Bahamas: Prisoners To Make Tourist Souvenirs

Min. of National Security Views Souvenirs made by Prisoners in The BahamasOFFICIALS at Her Majesty’s Prisons will further expand the facility’s Inmate Industries Programme to focus on the production of “tourist-related souvenir products” as a means of further promoting self-employment among inmates upon their release.

National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said the prison will seek to partner with the private sector in the venture – a partnership that will be beneficial to both sides.

“The private sector can provide the capital, the know-how and the marketing, while the inmates will provide the labour and talent,” Dr Nottage said.

Addressing patrons, inmates and prison officials attending a Prison Arts and Crafts Show at New Providence Community Church, Blake Road Wednesday night, Dr Nottage said the showing was “an excellent example of the kind of partnership of which I speak as it provides a marketing outlet for inmates’ products”.

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