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FS Minister issues statement on leaked Bahamas info

The Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan (pictured, stock photo) has issued a statement in response to publications by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. 

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The Bahamas Government
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan has issued the following statement in response to publications by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

“The Bahamas remains committed to the transparency of its corporate registry. The data required by law to be maintained in the corporate registry is available to the public. The Bahamas is committed to the Registrar General’s Department transitioning to an entirely online service that meets international standards. This transition commenced in 2016 with the advent of the online companies registry.”

Minister of Financial Services, Hope Strachan Ministry of Financial Services

Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan’s address at the Bahamas Financial Services Board's Annual General Meeting and the World Travel Awards dominated the business news in The Bahamas at the start of the week. Watch a ZNS Network news report here.

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists yesterday unveiled a free online database containing 1.3 million leaked files from The Bahamas’ corporate registry. Read a Bahamas Tribune article about the responses from the industry here.

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