Police on the island of Grand Bahama held a multi agency youth conference this week. Participants received advice from representatives from various government agencies on the island.

Officer in Charge of Grand Bahama, Assistant Commissioner of Police Theophilus Cunningham spoke about the purpose of the event. “The importance of these positive community policing efforts is basically geared towards the concept of understanding that today’s youths are tomorrow’s future. They are the future doctors, lawyers, police officers, politicians, bishops, pastors and perhaps the future governor generals of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

Senator Kirkland Russell was also in attendance at the event. He said, “one generation ought to prepare the other. And so just as that generation prepared us for what we are about this fiftieth anniversary, we have the responsibility now to prepare the next generation who will lead this country for the next fifty years and cause The Bahamas to grow from strength to strength. There is no question that we are on the right track. I am pleased to be a part of this multi government agency led by our Assistant Commissioner of Police and the entire team and I believe that you will see and this country will reap the fruits from the labour.”