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CDB delegates treated to a lively Bahamian welcome
May 18, 2010
CDB delegates treated to a lively Bahamian welcome

A Junkanoo performance, delicious local cuisine and warm Bahamian hospitality greeted delegates attending the 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

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May 18, 2010
CDB has increased funds in its portfolio by 150 per cent

In a significant move that gives the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) more lending power, the CDB has announced a 150 per cent increase of funds in its portfolio.

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Bahamas Government signs 10,109.000 loan
May 18, 2010
Bahamas Government signs $10,109.000 loan

The signing of a loan of intent for infrastructure projects in two Family Islands supports The Bahamas Government’s “Family Islands Transport Sector Enhancement Project”, the Hon Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said

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Historic Jacaranda House to Play Host to Great Bahamian Seafood Wine Festival Opening Night
May 19, 2010
Historic Jacaranda House to Play Host to Great Bahamian Seafood & Wine Festival Opening Night

Seafood connoisseurs will have the chance to experience some of the island's finest cuisine, entertainment, wine and art at a unique historic landmark Friday, May 28 during the launch of the Great Bahamian Seafood & Wine Festival. Blending the old with the new, the gala event at Jacaranda House will simultaneously showcase the town's top culinary art and rich history. Some 500 guests are expected ...

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CDB has become a leader in national and regional economic policy, 	says Bank President
May 19, 2010
CDB has become a leader in national and regional economic policy, says Bank President

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has emerged more in the past two decades, as a leading institution in national and regional economic policy, said the Bank’s President Dr Compton Bourne

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Bahamian government set to sue as oil fears grow
May 20, 2010
Bahamian government set to sue as oil fears grow

As the likelihood of The Bahamas being affected by the gulf coast oil spill increases,

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Minister of State for Finance Laing concluded CDB held productive meeting
May 25, 2010
Minister of State for Finance Laing concluded CDB held productive meeting

Minister of State for Finance the Hon Zhivargo Laing concluded that the 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank was very productive.
Mr Laing served as Chairman of the Board and presided over the sessions held the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on Cable Beach, from May 19 - 20, 2010.

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2010/2011 Budget Communication
May 26, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Communication

Mr. Speaker, this is the 33rd Budget Exercise in which I will have participated in this Parliament as an MP; the 14th as the Prime Minister and the 6th as Minister of Finance. Such extensive experience in this country’s fiscal affairs has enabled me to observe the many ebbs and flows of economic life in The Bahamas and the attempts by successive Ministers of Finance to grapple with them. I have ...

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2010/2011 Budget Debate - MP Kwasi Thompson
June 02, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate - MP Kwasi Thompson

This contribution is by far been one the most difficult communications I have ever presented to this Parliament. It has not been easy to absorb all that is in this budget and then to present my reasons to support it I will admit took some effort. I say this being painfully aware of the difficulties people are facing. I understand that more people are unemployed,

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June 02, 2010
Fees Payable by Retail Banks - PM's Budget Debate Contribution

MINISTRY OF FINANCE FEES PAYABLE BY RETAIL BANKS for 2009/2010 and 2010/2011.

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June 02, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate Contribution - Minister Earl Deveaux

commend the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister and his team for their leadership and competence in finalizing the budget.

I especially single out

The Prime Minister for continuing to engage every corner of The Bahamas as he seeks solutions to the challenges before us. I have never heard of a man having so many people and being so available. Contrary to the view expressed publicly. I know that ...

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2010/2011 Budget Debate Contribution - Minister Larry Cartwright
June 10, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate Contribution - Minister Larry Cartwright

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour once again for me to make a presentation to this Honourable House relative to the national budget.

The book of Ecclesiastes records that "there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven".

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Ground Broken for COB’s Graduate Business Centre
June 11, 2010

The College of The Bahamas reached another milestone on Thursday, June 10 when it broke ground for its Graduate Business Centre. The centre will be named after businessman and former College Council Chairman, Franklyn R. Wilson, the College’s largest individual donor. The centre’s main lecture theatre will bear the name of Royal Bank of Canada, the College’s largest corporate donor.

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Soon to be Sir Sol Kerzner
June 14, 2010
Soon to be Sir Sol Kerzner

Government House announced today that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously conferred honours on the under-mentioned persons for exemplary services to the country in the Birthday Honours List 2010

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June 14, 2010
Venture fund's $5m 'exhausted'

The Government-sponsored venture capital fund has exhausted the $5 million allocated to it to finance Bahamian entrepreneurs and small businesses, Tribune Business was told, its administrator suggesting that the annual $1 million allocation be "doubled" to meet demand.

Jerome Gomez, who is also a partner at the Baker Tilly Gomez accounting firm, said the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund, wh...

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BMA expansion navigates Bahamas into a private cruising destination
June 16, 2010
BMA expansion navigates Bahamas into a private cruising destination

The Bahamas Maritime Authority is the future industry destined to be the biggest contributor to The Bahamas’ economy. Along with Tourism and Banking, the BMA will promote the archipelago nation as a private cruising destination.

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Government is urged: Charge more for US base
June 18, 2010
Government is urged: Charge more for US base

The Government should have increased the rent paid by the US administration to lease the Andros-based AUTEC base, a former leading banker told Tribune Business yesterday, arguing that this and other creative measures could have avoided the pain imposed by the Budget's $100 million worth of tax increases.

Al Jarrett, former head of FINCO and an ex-Bank of the Bahamas International chairman, said...

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June 21, 2010
Experts to probe oil spill reports

Sightings of suspected oil in the seas around The Bahamas from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be investigated by scientists setting out on a five-day expedition to Cay Sal and Bimini on Monday.

The team of International Maritime Organization (IMO) scientists and volunteers will take sediment samples and test them on the Defence Force vessel HMS Bahamas to confirm or deny the presence of o...

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Oil Spill Contingency Committee says no signs of contamination in Bahamian waters
June 21, 2010
Oil Spill Contingency Committee says no signs of contamination in Bahamian waters

The Bahamas National Oil Spill Contingency Committee chairman William Weeks said there is no evidence that any of the oil contaminated water in the Gulf of Mexico has impacted Bahamian waters.

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June 22, 2010

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce celebrates Chamber Week 2010, under the theme, “Business Unusual” from Tuesday, June 22nd to Friday, June 25th.
The exciting week-long activities will be held at the Hilton British Colonial Hotel starting with a Mix ‘N Mingle Cocktail Reception on Tuesday at 6:30pm with entertainment by Tingum Dem.

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June 23, 2010
Broker blasted for supervision failing

A Securities Commission disciplinary panel has fined CFAL, the broker/dealer arm of the former Colina Financial Group (CFG), $10,000 after finding it breached the Securities Industry Act's regulations by failing to properly supervise a former employee who effected an improper share trading scheme involving Commonwealth Bank stock.

The three-man panel, whose decision has been obtained by Tribune...

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Minister says Bright Future for Bahamian Competitive Swimming
June 25, 2010
Minister says Bright Future for Bahamian Competitive Swimming

Acting Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture and Minister of Education the Hon. Desmond Bannister said, on June 24, 2010, that the future of competitive swimming in The Bahamas continues to look “very, very promising.”

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Scientific expedition at Cay Sal Bank comes to end
June 28, 2010
Scientific expedition at Cay Sal Bank comes to end

The HMBS Nassau is due to return to Prince George Wharf Saturday marking the end of a six-day scientific expedition to the Cay Sal Bank.

Experts from the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Department of Marine Resources and the College of the Bahamas (COB) will return with sand and air samples to be tested for oil contamination from the Gulf of Mexico spill as well as added knowledge about the diver...

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Minister Lauds Bahamas Hosting of International Chess Tournament
June 28, 2010
Minister Lauds Bahamas Hosting of International Chess Tournament

Acting Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture and Minister of Education the Hon. Desmond Bannister said, on June 25, 2010, the sport of Chess has positively impacted both the reputation of The Bahamas internationally, and the lives of countless individuals, who by virtue of their love and commitment to the advancement of the sport, have evidenced the many testimonies within his Ministry’s archives

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Andros children aiming to turn crabs into computers
July 08, 2010
Andros children aiming to turn crabs into computers

MANGROVE CAY, Andros - An island administrator in has rolled out an innovative

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July 13, 2010
Statement on Passing of John Kenning - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

My colleagues and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. John Kenning, O.B.E. just five months following the passing his late wife Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Kelly Kenning O.B.E.

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Executives of CITIBank paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister
July 16, 2010
Executives of CITIBank paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister

Senior executives of CITIBank paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham at the Cabinet Office on Thursday, July 15, where Mr. Ingraham was brought up to to speed on the plans to celebrate 50 years of the bank's presence in The Bahamas. The Prime Minister was also apprised of the Bank's commitment to the country's economy moving forward. Pictured from left are: Valentino Gallo, Margare...

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Marketing workshop for Bahamian artisans
July 26, 2010
Marketing workshop for Bahamian artisans

A week-long export marketing and development workshop for Bahamian artisans opened at the Wyndham Nassau Resort on Monday

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July 30, 2010
(TRAILER) Alliance Francaise des Bahamas CLUB CINE

CINE CLUB -

4, West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

First Friday of every month at 6:30 pm at our office

4, West Bay Street,

see a

French movie in VO with English subtitles.

"Stupeur et Trembements" on

Friday,

August 6

, 2010 - 6:30 pm

 -

Société Générale Private Banking Building

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August 02, 2010
Minister of Education speaks at the Royal Bank of Canada Summer Arts Workshop

Nassau, Bahamas -

Minister of Education
the Hon. T. Desmond Bannister is pictured speaking at the Royal Bank
of Canada Summer Arts Workshop closing ceremony and presentations 
at the Mall at Marathon on Friday, July 30, 2010.  

(BIS Photos: Derek
Smith)

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