Bahamian visits to the United States dropped more than any other international visitors, while overall travel to the U.S. increased.
Topic: United States
Bank secrecy laws in The Bahamas are thwarting efforts to recoup money that was stolen by Bernie Madoff and hidden in the Bahamas, allegedly in concert with crooked Bahamian bankers.
Colton Harris-Moore, 19, accused of stealing planes and fleeing from US to Bahamas, will face five criminal charges.
The Bahamas and the United States recommitted efforts to fighting the illicit drug trade, which has impacted the economic and social lives of both countries for more than three decades.
Syndey Williams, former US Ambassador to The Bahamas and husband of allegedly corrupt US legislator Maxine Waters, is embroiled in another scandal involving questionable payments from a lobbyist.
Biggety straw vendor, awaiting sentencing in New York, could face 12 to 18 months in prison.
Obama’s Travel Promotion Act seeks to promote the United States as a tourism and travel destination all over the world but this increased competition from the world’s economic power house may not bode well for the Bahamas already-struggling tourism product.
Miss United States, Alexandria Mills, has won the Miss World crown for 2010, defeating more than 100 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony in southern China.
The dollar weakened, touching a 15-year low against the yen, amid skepticism the Group of 20 pledge to avoid devaluations will stem the U.S. currency’s decline.