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The 20th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook will take place Thursday, February 22, 2018 at The Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport. Of note, the Hon K Peter Turnquest, M P, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance will be the Keynote Speaker.

Making the announcement was Joan Albury, President of TCL Group and founder of the seven-island Business Outlook Series. In addition to the Deputy Prime Minister, forum presenters will include Sen. Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister for Grand Bahama; Mick Holding, President, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce; Ian Rolle, President, Grand Bahama Port Authority; Erica Paine, Partner and Head of Graham Thompson’s Grand Bahama Office; Christina Alston, Chief Operating Officer, BPL; Andre Knowles, Chief Commercial Officer, BTC; Dennis D Deveaux, Head of Management Consulting and Data & Analytics, KPMG; Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Ministry of Tourism; Charlene Lewis-Small, Lead Investment Officer, IDB; Paul Wynn, Chief Executive Officer, The Wynn Group. Zhivago Laing, Radio Talk Show Host, Z Live: Off The Record will moderate the day-long programme and give the “Vision” presentation.

Mrs Albury spoke to the composition of the speaker panel: “We are truly grateful to have assembled a powerful slate of speakers, who are well able to speak directly and comprehensively on Grand Bahama’s issues and what is the works as regards improving the island’s prospects in the short and long term. The group is heavily weighted towards presenters who are deeply invested in bringing to fruition the island’s vast potential and creating a stable economy.

“Among them are two Parliamentarians, none other than the Deputy Prime Minister Mr Turnquest, Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama and the Minister of State for Grand Bahama Hon. Kwasi Thompson. We will also have input from representatives of institutions and companies that play an integral role in the economy of Grand Bahama—the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Grand Bahama Chamber, the Ministry of Tourism, the Inter-American Development Bank and several key investors. Moderating and presented the Vision will be Zhivago Laing, Radio Talk Show Host, Z Live: Off The Record grew up on Grand Bahama and is a former Member of Parliament for the Marco City Constituency.

“As we believe strongly that committed, positively involved youth are vital for a better Bahamas, we are proud to be featuring the Grand Bahama Children’s Choir singing the National Anthem and the Lord’s Prayer,” Mrs Albury noted.

For more information, interested persons may contact Margaret Albury at The Counsellors Ltd, e-mail, Tel. (242) 322-7505 or register online at In Grand Bahama, contact Mercynth Ferguson, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce at or Tel 242-352-8329.