A local business strategist shared his take on what it will take for Freeport to strengthen its economy with members of the Rotary Club of Freeport during their weekly luncheon meeting at the Ruby Swiss Restaurant.

Robert Millard, of Global Fulfillment Services, said in his opinion, there is a grim prognosis for the future of tourism in The Bahamas.

There are opportunities available for Grand Bahama's economy, but they are not in tourism, he said, at least not in the traditional sense.

Millard said he would buy into proposals for expanding various aspects of the industry such as commercial or medical tourism, but is not optimistic about much else happening in that industry.

Pointing out that the downfall of the U.S. economy has led to a halt in international travel by the middle class, Millard said the truth of the matter is that The Bahamas should look to other industries for profit.

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