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Bahamas Ropes in Singapore to Develop e-Gov Projects

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The Bahamian government has engaged the government of Singapore to recommend best practices on e-government in an effort to strengthen ICT infrastructure and improve online service delivery in Bahamas.

Singapore government's technology subsidiary, IDA International, will act as the ICT advisor to Bahamian government managing the overall e-government programme deployment in the country.

Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance on Bahamas E-Government Programme Development, said the government will seek to lay the technical foundation and governance structure in the Singapore Model to drive the Bahamas' e-government agenda.

The Bahamas government's first batch of online services will be launched in July. These will include Payment of Real Property Tax, Renewal of Driver's License, Vendor Inquiry (payments, invoices, purchase orders) and Application for New Business Licenses.

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