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PM arrives in China

The Bahamas Prime Minister and his ministerial delegation arrived in Beijing yesterday ahead of the group's participation in the China/CELAC Forum, January 8-9. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Bahamas Prime Minister and his ministerial delegation arrived in Beijing yesterday.

The delegation and ministers will be in briefing sessions all day today ahead of the China/CELAC Forum where Prime Minister Christie is scheduled to deliver the regional statement on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in his first official capacity as chairman.

The Forum will be held January 8-9, 2015.

In his meetings with the Chinese President, Chinese Premier and members of the local business communities in both Beijing and Shangai, there are a total of nine projects that the Prime Minister is seeking to advance with his Chinese counterparts and two new initiatives.

The Prime Minister and his delegation are due back in Nassau January 11, 2015.

Glamour-Sales, an Asian luxury, fashion and lifestyle website operator, has announced that it has partnered with Castlemain to offer exclusive online sales of luxury yacht packages to affluent Chinese consumers for the Chinese New Year. The packages, which include excursions to The Bahamas, range in price from $150,000 to $338,000 and will be offered for a limited time on Glamour-Sales' China site.

Prime Minister Perry Christie is confident new Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan will quickly get to grips with the portfolio for the nation's second biggest industry. Christie made the comments following a Cabinet reshuffle this week.

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