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China offers Bahamas $8 million in technical support

Prime Minister Perry Christie met with the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping in Port of Spain, Trinidad, June 2 to discuss a new package of technical support amounting to US$8 million. 

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Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013

Prime Minister Perry Christie met with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in Port of Spain, Trinidad, June 2, 2013, where they agreed on a new package of technical support amounting to US$8 million.


The details of the spending are to be settled in Nassau with Chinese officials.

This is the first visit of a sitting Chinese President to the region.

President Xi, who visited The Bahamas as a public official in 2006, recalled during the meeting fond memories of his stay in The Bahamas.

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Prime Minister Perry Christie, left, speaks with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in Port of Spain, Trinidad, June 2, 2013. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

High definition timelapse video posted on Vimeo by Blue Eden was filmed over a week of sailing The Bahamas in May 2013. Watch the full video here.

Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis told a press conference last week that the government has in place a medium-term strategy to combat unemployment, crime and shore up the nation's financial footing. Watch the press conference here.

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