Politics

Ricardo Smith likely to challenge Chester Cooper for PLP deputy leader post
Ricardo Smith likely to challenge Chester Cooper for PLP deputy leader post

July 12, 2019

RICARDO Smith is gearing up to challenge Chester Cooper for deputy leader of the Progressive Liberal Party yet again...

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House Speaker Gives Social Science Educators Civics Lesson

July 12, 2019

Teachers representing public schools across the archipelago got a lesson in Civics from Speaker of the House of Assembly and MP for Nassau Village, the Hon. Halson Moultrie, Thursday...

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China's Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on the Governor General

July 12, 2019

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith received Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo, in a courtesy call at Government House, July 11, 2019...

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S. Korea proposes UN probe over Japanese sanctions claims

July 12, 2019

South Korea said Friday it wants an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea...

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Completion of the Government Complex in Bimini by December 2019

July 12, 2019

The National Insurance Board is pleased to advise that the project
to construct a new government office complex in Alice Town, Bimini,
is being restarted with the signing of the final contract on June 11,
2019 with Pyramid Construction...

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Chamber CEO: Privatization wouldn't solve BPL's troubles
Chamber CEO: Privatization wouldn't solve BPL's troubles

July 12, 2019

Whether the privatization of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) remains a priority for the Minnis administration, which made the pledge to do so in its 2017 Free National Movement (FNM) manifesto, has yet to be seen - but at least one economist said it will [...]

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'Large cabinets lead to corruption'

July 12, 2019

Oversized cabinets have over the years impeded the functionality of the legislative branch of the government and have led to corruption, Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said yesterday.

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Marine denied bail
Marine denied bail

July 12, 2019

The man accused of the murder of Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Petty Officer Percival Philip Perpall and the attempted murders of Calvin Hanna and Ellis Rahming at Government House was denied bail yesterday...

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New govt office in Bimini to be built
New govt office in Bimini to be built

July 12, 2019

THE National Insurance Board has advised that the project to construct a new government office complex in Alice Town, Bimini is being restarted with the signing of the final contract on June 11 with Pyramid Construction...

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Nottage takes over AS national risk chief

July 12, 2019

DR Cassandra Nottage has been appointed to the post of national identified risk framework coordinator, according to a press release from the Office of the Attorney General...

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PLP quick to attack signs of progress says FNM
PLP quick to attack signs of progress says FNM

July 12, 2019

THE Free National Movement has accused Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis of launching an “unprecedented campaign to attack any and all signs of progress in the country,” after Mr Davis said last week the ShotSpotter technology was a bad investment...

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We need people in politics who can contribute'

July 12, 2019

SENATE president Katherine Smith says while she supports having more women enter politics, having people who are qualified to run who can make a contribution to the growth and development of the country is greatly needed...

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Smith leads calls to end 'archaic' criminal libel laws
Smith leads calls to end 'archaic' criminal libel laws

July 11, 2019

RIGHTS Bahamas yesterday renewed calls for an end to archaic criminal libel laws after social media commentator Gorman Bannister was remanded to prison over the offence...

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46th Independence Anniversary Celebrations in Grand Bahama

July 11, 2019

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith and Mrs. Smith attended 46th Bahamas Independence Anniversary Celebrations in Grand Bahama on Monday evening, July 8, 2019 at Independence Park...

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Office of the Attorney General - Notification of the appointment of the National Identified Risk Framework Coordinator

July 11, 2019

Dr. Cassandra Nottage Appointed National Identified Risk Framework Coordinator

Dr. Cassandra Nottage was appointed to the post of the National Identified Risk Framework Coordinator (NIRFC) effective August 14, 2018. Dr. Nottage has over 40 years of experience in Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation...

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National Honours Awards 2019

July 11, 2019

His Excellency the Governor-General, as Chancellor of the Societies of Honour established under the National Honours Act, 2016, in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, and the National Honours Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce the following awards under the Act...

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The Governor General Attended RBPF 46th Annual Independence Reception

July 11, 2019

His Excellency, the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, attended the Royal Bahamas Police Force 46th Annual Independence Reception held at the Paul Farquharson Centre, Police Headquarters on Wednesday, July 10, 2019...

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The Prime Minister's Independence Day Message

July 11, 2019

“United We Stand Bahamas...Together We Can”
Happy 46th Independence!

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A government prone to unforced errors

July 11, 2019

This FNM government regularly commits unforced errors. Even when making right, if difficult decisions, it manages to get a "fly in the ointment". The relocation of the General Post Office is but one example. The need to relocate the General Post Office became critical several [...]

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Survey stresses importance of activating regulatory framework for private pension schemes
Survey stresses importance of activating regulatory framework for private pension schemes

July 11, 2019

Private pension fund assets are on the increase, with fund holdings close to $1.2 billion by the end of 2017 and the communications and utilities sector holding the largest amount of pension funds. However, the benefits paid out appear to be increasing quicker than the [...]

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