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BAHAMAS: Michelle Butler Wins Top 2018 National Youth Month Award

#Nassau, November 1, 2018 – Bahamas – Michelle Butler received the 2018 National Youth Month Prime Minister’s Cup Award, on October 24, 2018, at the National Youth Recognition Ceremony, held at Melia Resort.

Ms. Butler, pictured receiving her award, centre right, from Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle — was a part of a fleld of more than 130 youth and stakeholder nominees vying for the top award.  She also won the Youth in the Arts Award earlier that evening.

Among those present included Minister Lanisha Rolle; MOYSC Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Nicole Campbell; MOYSC Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director of Youth K. Darron Turnquest; Youth Officer and Awards Programme Co-ordinator John Darville; MOYSC officers and staff; members of the National Youth Advisory Council; National Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and National Youth Month Patron Elma Garraway, MBE; Mrs. Garraway’s husband Robert Anthony, children, and family members; and various youth leaders and stakeholder representatives.  Young ‘Rising Stars’ are also pictured.

The complete list of Awardees:

2018 National Youth Month Awardees

  1. Prime Minister’s Cup – Ms. Michelle Butler
  2. Minister’s Cup – Kai Jones
  3. Director’s Cup – Raymond Mitchell
  4. Environment Award – Jewel Thompson
  5. Education – Jasmine Clarke
  6. Youth Ally Award – Ms. Duquesa Dean
  7. Entrepreneurship Award – Mr. Chris Barr
  8. Youth in the Arts Award – Michelle Butler
  9. Youth in Religion – Raymond Mitchell
  10. Volunteerism – T’Sean Mott
  11. Youth in Governance – Onasius Nottage
  12. Youth in Sports – Kai Jones
  13. Youth in Leadership – Vashti Thompson
  14. Youth Organization Award – Teen Life Skills Services
  15. Personal Triumph – Anthia Knowles

Rising Star Awards

  1. Education – Tysha Johnson
  2. Arts in Culture – David Cox
  3. Community Volunteerism – Matthew Thompson



By Eric Rose

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)



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