ICT key for future economic development, says Turnquest

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The Bahamas is making information and communications technology (ICT) the central route for future economic and public service development, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said yesterday, explaining that the country is committed to seeing this through.

Turnquest, who was speaking at the joint session of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) 20th General Conference of Ministers and the 35th Executive Council at Atlantis yesterday, said the government plans to use the ICT space to expand and diversify the country’s economy. He added that the government began the endeavor with a controversial bill – the Commercial Enterprises Bill – that has been both lauded and criticized by the private sector.

“The government of The Bahamas has committed to economic expansion through ICTs and has designated Grand Bahama as the center for technology investment and development,” said Turnquest.

“We envision the creation of diverse investments that create opportunities through the effective liberalization of ICTs. This commitment is reinforced by the recent passage of the commercial enterprises legislation.”

He added that the government is using ICTs to transform the public sector and strengthen its capacity. He said ICTs will help that sector to become more efficient, transparent and accountable.

“We’re employing technology to establish new digital workflows that redefine the way government does business with the public,” Turnquest said.

“We came to government with a commitment to develop a culture of transparency and accountability in governance. We came to office understanding the need to take a different approach to economic expansion and diversification.”

Turnquest told the CTU members that Caribbean governments play an important role in the development The Bahamas is making information and communications technology (ICT) the central route for future economic and public service development, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said yesterday, explaining that the country is committed to seeing this through.
Turnquest, who was speaking at the joint session of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) 20th General Conference of Ministers and the 35th Executive Council at Atlantis yesterday, said the government plans to use the ICT space to expand and diversify the country’s economy. He added that the government began the endeavor with a controversial bill – the Commercial Enterprises Bill – that has been both lauded and criticized by the private sector.
“The government of The Bahamas has committed to economic expansion through ICTs and has designated Grand Bahama as the center for technology investment and development,” said Turnquest.

“We envision the creation of diverse investments that create opportunities through the effective liberalization of ICTs. This commitment is reinforced by the recent passage of the commercial enterprises legislation.”

He added that the government is using ICTs to transform the public sector and strengthen its capacity. He said ICTs will help that sector to become more efficient, transparent and accountable.

“We’re employing technology to establish new digital workflows that redefine the way government does business with the public,” Turnquest said.

“We came to government with a commitment to develop a culture of transparency and accountability in governance. We came to office understanding the need to take a different approach to economic expansion and diversification.”

Turnquest told the CTU members that Caribbean governments play an important role in the development

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ICT key for future economic development, says Turnquest

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The Bahamas is making information and communications technology (ICT) the central route for future economic and public service development, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said yesterday, explaining that the country is committed to seeing this through.

Turnquest, who was speaking at the joint session of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) 20th General Conference of Ministers and the 35th Executive Council at Atlantis yesterday, said the government plans to use the ICT space to expand and diversify the country’s economy. He added that the government began the endeavor with a controversial bill – the Commercial Enterprises Bill – that has been both lauded and criticized by the private sector.

“The government of The Bahamas has committed to economic expansion through ICTs and has designated Grand Bahama as the center for technology investment and development,” said Turnquest.

“We envision the creation of diverse investments that create opportunities through the effective liberalization of ICTs. This commitment is reinforced by the recent passage of the commercial enterprises legislation.”

He added that the government is using ICTs to transform the public sector and strengthen its capacity. He said ICTs will help that sector to become more efficient, transparent and accountable.

“We’re employing technology to establish new digital workflows that redefine the way government does business with the public,” Turnquest said.

“We came to government with a commitment to develop a culture of transparency and accountability in governance. We came to office understanding the need to take a different approach to economic expansion and diversification.”

Turnquest told the CTU members that Caribbean governments play an important role in the development The Bahamas is making information and communications technology (ICT) the central route for future economic and public service development, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said yesterday, explaining that the country is committed to seeing this through.
Turnquest, who was speaking at the joint session of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) 20th General Conference of Ministers and the 35th Executive Council at Atlantis yesterday, said the government plans to use the ICT space to expand and diversify the country’s economy. He added that the government began the endeavor with a controversial bill – the Commercial Enterprises Bill – that has been both lauded and criticized by the private sector.
“The government of The Bahamas has committed to economic expansion through ICTs and has designated Grand Bahama as the center for technology investment and development,” said Turnquest.

“We envision the creation of diverse investments that create opportunities through the effective liberalization of ICTs. This commitment is reinforced by the recent passage of the commercial enterprises legislation.”

He added that the government is using ICTs to transform the public sector and strengthen its capacity. He said ICTs will help that sector to become more efficient, transparent and accountable.

“We’re employing technology to establish new digital workflows that redefine the way government does business with the public,” Turnquest said.

“We came to government with a commitment to develop a culture of transparency and accountability in governance. We came to office understanding the need to take a different approach to economic expansion and diversification.”

Turnquest told the CTU members that Caribbean governments play an important role in the development

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