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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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Broadcasting Corporation pays courtesy call on the PM Minnis - Oct 18, 2017 - 6:08:51 PM

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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.

With 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 Northern Service...
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Commonwealth Law Ministers Establish the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform - Oct 18, 2017 - 1:56:29 PM

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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...
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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...
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UK High Commissioner-Designate Asif Ahmad paid courtesy call on Prime Minister Minnis - Oct 18, 2017 - 1:02:46 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, right, welcomed Non-Resident High Commissioner-Designate of the United Kingdom to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Asif Ahmad in a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday, October 17, 2017...
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Building Bahamas’ agriculture sector - Oct 18, 2017 - 11:10:15 AM

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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.

Agriculture 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...
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BIFS highlights more than 150 at Annual Award Ceremony - Oct 18, 2017 - 10:43:47 AM

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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 30, 2017.

Overall, 162 awardees were awarded for completion of programmes including: formally-structured programmes and professional certification programmes...
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Attorney General Opens 2017 Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting - Oct 18, 2017 - 10:18:11 AM

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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...
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Government House - Changing of the Guard - Oct 17, 2017 - 9:10:49 PM

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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.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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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...
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40th Anniversary Celebrations of ZNS TV - Oct 17, 2017 - 5:28:39 PM

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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.

The Corporation 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;
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Diplomats Convene for 4th Annual Bahamas Diplomatic Week Conclave - Oct 17, 2017 - 5:17:36 PM

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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...
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Minister Dames commends New RBDF/BAIC Programme - Oct 17, 2017 - 5:01:50 PM

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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.

“Using 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...
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Consumer Protection Commission Educational Forum for Teens - Oct 17, 2017 - 1:26:19 PM

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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 facilitated... 
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Toastmasters pay courtesy call on the Prime Minister - Oct 17, 2017 - 1:23:28 PM

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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...
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