E-Commerce Legislation Passed In House

February 27, 2003By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

A package of three E-Commerce Bills was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday. These were: **Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill**: Creates the environment for the legal certainty necessary to instill confidence in online commercial activity in The Bahamas. **Computer Misuse Bill**: Creates a series of offences arising out of the unlawful interference with computers … Read More

The Bahamian Digital Agenda

February 8, 2003By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

The Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry G. Christie has introduced a Policy Statement on **”Electronic Commerce and the Bahamian Digital Agenda”**. Stating that the development of e-commerce will enable The Bahamas to move to the highest levels of economic and social development, … Read More

E-commerce Bills Tabled in Parliament

January 24, 2003By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister Prime Minister Christie tabled four e-commerce bills in Parliament yesterday as part of a strategy to promote e-business growth and the development of The Bahamas as an important “e-commerce centre”. This follows a comprehensive review of the e-commerce potential of the nation, and is part of plans to … Read More

Government Set To Announce E-Commerce Strategy

January 17, 2003By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

The Bahamas Government plans to release an **Electronic Commerce Policy Statement** early this year, according to Minister of State for Finance, Sen. The Hon. James H. Smith, C.B.E. Speaking at this week’s Bahamas Business Outlook forum, the Minister said the policy statement could be regarded as an important step in the economic development of The … Read More

Enabling Ebusiness Legislation Imminent

November 21, 2002By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

Within the next few weeks, the Government intends to present to Parliament legislation that will enable e-commerce and e-government to flourish in The Bahamas. Addressing delegates at the 47th Convention of the governing Progressive Liberal Party, the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Minister of Financial Services and Investments, said that e-commerce, e-government and other aspects of the … Read More

Ecommerce – Reforming & Modernising Economies

November 4, 2002By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

**The FTAA Context** Mr. Michael Halkitis, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, addressed delegates participating in last week’s International Labour Conference on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). He pointed out that arising out of the San Jose Trade Ministerial of 1998, a Joint (Government/Private Sector) Committee of Experts on Electronic Commerce … Read More

Private Sector Role – Developing The Bahamas Information Highway

August 5, 2002By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

The Bahamas Government will launch the sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BaTelCo) within the next two months. During Parliamentary Debate on the privatisation of the corporation, Minister of Financial Services and Investments, Allyson Maynard-Gibson, pointed to the private sector as the best choice in providing leadership for the development of the Bahamian information ‘superhighway’. … Read More

eBusiness Seminar

March 5, 2002By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

Business Community E-Business Outreach BFSB is sponsoring a half-day eBusiness Seminar on March 11, under the theme *”Fusing Technology and Business Development Into The Legislative Framework”.* The programme is divided into two sessions, covering (i) The Practical Implications of Enabling Legislation and (ii) Business Development Issues. Local Presenters include: -Rowena Bethel, Legal Counsel, Ministry of … Read More