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As temperatures soar in The Bahamas, TheBahamasInvestor.com is taking a short summer maintenance break. News Service will resume as normal from August 21. 

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017

As temperatures soar in The Bahamas, TheBahamasInvestor.com is taking a short summer maintenance break. News service will resume as normal from August 21.

Thanks for your continued support of our efforts to promote The Bahamas as a premier destination to live, work and invest. Wishing you a restful but profitable summer from all the team at The Bahamas Investor!

The Ministry of Tourism has engaged PR firm Weber Shandwick to provide communications support in the key markets of US and Canada, as well as project work in the UK and Latin America. 

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Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017

Weber ShandwickThe Ministry of Tourism has engaged PR firm Weber Shandwick to provide communications support in the key markets of US and Canada, as well as project work in the UK and Latin America.

The global communications firm previously worked with the Ministry for 18 years before ending the contract in 2013 due to budget restructuring.

It will now collaborate again with the Ministry to promote The Bahamas abroad, developing a comprehensive strategy to market the islands. Weber Shandwick said it would use an integrated approach to reach customers with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

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Global Finance magazine has named Scotiabank as the 2017 World's Best Consumer Digital Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean, based on its strength of strategy, success in encouraging clients to use digital offerings, the growth of its digital customers and the breadth of its product offerings. 

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Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017

ALT TAG HEREGlobal Finance magazine has named Scotiabank as the 2017 World’s Best Consumer Digital Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean, based on its strength of strategy, success in encouraging clients to use digital offerings, the growth of its digital customers and the breadth of its product offerings.

“We are very proud to have been recognised by Global Finance for the digital solutions we offer to our customers in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Ignacio Deschamps, group head of international banking and digital transformation at the bank. “At Scotiabank we have a global robust digital banking strategy focused on meeting customers’ needs and expectations.”

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GB Minister visits shipyard – photos

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson was joined by a number of government and Parliamentary colleagues during a tour of GB Shipyard recently. Pictured: (from left) Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour; Iram Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works; President of the Senate, K. Forbes-Smith; Michael Pintard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture; Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama; Member of Parliament for Pinridge, Fredrick McAlpine; Senator Jasmin Dareus; Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transportation and Local Government and Brent Symonette, Minister for Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Minister of Immigration. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson was joined by a number of government and Parliamentary colleagues during a tour of Grand Bahama Shipyard recently.

The tour came following a meeting by the team and executives from the shipyard, where discussions on the success of the shipyard, the apprenticeship programme and the future of the maritime business in Grand Bahama took place.

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BFSB, ICB partner on captive scholarships

The Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas are partnering again to provide two full scholarships for the Associates in Captive Insurance designation offered by the International Center for Captive Insurance Education. 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas (ICB) are partnering again to provide two (2) full scholarships for the Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation offered by the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

ICCIE was developed in response to a need expressed by captive insurance professionals for in-depth educational offerings, information on current topics, and a professional designation. Despite a strong pattern of expansion in captive insurance companies, research showed that there was a critical lack of education and training in the industry that, if not corrected, could affect its continued growth and professionalism.

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Central Bank releases June economic report

Preliminary evidence suggests that domestic economic activity remained mildly positive during the month of June, as output in the construction sector continued to be buoyed by foreign investment projects. Read a report from the Central Bank of The Bahamas here. 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Preliminary evidence suggests that domestic economic activity remained mildly positive during the month of June, as output in the construction sector continued to be buoyed by foreign investment projects, and to a lesser extent, public sector rebuilding activity. In contrast, the tourism sector’s performance remained soft, reflecting largely the loss of significant room inventory in one major market.

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Maritime leads visit IMO in UK

Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, 14 July, 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London, UK. Pictured: Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (left) and Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas. (Photo courtesy IMO)

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), 14 July, 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London, UK.

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Lawyer urges action on Bahamas maritime prospects

A maritime attorney with a local law firm says The Bahamas is only steps away from regaining its position as one of the world’s most respected and sought after shipping registries. 

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A maritime attorney with a local law firm says The Bahamas is only steps away from regaining its position as one of the world’s most respected and sought after shipping registries.

Syneisha Bootle, a maritime specialist with Callenders & Co, said the country is poised to regain its position among the world’s fastest growing ship registries, but it must take two steps: update maritime legislation including a half century old Insurance Act and enact new legislation with strict enforcement provisions.

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Hoping to boost the profile of Grand Bahama's Port Lucaya Marketplace, the Ministry of Tourism launched its first 'Taste of Port Lucaya' event last week, inviting tourists and locals to enjoy live entertainment, sample Bahamian food and browse the marketplace's shops. 

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grand Bahama Ministry of TourismHoping to boost the profile of Grand Bahama’s Port Lucaya Marketplace, the Ministry of Tourism launched its first ‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ event last week, inviting tourists and locals to enjoy live entertainment, sample Bahamian food and browse the marketplace’s shops.

The ‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ took place Thursday 3 August and will run every other Friday until November. The event’s sponsors include the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, BTC, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board and Port Lucaya and it was spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis recently toured the facilities at the Albany luxury residential community on New Providence. Watch a ZNS Network news report on the visit here. 

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Continue to see videoPrime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis recently toured the facilities at the Albany luxury residential community on New Providence.
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