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MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS:
* Bank of Nova Scotia.
* Bank of the Bahamas.
* Barclays Bank PLC.
* CIBC.
* Citibank.
* Commonwealth Bank.
* Royal Bank of Canada.


BANKING HOURS:
* Monday to Thursday 0930-1500.
* Friday 0930-1700.
* Some savings and loans institutions remain open from 0930-1600 Monday Friday.

BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday to Friday 0900-1730.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
* April 1: Easter Monday.
* May 20: Labour Day.
* June 7: Whit Monday.
* July 10: Independence Day.
* August 5: Emancipation Day.
* October 12: Discovery Day.

BUSINESS DRESS:

Normal business attire.

CURRENCY:
The Bahamian dollar is on par with the US dollar & is freely interchanged. Credit cards & traveler's checks are generally accepted. ATM machines available in several locations including casinos.

TAXES & SERVICE CHARGES:
Departure tax $15.00 payable in the Nassau airport - $18.00 in Grand Bahama airport. There is a government tax of 6% and a resort levy of 6% along with a maid service charge levied on all hotel rooms in the Bahamas. Paradise Island Bridge toll is $1.00 for motorized vehicles and toll free for pedestrians or non motorized vehicles. There is a service charge of 15% in hotel restaurants (All taxes subject to change).


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Introduction

The Islands of The Bahamas are a haven of exquisite white-and-pink beaches, lush tropical landscape, crystal clear turquoise waters and...

THE BAHAMAS: This group of 700 islands, beginning sixty miles east of the Florida coast

This group of 700 islands, beginning sixty miles east of the Florida coast, is dazzling in its diversity. The island of New Providence is...

HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: * Air Canada. * Air Jamaica. * American Eagle. * Chalk Int'l Airlines. * Comair. * Continental Air Lines...

COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands, extending over 100,000 sq mls of ocean, from Florida in the...

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Restaurants available Local. American. Fast Food. Gourmet. Continental. French. Italian. Chinese. Japanese. Polynesian. 15% service...

USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: Country Address Contact United States - New York 150 E. 52nd St, 28th FloorNew York, NY 10022 TOURIST OFFICES:...

Getting There in Bahamas by Air and Sea

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