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Results for: Zhivargo Laing

EPA ushers in new chapter in international trade

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 | Filed Under: Features

...nt and animal protection. To this end, there have been meetings with the ministries and agencies to discuss the commitments outlined in the agreement. Among other things, the EPA calls for the creation of a standards bureau. Laing says legislation pertaining to a weights and measures bureau has already been passed. He points out that there’s already several standard-setting bodies scattered among various government agencies within the Ministry......

 

Commonwealth Ministers of Finance meet in Washington

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ernance. The next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Perth, Australia, 28-30 October 2011, under the theme of Building National Resilience, Building Global Resilience. scotterill@dupuch.com Finance Ministers from the Commonwealth nations pose for a group photograph in Washington DC on September 21, 2011. State Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing is pictured front row on the left.......

 

Outlook Grand Bahama

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 | Filed Under: Features

...gnificant drop in economic activity. “This year there should be improvement in the tourism, industrial and construction sectors of the economy, which will lead to some job creation and broader financial gains,” says Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance in the Ministry of Finance. Although stressing that gains will only be modest, Laing sites various government-led initiatives as being significant in underpinning growth, particularly in......

 

Engaging with emerging economies

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 | Filed Under: Features

...potentially very profitable, but just casting out blindly in an attempt to land big business would be a reckless waste of limited resources. “You have to seek out how to get the most out of your engagement,” advises Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance. “You can’t be too wide in spreading your net, otherwise, you may not get the benefit of what it is you’re trying to do. We tend to use existing forums where we have......

 

Bahamas eyes WTO?accession

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Filed Under: Features

...ion of the rules, procedures and protocols with respect to trading with The Bahamas. At the first meeting of The Bahamas accession working party in Geneva September 2010, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing noted that WTO accession was an “important component” in the government’s programme of national economic development. The government, he said, looked forward to concluding its negotiations on WTO accession “in an......

 

Positive signs for the economy

Friday, January 4th, 2008 | Filed Under: Features

...come weak. Meanwhile, the Ingraham administration has voiced its intent regarding future investments, including those slated for the Out Islands. “We’re not concerned about the nomenclature of our economic efforts,” explains Laing. “We’re concerned to have genuine, meaningful and a varied group of economic enterprises that help an island’s economy realize its potential—creating good, sustainable jobs that are not negatively impacting on the......

 

Opposition senators – photos

Friday, May 18th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ational Movement senators receive their Instruments of Appointment from Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes during an Appointment Ceremony at Government House May 16. Pictured: (from left) Senator Thomas Desmond Bannister; Hubert A Minnis, leader of the opposition; Sir Arthur; Senator Heather Hunt; Senator Zhivargo Laing; and Senator James Kwasi Thompson. Senator Thomas Desmond Bannister receives his Instrument of Appointment. Senator Zhivargo......

 

IDB funds for SMEs finalized – photo

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...epresents a financial contribution of $430,000 through Compete Caribbean which will be disbursed through the IDB, Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, said March 21. These funds will be used to contract and pay individual experts or consulting firms needed to help put in place a comprehensive new business support framework for SMEs. Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing (left) and IDB Bahamas......

 

Positive signs for the economy

Friday, January 4th, 2008 | Filed Under: Features

...come weak. Meanwhile, the Ingraham administration has voiced its intent regarding future investments, including those slated for the Out Islands. “We’re not concerned about the nomenclature of our economic efforts,” explains Laing. “We’re concerned to have genuine, meaningful and a varied group of economic enterprises that help an island’s economy realize its potential—creating good, sustainable jobs that are not negatively impacting on the......

 

Bahamas government to take steps to “modernize” payment systems

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...r (ATMs), direct credits or debits. “Payment systems lie at the heart of the financial services sector; they provide a highway over which individuals and companies receive and make payments for goods and services,” explained Laing. “A payment system is essentially a set of instruments, procedures and rules for the transfer of funds among system participants. Disruptions in a system, or the total failure of a system, pose a threat to the......

 

Advancing e-government

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 | Filed Under: Features

...complete, The Bahamas will be one of the most advanced e-government jurisdictions in the region and will have greatly enhanced its economy and competitiveness. Bio: Zhivargo Laing Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing was sworn in as the Free National Movement (FNM) representative in the House of Assembly for the Marco City constituency in 2007. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, with a bachelor’s......

 

Minister of State for Finance bullish on economic growth

Friday, January 13th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

“Never let a crisis go to waste.” That was the message from Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing as he spoke at the 21st annual Bahamas Business Outlook, held at the Wyndham Nassau resort yesterday. The minister was referring to the worldwide global financial crisis which, he says, The Bahamas weathered well thanks to considerable economic momentum going into the recession. Bolstered by construction projects such as the Baha......

 

Government to create new Grand Bahama business entity

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...d Bahama business development board to drive investment to the island and promote its potential. Addressing the thirteenth annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook last week, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing said that the new board would be a partnership between the government, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce. Its duties will include promoting investment in Grand Bahama,......

 

Economic panel session held at COB

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ere will be big challenges going forward.” On the subject of national debt, the discussion turned lively, as the panel diverged sharply in their respective opinions. Panelist and Minister of State for Finance, Zhivargo Laing, asserted that borrowing for infrastructure spending was warranted and its benefits “have only now kicked in, and are lowering unemployment.” Halkitis disagreed and advocated a balanced budget amendment,......

 

Bahamas to receive technical co-operation on tax administration from Japan

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Zhivargo Laing, and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative Astrid Wynter have signed a $612,000 technical co-operation grant to help strengthen The Bahamas’ fiscal policy. The resources were provided by the Japan Special Fund to the IDB. Japanese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Jamaica and Belize, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, also signed the documents. The government’s contribution to the project is......

 
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