Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama on the road. Remember now this is the crew that say no foreign travel. This appeared on his Facebook page 6 March:
PROMOTING MORE INVESTMENT IN GB
I along with the Bahamian delegation completed the first day of a Trade Mission to Washington DC. The delegation included Ambassador Sydney Collie, the President of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Edison Sumner and other Chamber officials other Government officials from Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamian Embassy and Grand Bahama Port Authority.
The purpose of the trade mission is the dialog with US companies, US government officials US Chambers of Commerce and the business community to attract business and investment to the Bahamas and more particularly Grand Bahama.
Today we met with Neil Herrington Senior Vice President from Unites States Chamber of Commerce. We informed them of the new intiatives to attract investment such as the Commercial Enterprise Act and the reforms on the ease of doing business. We also discussed the Technology Hub Intiative by the government for Grand Bahama and our desire to attract Technology businesses to Grand Bahama. Discussions were also expressed about opening a US Chamber office in Grand Bahama to help attract investment.
This afternoon we met with Alexander Peacher Office Director from the US Department of Commerce on ways the US government can assist on making the Bahamas even more attractive for investment. We also met with Belen Gallegos of Select USA which is an arm of the Department of Commerce which can assist Bahamian companies set up and access the US market. In addition we also met with the US Exim Bank to discuss ways Bahamian companies can access funding.
Tuesday we will be meeting with US companies and the DC Chamber of Commerce on trade and investment opportunities for Grand Bahama and the Bahamas