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REMARKS: 2020/2021 Mid-Year Budget Statement

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2020/21 MID-YEAR BUDGET STATEMENT ON THE SIX MONTHS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2020 Presented to the Honourable House of Assembly By DR. THE MOST HONOURABLE HUBERT ALEXANDER MINNIS PRIME MINISTER & MINISTER OF FINANCE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2021 Mr. Speaker,            It is my privilege to present to this honourable house the

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  • REMARKS: Prime Minister The Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Minister of Finance Inauguration of the Orville Turnquest National Security Building

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon.  Today, as we look around our nation and the world, we are reminded of the role that our uniformed branches play in protecting our borders and in helping to keep our communities safe.  The official opening of this building, dedicated to national security, goes beyond a state-of-the-art physical structure.  The

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  • REMARKS: The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The First Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Tourism

    My Colleague Prime Ministers, Heads of delegations, Secretary General Ambassador LaRocque, Ministers of Tourism, other distinguished delegates, welcome to this our First Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic is an existential threat to the tourism industry of CARICOM. Fiscal revenues from the tourism industry have declined precipitously. The direct and

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  • REMARKS: The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Opening of Exuma Passport Office

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Afternoon:  I fairly recently heard the story of an international visitor who visited The Bahamas for her 60th birthday celebration. Growing up in Europe, she had always heard stories about and seen pictures of the aquamarine and jade waters of the Exumas, which she described as sparkling like jewels in the sun.

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  • REMARKS: The Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Contribution to the House of Assembly

    Mr. Speaker,      Today I rise to present several signature pieces of draft legislation to this honourable house. They complete a compendium of financial and statistical legislation that is critical to the advancement of sound fiscal management and evidenced based decision making in The Bahamas.      The legislation included in the compendium are: the Public Debt Management

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