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Junkanoo! — The sights, culture, talent!

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A taste of the sights, culture and talent on display at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s 2023 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade, powered by Aliv, held on January 2, 2023, in Nassau, The Bahamas.

2022 National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith joined Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg, and various Government officials and sports stakeholders, at the 2022 National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at Baha Mar Convention Centre, on November 16, 2022.  Among those present were: Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Cora Colebrooke and Under Secretary Montez Williams; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training Lorraine Armbrister;  Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Leon E. Lundy, Economic Affairs Parlia...

“We will stand together with our young people as we face the future, boldly,” stated Youth Minister Mario Bowleg

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A full month of events is planned to encourage, engage and celebrate youth all across the various islands of The Bahamas, Minister of Youth Sports & Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg said in a statement in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. According to Minister Bowleg, the ministry, with the help of the Division of Youth team, under the leadership of Ms. Sandena Neely, has planned events on various islands throughout the month of October for National Youth Month under the theme “Youth Building a B.O.L.D. Future: Bright, Optimistic, Labelless and Diverse.” “Not a day, and not a week, but an entire month is dedicated to the recognition of the work, talent, dedication, testament and stories of our young people and youth allies.  Stories tha...

‘Youth Building a B.O.L.D. Future’ – Theme of Youth Month (October)

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The month of October has been launched as National Youth Month. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Monday, 26th September.  The Minister, Hon. Mario Bowleg said observance of Youth Month was a long time in coming since in-person celebrations were hampered due to COVID-19 protocols. “We as a Ministry are so happy to announce the launch of in-person activities for the 2022 National Youth Month Celebrations.  Our young people have been able to survive the past two-and-a-half years of this pandemic through their resilience and pure grit, we salute and applaud them.” He said this year’s theme, ‘Youth Building a B.O.L.D. Future: Bright, Optimistic, Label-less and Diverse’ speaks to the cur...

Message of Condolence from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture

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Ministers declare 2022 NACAC Championships in GB a success

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — “We did it Grand Bahama!” Those were the sentiments of Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, during the closing ceremonies of the Anita Doherty North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Open Track and Field Championships, on Sunday night at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex. “Thank you so much for being a part of history and we’ve proven that if the opportunity presents itself again, we will be able to pull it off again,” Minister Moxey said, as fireworks erupted into the night sky, signaling the end of the three-day international meet. What was meant to be the official closing out ceremony easily turned into a celebration, with athletes and fans alike enjoying the fireworks and Junkanoo rushout, featur...

PM says negotiations are underway to bring World Relays back to The Bahamas

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis said he would love to have the next edition of the World Relays return home to The Bahamas. In fact, the Prime Minister added that negotiations for this possibility are already underway, noting that it was not accidental that the CEO of the World Athletics body was in The Bahamas. The Prime Minister’s remarks came during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Anita Doherty North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association Open Track & Field Championships, in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday, August 19th at Grand Bahama Sports Complex. “As many of you are aware, this small, but powerful country is no stranger to hosting world class sporting events, having hosted the worl...

The Bahamas Culture and Couture Fashion Show 2022

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, joined officers and staff of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, and the general public, at the Department of Culture’s “The Bahamas Culture and Couture Fashion Show 2022”, held on the front lawn of the Ivy Dumont Building, on University Boulevard, on July 22, 2022. The event showcased original pieces by more than a dozen notable Bahamian fashion designers and up-and-coming BTVI students, as well as musical performances, and fire dancers. There were also vendors selling Bahamian food and goods. Mrs. Davis also took time out to view the Junkanoo-inspired art that was a part of the recently launched “Rush Collection”. Among the senior senior Government off...

PM Davis attends Babe Ruth Caribbean Championships Opening

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, and other Government officials joined Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg and event stakeholders at the Babe Ruth Caribbean Championships, on July 7, 2022, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

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