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Funders pledge $1.5bn for disaster relief

Private companies, governments, regional and international institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately $1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Pictured: The Category 5 hurricane hit the northern islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in September 2019 and caused damage estimated at $3.4 billion. The majority of Islands of The Bahamas were spared while recovery efforts are underway on the islands affected. (UNDP Photo)

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020

Private companies, governments, regional and international institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately $1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The pledges were made Monday at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging Conference organized by the government of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Government to facilitate investment in hurricane hit areas

The government is looking to simplify a number of investment requirements and expedite investment applications for Bahamian and international investors for Abaco, the Abaco Cays, and East End and West End, Grand Bahama, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday. (Photo courtesy BIS)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The government is looking to simplify a number of investment requirements and expedite investment applications for Bahamian and international investors for Abaco, the Abaco Cays, and East End and West End, Grand Bahama, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

“We will liberalize the process of investment for the affected areas,” the Prime Minister told local and international delegates attending the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference January 13 at the Baha Mar Convention Centre.

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New York Times lists Bahamas in top places to go in 2020

The New York Times has listed The Bahamas as one of its top "52 places to go in 2020." (Photo courtesy Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation)

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Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020

The New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top “52 places to go in 2020.”

The article listed The Bahamas at number 22 among the other countries.

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Finance Ministry hosts renewable energy consultation

The Ministry of Finance in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) group held a public consultation on Advancing Renewable Energy and Reconstruction of the Energy Sector at the University of The Bahamas last week. Pictured: Financial Secretary at the Ministry of Finance Marlon Johnson brings remarks on behalf of the government. (Photo/Ministry of Finance)

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Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020

The Ministry of Finance in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Environmental Resources Management group held a public consultation on Advancing Renewable Energy and Reconstruction of the Energy Sector at the University of The Bahamas January 8, 2020.

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Happy Majority Rule Day in The Bahamas

Today is a national holiday in The Bahamas to commemorate the country gaining majority rule for the first time January 10, 1967. The Bahamas Investor would like to wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful day off. Posts will resume January 14. 

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Bahamas is today celebrating a national holiday to commemorate The Bahamas gaining majority rule for the first time on January 10, 1967.

To mark the achievements and sacrifices made by Bahamian men and women to create an independent sovereign country, January 10 is a public holiday in The Bahamas.

The Bahamas Investor would like to wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful day off. Posts will resume January 14.

Chinese Ambassador visits PM

Huang Qinguo, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister, January 6, 2020. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Legal year opens – PDF

Chief Justice Brian Moree brought remarks during the opening of the legal year ceremony held in Nassau yesterday. Read his full remarks here. 

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Chief Justice Brian Moree brought remarks during the opening of the legal year ceremony held in Nassau yesterday.

Here follows remarks by Chief Justice Brian M. Moree QC at the opening of The Legal Year on 8TH January 2020:

My Lords, My Ladies, other Judicial Officers, Mr. Attorney, President of the Bahamas Bar Association and members of Bar Council, Counsel and Attorneys, invited guests, ladies and gentlemen.

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The Bahamas has been nominated for seven accolades in the 2020 USA Today Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. 

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bahamas nominated for seven USA Today awardsThe Bahamas has been nominated for several accolades in the 2020 USA Today Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Islands of The Bahamas has landed nominations in seven different categories, namely Best Caribbean Beach, Best Caribbean Resort, Best Caribbean Attraction, Best Caribbean Golf Course, Best Caribbean Rum Distillery, Best Caribbean Restaurant and Best Caribbean Beach Bar.

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said: “I am extremely proud and excited that The Bahamas has received seven nominations in seven different categories, which is an indication that our destination continues to be competitive in the global market.”

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Bahamas tourism exec named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism director general Joy Jibrilu has been named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year in the most recent Caribbean Travel Awards. 

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism director general Joy Jibrilu has been named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year in the most recent Caribbean Travel Awards.

Expert stewardship and deft handling of the post-Dorian climate in The Bahamas were just a few of the attributes that landed Jibrilu the prestigious title of Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year, according to the Caribbean Travel Awards.

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The Sand Dollar digital currency has been launched in Exuma. In an interview, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Governor John Rolle explains why the new virtual currency is being trialed there before being rolled out across the archipelago. Watch a ZNS report on the launch here. 

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Continue to see videoThe Sand Dollar digital currency has been launched in Exuma. The Central Bank of The Bahamas Governor John Rolle explains why the new virtual currency is being trailed in that region before being rolled out across the archipelago.
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