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THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (1 – 5 JUNE 2015)

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Bahamas Prime Minister challenges UWI to transform Caribbean society

Calling on all regional stakeholders to unite around a shared vision of quality education that will raise the Caribbean civilization to unprecedented heights, viagra sale buy viagra Bahamas Prime Minister and CARICOM Chair the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie addressed educators from around the Caribbean at the installation ceremony for the incoming Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), cialis Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. He also urged educators to create methodologies and synergies that will foster the advancement of our societies.

“We owe it to our citizens” said Mr. Christie, discount “to ensure that we provide the quality of education that will maximize the opportunity for fulfillment and in doing so raise the level of Caribbean civilization to unprecedented heights.

“We must continue to capitalize on the strengths and resources of each country within CARICOM” continued the Prime Minister, rx “and strive to create methodologies and synergies that will foster the advancements of our people and societies.”

Referring to the longstanding and fruitful relationship between the College of the Bahamas and UWI on technical cooperation, Mr. Christie expressed confidence that as COB transitioned to university status, the collaborative efforts between the two educational institutions will prove mutually beneficial.

Sir Hillary Beckles, a native of Barbados will head the Cave Hill campus of UWI in Barbados. The installation ceremony was held on Saturday evening 30th May at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex on the campus of UWI. Bahamas Transport Minister opens casualty investigation workshop

In an effort to strengthen its security, investigative and overall management protocols at seaports throughout The Bahamas, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation hosted a workshop on investigations into maritime casualties.

Officially opening the workshop was Transport and Aviation Minister the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin who outlined the key objectives and importance of the workshop. She told delegates that this important workshop sought to “highlight investigative protocols for maritime incidents.” Additionally, said the Minister “the focus of this workshop underscores the importance of the safety of lives at sea and the protection of our marine environment.

“The underpinning of this workshop” continued the Minister “is the need to foster a culture of safety in all aspects of maritime activity.”

Facilitating the workshop is Mr. Colin Young, Regional Advisor to the International Organization (IMO) and Captain Nick Beer and Paul van den Berg who are both experts in the field of marine casualty investigation. The workshop is being held at the training room of the Public Hospital Authority, Collins Avenue.

Dr. Johnson: Youth not content “to be left behind”

Warning that young people are no longer content “to be left behind,” Dr.  Daniel Johnson, Bahamas Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture outlined the Bahamas Government’s ambitious plan to utilize $20 million in the upcoming fiscal budget for the development of employment and training projects designed to tackle the high levels of youth unemployment. He revealed this latest youth developmental policy initiative during his address at the United Nations General Assembly at the High-Level Event on the demographic dividend and Youth Employment on Monday morning (1st June).

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