NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance’s Bahamas Government on Line (BGOL) Office announced recently the completion of a joint project for the introduction and implementation of an Events Scheduling and Facilities Management Programme.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Charles Maynard said the new system is intended to assist the many clients who use the various government facilities falling under the purview of his Ministry for sporting events, cultural events meetings, and recreational activities.
“EMS or Event Management System is “user-friendly” software which allows users to follow simple straightforward instructions in order to electronically reserve the use of the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex, Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium or the field at the Blue Hills Sporting Complex,” Minister Maynard said.
With the use of Virtual EMS, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s customers, patrons, federations, associations or other authorised users, will now be able to find and simply view facility bookings daily, weekly or monthly; or request and reserve available facilities online with a simple check of the mouse, Minister Maynard added.
“Upon completion of the request, patrons will receive a detailed confirmation via email,” he said.
Persons wishing to access the EMS software can visit the site directly, or on the main government website, or through the Ministry of tourism’s website, under the ‘About The Bahamas’ section.
Minister Maynard added that he is grateful to the Ministry of Finance for having trained a number of his Ministry’s staff members in the functioning of the software.
“I am sure that it will go a long way in improving bookings of this ministry’s facilities,” he said. “In fact, I am advised that the age-old problem of double bookings of facilities should fall away with the implementation of this new system.”
By ERIC ROSE
Bahamas Information Services