Rights Bahamas: “Police Force out of control”

Dames: More emphasis will be placed on recruiting those who respect human rights   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of alleged brutality claims levied against the Central Detective Unit (CDU) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Rights Bahamas organization on Thursday called for a full and independent investigation of the Force’s alleged culture […]

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Monsignor Preston Moss laid to rest

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Catholic community gathered yesterday at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral to mourn the death of veteran priest Monsignor Preston Moss who served the church for more than 50 years. Among the congregation were notable figures such as Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, as well as former and present parliamentarians paying their last […]

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GB MP’s call for lower electricity rates

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of controversy in Grand Bahama between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family, which owns a number of fast food franchises on that island, members of parliament who represent various constituencies in the nation’s second city are calling on the power company to provide more cost-effective […]

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Advocate: Community buy-in needed to end LGBTI discrimination

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Crisis Center Director Donna Nicholls said yesterday that community buy-in is needed to fuel the fight for equality of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) community and to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual orientation in The Bahamas. But she acknowledged that the […]

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Union claims Morton Salt Bahamas is “union busting”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While wage negotiations with the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company and the union representing workers remain at an impasse, the union expressed fresh concerns on Monday, alleging that the company is not only engaging in ‘union busting’ tactics, but has also breached its industrial agreement. “Over the weekend, March 16 and 17, 2019, the […]

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AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been amended. “The order in the shanty town case was amended to prevent any building anywhere in the Bahamas that is not according to code,” Bethel said. “The shanty town case itself has not been sat […]

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Despite bouts of crime, Nassau Village residents say they feel safe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite a recent shooting incident in Nassau Village that later became a homicide over the weekend, residents of the southern area told Eyewitness News on Monday that they are not alarmed. And while Nassau Village residents shared mixed views yesterday about crime unfolding in the area, they all shared the same belief […]

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Young Bahamian females participate in UN gender equality talks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group of 12 Bahamian females, three high school students and nine representatives of the GirlCon organization, participated in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York March 9-15. The delegation was led by Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith who is also Founder and […]

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COP: Police making progress in solving abduction cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson expressed on Thursday that despite the recent abductions that have left many parents alarmed, the public should not be fearful as the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is making progress to ensure that these cases are solved. “I expect pretty shortly that we will bring some resolution to […]

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U.S. govt. highlights corruption in immigration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There have been “widespread, credible” reports that Bahamian immigration officials physically abused detainees and officials “solicited bribes” to either prevent detention following raids or facilitate release, according to the United States government. “Numerous Haitian migrants reported being detained by immigration officials and solicited for bribes of $3,000 Bahamian dollars (one Bahamian dollar […]

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U.S. Human Rights report points to prison, immigration deficiencies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States has highlighted a series of shortcomings in The Bahamas’ immigration and detention process as well as its legal framework, and said while there have been efforts to improve procedure as it relates to migrants, gaps remain as it relates to the treatment, conditions and imprisonment of people in this […]

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US Govt.: Violence against women in The Bahamas a “serious, widespread problem”

Human Rights report claims jet ski operator accused of rape was a minor   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Violence against women in The Bahamas continued to be a “serious, widespread problem” in 2018, according to the United States government. The U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Human Rights Report, which was released yesterday, pointed to the increased […]

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New animal rights group demands action over dog shootings

BAAM urges owners of seriously injured and killed dogs to take police, immigration to court NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamians Against Animal Mistreatment (BAAM) on Wednesday demanded that senior Police and Immigration officials take forceful and immediate action to discipline the officers who shot three dogs without legal cause or provocation, killing one and seriously injuring […]

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Students participate in gambling addiction seminar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Dozens of high school students participated in a one-day gambling addiction seminar on Wednesday held at the Sandilands Rehabilitation (SRC) activity centre. The event, spearheaded by the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and SRC, is aimed at providing preventative steps to avoid addictive habits. Participating schools included Government High School, C.I Gibson, Galilee […]

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