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Cruise tourism income hits record levels

A new study has found that cruise tourism and the 29.6 million passenger and crew onshore visits throughout 36 Caribbean region and Latin American destinations directly generated a record $3.36 billion in total expenditures, with The Bahamas raking in $405.8 million, the most in the region. 

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Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA), the trade group representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season.

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This week’s news in The Bahamas – audio

The Value Added Tax and the government's Ease of Doing Business initiative top the agenda this week in The Bahamas. Listen to an audio news round-up from Bahamas Information Services here. 


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Bahamas Information Services
Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018


Central Bank invites input on cryptocurrency regulation

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has issued a discussion paper on a proposed regulatory framework for crypto assets and related instruments. The consultative period will run until December 15, 2018. 

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Central Bank of The Bahamas
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018

To further modernize the financial services sector, the Central Bank has issued a discussion paper on a proposed regulatory framework for crypto assets and related instruments.

This will affect the Bank’s supervised financial institutions (SFIs).

The Bank seeks to enhance the sector’s competitiveness–without compromising the integrity or international reputation of The Bahamas, or undermining the financial safety of Bahamian households. These considerations are consistent with international best practices.

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MOTA promotes Bahamas in China

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, along with leading industry executives from Atlantis Resorts, Baha Mar, The Pointe and Majestic Tours, travelled to Beijing and Shanghai to meet media outlets and tour operators to promote The Bahamas as a premier destination for Chinese tourists. Pictured: Deputy DG, BMOTA, Ellison Thompson; Senior Director for Canada and China, BMOTA, Paul Strachan; International Marketing Manager, Baha Mar, Ana Lidia Cerna; Director, Majestic Tours, B.J. Saunders; Russell Miller, Senior VP and GM with responsibility for the Cove and Reef properties, Wendy Blaney, Sr VP of Sales for Atlantis, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguliar; Minister of Foreign Affairs; Darren A Henfield; DG, Joy Jibrilu; Bahamian Ambassador to China, Sterling Quan; Robert Sands, Sr VP of Administration and External Relations for Baha Mar. (MOT Photo)

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Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) led by the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar along with leading industry executives from Atlantis Resorts, Baha Mar, The Pointe and Majestic Tours, took media outlets and tour operators in Beijing and Shanghai on a whirlwind tour of the Islands of The Bahamas, solidifying its message that ‘The Bahamas is a viable destination for Chinese tourists’.

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Top industry speakers join GB Tech Summit

From November 14-16, 2018, Freeport, Grand Bahama will host the 2nd annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan Resort. A number of high-caliber industry speakers and panelists, including John Padgett of the Carnival Corporation, will gather in Freeport to discuss the latest advancements in the technology business sector. 

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Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018

FREEPORT, Bahamas, November 2018 /PRNewswire/ — From November 14-16, 2018, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island will host the 2nd annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan Resort.

A number of high-caliber industry speakers and panelists, including John Padgett of the Carnival Corporation, Eugen Winschel of SAP CoPilot and executives from CISCO Systems and CompTIA, will gather in Freeport to discuss the latest advancements in the technology business sector.

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Education Minister joins tech summit line-up

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd will join the speaker line-up at the Second Annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit, set to take place November 14-16 at the Grand Lucayan. (BIS photo)

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd will join the speaker line-up at the Second Annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit, set to take place November 14-16 at the Grand Lucayan.

Presenting on the future of education, Minister Lloyd is a major advocate for the advancement of technology in schools and believes that the advancement of technology in schools inevitable and is long overdue in The Bahamas.

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Holdun appoints new assistant VP

Holdun Family Office (Bahamas) Ltd has promoted Germaine Bullard to assistant vice president. (Photo courtesy Holdun Family Office)

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Germaine Bullard has been employed with Holdun Family Office (Bahamas) Ltd for the past two years as a private client consultant with responsibilities such as client acquisition and a number of business strategies.

Bullard has also worked for Canadian financial institutions such as RBC in client acquisition and operation roles. He has extensive knowledge in financial planning and relationship management including customer services, with a keen interest in investment management.

News in The Bahamas – audio

Albany Bahamas pledges $600,000 to assist Nassau redevelopment, and the ground breaking for $100 million Palm Cay One Marina project are the key events so far this week in The Bahamas. Listen to an audio news round-up from Bahamas Information Services here. 

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Bahamas Information Services
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Palm Cay breaks ground on One Marina – photos

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister headed a list of officials who participated in a ground breaking ceremony November 5, 2018 for Palm Cay’s One Marina, a $100-million luxury residential and resort complex on the eastern end of New Providence. Pictured: CG rendering of Marina One completed. (Image courtesy Palm Cay)

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister headed a list of officials who participated in a ground breaking ceremony November 5, 2018 for Palm Cay’s One Marina, a $100-million luxury residential and resort complex on the eastern end of New Providence.

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DPM addresses compliance conference

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest addressed the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados, November 2. Read his comments here. (Stock photo)

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest addressed the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados, November 2, 2018. Read/download his comments here.

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