Bahamas welcomes latest Moody's rating
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas g overnment has welcomed the rating given to the country by the United States-based rating agency, Moody's Investors Services, saying it reflects stabilisation in t he Bahamas'...

Manufacturing sector needs Caribbean market for growth
Trinidad Guardian

As T&T gears up for the Caricom Heads of Government meeting in Port-of-Spain this November, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the growth of the local manufacturing sector relies heavily on the success of the Caricom...

Garfield Sinclair deployed to Bahamas on a mission to grow BTC
Jamaica Gleaner

Garfield Sinclair joined the embattled Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) this month with an explicit mission to grow revenues in the affluent Caribbean territory.BTC owner Liberty is attempting to turn around the...

Garfield Sinclair deployed to Bahamas on a mission to grow BTC
Jamaica Gleaner

  Garfield Sinclair joined the embattled Bahamas Telecommunications Company, BTC, this month with an explicit mission to grow revenues in the affluent Caribbean territory. BTC owner Liberty is attempting to turn around...

Pierre re-elected to head ICAC
Trinidad Guardian

Anthony Pierre, a Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of T&T (ICATT), has been re-elected as head of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC). At ICAC’s 30th Annual...

The Reefs Named One Of Top 25 Resort Hotels
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The Reefs has been awarded #14 in the Travel & Leisure Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas, with hotels being rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. A Reefs...

PM says Bahamas has no interest in joining CSME
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas has no intention of signing on to the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has told citizens.He made his country's position clear on his...

Bahamas Has no Intention of Joining CSME
Dominica Vibes

(Caribbean 360) Despite being a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), The Bahamas will not be part of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made his country’s position...

Bahamas PM says he has no interest in joining CSME
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas has no intention of signing on to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told citizens.Minnis made his country's position clear on his return...

Bahamas has no interest in joining CSME, says PM
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas has no intention of signing on to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has told citizens.He made his country's position clear on his...

Bahamas to introduce digital currency
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Central Bank of The Bahamas has announced plans to introduce a pilot digital currency for the country.This is according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest,...

Royal Caribbean invests $120M in ship to attract millennials
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AP) — Royal Caribbean has invested US$120 million in a 15-year-old ship as part of a plan to attract younger travellers with shorter cruises.A company news release says the Mariner of the Seas...

CFA rolls out new campaign
Jamaica Observer

CFA Societies in The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago have joined forces to encourage investment professionals across the region to place clients' interest above their own. The...

BOJ Currency Rates
Jamaica Gleaner

BOJ Currency RatesBank of Jamaica foreign exchange rates for Thursday, June 7, 2018CURRENCY BUY SELLARGENTINE PESO 5.12466 5.19980ARUBAn GUILDER 71.31587 72.36145AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 97.87978 99.31483BAHAMIAN DOLLAR...

Bahamas increasing VAT to 12% by July 1
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Government of The Bahamas will be increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) by 12 per cent as of July 1.This was revealed in the Government's 2018/2019 Budget Communication implementing the Policy...

T&T stays on EU blacklist
Trinidad Guardian

BRUSSELS—The Council of the European Union (EU) has announced the removal of The Bahamas and St Kitts Nevis from the EU’s list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions. However, T&T remains on the list along...

EU takes Bahamas, St Kitts off tax haven list
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The European Union (EU) on Friday removed the Caribbean nations of The Bahamas and Saint Kitts and Nevis from a blacklist of tax havens, bringing the number of jurisdictions to seven. The...

T&T still on tax haven blacklist
Trinidad Guardian

BRUSSELS—Two Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are likely to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens next week, when European finance ministers meet here. The Bahamas and St Kitts-Nevis had in the...

Craig Barley Joins Butterfield Bahamas
Bernews

Craig Barley [pictured] has joined Butterfield Trust [Bahamas] Limited as Managing Director, where he will have overall responsibility for the management and development of Butterfield’s Bahamas-based trust business,...

Chinapoo joins Massy Holdings
Trinidad Guardian

Ian Chinapoo, who is stepping down as Executive Director of the Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) at the end of May, is joining Massy Holdings Limited as Group Chief Financial Office. A notice published in the T&T Stock...

Bahamas looking to Jamaica, Belize for greater EPA ties
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A senior Bahamian private sector official says he hopes local companies will together with their counterparts from Jamaica and Belize, be more aware of the opportunities offered by the...

EU lists The Bahamas, St Kitts-Nevis as tax havens
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (CMC) — The European Union (EU) Tuesday named The Bahamas as a tax haven, with the Hubert Minnis Government saying that it had done so “without discussion”.

Bahamas to be blacklisted as tax haven
Jamaica Gleaner

The minority opposition Democratic National Alliance, Arinthia Komolafe, on Monday accused the European Union of shifting the goalpost and urged the Bahamas government to develop a financial services growth action plan,...

US-based company defends multi-billion-dollar investment in Bahamas
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — President of the US-based Oban Energies, Satpal Dhunna, is defending the heads of agreement signed with The Bahamas Government for the construction of a US$5.5-billion oil refinery and storage...

Link-Caribbean invests in new app
Trinidad Guardian

A new mobile application called Findrpro has received US$5,000 investment via the LINK-Caribbean programme’s 5-5-5 pitch competition. In the recently held Bahamas edition of the competition, sister co-founders Yamel...

Cable Bahamas mobile build-out stalls profits
Jamaica Gleaner

Telecoms company Cable Bahamas Limited posted a net loss of Bah$15 million for its first quarter ended September, quadrupling the bleed reported in the comparative period in 2016.Head of finance, Kino Williamson, said the...

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