UB’s Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy

UB’s Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy

14th November 2018


Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will hold a first of its kind policy forum featuring four former Central Bank of The Bahamas Governors. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, 20th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre Auditorium will focus on the topic ‘The Past, Present and Future of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.’

Monetary and Fiscal policy dominate concerns for all Bahamians as both impact the level of taxation Bahamians face, the degree of government’s deficit spending, the country’s national indebtedness and the extent to which Bahamians have the purchasing power to afford, maintain and improve their standard of living.

“Having clear, analytical discourse through people highly experienced in these matters allows GPPI to educate and expand the public’s knowledge on such critical issues,” explains Mr. Zhivargo Laing, Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Government and Public Policy Institute.

Former Governors Sir William Allen, Mr. Julian Francis, Mr. James Smith and Mrs. Wendy Craigg will serve on the panel of experts to expand on the topic during the forum moderated by Laing. Additionally, Grand Bahamians will have the opportunity to view the forum via interactive live streaming at the Pelican Bay Hotel, Coral Reef Room in Freeport.

The GPPI is an institute of University of The Bahamas with highly trained and motivated professionals pursuing public policy discourse, research and training to impact significantly the good governance, prosperity and sustainable development of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. The institute offers services in the research, design and implementation of public policy in The Bahamas and abroad. The GPPI growing team includes Executive Director, Zhivargo Laing, Policy Assistant Jeannie Gibson, Administrative Assistant Marcia Smith and the resources of more than 200 University of The Bahamas faculty members.

To RSVP for this event or for more details in New Providence call: 397.2662 and in Grand Bahama call: 688.5903 or email:gppi@ub.edu.bs.


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Established on the foundation of the former College of The Bahamas, University of The Bahamas (UB) was chartered on 10th November 2016 and serves as key facilitator for national development. UB’s mission is to advance and expand access to higher education, promote academic freedom, drive national development and build character through teaching, learning, research, scholarship and service.


Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled at campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador, and Abaco in a University system that also includes UB online education. An alumni base of some 18,000 persons are helping to drive innovation and progress in diverse industries. UB’s diverse academic programmes are tailored to support industries and develop capacity in areas which will drive progress and transformation. For more information, visit www.ub.edu.bs.