Majority compliance in FATF re-rating

AG: Major step forward for financial services sector NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) yesterday re-evaluated The Bahamas’ compliance with its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing requirements and found the country compliant with the majority of its recommendations. The re-evaluation and increased compliance ratings are expected to stave off any sanctions from […]

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Man arrested, never charged, but photos of him appear on website

Says he only wants name cleared NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Nineteen-year-old Che Guvera Kyle Moxey just wants to clear his name. The teen housekeeper at a local resort was not charged with a criminal offense, but his photo was posted on a social media news website attached to an article, which alleged that he was arrested […]

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Bowe: Despite IMF report, Bahamas still walks a “fine line”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite a recent review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which commended the government for several key policy initiatives, Gowon Bowe, the Chief Financial Officer at Fidelity Bank said the country still walks a fine line towards a promising economic state. “While it was a relatively upbeat synopsis of the visit, it […]

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RBDF arrest more Dominican poachers on Monday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers on Monday arrested another group of Dominican fishermen who were found poaching in Bahamian waters. Monday’s apprehension came on the heels of an arrest and charge that was made last week. According to reports, two small Dominican go-fast boats were apprehended around 11a.m. on Monday just […]

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18 inducted into Junkanoo legends circle

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, her Ministry (MOYSC) and the National Junkanoo Committee joined with Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials, Junkanoo stakeholders and well-wishers in welcoming 18 inductees into the National Junkanoo Legends Circle, on December 14, 2018, at Government House.  […]

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Governor General hosts opposition to reception

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Governor-General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the Official Opposition to an Annual Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Monday.  The Governor General is pictured seated centre, with Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, centre left; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Chester Cooper, centre right; and from left: Picewell Forbes, […]

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Dominican poachers fined $413,000 or time in jail

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three days after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), seven Dominican fishermen were charged before the courts on Friday for poaching in Bahamian waters. According to the RBDF, patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, apprehended the seven Dominicans aboard two small go-fast type boats approximately […]

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Police recover suspected drugs in two separate incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – The Royal Bahamas Police Force over the weekend recovered a quantity of dangerous drugs from the streets of New Providence in two separate incidents. In the first incident, according to police reports, shortly after 5:00p.m. on Saturday, Mobile Division Officers were on patrol on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway when they observed a male […]

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Police recover .45 pistol and ammunition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital have recovered a .45 pistol and seven rounds of ammunition on Sunday. According to police reports, the incident happened shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Sunday whenPolice and Defence Force Officers,who comprise “Operation Strong Finish” conducted a search of a home on Kenya Avenue, Flamingo Gardens and recovered the […]

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Police report drug busts in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two separate drug discoveries on Grand Bahama carried out by officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) over the weekend uncovered over $20, 000 worth of suspected marijuana, authorities confirmed. The successful drug busts were executed shortly before 6p.m. on Saturday, according to police. Police reports indicate that DEU officers, while in […]

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Civil Society Bahamas: Govt. has shown good faith

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) said yesterday that it was grateful for the “good faith” demonstrated by the government as it seeks to revise the Non-Profit Organizations Bill which the Senate delayed debate on to consult stakeholders. CSB met with Attorney General Carl Bethel over the weekend. It said Bethel committed to continue […]

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BPL: No visible decrease in power bills until first quarter, 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) executives have confirmed that oil prices on the world market appear to be trending down, but quickly noted that Bahamian consumers will not see a decrease in their electricity bills until the first quarter of 2019. The revelation came during a press conference at BPL’s headquarters on […]

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