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Year 10 Learners at TBAP Octavia AP Academy in Wisbech were paid a special visit this week by Dennis Dames, a retired superintendent and pilot for the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Mr Dames spoke to learners about raising their aspirations in an inspirational talk about his 40 years with the police and how he qualified to become the first police commercial pilot in the Bahamas.

The visit was organised as part of an initiative by TBAP student services manager Ahmed Kadi, to raise learners’ aspirations, discover different cultures and understand the importance of respect for themselves and others.

Dennis Dames, superintendent Royal Bahamas Police Force (retired) talked to year 10 learners about achieving their goals through hard work, self-reliance and accepting responsibility for their actions.

Ahmed Kadi, TBAP student services manager commented, “We are very grateful to Mr Dames for sharing his experience and inspirational life story.  We wanted our learners to appreciate they can achieve their greatest dreams regardless of their background, if they work hard and respect others.” 

Mr Dames served in the Royal Bahamas Police Force for 40 years rising to the rank of superintendent. He also became the first fully qualified police commercial pilot in the Bahamas.

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