Hon. Mario Bowleg, M.P.

The Government of the Bahamas is fully committed and is pleased to partner with the Bahamas Anti- Doping Commission (BADC) to eradicate the use of performance enhancing substances and methods in Sports.

This Commission has worked extremely hard to educate and bring awareness to our athletes, coaches and all in the wider sporting community, about the dangers of performance enhancing drug use. Our Bahamians athletes are well respected on the global stage and the country’s integrity is protected because of their discipline and hard work.

As Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, I applaud the BADC for the open line of communication with athletes, federations and all stakeholders. The information provided on their website has proven to be invaluable, as it is accessible to all. The local Commission has also maintained an excellent relationship with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). As a result of this, our athletes are provided with all the latest information and services.

I congratulate BADC on these achievements and best wishes for the work ahead.