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Minister Iram Lewis - Contribution to the Budget Debate
Jun 10, 2021 - 12:07:47 PM

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The Honourable Iram D. Lewis, MP  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Contribution  
To The  
Budget Debate  
June 9, 2021  
House of Assembly
Nassau, Bahamas

Mr. Speaker:

As I rise to make my contribution to the Budget Debate 2021-2022, as the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, I would like to encourage all those young people who are embarking on examinations this week. We have all been through challenging times forcing our students and teachers to embark upon a journey that has been difficult to settle and learn, stay focused and study for this moment. I just want to say to the young people of our country that we believe in you. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you need it – this does not make you weak or dumb, in fact, you are wise for recognizing you need it. Stay on course as the end is near. In just a few weeks, it will all be over.

Mr. Speaker, I would also like to send condolences to the family of Bradley Tate of Sweeting’s Cay. Mr. Tate was not only a fisherman but also provided transportation for students to and from Sweeting’s Cay.

On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr. Speaker, I would also like to extend my sympathies to the family of sporting great Peter Gilcud who passed away last week. Not only was he a sporting great, but a cultural icon as a part of the Saxon’s Junkanoo Group and he was an event promoter.

Mr. Gilcud will be sorely missed for his contribution to young athletes receiving scholarships with his assistance.

The great residents of Central Grand Bahama, who I so proudly represent, are
hardworking, industrious, intelligent, talented, progressive, forward-thinking, and like-minded men, women, and children, who collectively seek a flourishing economy, financial increase, political stability and an open, free and independent place for our children and grandchildren to grow, develop, prosper and advance in whatever positive endeavor they so choose ...TO CONTINUE SEE ATTACHED

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