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September, 2016

  • 29 September

    Abaco’s Economic Performance “Magnificent”; PM Expresses Optimism Despite IMF Report

    Speaking at the opening of the Abaco Business Outlook the Prime Minister, Perry Christie spoke of the enormous potential in Abaco's economy despite a variety of challenges that stand in the way.

October, 2015

  • 15 October

    Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Invest in the Out-islands

    Bahamian entrepreneurs and prospective investors were encouraged by a Bahamian resort owner at the Abaco Business Outlook to not be reluctant to invest in the family islands, touting the potential of small-scale resorts despite problems relating to lack of infrastructure. Dr. Keenan Larry Carroll, owner of the Sandpiper Inn at …

  • 1 October

    DPM Davis Addresses Abaco’s Challenges

    Despite speaking to Abaco’s “bright future,” Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis faced numerous responses from locals concerned with a variety of infrastructural shortcomings that many believe are holding back the island’s economy.

October, 2014

  • 2 October

    Minister Michael Halkitis Addresses Government’s Plan for Value Added Tax

    The Abaco Business Outlook 2014 was held at Abaco Beach Resort on Sept. 24 under the theme: “Charting the Course for Growth in Abaco.” Before speakers were called on to deliver their presentations, the Abaco Men’s Choral opened the event with an impressive vocal performance featuring a duet with Gentry Morris and Basil Been that included a remarkable rendition of the National Anthem.

  • 2 October

    Gov’t Reveals Plans to Stimulate Growth in Tourism Sector

    At the Abaco Business Outlook 2014, David Johnson, CEO Bahamas Tourism Development Corporation tackled the theme of: “The Role of Tourism Development Corporation to Stimulate Growth, Diversity, and Greater Bahamian Ownership in the Tourism Sector.” Paraphrasing the late Jackson Burnside, Johnson emphasized that it is of great importance for us to understand what we are seeing and looking at.

  • 2 October

    Min. Rolle Praises Bakers, Updates on Winding Bay

    The Hon. Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, gave a presentation entitled – “Developing the Family Islands: A Focus on the Abacos” – at the Abaco Business Outlook 2014 on Sept. 24.

October, 2013

  • 11 October

    Deputy Prime Minister Speaks on Airport Delays

    “Concerns of a technical nature” are proving to be a challenge for the Ministry of Works and has delayed their ability to “issue necessary approvals” said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis, while speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook on September 25 at the Abaco Beach Resort.

  • 11 October

    Abaco’s diversified economy leaves further room for growth: Ministry of Tourism plans targeted campaign

    The lineup of speakers for the 10th Annual Abaco Business Outlook on Sept. 25, included David Johnson, Director Ggeneral for the Ministry of Tourism. He spoke on the topic: “The Abacos: Our Most Diversified Family Island Economy and Its Enormous Opportunities for Future Economic Growth.”

  • 11 October

    Value Added Tax discussed at ABO

    Bahamas Financial Secretary John Rolle made a presentation explaining Value Added Tax (VAT), which is due to be implemented July 1, 2014, to a group of Abaconians during the Abaco Business Outlook held at the Abaco Beach Resort on September 25. Mr. Rolle explained that the VAT is a replacement tax that rebalances Government revenue without introducing any new taxes on the Bahamian people. He said it would lower the average rates of customs duties and excise taxes by imposing the 15 percent VAT on these goods and a range of services. He said that new revenues from services will offset reduced customs revenue and generate additional net revenue.

  • 11 October

    DPM Sees Bright Future for Abaco

    While speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook on September 25 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, told the audience that “we are turning the corner” adding that he has no doubt that “The Bahamas is experiencing positive activity, some would even call it a renaissance, with new and exciting things happening in so many islands.”