Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable I. Chester Cooper has been appointed Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation for the Bahamas, following the country’s General Elections.
DPM Cooper’s cabinet appointment was among the first portfolios assigned by the new administration of the Progressive Liberal Party, who carried the victory at the polls on Sept. 16, 2021.
Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu stated, “We at the Ministry of Tourism look forward with excitement to working under the new leadership of Minister Cooper, who will bring to our Ministry the wealth of knowledge and experience he has garnered from his lifetime career as a successful leader in the private sector. Minister Cooper’s energy and sharp business acumen are exactly what is needed as our Ministry continues the thrust toward tourism recovery amid an ongoing pandemic.”
Minister Cooper acknowledged that all of the core business in The Bahamas is driven by the international community and that understanding of the international context of business is absolutely critical to the sustainable expansion of The Bahamas’ Tourism, Aviation and Investments sectors.
As one who has achieved much success in private sector leadership, Cooper assumes the helm of the nation’s number one business with an acute awareness of the monumental task that lies ahead. He relishes the opportunity to rise to the challenge in the service of his beloved country.