Sir Stafford Lofthouse Sands
Minister of Finance
Sir Stafford Lofthouse Sands (23 September 1913 – January 23, 1972) was the Minister of Finance of the Bahamas between 1964-1967. He is known for developing the concept of the Bahamas' tourism industry.
Sands was a lawyer who, beginning in 1946, represented Wallace Groves in the concept and development of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement and Freeport, Grand Bahama. Sands was also involved in obtaining the license for the Bahamas Amusement which established casinos in Nassau and Grand Bahama. From 1958, when party politics began, Sands had a prominent role in the United Bahamian Party (UBP), which was in power until 1967.