Ministry of Finance Statement: European Union removes The Bahamas from tax watchlist

February 18, 2020By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News, Latest

‘The Bahamas’ financial services industry is stable and governed by a sound regulatory regime’ The European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council completely removed The Bahamas from its List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes, at their meeting in Brussels today. In a statement this morning, the EU confirmed that The Bahamas has implemented the … Read More

Bahamas Open for Business as Financial Services Sector Turns Sights on Middle Eastern and Northern African Market

December 4, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News, Latest

The Bahamas Financial Services Board in collaboration with the Ministry of Financial Services hosted a successful briefing in Dubai, UAE on Monday November 18th. The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, who led the Bahamas delegation, in his opening address informed attendees that: “Bahamians are warm people who value … Read More

Bahamas Financial Services Board Sponsors STEP Arabia in Dubai

November 27, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Education & Training, Events, Latest

The Bahamas Financial Services Board and The Ministry of Financial Services attended the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners Conference on Sunday November 17th on onboard the historical Queen Elizabeth 2 which is permanently moored in Port Rashid, Dubai.  The conference was well attended with over one hundred and thirty-five registered delegates. The delegates were … Read More

Bahamas Financial Services Industry tells the LatAm Market that The Bahamas is Open for Business whilst hosting two events in Brazil

October 25, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Government, Industry News, International Issues

The Bahamas Financial Services Board in collaboration with the Ministry of Financial Services hosted two successful briefings in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 14th and 17th. The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration addressed attendees and reaffirmed that The Bahamas is open for business and … Read More


September 3, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Bahamas Financial Services Board Date: September 3, 2019 Declaring the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Northern Bahamas, “an historic tragedy,” Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis led a NEMA press conference at The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) headquarters, yesterday September 2, 2019 as Dorian continued to impact … Read More

BFSB Hosts Its Annual International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) In Bimini

March 14, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB, BFSB News, Industry News

The Bahamas Financial Services Board hosted its annual International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) at the Hilton Resorts World Bimini on February 28th through March 2nd. Delegates heard from both local and international speakers. This year’s theme was, “Balancing Change with Continuity” which focused on giving delegates insight into the current regulatory environment and key … Read More

Statement from the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Regarding Financial Sector Reform

January 3, 2019By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Industry News, Latest

In an effort to enhance the Financial Services Sector, the Government of The Bahamas is developing a new framework aimed at strengthening industry regulations and protecting revenues to the Public Treasury. By demonstrating our commitment to global standards, we are working to maintain The Bahamas’ competitive edge as a global leader in the financial services … Read More

BFSB & Minister Symonette Visits Swiss Financial Institutions with a Presence in The Bahamas and Hosts Bahamas Forum in London

December 6, 2018By @BahamasFSBBFSB News, Events, Government, Industry News, Members in the News

Hon. Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Immigration, Trade and Industry recently  along with Tanya McCartney, CEO and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board , Mr. Michael Paton, Deputy Chairman of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas and past Chairman of BFSB, Mr. Ivan Hooper , Co-Chairman of The Association of International Banks … Read More