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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...

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.

Deputy Prime Minister Cooper discussed investments in Exuma at Town Hall Meetings

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper hosted a town hall meeting, January 12, 2023 in Georgetown, Exuma, at St Andrew’s School; and on Friday, January 13, at Black Point, Exuma, at the All-Age School. He also met with residents of Staniel Cay, Exuma, at a town hall meeting, where he updated them on new investments for the Island of Exuma and the Exuma Cays. Black Point and Staniel Cay residents were introduced to project investors. Deputy Prime Minister Cooper was accompanied by 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.