The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands spanning over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis featuring 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays and boasts the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. You can see your toes as easily as you can see the world’s third largest barrier reef.
We invite you to explore all of our islands. One step and you will realize that our beauty extends far beyond our extraordinary natural wonders. It is the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people. The unique sounds of our rich culture. The warm hospitality of our heritage and our colourful history.
Over the past eighty (80) years The Bahamas has established itself as a leader in the international financial services arena. This leadership position can be attributed to the country’s strategic positioning to the United States and Canada, its continuous advancement in infrastructure and technology, its sound regulatory framework, and a large cadre of well trained professionals. As we continue to keep pace in this dynamic economy, the Ministry of Financial Services Trade & Industry, and Immigration (The Ministry) is committed to continually finding ways to stay on the cutting edge and maintaining our respect and integrity in this competitive global financial environment.
The Ministry of Financial Services Trade & Industry and Immigration was a major sponsor of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) LATAM Conference held in Cartagena, Colombia during the period 28th - 29th September, 2017. The STEP LATAM Conference is the premier forum for the Latin American market. Businesses and Governments are afforded the opportunity to network and make peer-to-peer connections with a diverse group of wealth management professionals, speakers, service providers and diplomats who are leaders of financial services within the region.