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Business Outlook's 10th Anniversary

The Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it is held on Wednesday, September 25, at the Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. U

Under the theme ‘Sustainability the Measurement: Diversification the Goal’, presentations will focus on sustaining the relationship between the environment and the economy for the success and preservation of both.

Organisers, The Counsellors, have confirmed the following speakers:

* Philip Davis, deputy prime minister and minister of works

* John Rolle, financial secretary, Ministry of Finance;

* David Johnson, director-general of tourism

* Gowon Bowe, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

* Dr Livingston Marshall, senior vice-president of environmental and community affairs, Baker’s Bay Golf & Beach Club

* Eric Carey, executive director, Bahamas National Trust

* Lindsey McCoy, special projects coordinator, Friends of the Environment

* Christopher Russell, director of forestry, Ministry of Environment;

* Atario Mitchell, chief executive, Bahamas Striping

* Dr Pearl McMillan, director, Department of Public Health;

* Shaun Ingraham, founder, Island Journeys, ‘One Eleuthera’

* Dennis Lightbourn, president, Abaco Chamber of Commerce

* Preston Cunningham, senior island administrator.

“This 10th anniversary forum is an important one in many ways,” said Joan Albury, The Counsellors’ president. “We have brought together a group of presenters who share our belief that sustainable development is the only way forward for our beautiful country.

“We at The Counsellors continue to believe that Abaco is not only a model for self-generated success in the Family Islands, but also points the way to what must be the development model for the entire Bahamas - development that closely links the economy to the islands’ natural resources in a mutually nourishing and sustainable way.

“To us, this can be the only definition of economic success in a country such as ours - development that preserves our precious natural heritage for future generations of Bahamians.”

For further information on Abaco Business Outlook, persons may register at the website: www.tclevents.com, or contact the Bahamas Tourist Office in Abaco, tel: 242-367-3067; the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, tel: 242-367-6270, or Eileen Fielder at The Counsellors Ltd in Nassau, tel: 242-322-7505

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