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Press Releases

07 Nov
Exchange Control Liberalisation - Foreign Currency Financing Survey

Exchange Control Liberalisation - Foreign Currency Financing Survey

18 Oct
Central Bank Corrects Public Debt to GDP Ratios

In October, 2016, the Central Bank published a revised version of the Quarterly Economic Review for June 2016.

11 Oct
Relaxation of Lending Guidelines for Hurricane Relief Facilities

In the aftermath of the damages caused by Hurricane Matthew, and to facilitate access by households and business to credit facilities for relief purposes, the Central Bank of The Bahamas announces the temporary relaxatio...

10 Oct
Central Bank Donates $200,000 towards Hurricane Matthew recovery; will match staff donations

The Central Bank of The Bahamas announces that it will make a $200,000 donation to recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Staff and other resources of the Bank will also be volunteered, to the extent possible, to...

04 Oct
Press Release - Closure for Hurricane Matthew



29 Sep
The Central Bank Urges Vigilance against attempts at banking fraud using spoofed Email Addresses

The Central Bank advises its licensees and the public to use extreme caution when receiving emails or other communications, with instructions to make payment or transfer of funds of behalf of their purported clients.

26 Sep
Circulation of New CRISP Evolution 10 Dollar Note

In-keeping with its commitment to refresh the design and security of its banknotes at least once every ten years, the Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the launch of its newest family of banknotes, CRISP...

20 Jul
Central Bank: No Imminent or Medium-Term Threat of Bahamian Dollar Devaluation

The Central Bank wishes to advise the public that contrary to speculation in today's local paper, there is no imminent or medium-term threat of devaluation of the Bahaman dollar. There are also no existing or emerging pr...

23 May
Annual Report & Statement of Accounts, 2015

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Annual Report, which includes a summary of the Bank's operations over the year, an analysis of regulatory developments affecting the financia...

29 Apr
Second Round Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Dormant Bank Accounts Administration Regime

The Central Bank of The Bahamas ("Central Bank") released a Consultation Paper in February 2014 (First Round Public Consultation) setting out its proposals for changes to the legislation relating to the administration of...

31 Mar
Exchange Control Liberalisation Measures

In its role as Controller of Exchange in The Bahamas, and in line with its commitment to conduct periodic reviews of Exchange Controls, the Central Bank, after consultation with the Government, is pleased to announce add...

18 Mar
Equipping The Bahamian Economy For Sustained Growth And Development

Remarks by Governor John Rolle for the 18th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook Conference

03 Mar
"Aerial View of The Islands Of The Bahamas" $10 Silver Proof Coin 2014

On March 3, 2015, the Central Bank of The Bahamas will introduce its Aerial View of the Islands of The Bahamas $10 Silver Proof coin, the first in a four-year series of five (5) collectors' coins celebrating the uniquene...

05 Feb
Circulation of New 5 Cent Coin

On February 9, 2015, the Central Bank of The Bahamas will issue into circulation, a newly designed 5 cent circulation coin. This represents the fourth denomination in the family of Bahamas circulation coins to be updated...

17 Jul
ANNOUNCEMENT: Bahamas Government Registered Stock Issue - $70.0 million

Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of Assembly, 18th June, 2013, the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered Stock...