The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) is clamping down on individuals who are not fully complying with its professional conduct policy.
The Bahamas: Business
Minister of State for Finance, Zhivargo Laing, appeared before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Geneva, Switzerland to lay out and discuss the case for the Bahamas to become a member.
Customs officers busted a 20-foot container filled with Budweiser beer at the Arawak Cay dock after tips that a local business was falsely declaring its imports.
The communications industry in the Bahamas is expected to receive a technological thrust forward with the merging of two communications entities – Cable Bahamas and IndiGo Networks – in addition to the long awaited and inevitable privatisation of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
Dallas-based investor Gil Besing has acquired the Dunmore Beach Club, a historic beachfront hotel on Harbour Island, and plans significant renovations.
After serving a prison sentence in the United States, Bahamian Garvey Burrows was returned to The Bahamas and, thanks to assistance from the IOM Reintegration Project, was able to set up his own small business.
Dr Nicola Virgill-Rolle of The Bahamas has been elected Vice Chair of the Organization of American States (OAS) Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP) of the Permanent Council.
The Downtown Data Collection Project is set to begin on September 20 and seeks to create a single database of all businesses, services, buildings and stakeholders in the downtown community while providing information on the mix and make up of elements in the city.
A major international investor has written to trade officials suggesting that a dysfunctional judicial system should prohibit the Bahamas from obtaining full WTO membership.