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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

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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

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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

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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...
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Bahamas to take part in CARICOM fact-finding mission to Haiti - Feb 20, 2020 - 9:51:05 PM

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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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Campbell preaches love, respect, co-existence at Boys’ Seminar - Feb 20, 2020 - 4:05:09 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, told a group of fifty young males that love and respect are two key factors on the road to peaceful co-existence – a co-existence, he said, that must be extended to the female population.

“Love is the foundation upon which respect is built,” Minister Campbell said. “Love is the springboard for the sexes to co-exist in harmony and to partner with each other to continue to develop and take our nation to the next level. The Bahamas I see you leading is a Bahamas that will evolve on partnerships between the sexes; good, productive co-existence between the sexes.
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Ministry of Education opens Professional Development Workshops for Family and Consumer Science Education teachers - Feb 20, 2020 - 3:09:27 PM

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Training students to become good candidates for positions in the hospitality industry, coaching students how to secure internship and work experience, exposing Generation Z to the hospitality industry, and teaching Math for Night Auditing in the Hotel Industry are among the lessons covered at the Family and Consumer Science Education Unit Spring Professional Development Workshops Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at C.C. Sweeting Senior High School.

The workshops for public and private school teachers have been organized by the Ministry of Education and focuses on Hospitality and Tourism Studies...
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Finland's Ambassador paid courtesy call on Minister Elsworth Johnson - Feb 20, 2020 - 2:30:44 PM

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Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, HE Pertti Ikonen (right), paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson at the ministry's offices, February 19, 2020. 

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Resilient housing community could be model for Abaco subdivision development, says PM Minnis - Feb 19, 2020 - 10:52:00 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stepped away from the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting on Wednesday to view first-hand a sustainable housing community that could be used as a model for the Government’s planned housing development project on Abaco.

The Prime Minister toured the Villages at Coverley, a modern housing development located in Christ Church. The community features low- to middle-cost energy-efficient homes built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, a 5.0 earthquake...
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Sustainable housing that could be used as model for Abaco housing project - Feb 19, 2020 - 10:15:10 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stepped away from the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting on Wednesday to view first-hand a sustainable housing community that could be used as a model for the Government’s planned housing development project on Abaco.  He toured the Villages at Coverley, a modern housing development located in Christ Church, featuring low- to middle-cost energy-efficient homes built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, a 5.0 earthquake, storm surges and major flooding....
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Bahamas Insurance Association pays courtesy call at Government House - Feb 19, 2020 - 8:25:22 PM

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Executive members of the Bahamas Insurance Association called upon the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House on Monday, February 17, 2020. 

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Campbell applauds partnerships in aftermath of Dorian - Feb 19, 2020 - 6:45:42 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell Wednesday applauded the cross government collaborations in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Minister Campbell also paid tribute to the many individual and non-governmental local, regional and international donors and partners who offered assistance in the wake of the monster storm.

Minister Campbell said the Ministry was called upon to manage up to 15 shelters throughout The Bahamas...
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United World College Selection Committee paid courtesy call on the Governor General - Feb 19, 2020 - 6:15:30 PM

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United World College Selection Committee paid a courtesy call upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 

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Campbell applauds members of LWY Boys Club for their ‘strength of courage’ - Feb 19, 2020 - 5:15:01 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon Frankie A. Campbell, applauded 50 young boys who are members of the L.W. Young Boys Empowerment Club for having the strength of courage, and conviction, to take a “deliberate step in the right direction.”

“The Good News is that you have taken a deliberate step in the right direction. You have intentionally decided that you are going to do the right thing. You have chosen that amidst all that is negative, that amidst all of the distractions...
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RBDF Veterans Association pay courtesy call on the Governor General - Feb 19, 2020 - 2:50:56 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Veterans Association paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (seated centre), January 31, 2020.

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The Bahamas, doing its part to tackle harmful tax practices - Feb 19, 2020 - 2:28:06 PM

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Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest stated that at every level, The Bahamas is doing its part in the global effort to tackle harmful tax practices and dismantle artificial tax practices.

“We have worked diligently to demonstrate our commitment at the highest political level,” the Acting Prime Minister added as he brought remarks at the Bahamas Financial Services Board Industry Development Series: ‘Financial Crimes Enforcement, Compliance and Risk Management’...
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Campbell refutes criticism of lack of preparedness ahead of Dorian - Feb 19, 2020 - 1:55:33 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, Wednesday refuted criticisms that there was a lack of preparation in the face of the monster storm, Hurricane Dorian, in 2019.

Minister Campbell told House Members that: “while there is always more that can be done just because we occupy the largest room in the world, which is the room for improvement, let us not take away from what has been done because we believe there is more that could have been done.”...
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Removal from the EU’s tax watch list confirms The Bahamas has implemented necessary reforms - Feb 19, 2020 - 1:43:57 PM

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Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest explained that the removal of The Bahamas from the European Union’s (EU) tax watch list is confirmation that The Bahamas has implemented the necessary reforms to meet the EU criteria on tax governance and cooperation on tax matters.

“It is confirmation that The Bahamas’ financial services industry is stable and governed by a sound regulatory regime,” the Acting Prime Minister added as he brought remarks at the Bahamas Financial Services Board Industry Development Series: ‘Financial Crimes Enforcement,
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National Neighbourhood Watch Council to hold 'Peace March' and Church Service - Feb 19, 2020 - 1:15:26 PM

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"Crime is not a Ministry of National Security challenge, crime is a national challenge," said the Hon. Marvin Dames Minister of National Security during a press conference held at the Paul Farquharson Centre by the ministry and the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC). Minister Dames said the council will focus on crime deterrence and youth violence prevention among other things this year. He said the Ministry of National Security and the NNWC are one, and encouraged the public to join them in the 2nd annual "peace march" on Saturday, February 22 from Windsor Park to Arawak Cay...
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Transport Holds International Ship and Port Facility Security Seminar - Feb 19, 2020 - 12:50:30 PM

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The Ministry of Transport and Local Government held an International Ship and Port Facility Security Seminar.  The opening for the two-day seminar was held on Wednesday, 19th February at the Paul Farquharson Center, Police Headquarters.  Delivering remarks was Acting Port Controller, Lieutenant Commander Berne Wright. The seminar features several presentations by various stakeholders including the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Customs Department...
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COVID-19 formerly known as the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update #8 - Feb 19, 2020 - 11:30:27 AM

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that to date, there remains no suspected or reported cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.  Currently, there are more than seventy thousand (70,000) cases reported in China, with at least one thousand eight hundred (1,800) deaths. The virus has spread to at least twenty-seven (27) countries.  

The public is further advised that all individuals who were being quarantined have been released after completing the required monitoring, and are exhibiting no symptoms of the virus...

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