The Protective Officers's Day At Bahamas Academy

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God’s presence was welcomed into our hearts as Mrs. Roberts; the chaplain of Bahamas Academy graciously rendered a word of prayer to kick off the chapel service. Then, the rhythmic sounds of wooden sticks striking the snare and base drums and canorous sounding trumpets, trombones, tubas, clarinets, cymbals and a solitaire flute vociferously echoed along the courtyard of Bahamas Academy as The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band commenced the Protective Officer’s chapel by perfecting the National. The Royal Bahamas Police Force band entertained the ardent crowd as the devotees were on their feet as band played the famous “Okay” and the Cupid Shuffle. After that superb performance, an officer from the Canine Unit did a presentation with one of the drug searching dogs followed by a concise history of the Protective Agencies in The Bahamas which was brought by two students from the Elementary Division and two students from the Secondary Division. The President of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists introduced the special guest of the morning, Dr. Elliston Rahming, Prison Superintendent for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He was preceded by the Bahamas Academy Elementary school choir, which rendered a special item of music. In His address, Dr. Rahming asked four bright Bahamas Academy students the question, “What was the primary duty of the government?” Asha Lewis, an eleventh grade student of the Academy answered correctly by saying, “To protect the citizens of the country.” She was awarded $9 for her accurate response.

Superintendent Rahming expanded on the Protective Agencies of The Bahamas emphasizing to the students that they are the future police, defense force and customs officers as well as forthcoming Commissioners of Police. He urged students to do their best in school so that they can be successful in the future. The magnificent chapel service concluded with the melodious singing of the Bahamas Academy school song. Bahamas Academy truly appreciates the hard work, dedication and sleepless nights of our Protective Officers who strive daily to make our country safe for all its citizens!

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Scharlee Thompson
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