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Department of Transformation and Digitization (DTaD) workshop to familiarize department heads with ICT self service portal

NASSAU, The Bahamas — As part of the government’s mission of transforming and digitizing its services and making it more convenient for the public to conduct business with the Government of The Bahamas, the Department of Transformation and Digitization, held an ICT self service portal workshop to familiarize department heads with the platform. The workshop was held at the DTaD Training Room at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre, September 5, 2022.  National Coordinator for Information Technology, Patrick Davis, delivered welcome remarks on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs & DTaD, Mr. Wayde Watson. He said that the government is currently rolling out a number of ICT initiatives to ensure that all Bahamians can access the internet, includin...

Minister Halkitis opens BAF and Cash n’ Go in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas, The Bahamas — Minister of Economic Affairs and Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Senator the Hon. Michael Halkitis says that Grand Bahama has a large role to play in the government’s national development plan. Noting that the government is committed to fulfilling the vast potential for economic growth and diversification that has always existed in Grand Bahama, he said: “We have not yet tapped into Grand Bahama’s potential as a hub for Fintech.  The local farming and manufacturing industries still provide tremendous potential for development and expansion.  And we are in the early days yet of rebuilding the tourism industry.” Minister Halkitis was the keynote speaker at the opening of Bahamas Assurance Financial ’s (BAF) new offices, alon...

The Trade Commission holds its inaugural meeting

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Ministry of Economic Affairs hosted its inaugural meeting for the members of the newly appointed Trade Commission. The meeting was held at the Balmoral Club, Sanford Drive, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.  The newly appointed body includes a cross-section of professionals, who represent both New Providence and the Family Islands.  Minister of Economic Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Halkitis, attended the meeting virtually.  He congratulated the new members on their appointments and said that they would play a key role in the country’s trade sector.  “I would like to first congratulate Mr. Galanis and the members of the Trade Commission on your appointments. This is a carefully selected team that represents the diversity that exists in a modern Bahamas. The me...

National Digital Identity System – Strategy Kick-off Workshop

NASSAU, The Bahamas (5th July, 2022) – The Ministry of Economic Affairs in conjunction with the National e-Identification System (NIS) Committee convened a two-day kick-off workshop aimed at engaging government and private stakeholders on key issues for the development of a strategy for the implementation of a National Digital Identification System in The Bahamas. The workshop was held at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas, on 28th – 29th June, 2022. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Member of Parliament for the Bains and Grants Town Constituency, and Chairman of the NIS Committee, Mr. Wayde Watson, during his address to participants noted that the workshop marked the formal beginning of “the process of developing a strategy, roadmap a...