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Minister Dames attends Inaugural NNWC Church Service - Feb 24, 2020 - 11:16:56 AM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Dr. Jennifer Bethel of the Ministry’s Research and Development Section joined Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) Liaison Unit Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Wilton Johnson and Co-Chairs Keno Wong and Alesha Hart; NNWC members; Liaison Unit officers; stakeholders and members of the Mount Moriah Transformers Band, on February 23, 2020, at the Inaugural NNWC Church Service, held at the Evangelistic Temple, Collins Avenue... 
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PM Chastanet's Official Independence Address 2020 - Feb 22, 2020 - 1:45:55 PM

I wish all Saint Lucians everywhere a Happy Independence Day and trust that as many as possible will join in the celebrations.

Last year’s anniversary activities were truly amazing and I once again say a big thank you to all who were involved in the execution of the programme for the 40th and of course for this, our 41st anniversary.

We have now completed our first four decades as an independent country. It has been another milestone along the journey but it is also a fitting point to see how far we have come...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS General Secretariat on an Audit of the Automated Voting System of the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic - Feb 21, 2020 - 7:28:51 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) received on Thursday, February 20, a delegation from the Government of the Dominican Republic to evaluate the best course of action regarding the suspension of municipal elections last Sunday. The General Secretariat expressed its firm will to collaborate in the search for solutions to the problems that took place...
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AG Carl Bethel Says, FATF granting of on-site visit is first step in exit process from FATF Gray List - Feb 21, 2020 - 6:35:59 PM

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel led a Bahamian delegation to represent The Bahamas at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary session in Paris this week, during which he addressed the task force.

The FATF has made the initial determination that The Bahamas has substantially completed its action plan, and merits an on-site assessment to verify strengthening of the effectiveness of its AML/CFT regime...
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Public Treasury Seminar for Accounting Officers - Feb 21, 2020 - 2:59:39 PM

A Public Treasury Seminar for Accounting Officers was held February 21, 2020 entitled "Enhancing Accounting Controls 2020" at the Paul Farquharson Centre, Police Headquarters with facilitators Mary Mitchell, treasurer; Khristi Ferguson, deputy director, Financial Intelligence Unit; and Kevin Archer, deputy director of Internal Audit. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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National Honours Advisory Committee invites the general public to nominate persons to be awarded - Feb 21, 2020 - 2:50:11 PM

The advisory committee for National Honours announced, Thursday, February 20 during a press conference at Cabinet Office that it is inviting the general public to nominate persons fit to be conferred with an award under the National Honors Act 2016 and Regulations thereunder.  Committee chairman Mark Humes (seated second from left) said among the established Societies of Honour under Section 5 of the Act are the Order of National Hero; the Order of The Bahamas; the Order of Merit; the Order of Excellence and the Order of the Lignum Vitae...
News : International
New report tackles gaping digital divide in the Commonwealth - Feb 21, 2020 - 9:44:29 AM

A report launched in London this week revealed the yawning digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries, while offering solutions to tackle the imbalance.

The report, titled ‘The State of the Digital Economy in the Commonwealth’, shows only 18 per cent of people living in low-income Commonwealth countries have internet access, compared to 85 per cent in high-income countries.

In fact, just six members – the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore and Malaysia – account for 85 per cent of total online sales to customers...
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OAS Electoral Mission begins work in Guyana to observe General and Regional Elections - Feb 21, 2020 - 9:20:13 AM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the March 2 General and Regional Elections in Guyana, today began its field work in the country...
Coordination key to effective disaster recovery response - Feb 21, 2020 - 8:36:10 AM

Proper coordination is key to delivering an effective disaster recovery response to a storm of the magnitude of Hurricane Dorian, according to Katherine Forbes-Smith, Managing Director of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority.

Mrs. Forbes-Smith was a panelist on February 18 and 19 at the Clinton Foundation’s CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in San Juan, Puerto Rico...
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Bahamas to take part in CARICOM fact-finding mission to Haiti - Feb 20, 2020 - 9:51:05 PM

The Bahamas will be part of a CARICOM fact finding mission to Haiti in a move to come up with a solution to the ongoing social and political unrest in the Caribbean nation, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis told the media on Thursday.

The Prime Minister was speaking at a press conference at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to update the press on his attendance at the 31st CARICOM Inter-Sessional Heads of Government Meeting in Barbados...

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