Bahamas Must Change the Way it Does Business

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette, said that measures must be taken to keep the country on the competitive edge of the Financial Services sector.   The Minister made the statement while delivering opening remarks at the Association of International Banks and Trusts (AIBT) Nassau Conference, which was held October 4 at Baha Mar Arts & Entertainment Centre.“Changing the way we do business must be our focus in both private and public sectors because what we are doing now is just not enough,” said Minister Symonette.   “We must be forward thinking to open our economy so that we can advance ourselves.”He applauded the AIBT for sponsoring the Nassau Conferences and their “collaborative efforts” with industry stakeholders along with the Ministry to ensure that The Bahamas remains a premier international financial centre in this jurisdiction.Commenting on their theme, ‘Business Unusual’, he said that it was “most relevant” to The Bahamas at this time.“We recognize that there are many untapped opportunities out there and my Ministry is open to the voices of our private and public sectors,” he said.   “Together we must be the catalyst to develop solutions to create opportunities to enact change and grow our economy. “He said that it was his “vision” that this shift in mindset would allow for a more competitive environment which would start with legislative reforms that would be superior to or on par with competing jurisdictions.“This shift has to be centered around changing the way we transact business in this country.   My Ministry has identified some quick fixes which will allow for ways to open the door to the global economy.”He listed four things that can be done to enhance the country’s position.   These four areas include: development of more innovative products and services to attract a new client base; revamping of government agencies to provide for a more efficient and productive customer experience to both local and international clients; relaxing and amending of the immigration process; and allowance for the exchange of professionals.“We see an opportunity in the legal profession in the area of International Arbitration lending to expertise in trust and maritime business,” he said.The conference featured speakers from a cross-section of professionals representing financial jurisdictions both local and international.   Topics included: The Global Marketplace; Global Regulation of Financial Services; Planning In Uncertain Times; Business Unusual; and An Actionable Framework for Success in The Bahamas.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo caption: Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette addresses the AIBT Nassau Conference on the theme, ‘Business Unusual’, October 4, 2017 at Baha Mar Arts & Entertainment Centre.(BIS Photo)last_img read more

Missing 3yearold boy in Linda Vista found after intensive fivehour search

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:59 PM Posted: October 9, 2018 Missing 3-year-old boy in Linda Vista found after intensive five-hour search October 9, 2018 , KUSI Newsroom , KUSI Newsroom, **UPDATE** Thank you to everyone for their help. Kevin Serrano has been safely located.— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) October 9, 2018After initial police investigations, officials have determined Maria Flores provided police with false information on her son’s welfare. According to the latest press release, Flores was arrested for 148.3(a) PC (filing a false police report), and was booked in to jail on the charge. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A toddler who went missing under “highly unusual” circumstances in Linda Vista Tuesday was found unharmed following an intensive five-hour search of the neighborhood just north of Mission Valley, a police lieutenant said.The exhaustive efforts to find 3-year-old Kevin Serrano began in the late morning and continued into the mid-afternoon, when the boy was “safely located,” according to San Diego police. It was not immediately clear where the errant tyke turned up.Officers scoured streets, yards and canyons around the Serrano family’s home in the 2500 block of Ulric Street on foot, aboard patrol motorcycles and from above in a police helicopter. Search teams with scenting dogs also took part.The child’s mother reported him missing about 10:15 a.m., telling officers she had left him alone in a room in their apartment for about five minutes and returned to find him gone.The woman “frantically” searched the grounds of the complex for about 10 minutes before making a 911 call, Lt. Christian Sharp told reporters.“(We) have the helicopter and about 30-plus officers and more officers arriving in to continue the search,” Sharp said at midday.The brown-haired, roughly 35-pound boy, who was wearing blue “Cookie Monster” pajamas at the time of his disappearance, had no history of wandering away from home, the lieutenant told news crews.The child’s mother told police the front door to their apartment was closed but unlocked when she left the room her son was in and remained so when she returned to find him gone.“So this is highly unusual, and that’s why we’re taking this extremely seriously,” Sharp said.Shortly after 3 p.m., police announced that Kevin had been found. The agency did not immediately provide details about how and where he had been located.last_img read more

Trafalgars South Central America program now includes Cuba

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Trafalgar’s South & Central America program now includes Cuba Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Tags: Trafalgar TORONTO — There’s more to see and do in South and Central America next year, with Trafalgar’s 2018 program featuring 16 handcrafted trips to the region.Its South & Central America collection includes a number of notable highlights, including the tour operator’s debut in Cuba. The new nine-day ‘From Cuban Cigars to American Cars’ joins other dynamic itineraries that span Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile and Argentina, not to mention pre- and post-extensions to the Peruvian & Brazilian Amazon, Easter Island and a seven-day Galapagos Islands cruise.With the new program launch, clients can book their 2018 experience early and enjoy 10% savings.“There is a boundless energy to South & Central America that is truly intoxicating. Through this collection, we took special care to select experiences that would enable guests be part of that energy and vibrancy, rather than just mere spectators,” says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. “The result is a program packed with local experiences helmed by people who personify each destination’s essence such as passionate chef Ignacio, who shares his passion for Peruvian cooking on a gastronomic excursion in Lima.”More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthOther standout trips include the 11-day ‘Wonders of Patagonia’, which includes a stay at Remota Patagonia Lodge in Chile, an ‘Authentic Accommodation’, and the 10-day ‘Impressions of South America’, during which guests will spend four nights in Rio de Janeiro. The eight-day ‘Highlights of Peru’ is also a must-see, with visits to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Awakancha.To order the 2018 South & Central America brochure go to Travelweek Group Share Posted bylast_img read more