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Planning team for the Commonwealth Secretariat 13th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting – arrival at LPIA

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Advance Mission team, planning for the Commonwealth Secretariat 13th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (13WAMM) to take place in August, pictured upon arrival at LPIA on Sunday. The team met today with Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe at the Ministry.

The great outdoors, its benefits and value — vocalized by Environment and Natural Resources Minister to Akhepran Academy students

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, appealed to students and faculty of Akhepran International Academy to take care of the environment. “When you see physical damage being done against [the] environment we must act. Illegal dumping, littering and the pollution of waterways — things we regularly see throughout our neighbourhoods should offend you. When you see policies enacted that are detrimental to the environment you must speak up. We all bear responsibility to ensure that our environment stays healthy and productive, for ourselves and those we leave behind,” said Minister Miller. In recognition of International Day of Education and International Environmental Education Day (January 24th and 26th, 2023 respectively) ...

DPM applauds Pelican Bay Hotel’s $4m upgrade

Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper applauded Pelican Bay Hotel executives for investing another $4 million in upgrades at their property while expressing confidence that the hotel will benefit from the “tech tourism” market his ministry is seeking to lure to Grand Bahama. While bringing remarks at the opening of 48 newly renovated suites at hotel on Friday, January 27, 2023, Minister Cooper, who was accompanied by his 11-member executive team, Senator Randy Rolle and Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, pointed out the hotel’s confidence in the island’s economy bodes well for the future of tourism. “An investment of $4 million into your property is not just an investment but it is a signa...

GB’s tourism numbers have returned a significant 80 percent of pre-Dorian, pre-pandemic

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — “The future for tourism looks great and the future for Grand Bahama looks phenomenal,” Minister of Tourism, Aviation and Investments, Chester Cooper told Tourism partners, during a special welcome reception at the Lighthouse Pointe Resort on Friday, January 27, 2023. “We will continue to address the needs of tourism in Grand Bahama. We will continue to work on the airlift and we will continue to work on the overall capacity and marketing of Grand Bahama island.” The Tourism Minister admonished tourism stakeholders and partners to do their part in creating more excitement for visitors about the island of Grand Bahama. Referring to a recent “report” in which visitors complained about not having enough things to do once they disembark a cruise ship ...

DPM Cooper addresses Lyford Cay International School Founders Day Assembly.

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper brought remarks at Lyford Cay International School Founders Day Assembly, January 27, 2023.  Deputy Prime Minister Cooper was accompanied by Mrs. Cecilia Cooper.  Also in attendance: the Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training; British High Commissioner HE Tom Hartley; and other government officials.

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State-Recognized Funeral for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Ret.) Rodger Gomez

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A State-Recognized Funeral was held today for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Rodger Gomez at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, Grants Town, with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery.

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