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In late 2017, the Ministry engaged the services of a competition lawyer to draft Competition (Antitrust) Legislation for The Bahamas. The Consultant undertook a legal inventory of existing statutes, subsidiary legislation and policies that have an impact on all economic activities in The Bahamas and conducted an economic mapping survey of the economic and dynamics of key sectors in The Bahamas.

The results of the legal inventory and economic mapping survey were used to ensure that the draft

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The Government of The Bahamas will commence its World Trade Organization (WTO) Private Sector Consultations in Grand Bahama from Wednesday May 16 to Friday May 18, 2018. As the Government seeks to gain full membership in the WTO, the international organization made up of Member States who decide the rules that govern international trade, the upcoming consultations will enable the Government to obtain private sector input in order to negotiate in the best interest and ultimate benefit of The

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Investment Opportunities in The Bahamas

Presented at The Business Opportunities in The Caribbean Region Conference, Miami

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased and honoured that I have been invited to bring the key note address at what I am advised is the first annual “Business Opportunities in the Caribbean” Conference.

I noted with interest the presentation of Mr. Jerry Butler.  He

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The Ministry of Financial Services regrets that the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) feels that is was not included in the World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation process launched recently. As explained to him, this is simply not so.  The fact is that the consultation process is following a rational protocol in which those sectors of the economy that will have offers put on the table for negotiation are being consulted immediately, so that their input can shape the negotiations

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