Bahamas

New Documents

The Bahamian Ministry of Finance announced the enactment of a series of bills intended to modernize the jurisdiction’s public finance and procurement operations.

The Central Bank of The Bahamas released its 2020 Annual Report, containing a summary of the regulator’s operations over the year as well as regulatory developments affecting the financial sector.

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Important Facts

  • The U.S. State Department identifies the Commonwealth of the Bahamas as a major money laundering jurisdiction. The country is an important regional and offshore financial center, and serves as a transit point for illegal drugs bound for the United States and other international markets. Money may be laundered through purchase of real estate and precious metals and stones. In addition, laundering is commonly conducted through financial services companies, real estate, casino gambling, and online gaming. Proceeds from facilitating drug transit, particularly bulk cash payments to local individuals and criminal gangs, are a top money laundering concern. Despite major legal and regulatory progress to date, in 2020, the number of money laundering prosecutions and convictions dropped by 12 percent, on top of a 67 percent drop in 2019.
Source: 2021 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)

Rankings

FATF i

Technical Effectiveness
Compliant : 8 High : 0
Largely Compliant : 10 Substantial : 0
Partially Compliant : 21 Moderate : 5
Non-Compliant : 1 Low : 6

A "graylisted" country as of Oct. 19, 2018.

BASEL i

Rank : 25/141
Score : 6.43/10

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL i

Rank : 30/180
Score : 63/100

Tax Justice Network i

Rank : 22/133
Score : 75/100