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September 16, 2020
Timely Receipt of COVID-19 Test Results Greatly Aids MOH’s Surveillance Unit

Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells told the public that the timely receipt of COVID-19 test results greatly aid the staff of the Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Unit and volunteer contact tracers in carrying out their duties...

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April 17, 2020
MOH's Surveillance Team to Continually Pursue Contact Tracing of Persons Exposed to COVID-19 Cases

Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands explained that the Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Team will continually pursue contact tracing of persons who were exposed to the COVID-19 cases...

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July 30, 2019
Rights Group Loses Mass Surveillance Appeal in High Court

Human rights group Liberty has lost its High Court challenge against the government's Investigatory Powers Act...

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January 31, 2018
Henfield: Balance needed between surveillance and rights

As the government seeks to determine whether The Bahamas remains under watch by an American surveillance program, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said The Bahamas may have to adopt similar abilities on domestic soil at some point in the future "to keep Bahamians safe". [...]

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October 25, 2017
Surveillance expert tells of cameras in murder home

A surveillance technician told the Supreme Court he had installed a DVR surveillance system and cameras at Barry and Sheena Johnson's triplex apartment in Deadman's Reef in 2013 - two years before the couple was murdered.Witness Travis Williams said

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November 22, 2017
Witness says he was one of four in surveillance footage

CROWN witness Virgil Hall continued his testimony in the Freeport Supreme Court on Tuesday, identifying himself as one of the four masked men seen in surveillance video footage of the armed robbery and murder of a couple in Deadman's Reef on the night of September 12, 2015.

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February 28, 2017
Privacy rights not necessarily violated by surveillance bill

Dear Editor,
Concern has been raised about the proposed Interception of Communications Bill, and it has been asserted that if the bill becomes law it would violate the constitutional rights of persons in The Bahamas; specifically the rights protected by article 23 of the Constitution. I do not share that view.
No right which is conferred by law, including constitutional rights, is absolute, nor ca...

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Security surveillance blacked out the night before Vasyli murder
September 17, 2015
Security surveillance blacked out the night before Vasyli murder

SECURITY surveillance blacked out the evening before a millionaire podiatrist was found dead at his home in Old Fort Bay, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday...

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US 'agrees to stick to law' in use of surveillance
April 16, 2015
US 'agrees to stick to law' in use of surveillance

NEARLY one year after it was reported that the United States was intercepting and monitoring Bahamian telephone calls, America has agreed to use the "lawful" authority to obtain surveillance information from this country, according to Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday...

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April 16, 2015
U.S. promises only 'lawful surveillance'

Nearly 11 months after it was revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States has been recording every cellular phone call in The Bahamas, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said the government has been assured that the U.S. will only carry on "lawful surveillance"...

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