By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The prime minister yesterday promised the Bahamian financial services industry that he will "bulldoze bureaucratic roadblocks" impeding the ease of doing business in this nation following the COVID-19 crisis.
Dr Hubert Minnis, pictured, addressing an Internet-based conference attended by more than 350 financial services professionals, reiterated the government's previous pledges to reduce the cost and complexities of conducting commerce in this country although no specific measures were announced.
Also reaffirming his belief that "the full digitisation of The Bahamas at every level is mandatory", he said: "Many of the bureaucratic roadblocks to the ease of doing business must be bulldozed. We must streamline the process for domestic and foreign investment in a broader range of industries.
"As the financial services industry evolves, my government will work to help the sector in its ongoing evolution. This includes: Continuing improvements in the ease of doing business; prioritising a responsive legislative and regulatory agenda; and protecting the reputation of this jurisdiction; even as we are faced with various current challenges."