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THE FINANCIAL SERVICES BILLS NIXED BY THE PLP

The Nassau Guardian caused problems for PLPs when they ran a headline which suggested that the PLPs in the Senate went in a different direction from the PLPs in the House on the four Financial Services Bills. The Senators utilized the review jurisdiction of the Senate after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition on […]

Sean McWeeney On The Financial Services Sector

Former Attorney General Sean McWeeney since his retirement from active politics has been developing an expertise in trust law and in the financial services sector.  He gave a speech on 18 September 2018 at a recent conference on the sector in New Providence that outlined a profile of the sector and where it’s headed.  He […]

Michael Halkitis Trashes Financial Sec Marlon Johnson

  From Former Minister of State Michael Halkitis On Allegations of Understating The Budget By The Now Financial Secretary For Immediate Release 26 June 2018 I have read the following in the press this morning attributed to the Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson: “Travel generally, they had it centralized, [which] made for indiscriminate spending,” he said […]

SOME SAGE ADVICE FOR MARLON JOHNSON FINANCIAL SEC

On Saturday 9 June, Marlon Johnson, the Financial Secretary got himself into a position where he was apologizing for what appeared to be a slight to workers in the hotel sector and to those recently dismissed by the government.  He appeared to say on television in an interview on Friday 8 June with Clint Watson […]

JAMES SMITH: NOT SO FAST ON FINANCIAL SERVICES BILLS

(Tribune business Friday 27 April 2018) James Smith, the former Central Bank Governor and Minister State for Finance decried the speed with which The Bahamas is moving  to establish a beneficial share registry and other financial services sector reforms.  He thinks that we are getting little in return for doing the work of others.  We […]