Grand Bahama delegation attends 2015 International Franchise Expo

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Pictured standing from left to right: Mr. Brian and Rhonda Smith, Albuild Hardware; Mr. Derek Newbold, Senior Business Development Manager GBPA; the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York; H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS); Mrs. Melissa Forbes, Project Officer, Ministry for Grand Bahama; and Mr. Edney Anderson, Proprietor, Pineyard Steel. Sitting from left to right: Ms. Eloise Stephen, Freeport Decorators; Ms. Ginger Moxey, President & CEO, Immerse Bahamas; Ms. Mercnth Ferguson, Executive Director, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce; and Ms. Carolyn Young-Miller, Administrative Assistant, Consulate of The Bahamas.
Pictured standing from left to right: Mr. Brian and Rhonda Smith, Albuild Hardware; Mr. Derek Newbold, Senior Business Development Manager GBPA; the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York; H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS); Mrs. Melissa Forbes, Project Officer, Ministry for Grand Bahama; and Mr. Edney Anderson, Proprietor, Pineyard Steel. Sitting from left to right: Ms. Eloise Stephen, Freeport Decorators; Ms. Ginger Moxey, President & CEO, Immerse Bahamas; Ms. Mercnth Ferguson, Executive Director, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce; and Ms. Carolyn Young-Miller, Administrative Assistant, Consulate of The Bahamas.

NEW YORK — A delegation from the Grand Bahama Port Authority, in conjunction with the Ministry for Grand Bahama and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, along with private sector partners, paid a courtesy call to the H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Bahama House, 231 East 46th Street New York, during which they had the opportunity to meet with the consulate staff, conduct a site visit of the facility and discuss matters relative to promotional and business opportunities for the island of Grand Bahama.

The delegation traveled to New York to attend the International Franchise Expo (IFE), with the focus of exploring franchise opportunities and promoting Grand Bahama’s Free Trade Zone. The Ministry for Grand Bahama is mandated to work closely with the Grand Bahama Port Authority to promote the island of Grand Bahama and this Expo was one of many initiatives that both entities have jointly attended to achieve this mutual objective.

The IFE, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City over a three-day period, was the perfect forum to expose Freeport’s Free Trade Zone and tax-free incentives to the franchise business industry.


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