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Bahamas DPM on International Women's Day
By Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest
Mar 8, 2019 - 4:18:37 PM

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“In keeping with The Bahamas' commitment to advance gender equality and to create a sustainable economic environment for future generations, all sectors of society will need to work collaboratively to close the gender gap that currently exists. Women’s unemployment has been persistently higher than unemployment amongst men, and this is just one area we need to address so that our country can maximize the potential of all citizens,” said K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. 

“Research has shown that women's economic empowerment boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and income equality in addition to other positive development outcomes. *On this International Women’s Day, we honour the contributions women have made to the economic development of the nation, and recommit to ensuring women are full participants in the economic life and welfare of the nation*," said Minister Turnquest

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