Iram Lewis

Central Grand Bahama

Minister Iram D. Lewis is a Minister of State, with responsibility for the Ministry of Youth, Sports And Culture. He previously served as the Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction. An Architect by profession, he obtained his academic qualification from both the University of The Bahamas (former College of The Bahamas) and Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, where he was awarded the Most Outstanding Architectural Graduate Student from both tertiary institutions.

Before assuming an active role in politics, Minister Lewis served as the President of The Kiwanis Club, Cable Beach, where he was elevated to Distinguished President’s position. Further, he represented The Bahamas as an athlete in numerous international events, including two Olympic Games, 1996, Atlanta, USA and 2000, Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, Australia, he was appointed to the esteem position of team captain. After his athletic career, Minister Lewis became more instrumental in the development of athletics in The Bahamas.  He was elected in 2012 to the position of Vice President in the Bahamas Association of Athletic Association (BAAA), the governing body for athletics in The Bahamas, and Vice President of The Bahamas Olympic Committee. In 2015, he was named to the University of The Bahamas Hall of Fame as one of the most outstanding graduates.

He is married to the former, Heather Tynes, and they have one daughter Imari, and one son Tavarius (deceased).

MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT:

  • Rebuilt & Restored:
    • The YMTA Complex in Hunters Grand Bahama
    • The Lighthouse Point at Pinders Point
  • Phase #1 development:
    • The Boiling Hole in Hepburn Town
    • Locations at Hanna Hill and Lovers Beach
  • Repair Community:
    • Roads Throughout EMR
  • Backyard Garden Initiatives:
    • Promoted at Schools and Individual Homes Throughout CGB
  • Community Garden/Park:
    • Built, Grew, and Maintains Garden at The Royal Oasis
  • Parliament-Mentor Initiative:
    • Taught Technical drawing at Sister Mary Patricia JHS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS MINISTER AND PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY:

  • Revise & Completed:
    • The Sea Wall and Roadways at Smith’s Point
    • The Fishing Hole Causeway
  • Help Create “Build Back Better Manual”:
    • In Partnership with DRA, NEMA, UNDP, UWI, UB, Ministry of Works and Other Stakeholders
  • Built Institutional Capacity and Increased NEMA’s assets:

Including Hurricane Shelters, Rescue Boats, Portable Commercial Kitchens, Generators, Offices, and Auxiliary Facilities

 

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