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Straw Vendors and Wood Carvers Express Thanks at Second Prayer Breakfast
Mar 3, 2017 - 1:18:05 PM

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Vendors enjoying the prayer breakfast. (BIS Photo/Patrice A. Johnson)

Nassau, The Bahamas – Praise set the mood for straw vendors and wood carvers at the Straw Market Authority’s Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, March 2, at The Crab House.

The vendors and carvers, representing the Downtown Market and four other markets throughout New Providence, made their expressions to the Almighty and the Straw Market Authority in song, prayers and greetings at the second annual event.

Straw Vendors and Wood Carvers Express Thanks at Second Prayer Breakfast

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development told the vendors that they have come a long way under Mr. Simmons’ leadership and applauded them for their efforts. He encouraged them to pursue things that “make for ‘peace’ and build up the common good.”

He reminded them of their importance to the country as they are the “first point of contact” for tourists and should be great ambassadors.

Straw Market Authority Chairman Kevin Simmons said he is grateful to have served for the last four years and described his journey as very “comfortable.”

He called on the vendors and carvers to continue to operate as a family.

The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration applauded the vendors for their continued work and dedication to the country. He committed the Government to doing all it can to ensuring their continued success.

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