Bahamas: The Red Cross Society of the Bahamas island announced new governance on 27 June 2021.
During the 39th biannual Central Council and Annual General Meeting – AGM held on Thursday & Friday, the group leaders and members of the red cross society elected their new administrative management for the forthcoming two-year term.
The members of the executive committee who are re-elected include President of the red cross – Terez Curry, and its Legal counsel – Vincent Wallace-Whitfield.
Edison Sumner is elected as the first vice-president, Dr Erecia Hepburn elected as the second vice president, whereas Lashea Douglas is elected as the treasurer and youth representative.
The President of the Bahamas Red Cross asserted that “I was excited for the way forward in chartering new realities, and I am extremely grateful for the immense service and support provided by departing members of the executive committee, including past president Brendan Watson and current treasurer – Dayan Bourne.”
The government ministries which represented on the committee have now expanded to include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction also.
On 23 June 1975, an act was passed in the house of parliament of the Bahamas to establish the Bahamas Red Cross Society.
The Red Cross Society of the Bahamas works with the objectives-
- To prevent and mitigate suffering anywhere it may be found.
- To preserve life and health and secure respect for the human being.
- To work for the restriction of disease and the promotion of health and social welfare.
- To train staff and encourage voluntary service.
The budget of the Red Cross association is achieved from donations done by various organisations, businessman, companies, universities and from the individuals who want to contribute.
Red Cross is an international organisation that has its branches located in various countries and islands.