e-Government to Participate in Webinar, Conference


Brokers, agents, appraiser and developers will gather throughout the archipelago to participate in the first ever Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) Inter-island Webinar & Conference scheduled for June 4 at the Balmoral Club.
The half-day session will provide current information on issues affecting the real estate industry and will include presentations on updates on the government’s e-portal by Carol Roach, Deputy Director of Information Technology in the Ministry of Finance; anti-money laundering by Stephen Thompson, Compliance Commission Inspector and factors affecting property values in The Bahamas by Paul Worrell, Principal DHP Associates.
“We are grateful that various entities and organizations, including BREA, have been receptive to the launch of the government’s e-portal, and more specifically, ways in which individuals can conduct business in a more efficient way in The Bahamas,” said Roach. “It’s also refreshing that BREA is utilizing technology in relaying information to its members by online and video conferencing, proving that geography is no longer a limiting factor in gaining information”
Realtors and agents all throughout The Bahamas can access the conference via a web based link which will be the first of its kind for the Association.
“In addition to the schedule of speakers, what we’re most excited about is that for the first time in the history of the Association, members from all islands will be able to participate in these sessions without physically having to be in New Providence,” said Gino Maycock, BREA Director and Chairman of Continuing Education & PR. “With live feed of each session transmitted over the digital airwaves via video conferencing, each of our members throughout the country, or anywhere in the world for that matter, will have access to the very same quality instruction and information providing an even playing field for the members firms and aiding in developing a more informed individual.”
The website provides links to services in every government agency and department, 365 governmental forms along with current news, access to legislation, news from the Family Islands, health information and a secure means for online bill payment.
By Diane Phillips & Associates