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Minister for Grand Bahama, ...
Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville, initially reminded those gathered of the many hurricanes that have passed through The Bahamas, some of which have caused immense damage.
quoted Charles R. Swindell when he
said, life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how we respond to it.
"This reminds us that we cannot control the actions of those people who seek to harm us, or of natural acts that have devastating effects, but we can control how we respond," Minister Darville stated.
The Minister for Grand Bahama
acknowledged that in order to build stronger and safer communities, it is important we take a collaborative approach to address issues, especially those that can and may have national implications.
was excited that the workshop would include a wide array of risk factors rather than just Hurricanes.
In concluding, Darville
ministry's full support for such workshops and is pleased to work alongside the public and private sector in the Grand Bahama
community to organize and streamline effective hurricane relief efforts.
Dr. Michael Darville, the ...
Dr. Michael Darville, the minister for Grand Bahama, praised Sir Jack's vision.
Darville endorses GB Junkanoo ...
Darville endorses GB Junkanoo Carnival kick-off weekend
Pictured from left are: Betty Bethel, Director, Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama; Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama and Ginger Moxey, Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival and Immerse Bahamas. (PHOTO:?JENNEVA RUSSELL)
Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama addressed those gathered by confirming his backing of the Kick-Off festivities and his excitement regarding what is planned for the second year of Junkanoo Carnival.
"The successful inauguration last year highlighted all aspects of Bahamian culture and heritage - music, art, choreography and Junkanoo, and the money raised was put back into the community," Minister Darville acknowledged.
The Minister for Grand Bahama
shared specifics of the economic benefit garnered from last year's event: Grand Bahama's
Special Olympic group received a donation; 600 locals were employed during the Carnival period; $1.2m in direct local expenditure; $5.5m in direct economic activity; $2m in tax revenue; 30,000 spectators over two nights by police estimates; major stimulus and direct benefit to 310 small and medium sized enterprises; 52 vendors had lucrative opportunities at the Taino Beach Cultural Village; drop in unemployment by 5.7 percent, during this period, with some direct correlation to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
In addition, Minister Darville stated a range of professions and small, medium, and large sized enterprises were positively impacted by Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015, including car rental businesses and hotels being fully booked.
congratulated Ginger Moxey (Chairman of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, Grand Bahama) and her team for their hard work last year, and acknowledged this year's event is sure to be bigger and better.
"As Minister for Grand Bahama, I am really excited and am pleading for the Grand Bahama community from East to West to come out, and every Bahamian on every Island come out - we want the full support of the community," Darville concluded.
Dr. Michael Darville, ...
Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of the Ministry of Grand Bahamas also expressed satisfaction when he was informed of the development.
"The stage is a Bahamian one and we are presenting to the world the best of flag football.
We must ensure that all associated with the sport get the opportunity to participate and that we go trough the best possible selection process.
The Government of the Bahamas
has given the event the blessing, and we need to maximize the potential and make the event a huge success," said Dr. Darville
The Ministry of Tourism has mobilized start-up funds for the championships and it is Dr. Darville's
ministry in Grand Bahama that is spearheading the physical preparation at the Grand Bahama Sporting Complex.
IFAF Americas Chair, Richard MacLean ...
IFAF Americas Chair, Richard MacLean thanked Anthony and her staff for their efforts in hosting the site visit and said 'It was impressive to meet with DR. MICHAEL DARVILLE, the Minister for Grand Bahamas and see him publicly stand behind the event and invite players, coaches and of course fans to visit the island.