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‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ to Have Special Guest

#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press briefing on Thursday.  While on island for his monthly visit, the Prime Minister will attend the cultural event.

‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ is an initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, BTC and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and was created to boost economic activity in the Port Lucaya area.    It was “borne out of the need for the community to come together and to support those businesses in the Port Lucaya Marketplace.”

A Taste of Port Lucaya (2)Minister Thompson encouraged residents and visitors to all take part in the event on Friday.   Since its inception, at the beginning of August, the event has been supported however, there were concerns of lack of activity during the day.

He noted, that a number of cruise ships have decided they will take port in Grand Bahama in the aftermath of recent Hurricane Irma.   This stop started today, when Enchantment of the Seas arrived in Freeport Harbour, with another scheduled stop for September 28.   The Majesty of the Seas will also come to Grand Bahama on September 30.   Minister Thompson said as a result of these stops, A Taste of Port Lucaya has been extended to also be held for a few hours during the day.   Plans are also being made so the activity will also be held in the downtown area.

People were once again encouraged to participate in A Taste of Port Lucaya on Friday night as not only will be the MC be Will Stubbs , but included in the entertainment line-up will be the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band.   Tabernacle Christian Academy will also perform and the evening will close with a Junkanoo Rush Out.

By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)

Photo Captions:

PM TO VISIT ‘A TASTE OF PORT LUCAYA’ – Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, should be a special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22. Announcing this on Thursday was Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. Shown following the press conference are, l-r: Harcourt Brown, Senior Undersecretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Lady Naomi Wallace-Whitfield, Office Manager, Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama; Raquel Beneby-Hart, Assistant to Minister Thompson; Sheena Miller, Marketing Manager, Port Lucaya Marketplace; Ivan L. Moss, Director, Port Lucaya Marketplace; DeCarlo Mackey, Burns House Ltd.; and Minister Thompson.  (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

A TASTE OF PORT LUCAYA – ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ has extended its hours by being held for a few hours during the day.

(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

 

 

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