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Education Minister visits Freeport – photos

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald was in Grand Bahama last week to discuss training at BORCO and the development of the College of The Bahamas' Freeport campus. See larger photos courtesy BIS/Vandyke Hepburn below. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Education, Science and Technology Minister Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville and chairman of the College of The Bahama Alfred Sears September 18 held talks with senior officials from the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) on the way forward for the College of The Bahamas Northern Campus, and how the Ministry and the GBPA could strengthen collaboration efforts, and improve COB’s campus facilities in East Grand Bahama.


Fitzgerald described the talks as being very productive.

High on the agenda were the expansion of the hospitality and tourism sector, and the maritime academy.

The Education Minister also held discussions with officials from the Bahamas Oil Refining Company (BORCO) with respect to the company’s training programme, operated under the BORCO Institute.

BORCO has leased spaced at the old Lewis Yard School to continue with its training programme, where it offers free electrical training, and welding courses to young Bahamians.

Education Minister visits Freeport

Pictured: (from left) Alfred Sears; Ian Rolle, vice president GBPA; Fitzgerald; Sarah St. George, vice chairman GBPA; Sir Jack Hayward, chairman of the GBPA group of companies; and Minister Darville. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

Education Minister visits Freeport

Pictured: (from left) Sears; Fitzgerald; Kim Pratt (BORCO); Minister Darville; and Greg Laroda, BORCO. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville toured the renovations of the Reef Hotel last week as the resort's overhaul enters the next phase of redevelopment. The Minister was informed that the majority of demolition work has been done, and that the finish work on the inside would soon begin.

The Association of International Banks and Trust Companies in The Bahamas’ 8th Annual Nassau Conference 2013 is scheduled to be held October 16 at the British Colonial Hilton.

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