The Bahamas Financial Services Board, the Ministry of Financial Services, the Ministry of Education, and Rosetta Stone today [launched]( the [“Towards a Bilingual Bahamas”]( (TABB) initiative – a pilot programme on language learning within public high schools. Joining with the sponsors at a Media Briefing today were the private sector sponsors who partnered with BFSB to develop and introduce the pilot.

TABB has enrolled 200 learners from public high schools across The Bahamas, at Junior and Senior High levels. It will include in school and after school components, as well as a Language Learning Cadet Programme. The Cadets will focus on interactions with Spanish and French native speakers and indoctrination in Spanish/French culture and customs.

The goal is to turn a working programme over to the MoE on completion of the pilot, for incorporation into the Ministry’s language learning curriculum.

Sponsoring firms and associations include The Winterbotham Trust Company, Julius Baer Bank & Trust Bahamas Ltd., Association of International Banks & Trust Companies in The Bahamas, Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers, Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, Callenders & Co., CFA Society The Bahamas, and the Insurance Institute of The Bahamas.