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For many families, Spring Break means it's time to pack up and get out of town together. While some Spring Break destinations and hotels may be for the college party crowd, there are some luxury properties in The Bahamas ideal for families. [TheBahamasInvestor.com will be taking a Spring Break of our own next week. News & Press posts will be temporarily halted, resuming later this month. Many thanks for your understanding in this matter and continued support. ~ The Bahamas Investor team]

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Oyster.com
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019

Oyster logo(Oyster.co.uk) – For many families, Spring Break means it’s time to pack up and get out of town together.

While some Spring Break destinations and hotels may be for the college party crowd, there are some properties in The Bahamas ideal for families.

The Bahamas beckons visitors with its gorgeous weather and beaches, and it’s just a short, direct flight from many parts of the U.S. Here are the top picks for family-friendly stays in The Bahamas during Spring Break.

This is an excerpt from Oyster.com as it appeared on March 15, 2019. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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Deltec International Group (Deltec), an independent financial services group headquartered in The Bahamas, and parent company of Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd, hosted its Annual Conference from March 3-5 at the Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau. 

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

DeltecDeltec International Group (Deltec), a diversified independent financial services group headquartered in The Bahamas, and parent company of Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd, hosted its Annual Conference from March 3-5 at the Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau.

Anchored on the theme of Trusting Disruption, the event brought together over 300 thought leaders, regulators, emerging companies and financial services professionals to reflect on the potential for technological innovation to transform every sector.

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Central Bank to host blockchain seminar

On March 18 2019, The Central Bank of The Bahamas will host its second blockchain seminar, Blockchain and The Bahamas: "Raising the Bar", with continued focus on The Bahamas' Payments System Modernisation Initiative. 

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Central Bank of The Bahamas
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

On March 18 2019, the Central Bank of The Bahamas will host its second Blockchain seminar, Blockchain & The Bahamas: “Raising the Bar”, with continued focus on The Bahamas’ Payments System Modernisation Initiative.

This event will provide updated information on “Project Sand Dollar”, The Bahamas digital currency project, and highlight broader domestic reforms that the Central Bank is targeting for the payments system. It will spotlight the Bank’s efforts to promote greater financial inclusion, while simultaneously reducing the economy’s reliance on cash transactions.

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PM issues statement on Disney port agreement

Prime Minster Dr Hubert Minnis has released a statement giving more details of the Heads of Agreement signed with Disney earlier this week for the development of a cruise port in Eleuthera. Read the full statement here. 

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Office of The Prime Minister
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Prime Minster Dr Hubert Minnis issued the following statement on the Heads of Agreement for the proposed development at Lighthouse Point, South Eleuthera:

“In the interest of transparency and accountability the Heads of Agreement signed with Disney Island Development, Ltd on Thursday, March 7, 2019 will be tabled at the earliest meeting of the House of Assembly, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

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Government, Disney sign HoA on Eleuthera cruise port

The government of The Bahamas signed a Heads of Agreement with Disney Island Development Ltd for a proposed cruise port and entertainment facility on South Eleuthera March 7, 2019. Pictured: Permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Nicole Campbell; Secretary to the Cabinet, Camille Johnson; Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis; President, Disney Signature Experiences, Disney Cruise Line, Jeff Vahle; and vice president of communications and public affairs, Disney Signature Experiences, Disney Cruise Line, Kim Prunty. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Monday, March 11, 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019

The government of The Bahamas signed a Heads of Agreement with Disney Island Development Ltd for a proposed cruise port and entertainment facility at Lighthouse Point, Bannerman Town, South Eleuthera.

The signing took place at the Cabinet Office in Nassau March 7, 2019.

Bahamas’ largest solar car park set to open – photos

A new solar car park project on New Providence is slated to be officially opened on March 18, 2019. The 900-kilowatt solar park will generate enough electricity to power 600 homes, according to the Ministry of the Environment. Pictured: The 900-kilowatt solar car park at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium that is slated to be officially opened on March 18, 2019. (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)

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Friday, March 8, 2019
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A new solar car park project on New Providence is slated to be officially opened on March 18, 2019. The 900-kilowatt solar park will generate enough electricity to power 600 homes, according to the Ministry of the Environment.

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A new solar park and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employee’s Confederation's energy forum to be held later this month top the business news agenda in The Bahamas this week. Watch a ZNS Network news report here. 

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Continue to see videoA new solar park and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employee’s Confederation’s energy forum to be held later this month top the business news agenda in The Bahamas this week.
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The Bahamas will be hosting the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s annual Marketplace conference next year in January. It is the biggest regional conference of its kind and will be staged at the Baha Mar Conference Centre. Watch a preview of the event here. 

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Tourism Today
Friday, March 8, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Continue to see videoThe Bahamas will be hosting the CHTA’s annual Marketplace conference next year in January. It is the biggest regional conference of its kind and will be staged at the Baha Mar Conference Centre.
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DPM details Investment Funds Act overhaul – PDF

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said in the House of Assembly yesterday that investment funds form a critical component of The Bahamas’ financial services toolkit and the legislation governing them needs to be updated. 

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said investment funds form a critical component of The Bahamas’ financial services toolkit and the legislation governing them needs to be updated.

“As of 31st December 2018, there were 749 licensed investment funds and 62 licensed investment fund administrators in the jurisdiction,” DPM Turnquest explained in his address on the Investment Funds Bill, 2019 in the House of Assembly, March 8, 2019.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the government is committed to pushing an agenda that embraces technology and innovation as a response to the dynamic times. 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest

Pictured: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest at the Deltec Annual Conference at Baha Mar March 4. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the government is committed to pushing an agenda that embraces technology and innovation as a response to the dynamic times.

“This is one of the rationales for the government’s focus on entrepreneurship. Specifically, we are interested in fostering a culture of entrepreneurship to unleash the full creativity and genius of Bahamian innovators,” he said at the Deltec Annual Conference at Baha Mar, March 4.

He said creating a shift cannot be done by the government alone, so he highlighted that the participation of the private sector is necessary.

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