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Tourism Minister Cooper Thanks Industry Partners and Stakeholders for Their Part in Tourism Upsurge

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper applauded the efforts of industry stakeholders and partners in the upsurge in tourism numbers, following the COVID-19 pandemic. He made the acknowledgement during a Reception in appreciation for their support throughout the past year. The event was held at the Nexus Club, Baha Mar on Monday, January 30, 2023. A similar event was held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The reception came on the heels of the minister’s announcement that visitor arrivals to The Bahamas eclipsed seven million in 2022, signaling a return to pre-pandemic tourism numbers. In total 7,000,706 visitors came to The Bahamas in 2022. “It is largely because of relationships we have built with partners and stak...

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.

Ben Silverman wins the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

ABACO, The Bahamas – Canadian Ben Silverman won the Korn Ferry Tour, Great Abaco Classic, at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper gave congratulatory remarks and presented the trophy to Mr. Silverman. It was his second Korn Ferry Tour victory. Pictured at the trophy presentation, from left: Angelika Cartwright, General Manager/Sports, MOTIA; Dr. Kenneth Romer, Deputy Director General, MOTIA, and Acting Director General of Aviation; Kenny McPhee-Ferguson, MOTIA Senior Manager Abaco; Senator the Hon. Randy Rolle, Global Relations Consultant/MOTIA; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper; Ben Silv...

New investments for South Abaco discussed at community meeting

SOUTH ABACO, The Bahamas -January 25, 2023 — A community meeting was held in Abaco at which residents were updated on new investments for the area, and persons were introduced to the project investor. John Pinder hosted the meeting in South Abaco. He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper; Kirk Cornish, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Abaco; Senator the Hon. Randy Rolle, Global Relations Consultant/MOTIA; Dr. Kenneth Romer, Deputy Director General, MOTIA and Acting Director of Aviation; Phylicia Hanna, Director of Investments and other government officials. Photos show DPM Chester Cooper addressing the audience, and Mr. John Pinder, MP for the area.

PGA Korn Ferry Great Exuma Classic Proves to Be a Huge Success

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PGA Korn Ferry Tour/Great Abaco Classic Returns To Abaco

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“See How the Main Sail Sets” premieres, highlighting the history of the National Family Island Regatta

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper, said the unveiling of “See How the Main Sail Sets” will ensure that the citizens of the new millenium understand and have an appreciation for how the nation’s iconic sailing event, Regatta, began and how it evolved to become what it is today.  “The documentary film we have gathered here tonight to view will create a place in our country’s historical record for an event that has contributed greatly to the economy of Exuma and shaped the identity of the Exuma island chain as the sailing capital of the world,” said DPM Cooper. He addressed the premiere showing of the film, a detailed documentary that highlights the history of the National Family Island Regatta and explo...

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