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Pm To Head Eleuthera Business Conference

The second annual Eleuthera Business Outlook is set for April 24 at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina, with Prime Minister Perry Christie the keynote speaker addressing the theme: ‘Charting a course for growth in Eleuthera’.

“The theme for all our Business Outlook forums this year has been basically the same - a focus on stimulating economic growth after what seemed to be an entrenched recession, which slowed or put growth on hold in a number of areas,” said Joan Albury, president of TCL Group and chief organiser of the Business Outlook Series.

“Growth has certainly been the Government’s focus this year. It is important for Bahamians throughout the archipelago to hear directly from the country’s leader what government’s plan is for their community specifically, and to be able to ask him questions. We are most grateful that Prime Minister Christie and a number of other strategically chosen speakers have agreed to join us in Eleuthera.”

Joining Mr Christie on the podium will be Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Sands, Jr, who will update the audience on developments in Eleuthera since the last Business Outlook.

“We are fortunate to have the support of the Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce again this year and its dynamic president, Thomas Sands, who has a finger on the pulse of business and society on the island, especially in the south,” Mrs Albury said.

“This is a partnership we hold in high regard because it is so necessary to create the kind of cooperative efforts that will continue to energise the Eleuthera economy. It was, in fact, Mr Sands who invited TCL to bring the forum to his home island. He saw the value of the Business Outlook programme in pulling together the right players from key sectors to share the necessary information to drive things forward.”

Completing the slate of speakers for the 2014 Eleuthera Business Outlook are: Christel Sands Feaste, partner, Higgs & Johnson; Scott Gorsline, vice-president of operations, Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina; James Malcolm, vice-president and managing director, Sand Piper Inn and Destination Schooner Bay; Juan Pulido, project manager at Cotton Bay Holdings.; Angela Cleare, founder, ABC Tours & Consulting Co; Christopher Maxey, founder and director, Cape Eleuthera Island School; Arinthia Komolafe, managing director, the Bahamas Development Bank; and Edrin Symonette, farmer and entrepreneur.

For more information and to register for the Eleuthera Business Outlook 2014, contact Thomas Sands, Jr., Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce, Tel: 334-2356 or 359-7011; e-mail tsands@rsp1976.com or Margaret Albury, The Counsellors Ltd. Tel: 322-7505; E: malbury@ tclevents.com or www.tclevents.com.

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