Govt. considers UB national endowment

The government is contemplating a national endowment fund for Bahamian students at the University of The Bahamas (UB), to strengthen the county’s resources, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed during the opening of the Frank R. Wilson Graduate Centre Thursday afternoon. “Over the next five years, the government of The Bahamas will give consideration to an education, heritage […]

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Police manpower report highlights shortfalls

The much anticipated 2018 Manpower Audit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), which has finally been completed, was laid before parliamentarians in the House of Assembly (HOA) Wednesday Minister of National Security Marvin Dames, who presented the hefty report in the Lower Chamber yesterday said, the comprehensive document – the first of its kind […]

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Campbell: Shanty town eviction no surprise

Many residents in shanty towns across the nation are reportedly shaken after the government recently announced July 31 as the deadline for all residents in unregulated communities to relocate. It’s all a part of a massive government venture to crack down on shantytowns nationwide. Sources suggest that some shantytown residents are reportedly up-in-arms as the […]

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“I know what’s fueling crime!”

With two murders recorded over the weekend, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said, it will be difficult to address crime without examining the other issues impacting the country, such as joblessness. “Our government is taking a holistic approach to crime, but we can’t talk about crime if we don’t address unemployment,” Dames said. “We can’t […]

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Pintard: Junkanoo to be monetised, internationalised

Culture Minister Michael Pintard told Eyewitness News that his ministry is working toward monetizing and internationalizing Junkanoo to ensure that the age-old cultural tradition is globally marketable. Since government pulled its finacial support from Bahamas Carnival, Pintard said, it has more or less been concerned about ensuring that Junkanoo is internationally viable. “What prevents us […]

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Tourism is on “fire”, says D’Aguilar

Tourism is on fire, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar, who said “God was waiting” on the Free National Movement (FNM) to be government for the industry to be rejuvenated. Speaking at the FNM’s one year election win anniversary, D’Aguilar said, the country’s number one industry is booming under the Minnis administration. “After years […]

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Bahamas plagued by cyber-attacks

During a Cyber Security forum yesterday at the Island House, National Security Minister Marvin Dames revealed an 80% increase in online hacking of businesses. “Last year, approximately 771 instances of cyber-crime were reported in The Bahamas. We could do better,” the minister said. Those instances, he said, included credit card fraud, identity theft, data loss, […]

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Sex offenders list coming “soon”

The sexual offenders registry is coming “very shortly”, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames. In an interview with reporters outside the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Dames said, he has personally spoke with Attorney General Carl Bethel and the Bahamian people can expect to see that registry before the end of the year. “We […]

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