Politics

'Farewell'

June 28, 2019

During her farewell address as governor general yesterday, Dame Marguerite Pindling called on Bahamians to rise above “divisiveness and discord” and find common ground, or risk destruction.

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Cooper: Heads should roll over blackouts

June 28, 2019

Exumas and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper yesterday called for heads to roll after continuous power outages across New Providence over the past week. "Someone needs to be fired," he said in an address at a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Southern Shores constituency meeting...

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Senator Moss backs Coopers call to raise age of consent

June 28, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper has drawn support from Free National Movement Senator Jamaal Moss over his desire to raise the age of consent.

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Minister Pintard Represents Bahamas at FAO Meeting in Rome; Bahamas Nominated to FOA Council

June 27, 2019

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Hon. Michael Pintard is leading the Bahamas delegation to the 41st meeting of the Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy...

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Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats' 1st debate

June 27, 2019

Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to [...]

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AG lauds progress made in improving AML/CFT regime
AG lauds progress made in improving AML/CFT regime

June 27, 2019

Attorney General Carl Bethel implored financial services sector players yesterday to help The Bahamas to remove “any slur or stain against the name of this jurisdiction” by adhering to anti-money laundering...

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Trade between UK and Bahamas skyrockets

June 27, 2019

Trade between The Bahamas and the United Kingdom increased by 138 percent in 2018, making it the country's third largest trading partner behind China and the United States. Trade between the two countries increased from $21.2 million in 2017 to $50.6 million in 2018, according [...]

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Rolle: Bahamas has proven itself to be a strong AML/CFT jurisdiction
Rolle: Bahamas has proven itself to be a strong AML/CFT jurisdiction

June 27, 2019

The Bahamas is “definitely” out of the money hiding business, Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) John Rolle said yesterday, adding, though, that this country still has to continually prove itself to international financial watchdogs in order to maintain a favorable reputation as an international financial center...

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Police to probe 'appalling' claims in voice note
Police to probe 'appalling' claims in voice note

June 27, 2019

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday he was "appalled" by allegations made by a former police officer that officers intentionally falsified police reports in order to send people to prison. The allegations were made in a voice note that was widely circulated on [...]

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Budget passes in Senate
Budget passes in Senate

June 27, 2019

The government’s 2019/2020 budget was yesterday passed in the Senate...

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I'm a long-shot from shaming myself in the FNM, says McAlpine
I'm a long-shot from shaming myself in the FNM, says McAlpine

June 26, 2019

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine yesterday accused Senate Vice President Dr Mildred Hall-Watson of using his name for a clout, saying it's "sad" she had to criticise him "in order to receive some kind of traction" as many people "didn't even remember"...

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Government House Courtesy Calls

June 26, 2019

Government House Courtesy Calls

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Stephanie Grisham: Melania Trump's top aide picked as press secretary

June 26, 2019

A top aide to Melania Trump will be the next White House press secretary and communications director, the first lady has announced on Twitter.

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt divided over Brexit plans

June 26, 2019

Tory leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are at loggerheads over how the UK should leave the EU...

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Over 100 migrant children returned to 'horrific' border station

June 26, 2019

More than 100 migrant children have been returned to a Texas border station just a day after being transferred, US border officials say...

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Labour Minister Dion A. Foulkes - Budget Contribution in the Senate, June 25, 2019

June 26, 2019

On Friday of this week Her Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling will demit office as the ninth Bahamian Governor General...

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Ministry of National Security Bids Farewell to Ms. Jamie Martin, Director, INL - US Embassy

June 26, 2019

It has certainly been an eventful and productive three years working at the US Embassy in The Bahamas for the Director of INL, Ms. Jamie Martin. On Thursday, 20th June, 2019...

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1,600 have found work through job fairs
1,600 have found work through job fairs

June 26, 2019

ABOUT 1,600 job seekers have obtained employment through the government's Labour on the Blocks job fairs, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday...

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PM highlights close ties at US Independence Celebration

June 25, 2019

The Bahamas joined the United States of America in celebrating the 243rd Anniversary of Independence of the United States on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Albany on the Western tip of New Providence. The official US Independence Anniversary is July 4...

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Honorary Consular Corps Courtesy Call on the Governor General

June 25, 2019

Members of the Honorary Consular Corps in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas paid a courtesy call on Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, June 24, 2019...

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