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Bahamas participates in World Investment Forum

Members of the Bahamas Investment Authority, Ministry of Grand Bahama and Ministry of Investment are in Geneva this week attending the World Investment Forum. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pictured: Grand Bahama Minister, Dr Michael Darville (left) and Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle at the Geneva WIF conference October 14. (Photo courtesy BIS)

Members of the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA), Ministry of Grand Bahama and Ministry of Investment are in Geneva, Switzerland, this week attending the World Investment Forum (WIF).

Under the theme Investing in Sustainable Development, the forum runs October 13-16, 2014 at the Palais des Nations.


Minister of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle is expected to speak on the topic of how to finance the sustainable development goals on the third day of the conference.

The WIF is a high level, biennial assembly that provides a global platform to engage policy makers, the private sector and other stakeholders in discourse on foreign direct investment policy formulation and promotion.

Minister Rolle and Minister for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville are leading a delegation that includes the director of investments at the BIA Candia Ferguson and project officers Melissa Forbes and Leslie Dorsette from the Ministry of Grand Bahama.

In addition to the forum, the BIA will conduct presentations on investment opportunities in The Bahamas generally and in particular on Grand Bahama.

Other countries participating at the forum include the US, the United Arab Emirates, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe and The Netherlands, among others.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will also participate.

Melissa Forbes, Dr Michael Darville, Candia Ferguson, Khaalis Rolle, and Leslie Dorsette

Pictured: (from left) Project officer Melissa Forbes; Grand Bahama Minister, Dr Michael Darville; director of investments at the Investment Authority, Candia Ferguson; Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle; and project officer Leslie Dorsette. (Photo courtesy BIS)

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