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Budget Communication - Entering a New Era of Public Sector Accountability 2017 (Pdf)
By K. Peter Turnquest, M.P. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
May 31, 2017 - 1:04:00 PM

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Mr. Speaker, A new day has dawned over our beloved Bahamaland. Our fellow citizens have voted decisively and overwhelmingly for a desperately needed and progressive change in direction. Understandably, Bahamians yearn for a better future for themselves and their children. They want a Government that works for their benefit rather than its own. They want real progress rather than false optimism and broken promises.

Accordingly, they rightfully expect from their Government: strong and decisive leadership transparency and accountability prudent management of their tax dollars a growing economy that supports new job growth rising rather than stagnant wages Bahamian ownership opportunities less burdensome taxes a business and regulatory environment that promotes entrepreneurship more effective education and training systems and youth empowerment...

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