Prime Minister highlights plans for digital economy

Prime Minister The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis

The government is continuing it’s push towards creating a digital economy in an effort to provide Bahamians and residents with greater digital access to government services.

This according to Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis who indicated in his keynote address at The Bahamas Business Outlook Thursday that plans are underway to reveal the beta pilot, of the ‘One Stop Shop’ citizen engagement portal.

“This pilot will offer the following services online: The renewal of driver’s licenses; getting copies of birth death and marriage certificates; and applications for the renewal of adult passports” he said.

The Prime Minister also noted, that while there is still a long way to go, the redevelopment and revitalization of Abaco and Grand Bahama continues.

“Eleven million dollars has been spent with hundreds of homeowners, assisted under the disaster reconstruction authority small home repairs program.

“Working with various partners the DRA has provided 150 temporary housing in dooms on Abaco and the cays and 20 homes for families at Sweetings Cay and East Grand Bahama.

“The government through a public private partnership, with the Discovery Land Company is developing 46 homes that will be gifted to 46 families,” he said.