Speeches


PDF: OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ARCHDEACON WILLIAM THOMPSON SOFTBALL FIELD

This softball field is indeed a public good that will serve many communities and sporting organizations well.

Having said that, we gather here to pay tribute to the life, legacy and work of a significant Bahamian son who dedicated his life to liberation and development through education, morality, religion and theology.

Further, as an avid sportsman, fan and visionary, Archdeacon William Thompson sought to influence and inspire generations of Bahamians through youth and sports development. In contributing to youth and sports development, visionary Bahamians like Archdeacon Thompson were laying the ground work for what we today call the orange economy.

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  • PDF: CANTO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE EXHIBITION ENABLING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

    Almost daily, we are reminded how Information and Communication Technology has the potential to revolutionise our lives.

    It can solve some of the biggest, most urgent problems of our time: in healthcare, in service delivery, in climate change, and so on.

    In fact, in a week when many countries are experiencing record-high temperatures, we are told that technological solutions remain one of our best hopes.

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  • PDF: 26TH ANNUAL NABHOOD INVESTMENT SUMMIT AND TRADE SHOW

    “…The Bahamas is fully open for business.

    We were hit hard by the era of lockdowns and travel restrictions, but the pent-up travel demand means we have full hotels and a tourism boom.

    We are very deliberate and strategic about the way forward – which includes building our blue, green and orange economies, and further developing cultural, medical, religious and sports tourism.

    What makes The Bahamas a unique and attractive partner? We have 16 island destinations, each with their own unique culture and ripe for investment. In addition, our proximity to the US and our preclearance facilities provide very clear advantages.

    We will find innovative ways to thrive during a time of change.

    We are building our blue, green and orange economies while improving the ease of doing business in The Bahamas. We are building a more inclusive economy by incentivizing the creation of new opportunities.

    Coming out of the pandemic, we find that the strength of our brand, the appeal of The Bahamas, remains undimmed.

    In fact, if anything, it has strengthened, to the extent that we need to grow our supply.”

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  • PDF: Contribution to the Carbon Credit Trading Bill 2022

    These ocean-based credits will allow the government to tap into a completely new source of revenue that will undoubtedly benefit the Bahamian people as the funds will assist which the financial challenges we face as a result of climate change. The world will now mark the manner of our bearing as we embrace the mantle of global leadership with this transformative initiative.

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  • PDF: THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE BAHAMAS

    In thinking about how to address the subject, I first considered the most direct approach. I thought to reflect on the findings of the ‘National Development Plan’ to date, and set out some of the priorities of our administration in completing and implementing them.
    But this would have been enlightenment without provocation.
    The provocation, or rather, the things upon which we might not all agree, will hopefully prove more fertile for discussion and debate.

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