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Stafford Sands

Deceased Person

Sir Stafford Lofthouse Sands (born 23 September 1913, Nassau – died 25 January 1972, London) was a former finance minister of the Bahamas. He helped create the Bahamas' tourism industry. A white Bahamian economist, Sands was branded a racist by many when he left the country, after a black majority government first came to power in 1967, and vowed never to return. His portrait appeared on the 10 Bahamian dollar note from 2001 until 2005, when it was replaced by that of Queen Elizabeth II. Sir Stafford sands is known as the Father of tourism, in The Bahamas.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1913-09-23
Profession
Politician

Death

Date of death
1972-01-25

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