Transport and Local Government Minister visits Cat Island and meets with Local Government and other officials

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The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government is pictured (4th from left) with Department heads at Ben Betts Harbour Dock. Also shown from left is Cyril Roker, Port Controller, Jennifer Johnson, Post Master General (Actg), Cephas Cooper, Director of Local Government; Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary; Ross Smith, Controller, Road Traffic, LaShanta Greenslade, Chief Training Officer and Trevor Basden, Director of Meterology.

The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, recently led a delegation of senior officers to Cat Island where he met with Local Government practitioners and other stakeholders. Accompanying the Minister were: Permanent Secretary, Lorraine Armbrister; Director of Local Government, Cephas Cooper; Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith; Port Controller,  Cyril Roker; Director of Meteorology, Trevor Basden; Post Master General (Actg), Jennifer Johnson;  and Chief Training Officer in the Department of Local Government, Lashanta Greenslade.

This is the third in a series of Family Island visits by Minister Campbell and his team, having completed similar visits to Grand Bahama and Abaco. While in Cat Island Minister Campbell visited each respective office and listened to concerns of staff of the Administrator’s Office, the Post Office and the Port Department.  Minister Campbell met with members of the Cat Island District Council and assured them of his Ministry’s commitment to work with them in their efforts to provide quality service to the residents of Cat Island. Moreover, he met with members of the various Statutory Boards including Road Traffic, Town Planning, Hotel and the Port.

A Town Meeting was held at the Media Centre in Knowles’ settlement and attended by local government, civic, religious and community leaders. A highlight of the visit was a debate between the Local Government Junior Councilors of Old Bight And Arthur’s Town High Schools, under the theme, “Building Communities through Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, and Productivity.” Arthur’s Town High School was named the winner of the competition. Minister Campbell presented certificates to the participants and the local coordinators of the program.  It is the Minister’s intent to visit all remaining Family Island districts during the course of 2018.

The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, meets with Police Officers stationed in Cat Island.

 

The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, is pictured fifth from right along with his delegation and staff of the Administrator’s office, Arthur’s Town.

 

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The Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, speaks to Junior Councilors of Old Bight High School about a project (bus shelter) they are working on. Work on the shelter has begun as seen in the background.

 

Students of the Arthur’s Town High School listen as the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, speaks to them.

 

The Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell addresses a District Council meeting.

 

Judges prepare as the Junior Councilors debate begins.

 

Winners of the Junior Councilors Debate are shown with the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government.

 

The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government presents a certificate to the Chairman of the Port Board.

 

The Chairman of the Town Planning Board accepts a certificate from the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government.

 

The Chairman of the Road Traffic Board receives a certificate from the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government.

 

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