The Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference was officially
announced by Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the
Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson during a press
conference at Pelican Bay on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
conference, scheduled to be held June 20 to 22 at the Grand Lucayan, was
described by Minister Thompson as, “our coming out party” for
Blockchain and FinTech...
The changes occurring in the global regulatory environment mean that the
financial services sector is continuously evolving. There is no need to
be alarmist in the face of change. I can say affirmatively, The Bahamas
does not intend to give up any of the space we occupy as a premier
international financial center. We are adapting and will develop
innovative products to meet the demands of the market.
Bahamas is proactively managing the change process. In fact, we have
formulated a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure the viability of the
The University of The Bahamas (UB) held a commencement ceremony at the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, May 24, for its 908
graduates of the Spring 2018 Class. The class, the largest in recent
times, was addressed by Dr. Rodney Smith, UB president, and Fred
Perpall, ceo, The Beck Group, Class of 1993. Among those in attendance
were Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar and
Minister of Labour, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes. Dr. Smith conferred
the degrees to the graduates.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis called for love between
Bahamians and Haitians as the government seeks to regulate that group of
undocumented illegal migrants and their Shanty Town livelihoods.
was addressing the League of Haitian Pastors’ 24th Annual Crusade/Civic
Night at the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road on
Thursday, May 24, 2018...
Bahamasair wishes to clarify earlier reports regarding the purported events of May 22, 2018.
taking off from LPIA en-route to Marsh Harbour, Bahamasair flight 137,
an ATR 42 encountered traffic on the climb out of Nassau. This was
confirmed by both onboard systems and LPIA Air Traffic Control...
The United Workers Party extends congratulations to Mia Amor Mottley and
the Barbados Labour Party on their historic and landslide win at the
polls in Barbados yesterday.
This unprecedented clean-sweep of
30-0 at the polls is a clear indication of the unequivocal support for
the BLP’s commitment to serve the people of Barbados according to the
best principles of transparent governance, and to build a better life
The Bahamas was removed from the European Union’s (EU) list of
Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes following a positive
technical recommendation from the EU Code of Conduct Group (CoCG), which
was formally adopted by the Council of European Union Finance Ministers
(ECOFIN) this morning.
This is the result of
excellent coordination and cooperation by Ministers and their technical
teams, especially the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Financial
Services, Trade and Industry & Immigration and the Office of
Attorney General & Legal Affairs...
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 28th in
observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 29th at
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please
contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular
Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
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Rights Bahamas has questioned whether the country's law enforcement is
doing everything in its power to protect the well-being of minors after a
senior official refused to reconise a clear case of child abuse.
video, which was widely circulated on social media, showed a young girl
being hit with a belt, kicked and punched in the head by an unknown
woman. Not long after the footage went viral...
As Barbados ushers in a new Government, overwhelmingly backed by the
people, the Government of Saint Lucia congratulates the opposition
Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its landslide victory. The party’s
leader, Mia Mottley, is expected to be sworn in as Barbados’ eighth and
first female Prime Minister. According to reports from the Electoral
and Boundaries Commission in Barbados the BLP won all 30 constituencies...
Industrial accident leaves 1 male dead: According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, Thursday, 24th May, 2018, an
employee of a construction company was standing on a scaffolding, while
working on a high rise condominium complex...
Police continues investigation into armed robbery: Police are continuing investigation into an armed robbery which occurred Friday, 25th May, 2018.
According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a male was on a boat which was moored at Arawak Cay, when three men...
Police investigations assault on juvenile female: Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstances
surrounding the indecent assault of a juvenile female, Thursday, 24th
May, 2018. According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a juvenile
female was walking on a dirt road in the area of Big Pond subdivision...
Shooting victims die in hospital: In the first incident, police are seeking the public’s help in
identifying and locating the persons responsible for a shooting
incident, which has left an adult male dead...
Traffic victim dies in hospital: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident which
occurred, Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, and left an adult male dead...
Executive Director of The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Rupert
Hayward presented to members and guests at the monthly Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) luncheon on Thursday May 23rd. Hayward gave a
comprehensive report on the extensive clean-up campaign launched by the
GBPA over the past few years.
According to Hayward, the GBPA is
working hard towards the creation of a “presentable city” designed to
attract sustained development and growth for Grand Bahama Island...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be hosting the largest military
training exercise of its kind next month. Tradewinds 2018 is an annual
regional military training exercise that will be held in The Bahamas
from the 14th to 21st of June. This year's exercise will focus on
Countering Transnational Organized crime in the region.
main objective of the highly regarded military event is to foster
training for security forces that is ‘tailored for the region by the
region.’ The annual exercise is sponsored by the United States Southern
Determined to leave no stone unturned in their quest to ensure that all
Long Islanders receive fresh, quality food and gasoline products at the
right price, Price Inspectors and Metrologists led by the Chairman of
the Prices Commission, Ms. Synida Dorsett travelled to Long Island and
personally inspected every grocery store and gasoline service station
from Wednesday, 16 May to Friday, 18 May, 2018.
Ms. Dorsett was
accompanied by Mr. Huel Robins, Commissioner of the Prices Commission
and Vice Chairman of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality;