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Public Notice: United Nations Security Council Sanctions Update for Haiti

Published: Tuesday October 24th, 2023

Public Notice

United Nations Security Council Sanctions Update for Haiti


Pursuant to Section 3A of the International Obligations (Economic & Ancillary Measures) Amendment Act, 2019, supervised financial institutions (“SFIs”) and the general public are hereby informed that, the United Nations Security Council (“UN Security Council”) has made the following updates:

Extension of UN Security Council Sanctions on Haiti (19 October 2023)

Amendment of One Entry on the Haiti Sanctions List (20 October 2023)

The measures on Haiti were first imposed by Resolution 2653 (2022), relating to travel ban, asset freeze, and targeted arms embargo.

Request for Information

The Central Bank hereby requires that all SFIs licensed in The Bahamas, as a matter of high priority, review their client records to determine whether or not they hold funds, other financial assets or economic resources which are either owned or controlled directly or indirectly by the persons or entities listed on the Sanctions List or any person acting on their behalf or at their discretion, and report both positive and negative findings to the Central Bank.

Any positive findings (“hits”) are required to be reported to the Financial Intelligence Unit and the Attorney General.

Queries or responses to this notice should be addressed to:


The Analytics Unit

Bank Supervision Department

Central Bank of The Bahamas

Email: [email protected]



Issued: 24 October 2023