Press Release

Department of Youth Affairs and Sports
Youth Affairs
Release Date:
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 12:37pm

The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) is  launching ‘DYAS Voice’, a bi-monthly radio programme geared towards informing the public on DYAS activities, along with featuring youth, sports and activities of various sporting and community youth organisations.

The radio show, hosted by Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway, debuts on ZBVI 780 AM, on Wednesday, October 26, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday in each month. DYAS Voice will feature guests representing youth or sports, a sports calendar, history corner and call-in opportunities.

DYAS Assistant Director and the show’s creator Ms. Avelinda Freeman said, “The department feels that it is important to be in contact with the community to provide them with timely and accurate information pertaining to sports and youth affairs.”

She continued, “It is important to be in contact with the public, hear their views on youth and sporting events in the Virgin Islands and to share their ideas on how we can improve in these areas. The department also plans to partner with the community to reach our goals.”

Ag. Director Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye stated, “I see this as a vehicle for the department to fulfill its mandate for youth to succeed while fostering a holistic sporting environment,” adding, “This program along with our Sports and Youth Buzz Newsletter, are two ways in which the department is enabling the attainment of this goal.”

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’ through the development and promotion of sports.


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730