Rolle denies sexual harassment accusations

Rhodes Scholar says he’s the victim of “intimidation and retaliation”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player and Harvard neurosurgeon Myron Rolle said yesterday he is a victim of false accusations of sexual harassment perpetrated by American comedian and actress Amanda Seales, whom he claimed is seeking to retaliate and intimidate […]

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Search ongoing for aircraft after pilot’s distress call

Investigators communicating with Haitian, Jamaican aviation authorities   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As United States (U.S.) authorities with the assistance of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continued to search across Great Inagua for an aircraft following a mayday call from a pilot, investigators were yesterday speaking to aviation authorities in Jamaica and Haiti to determine whether […]

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Bannister: I do not respond to “frivolous actions”

Former BPL board members take legal action against minister   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Labelling the lawsuits of three former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board members against him as “frivolous actions”, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that he does not intend to respond publicly to the legal action. Former BPL Executive Chairman […]

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Bahamian Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle accused of sexual harassment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Popular American actress and comedian Amanda Seales has accused Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player Myron Rolle, a Florida State University Rhodes Scholar and Harvard neurosurgeon, of sexual harassment. Seales, best known for her role as Tiffany Dubois on HBO’s ‘Insecure’, spoke about her alleged experience while on the “The Breakfast […]

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Search for aircraft in Great Inagua ongoing

Pilot reported engine failure to authorities   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities were yesterday searching for an aircraft after the pilot of a plane reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that he had experienced the loss of an engine and was losing altitude, though after several hours of searching it was unclear if the plane crashed. […]

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Bannister disappointed with opposition absenting HOA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday expressed disappointment with the opposition’s continued boycott of parliamentary proceedings and insisted that opposing members of parliament have a duty to House and to the Bahamian people to contribute on legislation impacting the nation. “Mr. Speaker, they have a high constitutional duty to be here […]

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Former BPL board members sue Bannister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Board members, including the board’s former chairperson Darnell Osborne are suing Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister for damages for wrongful dismissal, alleged misfeasance and slander. In three separate writs obtained by Eyewitness News Online, Osborne, Nicola Thompson, a former board of directors; and Roy […]

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Opposition maintains House boycott today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The House of Assembly will once again sit today in absence of opposition members who have maintained their boycott of parliamentary proceedings. “We will be absenting ourselves from Parliament tomorrow,” said the leader of opposition business in the House Picewell Forbes, the MP for Mangrove Cay and South Andros. “That is the […]

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Lloyd: I made inquiries on behalf of Derek Rolle’s relative

Minister says he has no knowledge of inheritance   After a probate application revealed that Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, in his capacity as an attorney before assuming office, made inquiries on behalf of a relative of Derek Clayton Rolle about the existence of a multi-billion-dollar inheritance, the minister said yesterday he was advised that […]

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Wilchcombe: Banks should reconsider web shop deposits

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Gaming Board’s recent report which “debunked the myth” that domestic gaming houses are at risk of being used to facilitate financial crime should cause Canadian-owned banks in The Bahamas to reconsider their stance against accepting deposits from gaming house operators, according to former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Wilchcombe oversaw the […]

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Engine fault prompted BPL load shedding

No additional load shedding planned, sources say   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A fault with an engine at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Blue Hills power plant on Wednesday prompted the power provider to carry out load shedding for nearly three hours that morning, Eyewitness News Online understands. Customers in western and eastern New Providence were […]

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Govt. stands behind Venezuelan vote

Govt. hopes for swift resolution for Venezuelan people   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invokes constitutional provisions to assert himself as the country’s legitimate leader over self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the government of The Bahamas has maintained that its decision to support Guaido is consistent with previous votes relating to […]

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Reckley accused of defrauding govt. of $1.2 million

Defendants $9,000 granted bail by the Supreme Court   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley was arraigned in a magistrate’s court yesterday with five others over a litany of corruption charges, including money laundering, extortion, fraud and abetment to fraud. A total of 41 charges were levied at the defendants, which […]

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Former Urban Renewal Deputy Director charged, among others

Matter adjourned as prosecution could not provide proper documentation   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley and three other defendants, who police accused of money laundering and fraud, could not be arraigned when brought before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday as the prosecution was unable to present the court with proper […]

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Christie shocked by court proceedings

PLP accuses FNM of continued political attack   Former Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he was shocked by the proceedings in a magistrate’s court yesterday that saw four defendants accused of fraud and money laundering brought before Chief Magistrate Joyann-Ferguson Pratt, but could not be arraigned because the prosecution was unable to provide […]

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Gaming Association welcome Board’s findings

Report debunks fears gaming houses conduits for money-laundering/terrorism financing   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) yesterday welcomed a report by the Gaming Board which found that continued fears that the regularized domestic gaming sector remains at risk of being conduits for money laundering and terrorism financing have been proven to be […]

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JCNP president to sue for defamation

Investigation in bribery of Junkanoo judges ongoing   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) President Silbert Ferguson yesterday said he has consulted with his attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, and plans to take legal action over allegations contained in several voice recordings that have become the centre of a police investigation. “I am […]

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Unknown smuggling victims laid to rest

A journey that began in Haiti and saw dozens of Haitians board a wooden sloop in search of a better life in The Bahamas, ended in disaster with the bodies of 22 victims laying in caskets yesterday at the Enoch Backford Auditorium on Carmichael Road. “Today is a sad day for all of us,” said […]

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