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Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS
Published on February 6, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

(L-R): Second Secretary Mikhail Bullard, Ambassador Dr Eugene Newry, Renee Penco, Maryse Roberts, and Ambassador Dr Elliston Rahming

WASHNGTON, USA -- Dr Elliston Rahming, Bahamas ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), and Dr Eugene Newry, Bahamas ambassador to the United States, on Thursday met with director Maryse Roberts and Renee Penco of the OAS Department of Economic Development to discuss assistance towards the potential establishment of a small business development centre (SBDC) in The Bahamas.

The OAS project to help expand the US SBDC model throughout the Caribbean is funded by the US OAS mission. The initial phase of the project was launched in 2012 and was executed in five countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominican, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

The meeting’s discussions, held at The Bahamas Embassy, focused on the importance of small business development in The Bahamas and throughout the wider Caribbean, the potential benefits for The Bahamas’ involvement in the project and the state of small business development in The Bahamas.
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