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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...
PM Minnis Encourages Commonwealth Law Delegates to maintain legitimacy of Group’s Financial Systems
- Oct 18, 2017 - 6:29:01 PM
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
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.”
Diplomats told GB has infrastructure and people willing to embrace industry
- Oct 18, 2017 - 6:17:11 PM
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.
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...
Broadcasting Corporation pays courtesy call on the PM Minnis
- Oct 18, 2017 - 6:08:51 PM
Executives of the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) and members of the Board of Directors
paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis,
Wednesday afternoon, October 18, 2017 as part of their slate of events
celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television during this week.
the theme, 'Celebrating 40 Years of Uniting The Bahamas,' the
commemorative week began with a church service at Evangelistic Temple on
Sunday, and features activities at headquarters in Nassau, and at the
Commonwealth Law Ministers Establish the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform
- Oct 18, 2017 - 1:56:29 PM
After the first day of deliberations, the 2017 Commonwealth Law
Ministers Meeting (CLMM) yielded its first accord, with establishment of
the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform on October 17, 2017 at
the conclave at Baha Mar Convention Centre.
It was an idea that
the Commonwealth’s Secretary General, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland,
Q.C. [Baroness], had since she was appointed in April 2016...
Bills Establishing Integrity Commission, Office of Public Prosecutions High on House Agenda
- Oct 18, 2017 - 1:24:03 PM
A Bill establishing a first-ever Integrity Commission for The Bahamas
(known as the Bill for An Act to Provide for the Establishment of A Body
To Be Known as the Integrity Commission (Long Form) will be among one
of several bills to be tabled in the House of Assembly on Wednesday
(October 18, 2017).
Minnis Administration officials say the Bill
seeks to accomplish a number of objectives, among them, promoting and
enhancing ethical conduct for Parliamentarians...
Building Bahamas’ agriculture sector
- Oct 18, 2017 - 11:10:15 AM
On Monday 16 October, Mr. Barton Clarke, Executive Director of the
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
delivered the keynote address at the Agriculture session of the Bahamas
Diplomatic Week, hosted by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
development has been recognised a vehicle for stimulating growth, trade
and a contributor to food and nutrition security on the island. Since
opening its office in Bahamas, CARDI has been working with key
stakeholders to implement activities aimed at developing the small
ruminants industry, improving cropping systems and training and capacity
building in technical and vocational areas...
BIFS highlights more than 150 at Annual Award Ceremony
- Oct 18, 2017 - 10:43:47 AM
More than 150 financial professionals received accolades for their
accomplishments at the 41st Bahamas Institute of Financial Services
(BIFS) Annual Awards Ceremony at The Balmoral Club on Saturday September
Overall, 162 awardees were awarded for completion of
programmes including: formally-structured programmes and professional
Attorney General Opens 2017 Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting
- Oct 18, 2017 - 10:18:11 AM
Under the theme ‘Strengthening The Rule of Law Through Technology’,
Bahamas Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon.
Carl W. Bethel, welcomed and addressed 52 Attorneys General, Law
Ministers, and Delegates to the 2017 Meeting of Commonwealth Law
Ministers, on October 16, 2017 at the Official Opening Ceremony, in the
Davies Ballroom, at Baha Mar’s Convention Center.
He said the
Bahamas is pleased to host the meetings, bringing together a wealth of
the strongest legal minds connected under the auspices of Great
Britain's network of nations...
Government House - Changing of the Guard
- Oct 17, 2017 - 9:10:49 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force held the Changing of the Guard Ceremony
at Government House on Friday, October 13, 2017, viewed by Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling.
World Food Day Remarks By Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Renward Wells
- Oct 17, 2017 - 7:44:09 PM
Remarks By Hon. Renward R. Wells, M.P., Minister Of Agriculture And Marine Resources On The Occasion Of World Food Day 2017. Theme: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development; 16th October 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium Queen Elizabeth Sporting Complex:
Salutations… Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Carlton Bowleg... Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls Good morning.
Today, The Bahamas joins in the global celebration of World Food Day.
By our theme, we have been challenged to think about how the large
movements of people present complex challenges that lead to hunger,
malnutrition and poverty...
40th Anniversary Celebrations of ZNS TV
- Oct 17, 2017 - 5:28:39 PM
The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas launched the 40th
Anniversary of ZNS Television on Sunday, October 15, 2017 with a church
service at Evangelistic Temple on Collins Avenue.
celebrates the important milestone with the theme, 'Celebrating 40
Years of Uniting The Bahamas,' and with a swirl of events and activities
this week, including: Luncheon at headquarters, which took place
immediately after the church service on Sunday; Proclamation by Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis in Newspaper Supplement on Monday;
Diplomats Convene for 4th Annual Bahamas Diplomatic Week Conclave
- Oct 17, 2017 - 5:17:36 PM
Diplomats representing the Bahamas and those accredited with relations
to the country, have gathered in New Providence October 15-18 to discuss
ways to strengthen bilateral ties. During the Official Opening of the
4th Annual Bahamas Diplomatic Week, October 16, 2017 Minister of Foreign
Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield gave the keynote address at Melia
Nassau Beach resort affirming to diplomats that they have an important
role to play...
Minister Dames commends New RBDF/BAIC Programme
- Oct 17, 2017 - 5:01:50 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on October 16,
2017 that the first Transitional Entrepreneurial Training Seminar
Between The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) provided an outlet for senior members
of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to redirect their expertise.
their professional background, they will be able to focus on business
development with the technical assistance of BAIC experts which all
bodes well for the economic development of our nation,” Minister Dames
said, during the official opening of the entrepreneurial programme, held
at BAIC, in the Soldier Road Industrial Park...
Consumer Protection Commission Educational Forum for Teens
- Oct 17, 2017 - 1:26:19 PM
The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) on Monday, October 16, 2017
hosted the Commerce Education class of Temple Christian High School
to an educational forum at the CPC's office. The students learned
of the role and function of the CPC, their rights as teen
consumers, and how a complaint is lodged with CPC, to
resolution. Commissioners present spoke of the role of the
commissioners on the CPC's board; and the CPC Chairman and officers
Toastmasters pay courtesy call on the Prime Minister
- Oct 17, 2017 - 1:23:28 PM
Toastmasters from various local clubs, and officers, recently paid a
courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office
of the Prime Minister (front row, centre). Pictured with the Prime
Minister are: Ivan C. Thompson DTM - Division I Director, Andre Kelly
DTM - Division F Director, Keith L. Major DTM - Advisor, TM Chervez
Brown - Area 90 Director, TM TiaMaria Albury - Area 91 Director, TM
Kendra Munroe - Area 92 Director, TM Lynette Bowley - Area 60 Director,
TM Ruthlin Hanna - Area 61 Director, TM Garth Jackson - Area 62
Director, TM Nikenya Rolle - Club Growth Director, TM Dion Knowles -
President, First Bahamas Branch, TM DiAndra Gibson - President,
Commonwealth Bank Blue Diamonds Club...