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It was a day filled with pride on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, as the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Grand Bahama, officially ended its “Youth Month” festivities, by honoring forty-four "resilient, innovative, creative and transformative" young persons at a Drive-Up Recognition Ceremony, under the patronage of the Minister for Grand Bahama the Honorable Ginger Moxey, M.P.
During his Contribution on the Speech from the Throne, in the House of Assembly, on November 3, 2021, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg said that, in keeping with the Government’s mandate to create a new economic model for culture and the creative industry, the Department of Culture was embarking on several sectorial actions that will provide the resources and strengthen the cultural industry.
During her ‘Report to the Nation: Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic,’ on November 27, 2020, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle noted that, in response to the rapidly-changing circumstances, governments the world over were forced to transform the manner in which the public service delivers enduring public value for the good of the general public.
After months of collaborative work, the Economic Recovery Committee (ERC) presented its Summary Report to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet for review. First assembled in April, the ERC was charged by the Prime Minister to research and develop strategic recommendations to inform the government’s policies as it addresses the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I wish to begin by giving thanks to the Almighty God for granting me another year to stand here to represent the constituents of Seabreeze, and to make my contribution to this 2020-2021 Budget Debate.
Gathered at the Eighth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture, which took place in Barbados on September 19 and 20, the authorities of the member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved today the Declaration of Bridgetown on “Strengthening of the creative economy and culture sector: Repositioning the culture sector to secure sustainable development.”