Bahamas Development Thoughts
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Well, I can't seem to comment on this link: https://www.facebook.com/WLarryRoberts/posts/10151642230956175
So here is my simple take. We need to roll back Nassau / New Providence development. The history is here. Let Freeport / Grand Bahama have the Manhattan / Hong Kong deal. (Can our rock support sky scrapers?) Move our working parliament to Grand Bahama. Have a ceremonial opening and closing of parliament here in the old buildings and use them as museums for the rest of the time.
Further, all new government office hires that do not deal face to face with customers shall be hired for jobs in Grand Bahama. With telecommunications and the net, the jobs can easily be there. Land should be more affordable. Congestion should be less. Quality of life should be greater. I think they even have enough water to drink down there.
Promote historical tourism in New Providence. Promote your Vegas style tourism in Gran Bahama if you like. Keep the out islands boutique as suggested.
No government incentives / help for further development on New Providence. No government incentives / help for large scale development on the out islands.
And now for my crazy idea. I need to get in my quota of crazy ideas. (I may have posted this before. It is not a new idea to me.)
Pick and island other than New Providence. Preferably a decent sized island. Eliminate the need for work permits on that one island. Make it so that so long as a person is eligible to come here as a tourist, they are welcome to come to that one island and live full time and work, either as an employee or in a business they start / own / run.