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Coterie of Caribbean Butlers partners with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Fresh Start pro

The Coterie of Caribbean Butlers partnered with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Fresh Start programme offering sponsored students access to learning food and beverage protocols and butler assistant training. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a graduation ceremony for the participants of the 2015 Fresh Start Programme on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, which was followed by a reception.

The Fresh Start Programme is a youth employment skills training programme that provides job search skills and training to youth between the ages of 16 to 25. Once enrolled in this programme, participants are exposed to relevant workplace experiences and instructions through a structured training and placement curriculum. The programme covers a variety of personal development and job search topics, geared to afford the young prospective professionals, with the resources, information and tools needed for successful employment and job retention.


Must be a Bahamian citizen or resident, between the ages of 16 and 25.


  1. Fresh Start Programme forms may be collected at The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. Alternatively, you may use the link below to download the application form.

  2. The applicant must fill out and submit the application form to the ministry, along with all supporting documents.

  3. Applicants on Grand Bahama may submit their applications to the Family Island Coordinator; however, the Fresh Start Programme is not currently available to the other Family Island at this time.

  4. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will phone the applicant acknowledging receipt of the application.

  5. The Department of Youth then informs applicant of the orientation date and the start date of the programme.

  6. At the successful completion of the fresh start programme participants received a certificate of completion.

(BIS Photos/Kris Ingraham)

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