Front row seated L-R: Tameka Hanna, vice president, BCA, Honourable Phillip Brave Davis, Minister of Works and Urban Development and Deputy Prime Minister, Leonard Sands, president, BCA and Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works (MOT).
Standing from left to right are: Craig Delancy, Building Control Officer, MOT, Caldwell Pratt, Deputy Directory, MOT and members of the BCA board: Tony Joudi, trustee, BCA, Michael Pratt, treasurer, Robyn Lee Oglvie, secretary, Odley Aritis, council member, Elvis Clarke, council member, Charles Kemp, council member, and Godfrey Forbes, immediate past president. Missing are BCA council members, Charlene Collie, Danny Lowe Jr. and Anton Miller. Photo by Azaleta Ishmael-Newry
Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamian
Contractors’ Association (BCA) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Works,
the Honourable Phillip Brave Davis and his senior staff at the end of November,
to introduce their new board. Discussions also included the new draft of the
Contractors Bill that is currently being reviewed by the BCA and the Ministry
of Works. The meeting provided an opportunity to speak on behalf of the
construction industry on matters relating to the industry as well as discuss
upcoming activities of the BCA.
“We discussed the new revamping of our
Association and shared our vision and upcoming activities,” said new president,
Leonard Sands. “With regards to the Contractor’s Bill, we have been pushing for
this bill for the past 20 years, and while it is not perfect, it meets about
ninety to ninety-five percent of the goals and objectives of the BCA.” Sands also said that they were optimistic that
if the Bill were enacted that it would revitalize the construction and building
sectors and bring Bahamian contractors into the 21st century in
respect to international standards and industry best practices.
December 11, 2015 the First BCA
“Contractors Truck Stop Meet and Greet” will take place from
4 pm to
9 pm at
Arawak Cay in New Providence. This FREE
event is open to contractors, carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers,
architects, truckers, landscapers, painters, tilers, construction workers and support
staff. Major construction companies will be on site and further information can
be obtained from the VP of the BCA, Ms. Tameka Hanna at email@example.com.
The Bahamian Contractors’ Association
was founded in 1958 and the new board is mandated to return to it’s founding
principals of that to “Promote the consideration and discussion of all
questions affecting the building trade, which is not exclusive to builders or
contractors but everyone relating to the construction industry and most
importantly, to protect its members individually and collectively.”
For more information on the Bahamian
Contractors’ Association, please visit www.bahamascontractors.org.