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BIA Celebrates Insurance Month

In recognition of the substantial role played by the insurance industry in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie designated October Insurance Month. Each year, the Bahamas Insurance Association, the Insurance Institute of the Bahamas, the Bahamas Insurance Brokers & Agents, and the Insurance Commission organise a series of activities to raise public awareness of the importance of insurance.

The month’s activities kicked off on October 2 with a special service at St. Matthew’s Church followed by a luncheon at Mosaic in the Atlantis Resort. And October 3 was designated Insurance Day – when these pictures were taken.

During the month, industry leaders paid a courtesy call on the governor-general, appeared on a TV talk show, and a reception at the Green Parrot Restaurant.

A highlight of the month’s activities was an art competition open to all primary and secondary school students.

Winners are pictured from left: first place in the senior school category, Cory Hamilton of C. C. Sweeting; first place in the junior school category, Zia Joos of Windsor Preparatory; and second place in the senior school category, Darjanique Green of CC Sweeting.

The BIA is a trade association of 30 licensed insurance companies, brokerages, adjusters and agencies. BIA members deal in property, casualty, long-term life and health insurance. The BIA represents the interests of the insurance industry (which employs thousands of Bahamians) and seeks to uphold ethical business practices.