Finance Ministry To Host WTO Membership Panel

Friday 30th, November 2012 / 07:30 Published by

Nassau, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Financial Services is partnering with the Rotaract Club of East Nassau, the Bahamas Trade Commission and the College of The Bahamas Alumni Association to host a discussion on the World Trade Organisation, December 6, 6pm, at the Harry C. Moore Auditorium.

It is consistent with the mandate of the Government to have extensive public consultation on all international trade agreements and trade policy of the Government, said Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder.

Sessions have been held in Freeport, and with service providers and industry professionals, Mr. Pinder told a press conference Wednesday.

“Now we bring our interaction and public discourse with the youth of the country, the aspiring professionals, entrepreneurs, those young persons who look to be active in sectors of the economy that we traditionally haven’t been involved in,” he said.

The panel will include Mr. Pinder, Trade Commission chairman Philip Galanis, former Chamber of Commerce president Dionisio D’Aguilar, attorney Willie Moss, East Nassau Rotaract president Jamie Lewis

Mr. Lewis welcomed the opportunity “for us to take a greater participation in the national dialogue.

“It is very important that young people push themselves to the forefront and start to engage in society on all these topical issues.”

By Gladstone Thurston
Bahamas Information Services

Caption: Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder (centre), Bahamas Trade Commission chairman Philip Galanis (right) and East Nassau Rotoract president Jamie Lewis will be among WTO discussion panel December 6, at the College of The Bahamas. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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