New Bahamas Government Reaffirms Commitment To Financial Services Industry

Published date07 October 2021
Subject MatterFinance and Banking, Financial Services
Law FirmBahamas Financial Services Board
AuthorMs Indira Munroe-Farrington

Following a general election in The Bahamas on September 16th Senator Hon. Michael Halkitis was appointed as Minister of Economic Affairs with responsibility for financial services. In his first address to the industry at Bahamas Financial Services Board's Annual General Meeting, Minister Halkitis said, 'As the second pillar of our economy, bolstering the financial services industry must be placed at the highest priority. We will continue to identify and leverage niches where we can be most competitive while remaining proactive about our response to ever-evolving global standards and regulations.'

The Minister said the new administration intends to deliver a more diverse economy through investments in technology, renewable energy, sustainable tourism, and the green, blue, and orange economies. 'Within the Financial Services sector itself, now is the time for industry partners to progressively harness profitable niches,' he said.

'Widespread access to emerging opportunities within these growing sectors will be essential to moving this country forward along a path of exponential growth and progress.

He indicated that the government will do its part in spurring innovation through our own digitization and ease of doing business efforts, which my Ministry will lead the charge on. 'We will roll out the technologies that will allow government services to be as efficient and effective as possible, while introducing policies that will empower entrepreneurs rather than impeding...

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