Bahamas Names New Tourism Minister

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has announced that Hon. Neko Grant is the new minister of tourism and aviation. Grant takes over for the Hon. Obie H. Wilchcombe, who served as minister of tourism from 2002 to 2007.

Grant was chosen by new prime minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, following the May 2 elections. The executive team of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism remains the same.

A business executive, Grant is the chief operating officer at Burns House Limited. Born in 1950 on Grand BahamaIsland, Grant was educated in both the Bahamas and in the U.S.

"While there might be differences from the previous government in the types of investment opportunities we might seek, make no mistake that we intend to remain investor-friendly," Grant says, "and to implement policies that will allow us to compete on a global scale and ensure the sustainability of the industry."

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