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“Any successful strategy to effectively combat the drug problem must include not only supply reduction, but demand reduction efforts, as well as those most at risk of using drugs,” National Security Minister, Marvin Dames stated last week during the launch of National Drug Free Schools Day which starts today.

School age children possess the most vulnerability to drug use and abuse. The program is being conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the National Drug Anti-Secretariat (NADS), the school based policing program of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and The Bahamas Drug Council. The theme is “I’m loving me drug free”.   The day begins with a balloons released in the air.

Going forward, this day will not only educate school age children about the negative effects of illicit drugs, but it will hopefully strengthen students resolve to stay away from drugs and be cautious of peer pressure.

Dr. Willard Barr, representing Ministry of Education expressed his gratitude for this educational platform and endeavour. He said, “the Ministry of Education is very proud to be a part of this partnership ensuring that our schools are drug free.”

He also stated that communication has been sent to fourteen districts in the country informing the administrators of National Drug Free Schools Day.

Emphasizing that this unprecedented endeavour is a step in the right direction, Dr. Barr said “we believe that drugs are a serious concern for many young people.”


Written by Jones Bahamas

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