Fifteen inner city students have been enrolled in the rating program at the LJM Maritime Academy through Urban Renewal. The students also got the opportunity to assist at the Bahamas Charter Yacht Show.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Lisa Rahming spoke about the opportunities being provided to Bahamians by Urban Renewal. “I think it was about in 2016 when our now, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis was the deputy prime minister and he was the minister responsible for the Ministry of Works and Urban Renewal. This is one of the programs that was laid back then. At that time they had about fifty one students, and so, we’re excited and also Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt was a part of that program. So I feel good to know that its been revitalized and resurrected.”

President of LJM Maritime Academy, Brenda Mae Cleare also expressed her excitement.