Summit to honour three Bahamians

Three Bahamians will be honoured at Hubert Edwards Global Success Summit 2019, which will be held tomorrow.

Barry Rassin, the first Bahamian president of Rotary International; Ricardo P. Deveaux, founder of the Primary School Student of the Year Awards, and Anthony Longley, first Bahamian and current director of Toastmaster's International, will be honoured for their leadership excellence in The Bahanas and internationally.

Success Summit, now in its third year, was founded by Hubert Edwards, a certified accountant and talk show host who wanted the conference to connect Bahamian society and allow persons to network and be invested in each others' success.

"These three distinguished Bahamians, through their leadership and commitment, have positively influenced the lives of many, both locally and internationally," Mr Edwards said of the honorees.

"The standard for this award is very high and discriminating. We will recognise persons who are unquestionable leaders and active contributors to national life who, through their work, represent The Bahamas in ways consistent with national ideals and who, through their life, demonstrate the philosophy of Ubuntu (I am because we are). Barry Rassin, Anthony Longley and Ricardo P. Deveaux embody important leadership essentials."

Success Beyond Self is the title of this year's event, which is targeted at corporate employees and executives; small business owners; public service workers; politicians and national leaders; young professionals; entrepreneurs; religious leaders; trainers and life coaches; and any person committed to their personal development.

Speakers include Duquesa Dean; Zhivargo Laing; Dr Kenneth Romer; Ethan Hepburn; Ethan and Dekel Quant; Malachi Munroe; Ean Maura; Khrystle Ferguson; Rodney Bain; Simmone Bowe; Victoria Mullings and Mr Edwards. The international presenter is Pollo Prosper, a Haitian-American author and John Maxwell Team Member who fought his way from the streets to success as a retail leader and now a speaker coach and entrepreneur.

The summit's title sponsor, Aliv, will have also two executives presenting.

Scholarships for Bahamian students have been made available through this event.

Three students from inner-city community schools were selected from numerous applicants and will be awarded scholarship grants. Scholarship awardees will be recognised and presented with their scholarship information at the Summit.

The scholarships grants are: Dr Myles Munroe memorial Scholarship Grant sponsored by Aliv; the Michelle M. Miller Memorial Scholarship Grant sponsored by Hubert Edwards Global and Friends; and the Dr Richard Pinder Memorial Scholarship Grant sponsored by Genesys Now.