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Bahamas Tourism Business Reopened to the world -More than 24,000 new stopover arrivals in Grand Bahama already!

Bahamas Tourism Business Reopened to the world -More than 24,000 new stopover arrivals in Grand Bahama already!
Tourism is back on the upswing! NEW NON-STOP SERVICE FROM WESTERN CANADA TO FREEPORT Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe addresses media in Vancouver, Canada VANCOUVER, BC — Tourism officials are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to Grand Bahama Island due to the introduction of new weekly direct flights into Freeport from two Canada gateways. Residents of Western Canada... 

Businesses Should Make it Clear They are VAT Registered

Dear Sir, The government of The Bahamas has made it clear that ALL businesses of The Bahamas that net a profit of over $100,00.00 per annum are to register and CLEARLY display their registration document so consumers can see. The government wants Bahamian consumers to know, upfront, exactly which shops are allowed to add on the 7.5% Value Added Tax to store prices. If consumers doubt that they... 

Breaking News >>> New York has its first Ebola patient – and he lives in Harlem!

Breaking News >>> New York has its first Ebola patient - and he lives in Harlem!
BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW OUT OF NEW YORK CONFIRMS EBOLA HAS HIT THE CITY! >>> Doctor tests positive for Ebola at New York hospital – BP IS LIVE!!!! Police officers stand outside the home of Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. Spencer tested positive for... 

Tribune says Robert Meyers was a victim – But they didn’t believe the same for Ishmael Lightbourne!

Meyers had to pay a $5,000 fine after being found in Contempt of Court back in 2012! He also paid a $10,000 fine for defrauding Customs – IS THIS LEARNED BEHAVIOUR? Meyers failed to declare the true value of the vehicle... Mr. Robert Meyers Nassau, Bahamas – Monday’s Tribune business section was interesting this week. It questioned why the man who defraud the government of the Bahamas,... 

VAT Family Island Clinics To Begin

Education on VAT continues through the country… The Value Added Tax (VAT) Implementation Team along with a team from the Business License Department will be hosting a series of registration clinics in the Family Islands beginning on October 29th. The first clinic is scheduled for Marsh Harbour, Abaco next Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be held at the Bahamas Government Complex beginning at... 

Ryan Pinder remarks at The Nassau Conference: Engaging In A Transparent World

The new laughingstock of the Bahamas! Minister Pinder is now questioned by BP as to if he is willing to uphold the laws of the Bahamas! Nassau, Bahamas – Remarks by Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, Minister Of Financial Services on the Occasion of the Nassau Conference delivered on 22nd October, 2014— “A Policy Perspective, Engaging In A Transparent World”: Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed... 

Canada, which issued a travel warning on the Bahamas, now has its own homegrown day of terror and crime

Canada, which issued a travel warning on the Bahamas, now has its own homegrown day of terror and crime
Gunshots in the Canadian Parliament? Police officers take cover near Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2014. BAHAMAS STATEMENT: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the public that The Bahamas High Commission Building in Ottawa, Canada and other buildings in the general vicinity including the Canadian Parliament were on lock-down earlier today due to... 

Financial Services Industry’ Annual Essay & Speech Competition

Financial Services Industry’ Annual Essay & Speech Competition
Working Group members - and sponsors of the competitions - accepting the donation of laptops from Bahamas Business Solutions Limited’s Assistant Manager. Left to right are Fredricka Bowe, Bahamas Financial Services Board; Anissa Dean, BBSL; Jennifer Duncombe, HR representative from KPMG; and Zoe Powell, SEO, Ministry of Education. Missing from the photo are Alanna McCartney and Tanya Woodside,... 

The Work of Bahamas Public Servants to be Honoured

The Work of Bahamas Public Servants to be Honoured
During a press conference Monday, October 20, at the Ministry of the Public Service, Minister of Labour and National Insurance and of the Ministry of the Public Service the Hon. Shane Gibson shed light on the week of activities aimed at highlighting the work of Public Servants. Pictured from left are Elise Delancy, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Insurance; Mr. Gibson, and Jocelyn... 

One found dead on American Vessel carrying over 100 Haitian Nationals in Exuma – WHAT IN DA HELL IS DIS? WHAT DID DA MAN DIE FROM?

One found dead on American Vessel carrying over 100 Haitian Nationals in Exuma - WHAT IN DA HELL IS DIS? WHAT DID DA MAN DIE FROM?
NEWS BREAKING RIGHT NOW >>>> Migrants crammed on the smaller Defense Force Vessel. New vessels and stronger patrols by the Defence Force are reaping results… Exuma, Bahamas — Authorities are now wondering how did some 100 plus illegal Haitian Nationals ended up on board of an American vessel with a dead man onboard. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended over one hundred... 
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