Minister of Financial Services said that the Bahamas will achieve compliance under the US Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by negotiating and entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement.
The Bahamas: Politics
A street which had been named in honour of Frank Edgecombe, former MP for Fox Hill, had been spelled wrong and has now been corrected.
Police officers were ordered to remove FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis from the House of Assembly this morning after he refused to leave his seat.
Former PLP Chairman Andrew “Dud” Maynard criticised his former party for failing to recognise the contributions of past politicians, such as Cecil Wallace-Whitfield and Arthur Foulkes.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash accused Prime Minister Christie of “waffling” and hiding information about the government’s negotiations with Cable & Wireless to regain the majority shares in BTC.
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman is pleased to welcome the U.S. Embassy’s newest diplomat, Ms. Neda A. Brown who assumed her role as Embassy Nassau’s Public Affairs Officer in July, 2013.
The Bahamas becomes the first country in the entire Caribbean and only the second country among all TSA preclearance locations worldwide to implement the program.
Prime Minister Perry Christie said his government has made no decision on whether to amend the Lotteries and Gaming Act to allow Bahamians to gamble in casinos.
The US Embassy in collaboration with Campbell Shipping Company and Clipper Group Management commemorated the signing of a Counter Piracy Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and The Bahamas Government.