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Prime Minister Tables Public Procurement Bill 2022 in the House of Assembly

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis tabled the Public Procurement Bill 2022, in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. This came on the heels of the launch of GoBonfire eProcurement Platform through which goods and services for all government and quasi-government will be sourced, with the objective of providing a higher level of accountability. The eProcurement Platform, a milestone in governance, was presented by Prime Minister Davis at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Compass Rose Ballroom, on Monday, October 3, 2022. As he tabled the Bill during the morning session of parliament on October 5, the prime minister explained that the proposed Bill, when enacted would repeal and replace the Public Procurement Act 2021. “The Bill ...

Prime Minister officially launches ‘GoBonfire eProcurement Platform

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government, through the Ministry of Finance, officially launched the GoBonfire eProcurement Platform through which goods and services for all government and quasi-government will be sourced, with the objective of providing a higher level of accountability.  This milestone in governance was launched by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Compass Rose, Ballroom on Monday, October 3, 2022. “I am very pleased to be here to launch GoBonfire, the eProcurement platform through which goods and services for all government and quasi-government will be sourced,” the prime minister said. The new platform would also allow the Government to fulfill its commitment to transparency and ease of access to procureme...

Bahamas National Statistical Institute (B.N.S.I) Consumer Prices Index (C.P.I) Section – July 2022 – Press Release

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Statement by Prime Minister Philip Davis on First-Year Accomplishments

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Prime Minister Davis Highlights His Government’s First-Year Accomplishments

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Statement on the First Year Anniversary of his Government, in the House of Assembly, on September 28, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said that the accomplishments of the past 12 months had only been possible because the Bahamian people “stepped up and stepped forward, and worked with us.” “We are grateful for their trust and confidence, and the partnership we have forged bodes well for the positive national development of The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Davis said. He added that, although his Government had accomplished a lot in the first year, but there was still “so much to do”. “We are making good progress on many of the commitments which we made in our ‘Blueprint For Change’,” Prime Minister Davis noted. “But the war in ...

BMA and Ship Owners Association pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister for Bahamas Maritime Week

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Transport and Housing the Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis, officials of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and the Bahamas Ship Owners Association paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, September 26, 2022, at the Office of the Prime Minister to celebrate Bahamas Maritime Week. Some of the matters discussed: The maritime industry is currently the third highest revenue generator in the Bahamas. Its outreach program trains dozens of Maritime Cadets, providing scholarship opportunities for Bahamians interested in the sector, with BMA the largest sponsor of the cadets initiative. The focus of the Bahamas Ship Owners Association is to create the best quality ship registry — not merely the biggest, but one tha...

PM Davis commends strong leadership of the AIBT, and its 46 years of building a resilient financial services sector

NASSAU, The Bahamas – After welcoming international attendees to The Bahamas, during his Official Remarks at the 15th Anniversary of the Nassau Conference of the Association of International Banks and Trust Companies in The Bahamas, on September 14, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis noted that the history of The Bahamas is one of “invention, disruption, resilience, and innovation.” “Many think that our economic success in tourism was inevitable,” Prime Minister Davis said, during the event held at Baha Mar Convention Centre, under the theme “Bolstering Business, Accelerating Transformation.” “In fact it’s easy to forget how risky a proposition it was at the time,” he added.  “Imagine building an industry, that would depend on ordinary Americans, traveling a...

Government and Customs & Immigration Union sign three-year industrial agreement

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Customs and Immigration Union signed a three year industrial agreement with the government Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Speaking on behalf of the government was the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle, Minister of State for the Public Service, who said the signing was significant for all involved — the union, the government, and the workers because it showed the government was living up to its mandate of being for the people, and that it sought harmonious tripartite relationships. “The government is about ensuring labour issues are resolved quickly and amicably,” said State-Minister Glover-Rolle. Bahamas Customs, Immigration and Allied Workers Union President Mr. Sloane Smith said “this is a great day thanks to Prime Ministe...

Ministry of Finance Press Release – FY2021/22 Q4 Fiscal Performance Report

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