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Today in History: June 27

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Dorothy Davis, a high school graduation cancelled and a controversial travel schedule. See what events took place on this day in history.

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BAHAMAS – On this day in Bahamian history, in 1979, Dorothy Davis became the first Bahamian woman to attain the rank of Inspector in the Royal Bahamas Police Force.


Then in 2013 – Rodger Gomez and Carolita Bethel were both sworn in as Supreme Court justices. Their appointments followed a recent announcement in Parliament by then Prime Minister Perry Christie who said he would like to see up to 20 Supreme Court judges appointed.

But Bethel said at the time while more judges are needed she was unsure how realistic goal it was.


Also in 2013, retired Anglican Archbishop Drexel Gomez addressed the controversial decision to cancel the St. John’s College Class of 2013’s prom and graduation ceremony weeks prior.

He called students conduct, seen in a viral video, outrageous and expressed concern about legal action taken by angry parents.


Then in 2018, eight days after he was fired from his parliamentary secretary post for voting ‘no’ to the value-added tax hike Bains and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson broke his silence.


In 2019, His Excellency C.A. Smith sworn in as Governor General.


In 2022, despite criticism from naysayers Prime Minister Philip Davis, who had just returned from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, defended his recent travel schedule saying his international trips are bearing fruits.


Finally in 2022, was the launch of the child abuse hotline 7-1-1. Minister of Social Services Obie Wilchcombe said at the time that the tragic death of four-year-old Bella Walker was a heartbreaking wake-up call and that the new hotline would make it easier to report cases of child abuse.

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