Information Technology in the Bahamas
The Bahamas telecommunications infrastructure is in its infancy. Blessed with a thriving tourism industry and favored for its offshore financial services, keeping up with the technology boom is slow in coming. Both these sectors are actively acquiring information technology and spurring advancements in policy and infrastructure.
Aiding the transition to the new economy are moves within the government to privatize public corporations including the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BaTelCo) and the opening of a stock exchange in 2000. Entrepreneurs are playing a role in developing Internet services for businesses and individuals. The educational institutions are offering IT courses and degree programs to train the highly literate Bahamian workforce.
Impacts of National Information Technology Environments on Business
Information Technology Landscapes
Last updated: December 18, 2000