Friday, November 27, 2009

Peter Turnquest elected as new Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce President

By The Bahamas Weekly News Team

Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting on November 25th at the Sunrise Resort & Marina, and their elections for the Chamber Officers & Directors for the 2009/2010 Administrative were held at that time.

Mr. K. Peter Turnquest of Telcom Trading & Consulting Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of SkyBahamas was elected the G.B. Chamber's new president.

“I am grateful to the members for having the confidence to have elected me to the office of President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce unopposed along with a team of very talented and diverse Directors. I look forward to the job ahead and to the initiatives we will design and implement together with the goal of stimulating economic benefit for our members and the wider Grand Bahama community by extension.

As we move forward education, promotion, sustainability and advocacy will be our focus and all of our programs will be built around these core ideals,” said Mr. Turnquest to The Bahamas Weekly News Team when asked how he felt on his new position.

The newly elected executive board is as follows John Swain as 1st Vice President; Esmond Weeks as 2nd Vice President; Chatto Outten as Treasurer; and Leigh Lightbourne-Termath as Secretary.

New directors are Lanelle Philips, Vanessa Mallory, Patra Major-Albury, Malvese Capron and Neville Wilchcombe.

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