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Members of the Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce were hosted to a welcome networking reception on the first day of their trade mission to The Bahamas, which runs April 29-May 2, 2019. 

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

US trade mission visits Bahamas

Pictured: DPM Peter Turnquest gives the welcome address at Luciano’s of Chicago in Nassau April 29. (BIS Photos/Raymond A Bethel Sr)

Members of the Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce were hosted to a welcome networking reception at Luciano’s of Chicago on the first day of their trade mission to The Bahamas, which runs April 29-May 2, 2019.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest gave a welcome address.

Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy Stephanie Bowers and CEO of the Washington DC Chamber of Commerce, Vincent Orange were present.

The trade mission also made a courtesy call on Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling on April 30, at Government House along with members of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation.

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Central Bank releases annual report – PDF

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has released its 2018 Annual Report, which contains a summary of the bank's operations over the year, an analysis of regulatory developments affecting the financial sector and a review of monetary policy, as well as payment systems developments. 

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has released its 2018 Annual Report, which contains a summary of the bank’s operations over the year, an analysis of regulatory developments affecting the financial sector and a review of monetary policy, as well as payment systems developments.

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PM opens new corporate centre – photos

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis April 26, 2019 addressed the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Poinciana House corporate centre on East Bay Street. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

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Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis April 26, 2019 addressed the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Poinciana House corporate centre on East Bay Street, which houses the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas, Securities Commission of The Bahamas, and Compliance Commission of The Bahamas, as well as other financial offices.

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LPIA sees 75,000+ passengers over Easter

Projected numbers for the five-day period April 18-22 estimate that more than 75,000 passengers moved through the three terminal buildings at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau. 

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019

Projected numbers for the five-day period April 18-22 estimate that more than 75,000 passengers moved through the three terminal buildings at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau.

Some 27,000 passengers were processed through the US Departures pre-clearance facility and Bahamas Immigration and Bahamas Customs processed more than 30,000 arriving passengers over the Easter weekend.

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DPM addresses anti-money laundering forum

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest addressed the Money Laundering Reporting Officers’ Forum in Nassau this week. Read his full remarks here. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest addressed the Money Laundering Reporting Officers’ Forum at the British Colonial Hilton April 24, 2019.

Here follows his remarks:

Good Morning. Thank you for the invitation to speak today. I’m very pleased to see the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) continue its efforts to strengthen our Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) framework by upgrading its digital infrastructure, strengthening its processes, and most importantly empowering its personnel and partners through training and stakeholder engagement.

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Equisoft, a global provider of digital business solutions for the insurance and wealth industries, has announced the implementation of a new administration system for Family Guardian Insurance Co in The Bahamas. The firm is also spearheading a number of other core and front-end system integrations to help the insurer become more competitive in the Bahamian market. 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Family GuardianMONTREAL, April 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Equisoft, a global provider of digital business solutions for the insurance and wealth industries, proudly announced today the successful implementation of the Oracle Insurance Policy Administration (OIPA) system for Family Guardian Insurance Company, a leading insurer in The Bahamas.

The firm is also spearheading a number of other core and front-end system integrations to help the Caribbean insurer become more competitive in the Bahamian market.

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Long Island marina details released – images

StarPort Resorts have released more details about the planned Port St George marina and waterfront destination on Long Island. View images of the proposed project here. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019

StarPort Resorts has released more details about the planned Port St George marina and waterfront destination on Long Island, which it announced towards the end of last year.

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Royal Fidelity raises $135m for NAD

Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust has announced that it served as Co-Placement Agent with CIBC World Markets Corp, New York to the Nassau Airport Development Co in its recently completed Placement of $134,750,000 in participating debt notes. Pictured: Jim Wilson, VP investment banking at Royal Fidelity. (Photo courtesy Royal Fidelity)

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust has announced that it served as Co-Placement Agent with CIBC World Markets Corp, New York to the Nassau Airport Development Co (NAD) in its recently completed Placement of $134,750,000 in participating debt notes.

Royal Fidelity also acted as sole Escrow Agent for the deal. NAD is the government selected company that manages the development and operation of the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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BMA announces new chief

The Bahamas Maritime Authority has announced the appointment of Captain Dwain Hutchinson as its new managing director and chief executive officer. (Photos courtesy BMA)

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced the appointment of Captain Dwain Hutchinson as its new managing director and chief executive officer.

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US, Caribbean ink disaster relief partnership

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield led a delegation from The Bahamas to Miami, Florida, for a one-day Ministerial Meeting that resulted in the launch of the US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership April 12, 2019. Pictured: Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield (front row, second from left) attends the meeting. (Photo courtesy BIS)

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield led a delegation from The Bahamas to Miami, Florida, for a one-day Ministerial Meeting that resulted in the launch of the US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership April 12, 2019.

The Meeting, which took place at the US Southern Command headquarters in Miami, was hosted by US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who led an interagency team of US senior officials and experts.

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