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IMF Mission Concludes Article IV Mission to The Bahamas

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Wendell Samuel visited The Bahamas from March 9-20 to conduct discussions for the 2015 Article IV consultations. Today, Mr. Samuel reported on the outcome of discussions. *“Economic activity strengthened slowly in 2014. Real GDP growth is…

Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) 17 Published

Today in Busan, Korea, Z/Yen Group published the seventeenth Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 17) sponsored by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. The index rates 82 financial centres.

New York, London,…

Global Forum Peer Review Reports

International Community Continues Making Major Progress to End Tax Evasion

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes published today [9 new peer review…

Scholarships Offered for Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) Designation

BFSB and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas once again are partnering to provide two full scholarships for the Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation offered by the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

ICCIE was developed in…

COB Transition to University Status Underway

The College of The Bahamas (COB) recently hosted a “transformational project launch” ceremony. This project is the refocusing and reframing of the COB as the University of The Bahamas, and is well underway.

Speaking at the launch, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said a…

Timothy Colclough Appointed Managing Director, Butterfield Bahamas

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) today announced that Timothy J. Colclough has been named Managing Director of Butterfield Trust (Bahamas) Limited. He replaces Julien Martel who retired from the company on 27 February 2015.

Originally from Jersey, Mr.…