Civil Aviation employees honoured for 25 years of service
Jun 4, 2013
Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glennys Hanna-Martin
addresses honourees. (BIS Photo / Gena Gibbs).
Honouring Air Traffic Controllers for 25 years of government service, the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glennys Hanna Martin, read the Prime Minister's Proclamation commending the Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union (BATCU) with distinction for representing Civil Aviation employees for the last 25 years on behalf of Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, signed on May 30. Mr Christie declared May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013 as "The Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union Recognition Week".
Honourees and their families gathered in the Ballroom at Government House to receive awards from Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes.
"I just wanted to put that on the record that the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth has made certain assertions of fact at the highest level about the contribution of the Air Traffic Controllers Union. I also looked at your theme and I think this is actually an excellent theme, 'One Sky, One Voice, One People'," said Minister Hanna Martin.
Air Traffic Control Union President Roscoe Perpall receives award
from Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes. (BIS Photo / Gena Gibbs).
Minister Hanna Martin said this concept of aviation as it connects us as one people is important because it is one sea and sky. She said the role you play in terms of the cohesion in aviation is critical, as well as the role civil aviation plays in the Bahamian economy facilitating tourism and trade has gone unnoticed by the Bahamian people.
Ceremony Moderator Mark Major receives award from Governor-
General Sir Arthur Foulkes. (BIS Photo / Gena Gibbs)
Minister Hanna Martin said this is her second term working with the union of air traffic controllers and civil aviation and it is amazing to see how with limited resources, people are so committed to maintaining high standards in the industry. She said she joins the union in the celebration of its formation 25 years ago because she is proud as a Bahamian that the country has produced an entire aviation sector.