and about the remaining 2980 missing YTEPP niggers???.. Well 19 were arrested for Vindra Naipaul's murder/kidnap, 971 killed each other in Laventille for Nike and weed, 1,000 awaiting trial and may get away bcuz a fucking duncee police force, 120 hiding from the police by joining the police service, 280 dead and unidentified in the city morgue, 100 wuking CEPEP, 80 roaming Carlsen Field looking to bull some goat, 10 in PNM Cabinet, and the nex 390 living in de Labasse giving the 'cobo' and 'pot-hong' a hard fucking time.