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Monumental shifts ahead for public financial management: Suite of fiscal legislation tabled in House of Assembly

In keeping with its commitment to reform public finance management in The Bahamas, the Government tabled a suite of new legislation in the House of Assembly today that will usher in new levels of transparency and accountability.  The Most Honourable Prime Minister Hubert A. Minnis presented the Public Debt Management Bill, 2021, the Public Finance

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  • More than $105 million provided in VAT, Customs duties and excise tax waivers to islands devasted by Hurricane Dorian

    HOPE TOWN, Abaco – Since Hurricane Dorian in 2019, more than $105 million in tax concessions have been provided under the Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) in VAT, Customs duties and excise tax waivers, said Prime Minister and Minister Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. The SERZ relief order was enacted following Hurricane Dorian

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee provides update on preparations to distribute vaccine in The Bahamas

    All aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan will be tested before going live, to ensure the safe and effective distribution of the vaccine to those who choose to take it, said Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, chairperson of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee (NCVCC). The plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines is in the process of

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  • Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine delivery

    The Government of The Bahamas has received formal notification from COVAX of the estimated COVID-19 vaccine dose allocation for the first phase of delivery to The Bahamas. COVAX, a coalition led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi (Vaccine Alliance), informed Bahamian health authorities that The Bahamas could receive 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca

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  • Prime Minister Minnis opens London Creek Bridge in Andros

    NORTH ANDROS — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Friday officially opened the London Creek Bridge, marking an important part of the effort to regenerate natural creek systems across the island. London Creek is one of a number of natural creek ecosystems in Andros which have become blocked

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