NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As 2018 comes to an end, the Free National Movement (FNM) said it extends its gratitude to the Bahamian people who entrusted them to lead the country towards a stronger future full of opportunity for all.
“And, with 2018 serving as our first full year leading our government, we are equally grateful for the tremendous progress we have made together as a united country,” outlined a statement issued over the weekend from the FNM.
“Others are recognizing the positive progress we are making with international credit agencies; giving our reforms and policies encouraging signs by maintaining stable and positive outlooks.
“We also sought to finally begin making meaningful steps to pay off debt while implementing stronger accounting practices to ensure that no government can ever hide spending from the Bahamian people again,” FNM said.
According to the party, the government worked to start rejuvenating the Over-the-Hill communities and they have seen a massive effort to clean up those affected communities.
“We are also working to ensure that both homeowners and business owners have access to the needed permits, resources and finances to build and strengthen their local economies.”
The FNM statement further outlined that they have rebranded The Bahamas internationally, showing travellers and investors alike that they are a prime destination for recreation and business development.
Record-breaking tourist arrivals, the FNM said, are the result of these ongoing efforts as the country saw double-digit increases in visitors coming from countries other than the United States.
The FNM said while they focused on rebuilding the tourism sector, after five years of neglect, they also worked to diversify the economy by hosting its second annual tech summit in Grand Bahama.
These summits, the FNM said, have led to an increase in direct investment and the creation of higher paying jobs that bring with them long-term job security.
“Since coming to office in May 2017, we have worked day in and day out to deliver on our promises to make The Bahamas a better place for all Bahamians,” the FNM statement read.
“With a solid foundation to build on, we look forward to 2019 knowing more prosperity and opportunities lies ahead.
“Our goal remains to continue this progress for the country to ensure we are moving in the right direction next year as we continue serving you, the people.”