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US airline to run new flights to Grand Bahama

US airline operator Vision Airlines has agreed to run services between several US cities and Grand Bahama. The budget flights will start in November this year. 

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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vision Airlines has signed an agreement with the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board to begin service to the northern Bahamas island beginning November 3, 2011.

The flights will originate from Ft Lauderdale, FL, Louisville, KY, Richmond, VA, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Baltimore/Washington airports. The new fares will start from $39 each-way from Ft Lauderdale and as low as $99 each way from the other cities, with certain restrictions.

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Grand Bahama set to host international film festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) is heading to Grand Bahama in October this year. Tourism officials hope that the event will give greater exposure to the island and generate future revenue from the film industry. 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Grand Bahama’s struggling economy is to receive a shot in the arm later this year, as it plays host to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) in October.

FLIFF On-location: Grand Bahama Island takes place October 27-30, and tourism officials are hoping the event will encourage investors in the film industry to use the island as a location for future projects.

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Local surgeon urges Bahamas to tap potential in medical research

Nassau eye specialist Dr John Rodgers calls for more medical schools and research centres to draw student talent from the US to The Bahamas. The surgeon suggests there is potential for the jurisdiction to develop long-term relationships in the medical profession that will benefit the country socioeconomically in the future. 

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Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011

The Bahamas should focus on developing medical schools and research centres in order to capitalize on lucrative opportunities in medical tourism, according to a leading local doctor.

Eye surgeon Dr John Rodgers, who has been involved in medical tourism for over 20 years, says The Bahamas needs to start following the lead of other countries in the Caribbean that are benefitting from an influx of medical students from abroad.

“Medical schools in the Caribbean are at the forefront of medical tourism,” he says. “Schools are oversubscribed in the US, so there is an overflow from the States to the Caribbean. There are these avenues open to us that we are not taking advantage of.”

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Newly elected president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, Winston Rolle, says the restructured organization's goal is to enhance its services. The inaugural board was elected last month. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Enhancing membership benefits is a top priority for the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC), according to the newly elected president–chief executive officer of TPM (Technology, Process and Management) Consulting and managing director of Bahamas Technology Solutions Ltd Winston Rolle.

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Department of Statistics releases May 2011 CPI Index and inflation rate

Department of Statistics has released the CPI Index and inflation rate for May 2011. The monthly economic indicator provides key data for The Bahamas. 

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Friday, July 15, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011

The Department of Statistics has released its May 2011 Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation rate.

The All Bahamas All Items index stood at 104.1. The pace of consumer price changes increased to 3.5 per cent.

The New Providence All Items Index stood at 104.0 with the rate of inflation rising to 3.8 per cent.

The Grand Bahama All Items Index stood at 103.9 with the rate of inflation standing at 2.0 per cent.

The Abaco All Item’s Index stood at 104.8 with the rate of inflation standing at 4.0 per cent.

Download the full data in Excel™ format here. View the data in html format here.

Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management have released the the 2011 World Wealth Report. Key findings see high-net-worth individuals increase by 8.3 per cent and financial wealth growing to $42.7 trillion 

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Friday, July 15, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011

At the end of last month, Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management released the 2011 World Wealth Report.

The study covers the key trends that affect high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) throughout the world.

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Financial services providers urged to take action as FATCA looms

The country's leading tax experts warn of severe impact of new US tax regulations set to come into force in January 2013. Without due preparation, financial services providers could face 30 per cent withholding tax if they fail to disclose details of any US transactions. 

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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Financial institutions must get up to speed on their US accounts before stringent accounting regulations come into force in 2013 or face serious penalties, according to tax attorney Ryan Pinder.

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) comes into force January 1, 2013, and will require foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to disclose information on all their US clients.

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Shipping expert talks on future of Bahamas maritime industry – audio

Speaking at the Nassau Conference last month, Chandler Sands, managing director of Campbell Shipping Company Ltd, urged investment in the maritime industry and spoke of a future date where the sector was training a greater number of highly able maritime professionals. 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shipping expert and managing director of Campbell Shipping Company Ltd, Chandler Sands, addressed financial services professionals attending the Nassau Conference at the British Colonial Hilton last month on the topic of financial opportunities in the maritime industry.

The shipping MD highlighted the potential of business for financial services providers and the maritime industry in The Bahamas as a whole.

“I propose that the Bahamas Maritime Authority, which has 1,539 ships on its registry partner with the [financial services] industry on policies and procedures and all the things that you do well. You can offer a cluster of services to the shipping and maritime industry.”

Listen to the full address below.

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Central Bank releases May report

Central Bank has released its monthly report on economic and financial sector developments in The Bahamas. The Bank monitors these conditions as part of its monetary policy mandate, to assess whether money and credit trends are sustainable relative to levels of external reserves required to protect the value of the Bahamian dollar and, if not, the degree to which credit policies ought to be adjusted. Download the full report here. 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

View or download the Monthly Economic and Financial Developments report for May.

In print – Freediving champion makes Long Island home for his business

William Trubridge, record-breaking freediver and focus of the Lifestyle feature in the new issue of The Bahamas Investor, first came to The Bahamas to dive in Dean's Blue Hole–the world's deepest. Once he had tried it, he decided to make Long Island his home, opening a dive academy with extended plans to launch a diving and yoga retreat on the sleepy southern Family Island. 

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Monday, July 4, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011

When it comes to his Long Island-based business, the phrase “taking the plunge” is doubly meaningful for world record-breaking freediver William Trubridge.

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