We are pleased to advise that On Friday 7 January 2022, the European Commission adopted a new regulation to update the EU AML Blacklist, including delisting The Bahamas from the List of Third-country Jurisdictions which have Strategic Deficiencies in their AML/CFT Regimes (AML Blacklist). It has now been shared with the European Parliament and Council … Read More
“Today, The Bahamas is Compliant with 18 Recommendations and Largely Compliant with 20 Recommendations, positioning the country in the top tier amongst FATF and FATF-Style Regional Body global network.” RE: THE BAHAMAS 4 TH FOLLOW UP REPORT The Bahamas has been under enhanced monitoring since the adoption of its Mutual Evaluation Report by the Caribbean Financial Action Task … Read More
The Bahamas Financial Services Board sponsored the Latin America ESG Summit in Miami, Florida at the Conrad Hotel. The conference, which was held on September 23rd, was The Bahamas Financial Services Board’s first in person event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference was well attended by over one hundred and fifty wealth … Read More
The Bahamas Removed from the French List of Non-Cooperative States and Territories in Tax Matters. Source: Central Communications Unit, Ministry of Finance Date: March 8, 2021 Contact: MOFcomms@bahamas.gov.bs The Government of France has removed The Bahamas from the French list of non-cooperative states and territories in tax matters. The list, which is updated annually by … Read More
February 16th, 2021-The Bahamas Financial Services Board will once again be sponsoring the 2021 World Captive Forum (WCF) Event. This year BFSB will be a platinum sponsor. Celebrating its 30th year, the 2021 World Captive Forum will be hosted virtually for the first time on February 24th-25th, 2021. A domicile neutral conference, the World Captive … Read More
BRIEFING DOCUMENT PREPARED BY: BAHAMAS NATIONAL IDENTIFIED RISK FRAMEWORK COORDINATOR SEPTEMBER 24th, 2020 Executive Summary INTRODUCTION There have been tremendous efforts made to address all concerns of the CFATF and the FATF Regarding The Bahamas’ Anti Money laundering, counter financing of terrorism and counter proliferation (AML/CFT/CFP) framework – legislative, regulatory and enforcement landscapes have been … Read More
The Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration hosted a successful and engaging virtual symposium on 20th May, 2020 under the theme “An Opportunity for Advancement, Innovation and Creativity”. The purpose of this symposium was to inform industry stakeholders of the Ministry’s initiatives to address the COVID-19 crisis and to engage discussions on … Read More
The Office of the Attorney General of The Bahamas today issued a Q & A Document outlining the stated criteria for the proposed inclusion of The Bahamas on a recent European Union listing and The Bahamas response.