The Bahamas could enjoy a multi-million dollar jobs and economic diversification boost with policy reforms to facilitate targeted investment in key industries, amid warnings that “major economic assets are at risk”.
A new Oxford Economics report commissioned by The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) described the economy as “at a crossroad” and “underperforming”, with real GDP per capita now lower than it was in 2000.
The report offers that reforms to facilitate agriculture/manufacturing import substitution, shipping and logistics investment and boutique hotel/vacation home expansion would generate both much-needed diversification and economic growth for the Bahamas.
The Organization for Responsible Governance is proud to join over a dozen Bahamian Civil Society and Private Industry Organizations which are mobilizing to engage and educate the public about the importance of the timely passage of a strong and fair Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Government of The Bahamas has introduced the Freedom of Information Bill.Ministry of Education FOIA flyer
The Government is encouraging all Bahamians to give their opinions on this important Bill before it moves forward.
Education campaigns are being held in New Providence, and various Family Islands, including: Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera.
Freedom of Information Bill, 2015 - Recommendations
The following recommendations are made by Citizens for a Better Bahamas (CBB), a non-partisan civil society organization.
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A former Chamber of Commerce chairman has urged educators “to give up their grip” on vocational training, and let industry drive course content and standards.
Robert Myers told Tribune Business it was “a damn shame” that Bahamas-based vocational training institutions had not responded to his previous calls for the private sector to play a greater role in the classroom.