- COUNCIL NEWS/UPDATES -
May 8th, 2019--Patrick Knowles Awarded First Ever BLIDC Scholarship
Freeport Primary School student, Patrick Knowles, has been awarded the first ever Bahamas Light Industries Development Council (BLIDC) and industry partners scholarship, and will be headed to the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy in the fall. (read more)
May 8th, 2019-- BLIDC response to Oxford Economics WTO Impact Assessment Report
The Board of the BLIDC has reviewed the Oxford Economics WTO Impact Assessment Report and wish to commend the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation for commissioning the study, which the BLIDC supported.
Recognizing the Government’s goal of acceding to the World Trade Organization in 2020, the report is timely and provides key insight into the potential implications of joining the global trade body. The BLIDC, as representatives of the manufacturing and light industries sector in The Bahamas, is not yet fully committed to the necessity of joining the WTO, but appreciates the Government’s goal of positioning the Bahamian economy for future growth. (read more)