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...

Bahamas to introduce digital currency
Antigua Observer

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 who made the revelation...

Bahamas to increase VAT to 12% by July 1
Montserrat Reporter

By staff writer NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The government of the Bahamas will be increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) by 12 percent as of July 1. This was revealed in the government’s 2018/2019 Budget Communication...

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...

Book of condolence for former MP Young
Royal Gazette

A Book of Condolence has been opened as a tribute to former Cabinet minister Kim Young, who died last month. Ms Young, a former nurse, social worker and United Bermuda Party politician, suffered a severe stroke while in...

Government wants removal from tax list as ‘a priority”
Montserrat Reporter

By STAFF WRITER   NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 27, CMC – The Bahamas government says it expects its removal from a list of countries deemed to be taken havens “to be a priority” when the European Union Economic...

Book of Condolence to former MP Young
Royal Gazette

An Official Book of Condolence will be available for signing in tribute to former Cabinet minister Kim Young. Ms Young, a former nurse, social worker and United Bermuda Party politician, died earlier this month, aged 75,...

Caricom observing elections in Antigua
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – A 10 member Caribbean Community (Caricom) Electoral Mission (CEOM) has arrived here to monitor Wednesday's general election.The team, headed by the chief elections officer in Guyana, Keith...

CARICOM mounts Observation Mission for Antigua/Barbuda’s Elections
Montserrat Reporter

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community  (CARICOM) has mounted an Observation Mission for Antigua and Barbuda’s General Elections on 21 March 2018. The...

Sport - A matter of life and death
Trinidad Guardian

Come on, it’s not a matter of life and death’, said some Job-like comforter, following a defeat in a football match. ‘No’, replied Bill Shankly, the former Scottish player and Liverpool FC manager...

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,...

Sociocultural influences on sports
Trinidad Guardian

There is a growing recognition of the need to understand the impacts of culture and ethnicity in sport globally and in relation to us here, throughout T&T and the Caribbean region. Sports play an important role in...

Bahamas government approves plans for oil refinery and storage facility
Jamaica Gleaner

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says his government has approved Oban Energies to commence an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama. The project is expected to create 600...

Bahamas PM points to economic growth since taking office
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says the country's economy is steadly improving due to a dramatic reform agenda that was implemented during the first seven months of his administration.Addressing...

Bahamas to roll out new anti-crime strategy
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas, which is among several Caribbean countries struggling with a spike in crime, says it will, in the coming months, roll out new policies and strategies to deal with the security...

T&T’s youths golden in 2017
Trinidad Guardian

Our youth athletes performed admirably on the local, regional and international sport stages in their respective disciplines. In honour of their achievements Sports Reporter JONATHON MATOUK goes back into the record books...

Bahamas government eases foreign exchange restrictions
Trinidad Guardian

NASSAU – The Bahamas government says it plans to liberalise the foreign exchange control regime so as to promote greater opportunities for local investors and small and medium-sized businesses/enterprises (SMEs)....

OAS hails The Bahamas for 'openness, cooperation' in election
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) – The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organisation of American States (OAS) deployed in the Bahamas for the May 2017 general election on Wednesday presented its report to the...

OAS Electoral Observation Mission hails ‘openness, cooperation’ in Bahamas elections
Antigua Observer

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, CMC – The  Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) deployed in the Bahamas for the May 2017 general elections on Wednesday presented its...

Bahamas PM outlines plans to reduce unemployment and turn around economy
Antigua Observer

WASHINGTON, Dec 18, CMC – Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says his government has undertaken a programme of long-term economic growth in order to reduce unemployment and to move the country’s economy...

Bahamas gov't defends - commercial enterprises legislation
Jamaica Gleaner

Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis, has defended a Commercial Enterprises bill, saying it is designed to attract both local and international investment to the country in job sectors that do not currently or...

Opposition Leader to receive “Women of Distinction” Award*
Antigua Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 29, CMC – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar is to receive the Women of Distinction Award” at an event in the Bahamas on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the Office...

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Jamaica Observer

Part 1 In the final session of the IMF's high-level Caribbean forum on Thursday “Unleashing growth and strengthening resilience”, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde took on the role of moderator to...

T&T’s Richards, St Fort up for NACAC awards
Trinidad Guardian

T&T sprinters Jeremy Richards and Khalifa St Fort have been nominated for awards at the upcoming North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) “Athletes of the Year” end of...

Bahamas Royal Defence Force arrives in Dominica
Dominica News Online

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel, led by Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe, arrived in Dominica on Monday. The docking of HMBS Lawrence Major vessel fulfills the promise of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made in...

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