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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...

Tourism Minister impressed with high numbers of tourists attending GB Junkanoo

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper says it’s good to see the Bahamian cultural expression of Junkanoo being carried to the world. “I made the comment in Nassau, that we need to see more of our tourists enjoying our art form and our culture,” added Minister Cooper. “It’s a part of who we are and I’m delighted to see it happening right here in Grand Bahama. I was very proud to know that we’re taking Junkanoo to the world. A lot of times, we like to keep it to ourselves.” The Minister’s comment came during Grand Bahama New Year’s Junkanoo Parade, which was held on Monday, January 2, 2023 in downtown Freeport. It was the return of Junkanoo to Grand Bahama after a three-year absence, due to...

Berry Island Airport, set to open at year’s end

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Tourism officials inspect Berry Island Airport set to open at year’s end. Dr. Kenneth Romer, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Aviation and Investments and Acting Director of Aviation, led a delegation on an inspection and assessment of the newly-built airport terminal on the Berry Islands, on Thursday, October 13, 2022. He was accompanied by Bahamas Airport Authority Chairman Paul Bevans, General Manager Peter Rutherford, and other officials.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation Hosts Back-to-Back Tourism Focused Events in New York Tri-State Area

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Ministry of Tourism launches Second Phase of Sustainable Training Programme

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DPM & BMOTIA Minister elected as CTO Vice-Chairman

NASSAU, Bahamas, (15 September 2022) – The Hon. I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, was elected to continue to serve as a vice chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) during the Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism Meetings this week. DPM Cooper is leading a delegation which includes Latia Duncombe, Acting Director General (ADG) and Dr Kenneth Romer, Deputy Director General and Acting Director of Aviation, to the four-day CTO Business Meetings which are taking place in the Cayman Islands 12-15 September 2022. “I am grateful and honoured to serve in this capacity on behalf of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the entire Caribbean region,” DPM Cooper said. “It is important that we continue to forge de...

DPM addresses American Society of Travel Advisors at (ASTA) Caribbean Showcase

NASSAU, The Bahamas –Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper on September 11 attended the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Caribbean Showcase at Sandals Royal Bahamian, Cable Beach. Also at ASTA were Mrs. Cecilia Cooper; Senator the Hon. Randy Rolle, Global Relations Consultant, MOTIA; Reginald Saunders, Permanent Secretary, MOTIA; Dr. Kenneth Romer, Deputy Director General, MOTIA and other members of the MOTIA team. Deputy Prime Minister Cooper brought remarks. In the group photo are the Deputy Prime Minister and MOTIA executives with Sandals CEO Adam Stewart and his executive team.

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