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Policies Survey notes:

The Bahamas’ ICT in Education Strategy makes provision for the inclusion of OER.

Overview

The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an English-speaking country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets (rocks). It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) and the Caribbean, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). Its total land area is almost 14,000 km². The Bahamas has an estimated population of 330,000. Its capital is Nassau. Economic activity is mostly based on tourism and financial services. A relatively high degree of economic freedom has made the Bahamas one of the most prosperous countries in the Caribbean region. The financial sector’s domestic and offshore activities contribute around 15 percent of GDP. The economy has a very competitive tax regime. The government derives its revenue from import tariffs, license fees, property and stamp taxes, but there is no income tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax, value-added tax (VAT), or wealth tax. Payroll taxes fund social insurance benefits. In the most recent year, overall tax revenue as a percentage of GDP was 21.8 per cent.


Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Bahamas.

Education in Bahamas

For a general description of education in Bahamas see Education:Bahamas.


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Bahamas.


Quality procedures

Internet in Bahamas

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Bahamas

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Bahamas

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

Reports


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