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Bahamas government, private sector align at 3rd CEO Summit of the Americas

From left, Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) CEO Edison Sumner converse at the 3rd CEO Summit of the Americas meeting in Lima, Peru.

Speaking at the 3rd CEO Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, on Friday, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis informed leaders of the Americas that the government of The Bahamas and the leadership of Bahamian private sector interests – represented by Edison Sumner, CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) – are of one accord in advancing the competitiveness of Bahamian businesses.

The two leaders met and conversed at the forum, an event intended to encourage dialog between government and business.

Minnis emphasized that such dialog can only be fruitful when government embraces the responsibility to create an environment in which business can flourish, noting that transparency and integrity are essential to the process.

According to Minnis, The Bahamas seeks “to implement international best practices that will make us a leading jurisdiction in the hemisphere”.

Acknowledging the representation of the Bahamian private sector at the CEO Summit, Minnis noted, “In support of our public-private sector initiatives, is the CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, Edison Sumner, who I understand works closely with the Americas Business Dialogue.”

Sumner, as a member of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), recently presented at the ABD planning meeting (during the IDB Board of Governors meeting), in Mendoza, Argentina, on behalf of the Caribbean private sector group.

 

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