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DIGITISATION OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES – Making it quicker and easier and saving money

– Launched a digital transformation programme that will make it possible for all major Government services to be accessed online

– To date, twenty-one (21) Government-services have been digitised, including:

  • Passport renewals for adult e-passports
  • Driver’s license renewals
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates

–  23,705 users have signed up for these services under MyGateway


  • Bahamians now experience reduced wait time and can avoid long lines
  • Average delivery time 5-7 days for New Providence and 10-14 days for Family Island passports and regular overseas requests
  • Since launch of the program in 2019, 14,771 passports have been issued using the online portal


  • New Satellite Passport Offices established on the following Family Islands:
    • Eleuthera
    • Exuma
    • Inagua
    • Long Island
  • This saves families thousands of dollars as they no longer have to travel to and from New Providence to process their passport applications

LAND REFORM – Building Economic Empowerment

LAND REFORM – Building Economic Empowerment

  • Increased access to homeownership through the Government’s ready-to-build Serviced Lots initiative in New Providence and the Family Islands
  • Phase I of 365 ready-to-build serviced lots and/or homes at Carmichael Village Subdivision commenced with civil and electrical infrastructure, with first 100 commitment letters issued
  • Launched Prospect Ridge Community for Young Professionals, including infrastructure design and application process – Environmental Impact Assessment already being reviewed by the Department of Environmental Protection and Planning
  • Awarded over 100 Crown Land grants in throughout the Family Islands




  • Invested in small businesses and young entrepreneurs through the development of thInvest
  • Approved to date $68,726,028.69 through the SBDC in loans, grants & equity
  • Approved to date 1,947 small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Allocated $25m as seed money for 2021/2022, with the projection that this will result in over $50m investment in small businesses through commercial and international partnerships




  • 5 million cubic yards of debris cleaned up at a cost of over $20 million
  • Small Home Repair Programme provided direct assistance to just under 3,000 homeowners
  • Secured temporary housing for many displaced residents
  • Central Pines Housing Development underway to provide free homes to displaced residents
  • More than $100m concessions given across Abaco and Grand Bahama under the Special Economic Recovery Zone Act
  • Repaired 28 schools across Abaco and Grand Bahama
  • All public medical facilities on Abaco operational
  • Restoration of the Rand Memorial Hospital Phase 1 at $15m; Phase II under way at another $15m





  • Launched the Bahamas Government Tertiary Grant Program to allow qualified students at UB and BTVI to attend tuition-free
  • Started upgrade of the BTVI campus
  • Provided a $500 monthly stipend for Family Island students attending UB and BTVI


  •  Invested millions in universal pre-school initiative, providing vouchers for pre-schoolers to attend school
  • Partnered with approximately 100 private preschools on New Providence, Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama to accommodate thousands of pre-schoolers annually
  • Gave $1million in grants to pre-school directors, each up to $25k, to upgrade and expand their current pre-schools
  • Building the program to provide Crown land and grant funding to increase private preschools throughout the family islands



  •  Launched the ‘One Network Project,’ a $17 million technology upgrade starting with 8 public schools
  • Developed tech-smart campuses with fibre optic infrastructure and WiFi on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera
  • Distributed more than 2,700 tablets, 100 laptops and 100 projectors in public primary and preschools.
  • Executed virtual learning following Hurricane Dorian and during COVID 19



  • The Government has provided $51.7millions in food assistance during the COVID 19 Pandemic
  • In the height of the Pandemic 57,000 families were being assisted
  • Now that the economy is reopening, 18,000 families are being assisted


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