Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group (COCG) has
set criteria for jurisdictions including The Bahamas to comply with.
Wednesday, March 21, DPM Turnquest addressed financial industry
officials on the European Union (EU) Finance Ministers’ decision at
their regular monthly meeting Tuesday 13 March 2018 to endorse the
decision from the Council of the EU to include The Bahamas on the list
of Non Co-operative Jurisdictions for tax purposes...
Grand Bahama recorded a decrease in its unemployment rate from 12.4 per
cent to 12.1 between the period of May 2017 to November 2017, indicating
some progress as the Government of The Bahamas “continues to work
towards the complete restoration of the island.”
officials say they were also “pleased to see” the type of business
expansion that has also taken place in Grand Bahama...
The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is returning for a
second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people
who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to
make their island dream a reality!
Are you expats who have purchased in the Nassau, New Providence area?
We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or
friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said that he wanted to “state categorically” that business is
being conducted in The Bahamas in a fair, transparent and competitive
manner, as per the usual and expected standard.
“As a country we
reject the label that we are a tax haven. And I commend the (financial)
industry for its own initiatives to adapt, realising a long time ago
that we cannot rely on out-dated notions of being low tax or no tax to
differentiate ourselves,” DPM Turnquest said...
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell
told Grade 4 and 5 students of Garvin Tynes Primary School that road
safety is ‘everybody’s business.’ As such, the Minister encouraged the
students to remain vigilant whenever they are on the road.
country needs all of you and we need you to be the best that you can
be,” said Minister Campbell. “Grown ups are busy. We need your help us
to remind us to be safe on the streets...
The Minister of Labour, Senator, the Honourable Dion Foulkes challenged
executives of the National Tripartite Council to always act in the best
interest of The Bahamas as he addressed the First Annual General
Assembly of the Council at the BCPOU Headquarters on March 20, 2018.
stakeholders deliberate over the next few hours and chart a course for
the way forward for the Council, I admonish each of you to critically
examine all of the issues that we as a people are faced...
A young girl, her younger brother and a school mate must go on a journey
across the universe with the help of three celestial beings to find her
missing father. As they travel to worlds beyond their comprehension,
the young girl must learn to embrace her flaws & harness the
strength inside herself to defeat the evil that awaits.
is a young girl dealing with the disappearance of her father and self
esteem issues, who is given the opportunity to save her father by
tessering to the planets he accidentally transported himself to...
Executive Members of the Bahamas National Youth Choir called upon
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Monday, March 19, 2018. Pictured from left: Dexter Fernander -
Director, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Claudette Allens, and Vernal
This year, BTC has continued to step up its support and is putting its
own hands on the wheel, making small sacrifices with the intent of
reaping big returns in the future.
Late last year, the company
introduced its “BTC Learning Everyday” reading tour. Since its
inception, BTC’s brand ambassadors and team members have visited scores
of primary schools in New Providence. Over the last two weeks, the
company’s own technical teams have demonstrated their commitment to
making the program work...
Arriving at Parliament today:
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, centre, and Ministers (front row from
left), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest,
Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd, Minister of National Security Marvin
Dames (centre right), and Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes (right)...
Permanent Secretaries and other senior government officials are taking
part in a Public Policy Analysis and Management, and Project Cycle
Management Training Programme facilitated by the Caribbean Development
Bank and DODs Training UK.
The training comes as The Bahamas
Government conducts a sizeable effort to strengthen the effectiveness,
efficiency, reliability, transparency and accountability of the public
sector in delivering service to the public, which is its primary goal,
Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service..
Happy champions, happy
parents, happy officials -- the Bahamas Water Polo Team won gold medals
in all three age categories of Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 after
competition at CARIFTA in Jamaica. They returned home yesterday
evening, victorious -- pictured at LPIA.
The team was met and
congratulated by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan Priority #1, which
speaks to the prevention and reduction of crime in our communities, on
Tuesday 20th March 2018, shortly after 1:00am, Assistant Commissioner of
Police Mr. Samuel Butler and Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr.
Clayton Fernander, led an operation in Grand Bahama dubbed Operation
Northern Strike. This included The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Royal
Bahamas Defense Force and our International Partners; Homeland Security
Investigation, U.S Coast Guard, U.S Customs Border Protection...
Today, we join the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of a beloved
Bahamian daughter and patriot. Theresa Moxey Ingraham will be eulogized
as one who served her country and people in various capacities with
In her roles as a parliamentarian, politician,
educator, actress and activist, she drew admiration from individuals
from all levels of society. Ms. Moxey Ingraham was a brave, articulate,
and passionate woman who commanded the respect of many. There is no
doubt that her demise has left a void among the ranks of women leaders
in The Bahamas...