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Clubs & Societies May 19th, 2023

The Anglican Church Women (ACW) paid a courtesy call on Sir Cornelius A Smith on Tuesday, May 16, at the Office of the Governor General.

More than 500 Grand Bahama homes assessed for repairs

MORE than 500 homes have been assessed on Grand Bahama for the Small Homes Repair Programme, which is expected to be copied in the Family Islands, according to an Urban Renewal official.

Skills Council to assess industry's labour needs

A Cabinet minister yesterday revealed a Skills Council will be formed to assess the labour needs of each industry as he unveiled plans to combine various training schemes into one National Apprenticeship scheme.

ORG calls for changes to ombudsman proposal

THE Organisation for Responsible Governance wants legislators to revise the ombudsman bill to remove the attorney general’s power to prevent the ombudsman from carrying out their work.

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The Privy Council ‘do not understand elements of the Bahamian justice system’ Munroe says

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said a recent Privy Council ruling raises questions about whether the government should ensure “duty lawyers” or Justices of the Peace are present when people confess to serious crimes in custody.

Companies registry set to be 'much improved'

The Attorney General yesterday said The Bahamas' new companies registry is ready for testing by the private sector as he promised "a much-improved user experience".

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ALICIA WALLACE: Government’s duty is to protect and promote human rights; it’s not a gift

WHILE it is not news to me that there is a fundamental lack of understanding of human rights, particularly the human rights of people in situations of vulnerability, it continues to be both frustrating and offensive when it is made obvious by people in positions of power and people who claim to be supporters of human rights.

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ALICIA WALLACE: It is up to citizens to hold the govt responsible on human rights issues

HUMAN rights are being discussed with more frequency in The Bahamas in recent years, due in no small part to the human rights violations taking place and the responses of non-governmental organisations and the general public.