***…and celebrates its
People, Partners and the Pursuit of Excellence***

With a decade of contribution to the development and advancement of the local financial services sector, the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) marks this milestone anniversary with a celebration of the people, partners, and the pursuit of excellence within the industry.

Initiatives planned to commemorate the occasion include the launching of a banner on West Bay Street, a radio and television show, and – to cap off the celebrations – a Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction set for November 22nd, 2008. Board Director and Anniversary Committee Chair Suzanne Black says, *“Given these challenging times, I think it’s important that we stop and recognise our accomplishments. We hope and would encourage all financial industry participants and friends of the industry to join the celebrations.”*

CEO & Executive Director, Wendy Warren, points out that *“BFSB has been privileged to assist in the development and marketing of the financial services industry for the last 10 years.”* She further maintains that any success achieved is a result of the partnership between the public and private sectors and their respective determination to improve the business environment in The Bahamas, *”BFSB is very thankful for the stakeholders of our financial services sector; they contribute so much, many times without being asked and without complaint”.*

Ms. Black thanks the sponsors of the November 22nd event, including Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour, Antonius Roberts Studios, Bahamasair, Bahamas Business Solutions Limited, Bahamas Ferries, Bimini Bay Resort & Marina, British Airways, British Colonial Hilton Nassau, BTC, Café Matisse, Coin of the Realm Limited, Colombian Emeralds International, Custom Computers Limited, Emerald Palms, Four Seasons Resort, Impressions, John Bull Limited, Old Fort Bay Club, SkyBahamas Airline, The Skin Centre and Windermere Day Spa & Salon.

BFSB, a private-public partnership, officially began operations in July 1998. Currently, it has more than 160 members from the banking, trust, investment advisory services, insurance, and investment fund administration sectors; as well as legal, accounting and management professionals. For a complete list of BFSB members, click on to the Service Providers feature on this home page.

More information on the 10th Anniversary Celebrations can be had by contacting BFSB at 326-7001 or by email, link provided below.