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IMF Officials To Visit Bahamas

Prime Minister Perry Christie announced on Wednesday that officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have scheduled a visit to The Bahamas to assess the country’s finances.

During a meeting with members of the clergy on Wednesday at the Wyndham Nassau Resort Prime Minister Christie said during the third week of October the IMF officials will head to The Bahamas “to see whether the economy is being properly managed.”

The IMF is an organisation of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

The IMF monitors the world’s economies, lends to members in economic difficulty, and provides technical assistance.

According to reports the IMF will also assess the government’s position on the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).

At the event, the prime minister also touched on a number of controversial topics like Urban Renewal, the mortgage relief programme, police saturation patrol, the economy, among other things.

The prime minister also expressed concerned over how mothers, particularly single mothers, are coping with children with disabilities and other mental and physical challenges.

As it relates to the Urban Renewal 2.0 Programme, he said the programme is set up to go into homes to find out about such challenges and other issues facing parents; not just to gather intelligence on criminal matters.

“The police must provide coverage in the communities on every street. They must be relentless in their efforts to pursue this,” he said.

“We are having a major impact on crime with Urban Renewal.”

He said another critical role the police will play is their presence on school campuses to ensure the environment is “free of violence.”

The prime minister added that this is a temporary measure which will remain in place until security personnel are properly trained to deal with conflicts in the schools.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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