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Results for: Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace

New Cabinet meets for first time

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Filed Under: News & Press

The inaugural meeting of the Cabinet was held yesterday at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre. All Cabinet Ministers were present, except Desmond Bannister, Minister of Works, who is out of the country. The Cabinet established under Article 72 of the Constitution of The Bahamas, is a collegiate body with collective decision-making and collective responsibility. It decided that all Ministers would conduct an audit within his Ministry (including de......


PM lauds new cruise port plans

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | Filed Under: News & Press

...of Agreement, as deputy director of legal affairs in the AG’s Office Danya Wallace looks on. Standing is Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie announced, 7 March, 2017, that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd –>, with the approval of the Bahamas government, is poised to expand operations by constructing a “world-class” cruise port at Coco Cay, which is part of the Berry Islands......


Bahamian culture takes centre stage – video

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Bahamian entertainer Preston “Puzzle” Wallace is helping to promote The Bahamas as a tourism destination through his music and performances. Watch an interview with him here.......


MOT woos US destination wedding market – photos

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

...rush out, Bahamian fashion show and live entertainment by Preston “Puzzle” Wallace. The Bahamas was named the Leading Wedding Destination at the World Travel Awards in Morocco in December 2015. Pictured: Models in resort wear designed by Bahama Hand Prints. (Photo courtesy Felipe Major/Bahama Hand Prints) Freda Malcolm, director of romance at the MOT said: “The Ministry has been creatively aggressive in getting its romance message out. It is impor......


Outgoing US Ambassador makes farewell call on PM – photo

Monday, November 21st, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham welcomes US Ambassador Nicole Avant during a farewell courtesy call at his office in the Wallace Whitfield Building, November 21.......


Treasures within new Bahamas Handbook

Friday, December 16th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...s in the earlier 19th century, on the eve of emancipation. Ever wonder how Wallace Groves was able to build an entire industrial city in the pine and barrens of Grand Bahama in less than 10 years? A handbook story clears up some of the mystery and explores the techniques he used to build Freeport, as recalled by his contemporaries and closest associates. For more information, promotional copies or to send press releases to the publisher, please co......


UBS chiefs visit PM – photo

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Officials of UBS call on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham March 22 at the Office of the Prime Minister, Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre. Pictured from left to right: managing director and chief executive officer at UBS (Bahamas) Ltd Beat Paoletto; UBS wealth management head Juerg Zeltner; Prime Minister Ingraham; and head of Latin America and Caribbean, Gabriel Castello. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)......


PM concludes Majority Rule Day debate

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ndol Fawkes and Clifford Darling – Doris Johnson – Carlton Francis – Cecil Wallace Whitfield – Warren Levarity, Arthur Foulkes, Jeff Thompson, and Jimmy Shepherd – Clement and Andrew “Dud” Maynard – Young Turks of their time like Eldwood Donaldson, Eugene Newry, Oscar Johnson, Oswald Brown, and Caddie Armbrister – A.D. Hanna – The greatest of them all, Lynden Oscar Pindling; – And the hundreds upon hundreds of others whose names and the heroic dee......


History and success–financial services evolution

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 | Filed Under: Features

...mic conditions. In the meantime, in the late 1950s, American industrialist Wallace Groves was turning 50,000 acres of Grand Bahama scrubland into a tax- and duty-free centre 50 miles away from Florida, served by a deep-water harbour and a large, international airport. Under the 1955 Hawksbill Creek Agreement that he signed with the government of the day, Groves welcomed a stream of foreign investors who helped him turn Freeport into an industrial,......


Island Living – Buying property ins and outs

Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Filed Under: Features

...ahamas Investment Authority (BIA): Office of the Prime Minister, Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West Bay St, Cable Beach, PO Box CB-10980, tel (242) 327-5826/8 or (242) 327-5940/44, www.bahamas.gov.bs Immigration Dept: Main office: Hawkins Hill, PO Box N-831, tel (242) 322-7530/32 or (242) 322-8504, www.bahamas.gov.bs Registrar General’s Dept (Civil Registry): Apsley House, Frederick St, PO Box N-532, Nassau, tel (242) 323-0596, www.bahamas.g......


PM meets with Hutchison Whampoa in UK – photo

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...el; Dawn Bethel; Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder; Allyson Cheng; Clemence Cheng; Prime Minister Perry Christie; Bernadette Christie; Paul Wallace; Simon Mullett; and Sir Baltron Bethel. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)......


Investing in Grand Bahama

Monday, July 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Features

...country a single cent.” Freeport was the brainchild of American financier Wallace Groves, who sought to transform the sparsely populated swamp land into a bustling free trade zone. As the GBPA’s first president, Groves negotiated the landmark Hawksbill Creek Agreement with The Bahamas government in 1955, giving Freeport a wide range of tax concessions. Thanks to the agreement, residents and licensees in the port area are exempt from personal inco......


20th anniversary of first FNM election victory

Monday, August 20th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...figures of the modern Bahamas on our currency: Sir Milo Butler, Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield, Sir Lynden Pindling, Sir Roland Symonette, and Sir Stafford Sands. In health care, we built nine new community health clinics, commenced the dramatic upgrade and expansion of our hospital infrastructure including improving existing facilities at Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandilands Rehabilitation Hospital and the Rand Memorial Hospital. We also commence......


MOT’s Florida road show hailed a success

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ic and entertainment of Bahamian musician extraordinaire, Preston “Puzzle” Wallace after guests were ushered in to dinner by the rhythmic, colorful and exciting sounds and sights of Junkanoo. Gourmet meals enjoyed included steak and lobster. The ambitious marketing and sales road show was directed by Greg Rolle, Senior Director, of Tourism responsible for Sales and Marketing for the U.S. and Jennifer Gardiner-Bannister Area Manager, Florida, who w......


CAIPA gets $1 million from IDB to promote FDI

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...expose the IPAs to improved methods of investment promotion. The event brought together delegates from the IPAs of Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. Also present were Abiola Sandiford of the CARICOM Secretariat’s Statistics Unit, Chandar Henry of CARTAC, Diane Quarless, Olaf de Groot and Miguel Perez of UN ECLAC.......

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