FAQs

Banker and Advisor to Government

What should I do if I've lost my Bahamas Government Registered Stock certificate?

If you have lost your Bahamas Government Registered Stock (BGRS) certificate the following procedure must be observed:

  1. The stockholder must advertise, in at least one of the daily newspapers, that the stock certificate has been lost.

  2. This advertisement must run for no less than three days.

  3. The stockholder should then submit to the Central Bank, a letter of request for a replacement certificate.

  4. Clippings of the advertisement with publication dates clearly indicated, should accompany this letter as proof that the certificate loss was duly advertised.

The Bank would then publish a notice of the certificate loss in the official Gazette. Within one month of this publication, a new stock certificate can be issued.


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  2. How are Treasury bill rates determined?
  3. How does the Treasury bill tender operate?
  4. How do I buy Bahamas Government Registered Stock?
  5. What if I needed to sell my Bahamas Government Registered Stock?
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  7. Can I use my Bahamas Government Registered Stock as collateral if I needed to get a loan?
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  9. How has the National Debt changed over the past few years?


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