November 21, 2019

Bahamas: Dr Hubert Minnis sworn in as Prime Minister

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From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, May 12 2017 – Dr Hubert Minnis was on Thursday sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas since the country gained political independence from Britain in 1973. Minnis, a medical doctor and former minister of health was sworn into office at Government House […]

Voters in Bahamas say “no” to gender equality changes in Constitution

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From Caribbean360 NASSAU, Bahamas, Wednesday June 8, 2016 – Bahamians have rejected changes to the Constitution that the government had said were aimed at ensuring gender equality in citizenship matters, with the majority voting “no” in yesterday’s referendum. Official results are not expected until this afternoon, but Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall said preliminary figures showed […]

Changes in Caribbean constitutions spur controversy

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BY JEWEL FRASER AND JACQUELINE CHARLES From Miami Herald In a post-independent Caribbean, leaders are learning that change doesn’t come easy as they pursue political reforms. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — As embattled Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar stepped into the Senate chamber last week to pilot the first major shake-up of her country’s constitution in […]