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Bahamas Prime Minister explores Tech possibilities in Texas

#Bahamas, February 5, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamas Government believes that the island of Grand Bahama can become the Tech Hub of the country, that the island with its sound infrastructure and advanced town planning can become a strategic player in the digital revolution.

The ideas and words come from Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis who led a delegation to the state of Texas in the US.  There were tours of technology giants like Dell… there were bilateral talks with the Governor of the lone star state, Greg Abbott and there was even a session with Houston preacher Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria, who lead Lakewood Church, one of the largest congregations in America.

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In a telephone interview with the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, the nation’s chief talked about what he was sharing in those sessions during his whirlwind visit to Texas.

“We had a very productive day here in Austin where we met with Austin Technology council, we met with Google representatives, Hewitt Packard, Dell, and others and they made a presentation of the benefits of doing business in the Bahamas and creating a technology hub, especially in Grand Bahama.”

The aim is to become the Caribbean’s technology hub and Grand Bahama’s Minister of State, Senator Kwasi Thompson according to PM Hubert Minnis is tasked with following up to make it happen for the nation’s second city.

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“I met and spoke with the chief commercial officer on the possibilities of future ventures and that will be followed up especially by Minister Kwasi Thompson, who would follow that up with respect to creating such a hub in Grand Bahama.  We are now in a digital revolution, and it is essential that the Bahamas get on board and move with the digital revolution we must not be left behind, we cannot remain in the analogue, we can be the technology hub in the region and be the leading technology centre for the Caribbean.”

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