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DPM adresses GB Chamber of Commerce – PDF

Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, addressed the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Freeport, Grand Bahama, July 21, 2017. Read his remarks here. 

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Here follows the full statement from Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Read or download a PDF of his remarks here:

Mr. Speaker,
It is a pleasure for me to be among friends and to speak to you today at a time of great challenge but also great opportunity in our country and indeed on our island. In this regard, let me thank the Chamber for its continued advocacy over the many years in support of small and large businesses. I wish to confirm that you have a friend, indeed many friends, in this Government.


The work of this Chamber spans the length and breadth of our wonderful island. Grand Bahamas has the distinction of being the only island in The Bahamas which can boast both a modern city with some of the best planned infrastructure in this region, in addition to the tranquillity of a family island setting all on one island. We should be proud, but likewise, justly disappointed that to date we have not been able to capitalize on this tremendous asset.

This is an excerpt from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest’s address to the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce. To download or view the PDF in its entirety, please click here.

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