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“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...

“Sports in Paradise is back,” proclaims Minister Bowleg

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Contribution to the 2022/2023 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 13, 2022, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg said that Sports was the “single tool” that could bring forth positive social changes. “Therefore, we, a caring Government, will be investing heavily in our athletes, their development, facilities and the overall brand,” Minister Bowleg said. He noted that for 30 years, the annual grant from his Ministry to national federations, for “A” classified core sports, was $80,000. Over the years, he noted, that amount was drastically cut to $20,000. “I am pleased to advise that those Federations that are among this group, who are in compliance with the Ministry, their annual grant will be restored,” Minister Bowleg said...

‘National Youth Guard’ will teach young persons proper response to national emergencies, says Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Contribution to the 2022/2023 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 13, 2022, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg noted that, as young Bahamians make the transition to adulthood, they need to be placed in arenas and spaces where they can “receive unfailing and unwavering support, quality guidance and the best opportunities to gain new skills and pertinent experiences”. “Therefore, our local youth organizations are so important,” Minister Bowleg said.  “These organizations play a vital role in the overall development of young Bahamians, by providing safe spaces and positive activities. “They assist my Ministry and the Ministry of National Security by diverting young Bahamians, from a life of crime.” “The ‘way forward’ i...

Minister Bowleg Touts Division of Youth Programmes

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Contribution to the 2022/2023 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 13, 2022, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg said that the function of the Division of Youth in The Bahamas was vital, as it serves as “a repository – the place where facilitation, creation, enhancement and implementation takes place, on a national scale, all in efforts to foster positive youth development”. “The Division is happy that it does not do this alone; and it enjoys a wholesome partnership with a multitude of agencies, stakeholders and partners,” Minister Bowleg said. “The Division’s aim is to facilitate the acquisition of skills and orientation that will enable young people to participate at all levels in society,” he added.   “The Division...