Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.
By KHRISNA RUSSELL
Deputy Chief Reporter
WHEN he delivers his first national address for the year tonight, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is expected to reveal the government’s plan to boost economic growth, which is hoped to create jobs and provide greater opportunity for all Bahamians.
Developments in tourism, including major projects and initiatives for New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands, are also to be highlighted.
This national report will be carried on all local television stations at 8pm and is the first in a series of three expected to come within the first quarter of 2019.
The announcement was made is a press statement yesterday from the Office of the Prime Minister.
“These reports are a demonstration of your government’s commitment to regularly communicate with the people of The Bahamas on the state of the nation and important national developments that affect them,” Dr Minnis said, according to the statement.
“The prime-time address will be broadcast on television and is the first in a series of reports that will provide updates and information to the people of The Bahamas on a broad range of national issues.
“Monday’s report will focus on what the government is doing to boost economic growth, to help create jobs and to provide greater opportunity for all Bahamians.”
“The report will also provide an overview of the national economy and significant investment projects. Plans to strengthen Bahamian and foreign direct investment and developments in the financial services sector also will be highlighted,” it continued.
The second report will outline the government’s social agenda, in areas such as combatting crime, education, health care, housing and home ownership, and other areas of social development.
As for the third report, Bahamians will learn what the government is doing in the areas of the environment, climate change, energy reform, land reform and other critical areas of development.
ZNS, REVTV, ILTV and the Jones Communications Network will carry the prime minister’s prime-time report.