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 […]

Major crime still trending downward

Major crime in the country remains down, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames, although he gave no exact figures. The national security chief, who spoke with Eyewitness News recently, attributed the curb in crime to increased patrols by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and its recently relaunched community neighborhood watch program. “All of […]

Former GG’s bestowed Order of the Nation honours

Former Governor’s General Their Excellencies Sir Orville Turnquest and Arthur Hanna were formally installed as members of the Order of the Nation. The installation took place at Government House on Thursday. Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most Honorable Dame Marguerite Pindling, who became Chancellor of the Societies of Honour, pinned the incoming members. Sir Orville Turnquest […]

McAlpline chastises government for ‘wasting time’

Before the governing Free National Movement party won the vote of confidence in House Speaker, Halson Moultrie, yesterday, Pineridge MP, Frederick McAlpine chastised the government for wasting time. He said, while the Bahamian people were upset with the Opposition, they are even more disappointed in the current administration. He urged his parliamentary colleagues to be […]

PLP MPs, Englerston constituents protest in Parliament Square

Scores of Englerston constituents and PLP supporters flooded the Parliament Square area to stand in solidarity Wednesday with their MP, Glenys Hanna Martin, who was named and suspended from the House of Assembly last week. But, just moments after police officers denied Hanna Martin entrance to the lower chamber, Speaker of the House, Halson Moultrie, […]

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians make courtesy call on the Governor General

By Kathryn Campbell, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), the Bahamas branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Americas and Atlantic Region, called on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, Friday, January 19, 2018. The women, led by CWP Chairperson, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services […]