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Bahamas Gov't to probe allegations of human rights abuse

NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct 3, CMC – The Bahamas government says it intends to respond fully to a claim by five nationals that their lives are in danger because of their political advocacy, and that some of them have had to flee the country.

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  • Countries Bahamas

Caribbean leaders, at UN Assembly, decry new financial rules; stress UN role in development

26 September 2016 – Declaring that Caribbean countries are being treated “as if they are hell on earth” due to new financial rules against tax havens, Bahamian Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to denounce the “immoral” withdrawal of normal banking services that inflict hardship on ordinary citizens.

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  • Countries Bahamas

Politicians Named in New Leak of Offshore Files from The Bahamas

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the European Union’s rules. The Dutch politician sympathized with average citizens who worried they’d been left to pay the bills “as infringers cream off the extra profits.”

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  • Countries Bahamas

UCRA concerned over increase incidents of poor taste broadcast material to Bahamians

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 17, CMC – The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, (URCA) says it has come across increase incidents of broadcast material that would be considered by the general public in The Bahamas to be harmful, abusive, offensive, discriminatory or otherwise contrary to the standards of taste and decency which generally obtain in the country.

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The Bahamas Elected Chair of the CTO

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (15 September, 2016) – The Bahamas has been elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election as Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe.
  • Published in Tourism

Outspoken Bahamian lawyer condemns plans for sittings of Privilege Committee of Parliament

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 16, CMC – President of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBRHA), Fred Smith,  says the Privileges Committee of Parliament  will do serious damage to the administration of justice and the rule of law in The Bahamas if it uses hearings scheduled for later this month to air matters currently under consideration by the courts.

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  • Published in Politics
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