Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe was a special lecturer at Freeport’s First Baptist Church’s celebration of the Life of Sir Lynden Pindling entitled “On Their Shoulders.” The Tourism Minister spoke about his time as a news reporter, travelling with Sir Lynden Pindling.
In a 1975 quote from Sir Lynden Mr. Wilchcombe said: “Political Independence for The Bahamas is almost meaningless unless it holds forth the prospect of economic independence. Just as a target date was set for political independence, a target date should be set for economic independence. And just as the path to political independence was taken through stages, similarly the path to economic independence should be taken through stages.”