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October 22, 2014
Bahamas Crisis Centre concerned over rising reports of rape

Although she could not provide statistics, Bahamas Crisis Centre Director Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson said yesterday that her organization has seen an increase in rape and domestic violence cases over the last year.
However, Dean-Patterson explained this could be due to increased reporting and not necessarily more incidents.
On Monday, Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell said police b...

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Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Works Urban Development Passing Out Ceremony for Immigration Officers
November 06, 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Works & Urban Development Passing Out Ceremony for Immigration Officers

I am pleased and honoured to be with you this afternoon. This is a special day for you and it is a special day for me.

It is also another sign of the commitment of my government to the national security of our country and the well-being of our state and sovereignty. Just last Friday at this same locale, the country witnessed the passing out parade of new police recruits and, today, we have come...

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December 19, 2014
Mitchell: Put migration in development plan

Incorporating migration concerns into the National Development Plan - Vision 2040 will be a matter for those writing the plan, but according to Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell, the "falling rate of natural increase amongst Bahamians" gives the matter real impetus.
Mitchell spoke last week at a luncheon for diplomats in The Bahamas and called for migration issues to be incorporated into the nati...

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December 19, 2014
Mitchell: Put migration in development plan

Incorporating migration concerns into the National Development Plan - Vision 2040 will be a matter for those writing the plan, but according to Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell, the "falling rate of natural increase amongst Bahamians" gives the matter real impetus.
Mitchell spoke last week at a luncheon for diplomats in The Bahamas and called for migration issues to be incorporated into the nati...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean donates to REACH
January 08, 2015
CIBC FirstCaribbean donates to REACH

As a part of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s community outreach, the bank joined autism support organisation “Resource and Education source for Autism and related Challenges” (REACH)...

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January 08, 2015
PM forecasts debt restructuring with Chinese government

A proposal to acquire funds from China's $3 billion investment fund will be made on behalf of The Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie said at the first ministerial meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Beijing, China on Thursday.
"Mr. chairman, I return to the themes raised by my predecessor CARICOM Chair Prime Minister Gaston Browne a...

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January 12, 2015
REACH Bahamas receives support from CIBC FirstCaribbean

As a part of CIBC FirstCaribbean's community outreach, the bank joined autism support organization Resource and Education source for Autism and related Challenges (REACH) in celebrating 15 years of assisting those living with autism and their family members. The group was presented with a donation to mark the milestone.
REACH is a non-profit organization aimed at providing parents with comprehensi...

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January 18, 2015
Striking is not the answer

On January 9, the Department of Statistics announced that the unemployment rate in The Bahamas went up. The national jobless rate rose from 14.3 percent in May 2014 to 15.7 percent in November 2014.
The survey, which has a reference period of October 27 to November 2, 2014, shows that both New Providence and Grand Bahama saw increases in unemployment.
In New Providence, the unemployment rate grew ...

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January 26, 2015
GB MP not surprised by rise in murders

While he commended the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) for a reported 18 percent decrease in crime overall for 2014, Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader and Central Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest said he is not surprised murders increased 100 percent on Grand Bahama.

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January 26, 2015
Crime has decreased by 24 Percent in GB, says ACP Seymour

In most areas of crime, there has been a reported decrease between 2013 and 2014, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmitt Seymour said during a press conference on Friday at the Gerald A. Bartlett Complex...

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