Accepting the cheque on behalf of The Bahamas government, October 3, 2019, at the Office of the Prime Minister was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest.
Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest thanked Gonet Bank for its support. He said that the Bahamian people were also appreciative of the private banking sector for continuing to support the country.
“We are aware of the difficulties that the financial sector has faced in recent years and so we wish to thank you for your confidence in The Bahamas,” said the Minister.
“Expo 2020 is a great opportunity for us post Hurricane Dorian to show that our country is still open for business. This is a part of the world that we have not historically pursued aggressively, so we are happy for this opportunity to expose not only our natural elements of sun, sand and sea but also our products and services.”
Pictured: (from left) Architect, Michael Diggiss; Executive Director/Small Business Development Centre Davinia Grant; CEO/Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Jeffrey Beckles; Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates & The State of Qatar Tony Joudi; CEO, Gonet Bank, Nicholas Gonet; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest; Executive Chairman of The Board of Gonet Bank Patrick Feuz; CEO/Executive Director, Tourism Development Corp Janet Johnson; Managing Director, Gonet Bank, Ahmed El Shahawy; Senior Advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister Joshua Sears; and Consultant to Bahamas Pavilion Expo 2020 Dr. Tyrone McKenzie. (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)