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Capital market boost from Depository site

The Bahamas Central Securities Depository’s (BCSD) new website will allow shareholders to have instant access to critical information on Bahamian publicly-traded companies, its president telling Tribune Business that educating and informing investors is key to growing the capital markets.

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'Highly efficient' Bahamas: OECD praises 85% tax mark

The Bahamas has been praised by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) for the “highly efficient manner” in which it deals with tax information requests, processing 85 per cent within six months of receipt.

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Ex-AG: 'We're up to' coping with automatic tax information

An ex-Attorney General believes the financial services industry will survive even if the automatic exchange of tax information becomes the global standard, warning that this nation “can’t stand apart” from the initiative.

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Realtors in Gov't 'site inspection'

In a site inspection that was anything but routine, a Bahamian real estate company’s staff toured the Bahamas.gov.bs website through a presentation by the Department of Information Technology.

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‘Freedom of Information recommendations ignored by government’

THE Organisation for Responsible government says numerous recommendations from civil society on how to improve the Freedom of Information Act has been disregarded by the Christie Administration.

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MP stresses need to protect journalists

MP stresses need to protect journalists By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net MEMBER of Parliament for West End and Bimini Obie Wilchcombe yesterday stressed the need for legislation to protect "the rights and liberties" of j

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MP stresses need to protect journalists

MP stresses need to protect journalists By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net MEMBER of Parliament for West End and Bimini Obie Wilchcombe yesterday stressed the need for legislation to protect "the rights and liberties" of j

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Taking security beyond the passwords, firewalls

Deloitte’s Shavonne Smith warns companies to extend prevention further than access control

It may be fair to wonder, especially if a Board member does not have a professional information technology (IT) background, whether asking management about specific security measures might invite jargon-ridden replies that leave the director no wiser than before.

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Freedom of information network launched

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – For the first time, Caribbean governments and civil society came together to discuss access to information and public participation in governance at a landmark conference here March 20-21.

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IMF fears 13,500 missed benefits

Some 13,500 "informal economy" workers may have missed out on COVID unemployment benefits, the IMF said yesterday, adding that "execution fell short" on some government assistance initiatives.

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‘A lot of deficiencies’ in DNA information plan

A LOCAL civic group has commended the Democratic National Alliance for its effort to draft a Right to Information document, but told The Tribune there are still “a lot of deficiencies” to be overcome if it is to be adapted and legislated.

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DPM acknowledges tax exchange 'fall-out'

The Bahamas has no choice but to comply with international tax information exchange standards if it is to avoid ‘blacklistings’ and other negative impacts for the financial services sector.K P Turnquest, the Deputy Prime Minister, told a Securities C

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Prepare now for the tax compliance tide

On October 29, 2014, some 51 countries from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) ‘Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes’, and the G-20 countries, endorsed a new Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters.

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Bahamas' 27 tax deals face new G-20 pressures

The Bahamas will likely come under immediate pressure to convert its existing 27 Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) into the ‘automatic sharing’ variety, after the G-20 last week “eliminated all doubt” that is now its goal.

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Freedom of Information Bill ‘a missed opportunity’

IN spite of the government’s highly touted consultation process for its Freedom of Information Bill, more than 20 civil society organisations have declared the document tabled in the House of Assembly last week a “missed opportunity”.

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MARKETING REVOLUTION: Giving 'what', not 'how' can create big pay-off

I do not follow the motto that “you get what you pay for”. I think one of the problems that many businesses face is that they charge before they give value. For example, I am in the consulting business. One of the best things about writing this column is when people stop me and ask me for advice on business or marketing, or an idea that they have. I view this as a great opportunity for themselves and me.

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Man wanted for questioning

POLICE are asking for information concerning the whereabouts of Gerard Nairn.

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Freedom of Information legislation ‘not a quick process’

THE implementation of the government’s Freedom of Information legislation will “not be a quick process,” State Minister of Legal Affairs Damian Gomez said yesterday, adding that the government anticipates incurring “significant costs” to implement it.

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Gibson: No details on N.H.I. till I'm ready

LABOUR and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson said yesterday that he will divulge details about National Health Insurance “when all information is available” and that he won’t give “bits and pieces” of information when asked.

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Papers, please

Suggestion: A combination card that holds three sets of information of each Canadian Citizen: