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EU Still Evaluating Bahamas

Despite arguments advanced by the Attorney General, Carl Bethel, Sven Giegold, a German Member of the European Parliament, with responsibility for money laundering, is not backing down from his position made, almost two weeks ago, that The Bahamas must do more to address money laundering. Mr. Giegold went as far as to demand that The […]

Dames Police Victimization

National Security Minister Marvin Dames  has disputed the Opposition’s claim that a senior police officer is being victimisized. Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Davis yesterday charged that a letter from The Office of The Prime Minister has instructed Assistant Commissioner of Police Clarence Reckley to take vacation, after which retirement. In addition to  Reckley, Deputy […]

BAHAMAS NEUTRAL IN US-CHINA TRADE STANDOFF

22 March 2019

Seeking to quash fears of the United States crumbling solidarity and cooperation between China and other developing countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday issued a statement  clarifying  The Bahamas’ position on the matter.  The statement noted that The Bahamas enjoys a longstanding, excellent diplomatic and trade relations with both countries — the United States […]

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Rights Bahamas Says Police Force Out Of Control


22 March 2019

Rights Bahamas is calling for a full independent investigation of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.  The organization is also urging brutality  victims to take  independent legal action against the  Force. “ Brutality at the hands of officers has become so commonplace that the police might as well dispense with their halfhearted excuses for why they […]

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MONSIGNOR MOSS HAILED FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE

22 March 2019

Bahamians from all walks of life filled Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral yesterday in large numbers  to hail the exemplary service of  the late Monsignor Preston Moss to the catholic church and the nation.  Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder   who gave  the homily at the funeral service,   became emotional at one point in his remarks […]

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TOURISM PROFESSIONALS CHALLENGED

22 March 2019

Entrepreneurs, tour operators, taxi drivers, and other tourism professionals came out in large  numbers this week for two days of training.  The Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence usually offers training programs to help cruise destinations and tour operators around the world improve the quality of service in their ports, tours, guides, and businesses.  Tourism Deputy […]

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POLICE FORCE IN SHOCK–Mitchell Says “Public Service Being Purged”

22 March 2019

Following the forced retirement of  the Deputy Commissioner and  two  Assistant Commissioners, five more  Assistant  Commissioners of Police  have  received letters  demanding that they  take vacation leave with immediate effect.  The five include Officer in charge of Criminal Investigation ACP Clayton Fernander, Officer in Charge of  Uniformed Officers ACP Ashton Greenslade, Officer in Charge of […]

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DOUBLE JUNKANOO PRIZE MONEY PRESENTED

19 March 2019

The Ministry of youth, Sports, and Culture yesterday presented  cheques  to the winning Junkanoo groups of the 2018 Boxing Day and 2019 New Year’s Day parades, which doubled the amounts in previous years.   The  Minister Lanisha Rolle referred to  the Minnis Administration’s 2017 manifesto, which indicated a commitment to the development of Bahamian culture […]

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New Wards For PMH Soon

19 March 2019

The Male Surgical and Children’s Wards  along with the old Intensive Care Unit of the Princess Margaret Hospital  are  to be renovated in less than four months. According to Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands, once this happens, there will be an additional 50 to 60 beds. He said, “those projects have actually started and will […]

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MP Requests More Time For Public Disclosure

19 March 2019

Three parliamentarians had  requested an extension to turn in financial disclosures under the Public Disclosure Act past the March 1stdeadline.   Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis told reporters yesterday,“My understanding is two have already submitted, they have complied with the commission, while  one has   been given an extension and the commission has the right to do […]

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Gov’t embarks on ‘new frontier in renewable energy’

19 March 2019

Prime Minister  Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday  officially opened a 925-kilowatt solar plant facility at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.   The facility, the largest of its kind in The Bahamas, is expected to replace the equivalent of 310,000 gallons of diesel annually, and will also serve as a carport with electric vehicle charging stations. […]

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Appeal Of Frank Smith’s Case Delayed

19 March 2019

The case  of former Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority Frank Smith  opened before the Court of Appeal yesterday, but was soon adjouned for procedural reasons. The Crown  in  the bribery and extortion case in the Magistrate’s Court, has appealed the Chief Magistrate’s ruling.   The former Progressive Liberal Party MP,  was acquitted of 15 counts […]

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