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Business Briefs- Bahamian Executives Elected To Regional Board

Two executives of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) have been elected to serve on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) Board of Directors for the 2012/2013 term.
At the ICAC’s 63rd Board of Directors Meeting held in St John’s Antigua, BICA First Vice President Zelma Wilson and President Jasmine Davis were picked to serve as Director and Alternate Director, respectively.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) is the recognised regional organization dedicated to advancing the interests of accountants and professionals in the Caribbean finance and accounting sectors through the promotion of international standards and best practices, thought leadership, research and continuing professional education. ICAC comprises seven member bodies (national accountancy institutes of The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Belize, Eastern Caribbean) and an associate member (Suriname) with a network of approximately 3,500 accountancy professionals in the region.
BICA is the regulatory body for the accounting profession in the Bahamas and has more than 500 members and over 300 licensees.
IMF Co-Hosts Regional Debt Forum
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Development Bank, will hold a high-level forum on “Rethinking Policy to Address Low Growth and High Debt in the Caribbean” on September 4-5, 2012 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The forum will discuss how lessons from the past and from other parts of the world could help the Caribbean economies in light of the distinctive challenges the region faces.

“This forum offers a unique opportunity to further our ongoing dialogue with the Caribbean and listen to the concerns and ideas of policymakers regarding the challenges the region faces and explore possible policy avenues to foster inclusive and sustainable growth,” Mr. Saúl Lizondo, Associate Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, said ahead of the gathering.

The forum will bring together Ministers, Central Bank Governors, and other high-ranking officials from the ECCU members–Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Anguilla and Montserrat as well as from The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The event’s opening ceremony to be headed by The Honourable Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. William Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, and Mr. Min Zhu, IMF Deputy Managing Director will be open to members of the press. A concluding press conference will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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