Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bahamas' Sports Minister names new Assistant Director of Sports

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon Charles Maynard introduces the new Assistant Director for Sports in Grand Bahama, Steve Burrows, to the media on Thursday. Pictured from left: Mr Burrows; Mr Maynard; Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Don Cornish, Administrator for the City of Freeport. (BIS photo/Simon Lewis) 

 By Simon Lewis

FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Steve Burrows, whose name is somewhat synonymous with sports on Grand Bahama Island, has been named Assistant Director of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture with responsibility for Grand Bahama.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon Charles Maynard made the announcement on Thursday while in Grand Bahama to participate in the Junkanoo awards presentations for both the junior and senior categories.

Permanent Secretary, Archie Nairn and Administrator for the City of Freeport, Don Cornish joined Mr Maynard as he made the announcement.

The Minister revealed that Mr Burrows will be responsible for the day to day management of the Grand Bahama Sports Complex among many other duties, which include providing technical assistance for sporting events for public and private schools, sustaining the Ministry’s sports programs and assisting with the regulation of sports associations.

Mr Nairn explained that the Ministry expects great things from Mr Burrows who is no stranger to sports.

“His ability and his competence level will bring to the floor the kind of quality that we are expecting to see and to move forward with on the Island of Grand Bahama.

“And, this is not just for Freeport! Mr Burrows is going to be responsible for organizing and putting in place any number of activities that this Ministry is responsible for, and to work closely with the staff of our local office here in regards to putting on those kinds of activities for the benefit particularly for our young people,” he said.
Mr Nairn noted that Mr Burrows will travel to New Providence to gain further knowledge into the various facets in the Ministry.

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