As many of you know, the Bahamas are the host for this years State of the Tourism Industry Conference 2018, Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect.
The evidently proud Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Hubert A Minnis, was the keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony that proved to be one to remember. How right he was to be proud, as the team,led by Joy Jibrilu, his Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, produced a first class event.
From the cultural performances of the Rhythm and Youth Band, Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, and Eva Hilton Primary School Choir, to the grand finale of the Colours Junkanoo Group, youth, and Bahamian music and dance was at the forefront of the night.
A bright, energetic and most importantly fun night concluded with a wide variety of Bahamian food and drink on offer for delegates to sample ahead of the 3 days of intense panels, speeches and meetings to coe.
Of particular note must be Mr John Darville, who brought the house down at the very beginning by singing the Bahamas National Anthem with such skill, power and pride that it brought many to their feet.