July 4, 2017
Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe.
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FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he continues to consult with the people, adding it is they who will have the final say, as he mulls over a possible run for Progressive Liberal Party chairman. He told The Tribune he would make
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has personally asked Obie Wilchcombe not to run for party chairman at the upcoming convention, Fred Mitchell said on Thursday.
A former tourism minister yesterday said he is concerned over the pace of Grand Bahama’s economic revival telling Tribune Business: “Grand Bahama needs an injection”.
FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe has applied for the Progressive Liberal Party’s nomination in the West Grand Bahama constituency in the 2022 general election, according to PLP chairman Fred Mitchell.
A former Cabinet minister yesterday urged the government to work with web shop operators rather than “strong arming” them, adding: “They need the money.”
NEW documentaries have renewed focus on the failed Fyre Festival of 2017, but former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe still backed the government’s involvement in the lead-up to the fiasco yesterday, telling The Tribune: “We did all the right things.”
FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday called for Lighthouse Point to be protected from cruise ship development and “preserved” for the people of The Bahamas.Describing the 700-acre peninsula located at the southern tip of Eleuthera as “th
FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe revealed yesterday the Ministry of Tourism saved the government $3.5m in agency fees and commissions last year as he defended the capacity of the ministry’s in-house public relations team.
AGENTS from the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation received a permit from the government to conduct a probe in Exuma after the botched Fyre Festival went up in smoke on April 27, The Tribune understands.
THE person paid $1m for culture related consultancy services by the former government is Ian Poitier, a Bahamian engaged in the creative arts, former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe told The Tribune Friday.
TOURSIM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday denied that the government has “banned” Fyre Festival organisers from ever hosting events in the Bahamas again.
DESPITE widespread backlash over a last-minute delay and ultimate revision of dates for the third Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday insisted that there has not been any “negative” feedback associated with the festival.
BAHA Mar has received government approvals for its gaming license, clearing the path for its casino operations ahead of its soft launch in three weeks, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed on Tuesday.
THE government was locked in meetings yesterday seeking to bring a successful conclusion to negotiations with Hutchison Whampoa over the embattled Memories resort, with Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe telling The Tribune that based on those talks he believes there is room for a “successful outcome”.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said his ministry is working with the Gaming Board to identify people who will monitor what’s happening “on the ground” in an effort to clamp down on illegal web shop operations.
THE government has still not received a letter of intent from prospective buyer of Baha Mar, Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE), to operate the casino at the $3.5bn West Bay Street development, according to Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday.
OBIE Wilchcombe, the Tourism Minister, is among the speakers at a global industry summit in London involving government officials and private sector companies next week.
ASUE Draw & Spin, one of the eight web shop companies granted a provisional licence to operate in the country last year, has opted not to renew its provisional licence, effectively exiting from the sector, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.
WHILE ZIKA fears persist throughout the region and the wider world, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said the country's top industry has not been impacted by the presence of local transmission of the virus in the capital.
NEARLY six weeks after the official Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival economic and revenue report was completed, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe and Bahamas National Festival Commission Chairman Paul Major are at odds over who should release the information to the media.
THE government’s “keen eye” on zoning has to date resulted in the closure of around 200 web shops across the country, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.
A DAY after health officials confirmed three additional cases of the Zika virus in New Providence, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said his ministry has ramped up its marketing machinery to convey the message that The Bahamas is doing all it can to guard against the spread of the virus.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie will win the Progressive Liberal Party’s leadership race by a “landslide” because he not only continues to resonate with party delegates, but he has proven that he has what it takes to keep the organisation together, West Grand Bahama and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe has predicted.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said he expects the Progressive Liberal Party to win the next election, asserting that the party is “in the best position we’ve ever been in.”
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that all Bahamians should take the blame for the country’s “unacceptable” crime levels, which have sparked repeated visitor advisories.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday defended the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) decision to delay its convention until November.
MINISTER of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe has said the country needs to tighten its borders in an effort to clamp down on the proliferation of gun smuggling from the United States.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday hit back at FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest for suggesting that this year’s Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival will be another “big party but economic failure”.
WITH less than a month before the western public access to Cabbage Beach is set to close, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe insists the use of the beach by Bahamians must remain "indisputable".
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe conceded that the Progressive Liberal Party made crime a political issue, but said the party has learned from that experience and realises now that everyone must work together to combat crime.
ONLY eight web shop operators have been awarded conditional gaming house operator licences, with the “disqualified” applicant ordered to close its business in less than two weeks, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe announced last night.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday alleged that Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe’s refusal to discuss the nation’s crime woes with representatives of a leading cruise line could soon result in a security warning to cruise ship passengers.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe would not comment on reports that he is planning to run for the post of deputy leader at the Progressive Liberal Party’s convention in November.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday vowed that the main public access point to Cabbage Beach would remain open, despite closure notices being posted on the path’s entry gates.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday pointed out that the Supreme Court’s decision to limit the authority of provisional liquidators for Baha Mar was proof that the best solution for the stalled mega resort was at the negotiating table.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said officials are making marked progress in protecting the country’s tourist areas from the criminal element.