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