Presented by The Ministry of Finance

Hon. Iram D. Lewis

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is centered around the progression of young Bahamians, who remain at the heart of national development. With a primary focus on creating oppourtiunites and equipping young bahamaians with the neccessary tools needed to adapt and subsist in an ever-changing world, this organization aims to engage with the cultural and arts community through the promotion of the country's art, culture, and heritage. Additionally, the ministry is committed to the ongoing expansion and support of Bahamian athletes. 

Key Budget Numbers



  • Implementation of a National Cultural Artisan Digital Registry
  • Implementation of a National Cultural Policy
  • Implementation of a National Arts Council Bill
  • Recommendation for the implementation of a Junkanoo Curriculum
  • Proposal for a new National Performing Arts Centre
Installation of Bathroom Blocks

Plans to install bathroom blocks and Gazebos for Hanna Hill (Basketball Court), Hepburn Town, Lover’s Beach and Pinder's Point (Light-House Point).

The Grand Bahama Fresh Start Program 

This program will include offerings such as Landscape Maintenance, Hair Braiding, Barbering and Pickling Preserves, and is expected to begin in the Fall of 2021.

High School Leavers Program 

High School Leavers Program cycle, to be hosted in the fall of 2021

Job-Ready Programme

The resumption of the original in-person Job Ready Programme in the Spring of 2022

The Bahamas Youth Summit

The Bahamas Youth Summit to cap off National Youth Month in October 2021.

Celebration of National Legends and Athletes

Virtual celebration of national legends and athletes for National Sports Month. Including televised fitness segments, open dialogue sessions with all sporting organizations and the sporting community, and the television broadcast of our top 20 athletes.


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This is an important and pivotal budget as we make concerted efforts to place our beloved country, The Bahamas, in the best possible position as we undergo this global Covid-19 pandemic and its far-reaching impacts."


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