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Trump to Appoint New U.S. Ambassador

After six years of the position being vacant, U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday announced plans to nominate 74-year-old business mogul Doug Manchester to the position of U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas.

Mr. Manchester, also known as “Papa Doug,” have attained numerous accomplishments on a national and international stage.

His experience includes telecommunications radio broadcast, medical instrumentation, publishing, and real estate development.

He was said to have built some of the tallest hotels and office buildings in San Diego and is credited as a driving force behind the development of the San Diego Convention Center.

Since 1970, he has been Chairman of Manchester Financial Group, which has multiple divisions including Manchester Grand Resorts and M Commercial Properties.

Mr. Manchester leads the Manchester Charitable Foundation and currently serves on the board of trustees of the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute.

Should all go as planned, Mr. Manchester would be the first U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas in the past six years, as the spot has been vacant since 2011.

It was reported that due to political disputes between republican senators and former U.S. President Barack Obama, the U.S. senate had refused to confirm an ambassador for many years.

Consequently, the post has been vacant and held by interim appointees since November 2011.

Cassandra Butts was nominated for the position in 2013, and later died from leukemia in 2016, having waited more than two years for that position to be confirmed.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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