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Minister Dames Meets with Grand Bahama Youth Group - Jul 20, 2019 - 9:01:18 AM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames (centre in the suit) poses with facilitators and participants of the Grand Bahama-based Reach-Out Youth Organization during a courtesy call at his Ministry, Thursday, July 18, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)...
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Henfield meets with U. S. Secretary of State - Jul 19, 2019 - 10:25:08 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield met with U. S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, July 19, 2019.  During the meeting, the two discussed bilateral security cooperation through Operation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the role The Bahamas has played in making the Caribbean safer.  He also thanked the Foreign Minister for the strong leadership of The Bahamas in preserving democracy in the region, particularly in Venezuela and Nicaragua...
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Memorial Service held for Former Students of Anatol Rodgers - Jul 19, 2019 - 7:40:14 PM

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Administrators, students and teachers of Anatol Rodgers Senior High School along with family and representatives of the neighbouring religious community remembered three former students of the school during a special Memorial Service held in their honour.

The students, Leo Dorcely, Cornell Edward and Dustin Ranger, all lost their lives within the past three weeks. Dorcely was killed in a hit and run accident, Cornell Edwards allegedly committed suicide and Dustin Ranger lost his life in an alleged drowning incident...
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Caribbean States prepare to battle illegal fishing - Jul 19, 2019 - 6:30:00 PM

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Eighteen border control officers from seven Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are currently undergoing  a four-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the Government of Barbados, and the British Royal Navy’s Fisheries Protection Squadron.

The training, being held at the Paragon Base of the Barbados Defense Force, brings together officers of the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force Coast Guard; Antigua and Barbuda Fisheries Division; Barbados Coast Guard; Royal Barbados Police Force Marine Unit; Barbados Fisheries Division...
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The Central Bank Of The Bahamas becomes A BISX Broker Dealer - Jul 19, 2019 - 5:00:09 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that The Central Bank of The Bahamas (the “Central Bank”) has become a BISX Broker-Dealer Member. The Central Bank will become the seventh BISX Broker-Dealer Member.

The Central Bank’s addition as a BISX Broker-Dealer Member is unique in that it is not becoming a Member for the purposes of transacting securities for individual investors...
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Foreign Affairs Minister attended Second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference - Jul 19, 2019 - 4:35:11 PM

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The Bahamas was represented at the Second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference convened from 18th to 19th July 2019, in Buenos Aries, Argentina, by a delegation led by the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, supported by ASP Harris-Cash, Ministry of National Security and Foreign Service Officer, Mrs. Sherry Johnson-Deal. Participants in the Conference included Ministers of Foreign Affairs and competent national authorities in the field of counterterrorism...
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Financial Services Minister Speaks at a Luncheon hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Jul 19, 2019 - 3:20:29 PM


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Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Investment and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson delivered remarks during a luncheon hosted by the Charted Institute of Arbitrators. The event was held at Luciano’s Restaurant, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The Minister was invited to the luncheon to state the country’s position on arbitration as the Government moves to create an arbitration centre on Grand Bahama in the near future. The Institute’s 2019 Executive committee was also installed.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Governor General brings remarks at the Reception held for Caribbean Plant Health Directors - Jul 19, 2019 - 11:28:13 AM

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Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith brought remarks at the reception held for the Caribbean Plant Health Directors at Government House, Thursday, July 18.  His Excellency later greeted those attending the reception. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...   

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Urban Renewal Summer Camp participants get educated on the topic of trafficking in children - Jul 18, 2019 - 7:15:24 PM

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First Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of National Security and Co-Chair of the Ministry of National Security's Trafficking in Persons Inter-Ministry Committee, Susanne Knowles was joined by Secretary of the Trafficking In Persons Secretariat Corrections, Corporal Keva Sherman in speaking to Bain and Grants Town Urban Renewal Summer Camp participants on the topic of trafficking in children at Woodcock Primary on Wednesday, July 16, 2019.  Their age-appropriate presentations dealt with topics such as getting in cars with strangers, signs that other children could be in danger, being careful with interactions online...
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Governor General Hosts Luncheon in Honour of Former Governors General - Jul 18, 2019 - 3:10:00 PM

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- Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted a luncheon in honour of former Governors General in the Dining Room at Government House, Thursday, July 18, 2019.  Pictured from left: Dame Ivy Dumont; H. E. Cornelius A. Smith; Dame Marguerite Pindling and Sir Arthur Foulkes. 

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