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Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Executives visit Minister of State for Grand Bahama - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:25:42 PM

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Executives from the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Office of The Prime Minister.  The courtesy call was part of the Corporation’s 40th Anniversary recognition, which has been celebrated the entire week. On hand for the courtesy call were (from left); Patric Walkes, Deputy Chairman; Sandra Knowles, Deputy General Manager; Mike Smith, Executive Chairman; Minister Kwasi Thompson; Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, General Manager (ZNS)...

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Broadcasting Corporation Has Long Service Awards Ceremony at Government House - Oct 19, 2017 - 4:01:43 PM
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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas held a Courtesy Call and Long Service Awards Ceremony & Reception at Government House on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 which was hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre).  The ceremony was part of a week of festivities with the theme, 'Celebrating 40 Years of Uniting The Bahamas.'  Pictured with long-serving employees are Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, seated fourth left; BCB Chairman Mike Smith, seated fourth right; and BCB General Manager Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, seated third right... 

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BCB Board of Directors and Executives Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 3:48:16 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Members of the Board of Directors and Executives of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House, October 18, 2017 in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, which is being celebrated this week.  Pictured from left: Deputy Chairman Patric Walkes; Director Elaine Gomez; DGM/HR & Training Sandra Duncombe-Knowles; Chairman Mike Smith; Dame Marguerite; GM Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs; Financial Consultant Eugene Higgs; DGM Radio, Plant & Maintenance Stanley Pinder; and AGM Sales & Business Development Sean Adderley...

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Spain's Ambassador Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 3:20:11 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Jose Maria Bosch Bessa, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Spain to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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Statement from the Attorney General on Untrue Social Media Message being circulated - Oct 19, 2017 - 3:01:29 PM

Statement by Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs:

It has been drawn to my attention that there is an anonymous and untrue posting being circulated on Social Media which purports to warn users of alarming alleged monitoring of social media.

The same document was circulated widely on social media just prior to the last general elections, without any comment to the contrary by the former administration...

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The Governor General Received Letters of Credence from Ireland's Ambassador-Designate - Oct 19, 2017 - 2:50:42 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Jim Kelly, Ambassador-Designate of Ireland to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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Israel presents building supplies to NEMA for Hurricane Relief - Oct 19, 2017 - 2:02:13 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received an assortment of hurricane relief supplies donated by the Government of Israel through the Embassy of Israel, during a presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Penn’s Building on Tonique Williams- Darling Highway.

The supplies will go towards hurricane relief for those residents recently impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

On hand to receive the items was Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA...

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New study released on addressing murder in The Bahamas - Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55:47 PM

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Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security, and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna on October 18, 2017 announced the launch of a new study on murders entitled, “Solutions to the Murder Problem,” under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas.

“This study had three main objectives,” Dr. Hanna said at the launch, held at the Churchill Building. “Firstly, Chapters 1 through 6 presented a descriptive analysis of murder incidents that occurred within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas between 2010 and 2015 – 719 murders...

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UB Partners With Cape Eleuthera Island School To Bolster Research, Education - Oct 19, 2017 - 1:53:30 PM

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As University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to embrace a sustainability paradigm and increase capacity for research undertakings and vibrant academic experiences, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cape Eleuthera Island School to strengthen cooperation in educational and research pursuits.

Under the agreement, students and faculty will have increased opportunities to actively contribute to the fields of education, science and engineering through their courses of study...

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Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 1:35:53 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Elisabeth Eklund, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017...

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High Commissioner-Designate of Malta Presented Letters of Commission to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 12:51:16 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Commission from His Excellency Pierre Clive Agius, High Commissioner-Designate of Malta to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

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Italy's Ambassador-Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 12:33:29 PM

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His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador-Designate of Italy to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Two juvenile males in custody for Primary School break-in - Oct 19, 2017 - 9:24:32 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Northeastern Division officers, took two juvenile males into custody on Wednesday 18th October 2017 in connection with a recent break-in at Claridge Road Primary School.

According to reports, on Monday 16th October 2017, Police received a report of a break-in at Claridge Primary and a number of electronic equipment and school supplies stolen...

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20 Arrested, 27 Drivers Ticketed - 2 Illegal Guns Seized, Two In Custody - 4 In Custody For Drug Possession - Oct 19, 2017 - 9:20:32 AM

20 Arrested, 27 Drivers Ticketed By Mobile Division Officers: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of twenty (20) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder...

2 Illegal Guns Seized, Two In Custody:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers, took two adult males into custody following the seizure of two illegal firearms on Wednesday 18th October 2017...

4 In Custody For Drug Possession:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two adult males and two adult females into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 17th October 2017...

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Andrew Forbes Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court on October 16th - Oct 18, 2017 - 9:43:54 PM

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Andrew Forbes was sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, October 16, 2017...

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Students and Teachers of Windsor Preparatory School call on Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 18, 2017 - 8:15:55 PM

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Students and Teachers of Windsor Preparatory School paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, October 16, 2017.  They were also given a tour of the historic property.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

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Members of the the Anglican Diocese Track Classic call on Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 18, 2017 - 8:09:58 PM

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Members of the the Anglican Diocese Track Classic called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, October 16, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...


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PM Minnis says new Constitutional Bill will remove ‘temptation’ for political interference in administration of criminal justice system - Oct 18, 2017 - 6:34:28 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The establishment of an independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in The Bahamas will ensure – among a number of things -- that the State’s prosecutorial functions are insulated from Executive direction, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told a gathering of Commonwealth Attorneys-General, Law Ministers and Senior Officials on Monday.

Prime Minister Minnis said the Bill should also remove the “temptation” for political interference in the administration of the criminal justice system...

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PM Minnis Encourages Commonwealth Law Delegates to maintain legitimacy of Group’s Financial Systems - Oct 18, 2017 - 6:29:01 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told Commonwealth Attorneys-General, Law Ministers and Senior Officials that they must continue to safeguard the grouping’s legitimate financial systems from abuse.

Addressing the Opening Session of the Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials, which got underway Monday at Baha Mar Resort, Prime Minister Minnis said the fact that all of the Commonwealth Countries now operate in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world, brings certain challenges with it for the grouping’s “legitimate financial systems.”

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Diplomats told GB has infrastructure and people willing to embrace industry - Oct 18, 2017 - 6:17:11 PM

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The island of Grand Bahama has the infrastructure and the people ready to embrace industry says the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibilities for the island.

Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson was on Wednesday morning addressing diplomats representing The Bahamas and those accredited with relations to the country during an official one-day visit to Grand Bahama Island...

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