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Talent key to creating arbitration hub

Friday, January 24th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...aking a strategic approach by developing a strong domestic framework and playing to its strengths in niche industries. Speaking at the second annual Arbitration and Investment Forum yesterday, Minister for Financial Services Ryan Pinder said The Bahamas could become a regional and international hub for arbitrators by “leveraging the talent of our people.” “We are looking to create a centre based around expertise and......


Charting growth in financial services

Monday, February 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Minister stressed. “FATCA’s regulations contain various options that are being carefully studied by my Ministry. I am mindful, that my Ministry ought not to consider the implications of FATCA in a public sector vacuum,” said Pinder. “Therefore, to ensure that private sector participants are included, I have installed a Minister’s Advisory Group to ensure that your views are considered.” The group has already met and has commenced its work, he......


FS Ministry to chase growth centres

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...“The Bahamas Advantage: Staying ahead of the game.” Rising income levels in Latin America, greater economic mobility and an increasing middle class makes the region a prime candidate for The Bahamas’ concentrated focus, says Pinder, pointing specifically to Brazil and Panama. According to a recent World Bank study the number of persons in the ranks of LatAm’s middle class is greater than that of China, Russia or India, he said. In searching out......


Financial Services Minister sets six-month goals

Friday, June 8th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder has laid out a six-month plan for the Ministry of Financial Services in order reach a set of goals. Minister Pinder made the remarks this week during his contribution in the 2012/2013 budget debate in the House of Assembly. “We in the Ministry have already started our initial six-month strategy plan, which will be expanded into a more comprehensive five-year strategic plan for the Ministry of......


Minister of Financial Services lays out strategy for sector

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder says that, when it comes to financial services, he wants the world to know that The Bahamas is “open for business.” Minister Pinder made the remarks during his contribution to the 2012/2013 budget debate this week in the House of Assembly. Minister Pinder said that with the “reintroduction” of the ministry, which was first created during the previous Progressive Liberal Party......


NAD reports improved financial performance

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

...revenue and manage its competitive rate programme. “In these first few years of operation with the debt, it’s important we show our lenders that we can be relied upon to deliver what we set out to do,” said Ryan. “There is a structured methodology in which we repay the debt and we have been maintaining that methodology and paying it back on schedule.” As the participating debt carries a higher interest rate,......


PM in Havana – photos

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Ryan Pinder, and Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister Khaalis Rolle. Whilst in Cuba, the Prime Minister also attended the Fifth CARICOM-Cuba Summit yesterday. The Prime Minister (centre) and Ryan Pinder (left) arriving at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana December 7. (BIS Photos/Peter L. Ramsay) The Prime Minister (centre) is greeted by Raul Modesto Castro Ruz, president of the Republic of Cuba, at the......


Bahamas Ministers meet with Dominican counterparts – photos

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

..., particularly in the area of agricultural imports and medical products. Members of the Bahamian delegation hold a briefing, October 29, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder (left) listens to Secretary of State Executive Director in the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic Jean Alain Rodriguez, at the Investment and Trade Council, October 30, Santo Domingo,......


Immigration Minister meets with private sector

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...of Commerce and Employers Confederation; Stuart Bowe, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association; and Edison Sumner, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation. Joining the Minister was Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder; Minister of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle; immigration director William Pratt; Chester Cooper and Edison Sumner from the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation ; Stuart Bowe and Frank......


WTO executives visit Bahamas

Monday, April 14th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...other members of the WTO pay a courtesy call on governor general Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House April 9, 2014. Pictured: (from left) Juneyoung Lee, legal affairs officer, accessions division, WTO; Shark; Sir Arthur; Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services; Keva Bain, legal advisor/acting director of trade and industry, Ministry of Financial Services; and Rhoda M Jackson, ambassador permanent represent to United Nations in Geneva.......


Shipowners urged to use Bahamas for captives

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...ssed regulatory issues; and Lorraine Stack, a senior vice president with the Marsh Captive Solutions Group, who provided a practical business perspective on captives. Pictured: Panelists (in addition to Aliya Allen) included Ryan Pinder, Michele Fields, and Lorraine Stack. (Photos courtesy Bahamas Financial Services Board) BSA’s 200 members are owners from various nations and shipping sectors including ferry and short-sea vessels, cruise ships,......


Proposed ethanol plant in Bahamas

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...gain, Grand Bahama, because of the container port that’s there, and the closeness to Andros – you may be able to utilize the sugar cane. Now their estimates were 3,000 to 4,000 jobs that can come out of that one initiative,” Pinder told reporters on the sidelines of the Trade in Services Workshop on Monday morning. “So we’re activity looking to see if our soil quality is good enough to meet the standards to grow the sugar cane and all of the......


Finance Ministry eyes the Americas

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Minister of Financial Services has spoken of the need to target emerging markets in Latin America, and for The Bahamas to fulfill its potential as the “avenue to the Americas.” Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder, who represented The Bahamas at financial conferences in Latin America earlier this month, said exploring new areas in the region would help his ministry meet its mandate “to create new financial products, to......


Minister tours manufacturing plants – photos

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...the duty incentives for manufacturers under the Industries Encouragement Act. We know that’s not enough. We know that the next step is now coming up with an energy policy that’s viable for manufacturers,” he added. Minister Pinder toured a number of manufacturing businesses in the industrial park, accompanied by Sonia Alvino, AIP general manager. Minister Pinder visited Nautilus, Bahamas Hot Mix, Island Marine Covering, and Atlantic Roofing......


Minister urges lawyers to improve skills

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...; he said. “It will generate business and business is what we need. It is a difficulty reality we must face.” “The industry demands this expertise now to meet the challenges of an evolving landscape.” Pinder said foreign law firms could be subject to certain conditions such as providing in-house training of Bahamian staff to ensure that the domestic industry was not placed at a competitive disadvantage. He emphasised his......

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