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Public Notice: United Nations Security Council Sanctions Updates

Published: Tuesday December 19th, 2023

Public Notice

United Nations Security Council Sanctions Updates


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 updated its Sanctions List as follows:

Al-Shabaab Sanctions Regime Renewal(1 December 2023)

Please also take note that this UNSCR 2713 (2023) follows on from the UNSCR 751 (1992) - see link below:


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:


Analytics Unit
Bank Supervision Department
Central Bank of The Bahamas
Email: [email protected]



Issued: 19 December, 2023