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PM to deliver national address on Monday

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his second national address for 2019 on Monday, the government announced yesterday.

The address will be broadcast on television and is the second in a series of reports that will provide updates and information to the people of The Bahamas on a range of national issues, a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said.

The report will focus on a number of elements of the government’s vision and program for holistic social development, including education, safety and security, and culture, according to the statement.

The Office of the Prime Minister said Minnis will provide an overview of plans to reform, transform and improve every stage of learning, from preschool to tertiary education, and education at other training agencies.

The statement added, “The report will also highlight the government’s comprehensive strategy to combat crime through enhanced policing, the criminal justice system, the mobilization of cutting-edge technology and reducing the rate of re-offending.

“Plans to encourage the continued cultural development of the nation will also be highlighted.

“The report to the nation series is part of the government’s commitment and responsibility to provide timely, accurate, clear and complete information about its programs, services and initiatives to citizens and residents of The Bahamas.

“In the third national report, the prime minister will address other areas such as healthcare, the environment, energy reform, modernization and various infrastructure projects.”

In his first national address in January, Minnis focused on what the government was doing to boost economic growth, help create jobs and provide greater opportunities for Bahamians.

He did not make any major revelations during that address, but outlined the initiatives he said his government is taking to grow the economy.

Minnis said the government has approved an estimated $3.7 billion of foreign investment projects since he took office in May 2017.

Rachel Knowles

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues.
Education: Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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