A ceremony was held in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera to relaunch the Junior Council program.
Minister of Works and Family Island Affairs, the Hon. Clay Sweeting told participants that they will “have voters cards, you’ll have ink, registration. everything. Just how poll workers are paid for national elections and local government elections these students will receive stipends as well. The Commissioner of Police has directed that a senior gazetted officer is to act as the Provost Marshall read the proclamation and announcing the election date. Even further, the Minister along with the Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has agreed for the use of their assets both air and sea to assist in the distribution of election material.”
A proclamation was read by Assistant Commissioner of Police Craig Stubbs stating that the first session of local government junior council will be held October 30th, 2023.