Friday, June 22, 2018

Bahamas ‘web shop’ tax hikes claim first shop closures

By Steven Stradbrooke

Online gambling operators in the Bahamas have begun laying off staff as the government shows no signs of budging on its plans to dramatically hike gaming taxes.

On Wednesday, the Bahamas Tribune reported that local ‘web shop’ operator A Sure Win had announced the closure of 11 of its venues, which offer access to online lottery and casino games via computer terminals. The closures, which will happen at the end of the month, will result in around 50 staffers losing their jobs.  Read more >>

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PM says Bahamas is uniquely positioned to quickly become jurisdiction of choice for Blockchain companies

Dear Readers,

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis says Grand Bahama is the ideal location in The Bahamas to support the establishment and growth of a technology cluster of blockchain, and other software companies that can jumpstart the technology industry in The Bahamas.

In spite of the challenges that come with establishing and growing a technology sector, Prime Minister Minnis said that The Bahamas is uniquely positioned to quickly become the jurisdiction of choice for technology companies, particularly blockchain technology companies, and fintech solution providers. 

Noura in her own words: Teen who killed rapist husband shares her story

Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein, who is on death row for killing her 35-year-old husband, in a case that has sparked international outrage, has spoken out for the first time about her forced marriage, and the rape and struggle that happened when she stabbed him.

The teenager's story has put a spotlight on forced marriage and marital rape in Sudan, where the legal age to enter into marriage is 10 and marital rape is not a crime.  Read more >>

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bahamas pegged to be ‘silicon capital’ of the Caribbean

Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis

Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened the first Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in Grand Bahama yesterday where he indicated that The Bahamas has the potential to soon be the “Silicon Capital” for technology in the Caribbean region.

During his address, Dr. Minnis emphasized that there is no reason why blockchain technology companies have their eyes on global markets, cannot “have their base of operations here in The Bahamas.”  Read more >>
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Different View of The Bahamas

Duke MFA grad Tamika Galanis wants to document the Bahamas rarely seen by outsiders

Photos from Tamika Galanis' family album in the Bahamas.

By Eric Ferreri

Scrolling through an Instagram feed promoting her native Bahamas, Tamika Galanis shakes her head at glossy images of pristine beaches, stunning sunsets, fancy sailboats and girls in bikinis.

She finds it infuriating and phony.

“The beach I swim in doesn’t look like this,” she says. “There are no yachts or seaplanes. This is the visitor experience.”  Read more >>