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BAHAMAS STRIPING THE TRAINING PROGRAM IS A KEY COMPONENT TO BSGC. PRESIDENT, ATARIO MITCHELL AND TEIKO MOSS A NEW TEAM MEMBER OF BSGC MARK THE ROADS IN ELEUTHERA.

“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HERE IS ROAD SAFETY AND OBVIOUSLY THE WORK WE DO IMPROVES THE CAPACITY FOR SAFETY ON OUR ROAD NETWORK.”

OPEN HANDS Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Bahamas Striping Group of Companies about how road striping can be environmentally friendly and a strong source of community building. Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) is a fledgling and unique group that offers the Commonwealth of the Bahamas high quality striping and maintenance services. It was started in 2010 by Atario Mitchell, President of BSGC. Having spent time as a youth learning the striping trade alongside 36 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

his uncle, he recognized a business opportunity after learning of a Government program that provided 18 to 30 year old entrepreneurs with capital of up to $5000. Mr. Mitchell was granted the full $5000 to pursue his idea and immediately set about using his knowledge of painting

road safety markings to create a company that would benefit not only himself but his community and country. Having begun as just one company, six years later BSGC now comprises four distinct entities. Mr. Mitchell explains: “Bahamas Striping is the parent company but we also

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