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Anthony Ferguson yesterday assumed the leadership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, marking a new era for the organization at a time when The Bahamas is plagued by a high level of violent crime, and there are widespread demands for answers to the problem. Ferguson, 57,

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Former Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade performs a salute during last month's handing over ceremony. TORRELL GLINTON

Former Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday he was not forced out of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, but decided to move on. “Let me be very forthright in telling you that I was not forced out of the Royal Bahamas Police Force,” he said.

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Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin speaks to the press during the PLP convention. FILE

Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin has resigned as leader of opposition business in the House of Assembly. Mangrove Cay and South Andros MP Picewell Forbes has been appointed to the position effective immediately. Hanna-Martin confirmed yesterday that she resigned the day after she lost the Progressive Liberal Party’s

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Police Headquarters was crowded yesterday to welcome new Commissioner Anthony Ferguson. He was appointed to take over from Ellison Greenslade, who retired and is heading to the United Kingdom to be ambassador. He was commissioner from 2010. Ferguson is the seventh Bahamian commissioner in an independent

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