Develop proper time management skills – Island scholar to youth


Island scholar Sidney Jules is urging the nation’s youth to develop proper time management skills in order to reap success in the future.

Speaking at the National Youth Rally this morning Jules said time is a young person’s most valuable asset. “My simple word of advice to you is to value the precious gift of time,” he said. “How many hours we spend idling around doing meaningless things when we could be actively engaged in doing something useful such as playing sport, studying or spending time at a youth club?”

He pointed out that proper management of time is a crucial determining factor for the future. “I urge you to develop the skill of proper time management. This could be a the determining factor to your level of success in life. Therefore if you are able to make use of this skill now you are setting the stage for a successful future,” he noted.

He also said young people need to develop a sense of unity in their lives. “As a young boy growing up, I often wondered how does a car works, what it needs to happen to get it moving. When I became older I then realize that many important factors, internally and externally, causes the car to move. After reflection it dawned on me that that our lives must also run in a similar way, with unity among ourselves and our environment to get our lives moving forward. Just like the car we need to have every process working in sync with each other to get it moving,” he stated.

Jules stated that young people must work hard even when things don’t look good. “As a young person life may often seem like an unsolved jigsaw puzzle or an assembled car. It is then that we should attempt to get our lives in order, visualize what you want in life and work hard towards it but be mindful of the fact that nothing in life comes easy and nothing can hold us back,” he remarked.

He said failure should not be a discouraging factor but should be used to pursue dreams with determination and sturdy applications.

Jules graduated from the St. Mary’s Academy in 2009 with nine Grade One’s at CSEC. He was the valedictorian that year. He is also the valedictorian of the 2011 Dominica State College graduating class.

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  1. ??????????????
    November 4, 2011

    Congratulations to you Sidney Jules and also to your Mum and Day – Deidre and Hilarian! In 2009 when I interactd with you at the Arawak of Culture, I knew indeed this was a young man we had to look for. Your wise words was well said. young people here is a young man who has sought not to understand what is happenning but at ways to go about our everyday living with proper time management. Time runs by very quickly so don’t waste it.

    Sidney I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and be humble at all time and put God first in everything you do and with him as a lamp to your feet, you will move to greater heights. I see you Sidney as one of the important youths (leader) of tomorrow> May God continue to shower you with his blessings. And I pray to God that I live long enough to see you achieve this milestone of being one of the future leaders with God besides you and carrying you when the challenges come.

    Newtown/Canefield Massive!

  2. Crucian
    November 3, 2011

    Well done Sidney, Congraulations to you and your proud parents Deidre and Hilay.

    God help those who help themselves

    Keep up the good works

    November 3, 2011

    Taking us to higher heights – Sydney Jules. It’s all about Cruising and Time Management.

  4. Cyrique
    November 3, 2011

    Very positive words of inspiration from a very intelligent young man. Your parents and family must be very proud of you as are many Dominicans all over the world.

    I’m in the United Kingdom but keep it touch with my roots.

    I am one very proud Dominican.


    Much Love
    Cyrique xx

  5. November 3, 2011

    positive words my brother.all the best to you.

  6. kib
    November 3, 2011

    Good advice and congrats Sydney! Deidre and Hillay continue the good work……..

  7. Disappointed Patriot
    November 3, 2011

    Congratulations Sidney!!! Keep up the good work.

    I am utterly disappointed that top performer at CSEC JaRSMINE VIDAL was not awarded for the 10 ones she attained at the examination along with the other three students who achieved this academic milestone.

  8. I am Dominican
    November 3, 2011

    Congratulations to you young man. May you continue to make yourself and your parents proud, and that God will guide you and keep you in your future endeavors. All the best.

    Come on people are we missing out on this wonderful opportunity to congratulate a young man who has done exceedingly well? I guess if it was another issue where there was more politics, debar, volere and mapalay the seams of the this page would have bust wide open (if pages have seams)Make good use of this opportunity folks,

  9. Up and rising
    November 3, 2011

    Congratulations Jules. Positive words from the young man. Keep on working and the rewards will be sweet.

  10. November 2, 2011

    Congrats young man DA youth please pay attention and try to pattern youself after such a positive role model. Sadly my friends, when there is a negative post like a murder, burglary, or ever someone begging to be accepted as a gay member of society, everyone seem to have a comment. Why are there not an unusually high amount of comments blowing a hole through the computer on this one? I say it again. Congrats young man and let us know when you have accomplished the next milestone such as graduation from college.

    November 2, 2011

    I listenes to your speech and i shivered.

    Humble yet super intelligent and multi talented there is alot of hope for da.

    best wishes

    God bless you

    you are an inspiration to not only HARLEM NEWTOWN SMA DSC your primary ALMA MATER but you inspire HUMANITY.




  12. November 2, 2011

    We at convent prep are indeed very proud of Sydney Jules and are happy we were part of laying the foundation for his continued success.

  13. mindme
    November 2, 2011

    Positive vibes by the youth. I feel proud.

  14. Mr. Letang
    November 2, 2011

    Congratulations Sidney! To your mom and dad, Gracien and April….. From since the early days at Convent Prep, I knew you would have done wonders. I also know that you are going to continue, surprising yourself and your family in the near future and beyond.

    I am sure your old teachers at Convent Prep are all proud of you!

    All all the best for the future!

    Your Grade 5 (Science) and 7 classroom teacher.

  15. AmazingFace
    November 2, 2011

    keep up the good work young man. I wish you continued success through out your life.

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