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Freeport government complex construction progresses

Friday, February 11th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ty,” according to Minister of State for Finance in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing. It is hoped that the new buildings will help shift some of the government’s administrative duties to the nation’s second city. “At the moment the government has a kind of branch mentality when it comes to Freeport and Grand Bahama,” says K Peter Turnquest, president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce. “We are hopeful this will help change that, but ther......


Tax matters: Bahamas holds bargaining power

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 | Filed Under: Features

...the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing commented that the government is developing a comprehensive international trade and tax policy, and is seeking full industry input on TIEAs. He explained that the jurisdiction was receiving numerous requests from nations across the globe to enter into TIEAs with them. “While there is mounting pressure in this regard, the government is determined to receive fu......


Grand Bahama expands its horizons

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

...money into the redevelopment of the Grand Bahamian economy. With ministers Zhivargo Laing and Neko Grant both representing constituents on that island, there is every sign that the administration will pay much more than lip service to the island’s needs. During its first time at the helm, the Ingraham-led administration oversaw the infusion of more than $800 million into the local economy, and within months of the new government taking control a s......


Government changes: philosophy remains positive

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 | Filed Under: Features

...ill keep the Ministry of Finance within his portfolio and he has appointed Zhivargo Laing as his Minister of State for Finance. The Ministry of Financial Services and Investments was an invention of former Prime Minister Perry Christie and has been eliminated in the formation of Mr Ingraham’s Cabinet. The roles previously conducted by that Ministry will be absorbed by different ministries. The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), which was cre......


New port facility officially opened

Friday, May 4th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ir@dupuch.com Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and State Minister of Finance Zhivargo Laing unveil the plaque to officially open the new Nassau Container Port at Arawak Cay, May 3. Also pictured from left: Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux, James Mosko, and Michael Maura Jr, CEO Arawak Port Development. At far right is National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Sidebar: Port facility features 25,000 sq ft of warehous......


BOB sponsors economic panel discussion

Friday, March 16th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...economy; and the government’s ability to raise funding. Panelists include: Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance; Wendy Craigg, Governor Central Bank of The Bahamas; Michael Halkitis, consultant, Financial Services & Investments of BAF; Olivia Saunders, professor at COB; and Anthony Ferguson, president CFAL and the Guardian Media Group. Wendall Jones will moderate the panel. Admission is free with advance registration by March 20 at my.cob......


Business summit kicks off in Abaco

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ng the industry. According to Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing the industry’s buzzword over the next few years must be “efficiency.” “We have to have greater output,” he said. “The world we are in is extraordinarily sophisticated and demanding and will not settle for mediocrity.” The end goal, according to Bruce Weatherill, chief executive officer of his eponymous consulting firm, should be to attain “trusted advisors” s......


Bahamas Business Outlook to kick off busy 2012 conference season

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...y Business?” at the one-day conference. Keynote speakers this year include Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, and Algernon Cargill, Director, National Insurance Board. The third annual International Business and Finance Summit (IBFS) follows shortly after on February 3-5 at the Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Presented by the Bahamas Financial Ser......


Bahamas Business Outlook list of speakers announced

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...u Resort and features presentations by 11 government and business leaders: Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Algernon Cargill, Director, National Insurance Board Astryd Winter, country representative, IDB Jerry C Butler, chairman, Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum Fred Perpall, managing director, The Beck Group Gowon Bowe, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ian Fair, chairman, Ba......


Institutional strengthening of credit unions in The Bahamas

Friday, December 9th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...y proposals. On 24th October 2011, the Minister of State for Finance, Hon. Zhivargo Laing, the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, and Mrs. Wendy Craigg, Governor, Central Bank of The Bahamas met with members of the board and management of the various credit unions, to formally introduce the Project. The Project team comprises Mr. Pierre Seguin, Technical Adviser; Mrs. Wendy Craigg, Project Manager; Ms. Rochelle......


GB Minister urges islanders to seize opportunities

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Filed Under: News & Press

...also launched in January, he noted. “This is just another of several initiatives aimed at empowering Bahamians. Grand Bahama, I urge you to take advantage of these opportunities.” Pictured: Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister (left); Zhivargo Laing, chief negotiator for the Bahamas Accession to the World Trade Organization (centre); and Gregory LaRoda, president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Comm......

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