Bahamas names new minister of tourism

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Obie Wilchombe, a Parliament-elect member from West End (Grand Bahama Island) and Bimini, was named minister of tourism for the Bahamas, by the new prime minister, Perry Christie. Wilchombe succeeds Tommy Turnquest.

In announcing the appointment, Christie said that the Bahamas "needs to intensify its efforts in traditional markets as well as open up new markets, while simultaneously improving the domestic tourism product."

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