Former banker returns to Supreme Court on unlawful sexual

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former banker, Paul Lewis was back in the Supreme Court on Wednesday on unlawful sexual intercourse charges. The 37-year-old resident of Yamacraw Shores is currently out on bail and appeared before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson for a trial date. Prosecutors alleged that Lewis, on Saturday, February 23rd, had unlawful sexual intercourse with a […]

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Frank Smith’s lawyer: Magistrate did nothing wrong when she criticized Sands and Dames

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt did nothing wrong when she criticized Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands and National Security Minister Marvin Dames for their involvement in the Frank Smith bribery and extortion trial, according to Smith’s attorney, Keith Knight, QC. On Tuesday, Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskins asserted that the chief magistrate was […]

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Crown’s appeal of Frank Smith’s case gets underway

DPP: Magistrate erred when she took extraneous matters into consideration when making her decision NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Crown’s appeal of former Progressive Liberal Party Senator, Frank Smith, finally got underway on Tuesday as the attorney general’s office presented its case in the Court of Appeal. Back in February, chief magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt acquitted Smith […]

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BDOCS employees file affidavits to declare Murphy’s appointment invalid

Duo claims they were forced to take vacation leave NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Don Cleare and Bernadette Thompson-Murray, alleged in affidavits filed in the supreme court on Friday, May 10, that National Security Minister Marvin Dames forced them to take vacation leave to make room for the appointment of Charles Murphy as Commissioner of Corrections. The […]

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Dames: Security at govt. buildings will be significantly improved

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Security at all government buildings will be significantly improved, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who admitted that the recent shooting death of a Defence Force Officer on the grounds of Government House has exposed weaknesses in the current system. “I have a team working to create a policy for government […]

Symonette: New visa could see raise $10 million in immigration fees

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Parliamentarians on Wednesday began debate on the proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, with special focus on the introduction of a new visa, which the government expects will transform Grand Bahama into the technology hub of the Caribbean. The BH1B visa, a special visa under the Commercial Enterprises Act, will give distinctive privileges […]

Ferreira: Govt. homes sold by former administration were overpriced

Former BMC chairman refutes claim NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Government homes under the former Christie administration were being sold for tens of thousands of dollars more than they were worth, according to Minister of Housing Romauld Ferreira, who told Eyewitness News on Tuesday that Bahamians were not getting value for money. “What we found was the […]

Three charged in separate traffic death incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Shauna Smith, 22, appeared before magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux on Monday, in connection with the February 25th accident that left a woman dead and man in serious condition in hospital. Smith was charged with killing during the course of dangerous driving, failing to remain on the scene of an accident, driving without insurance and […]

Man murdered on Mackey Street while buying a drink

Incident pushes count to 18   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Another brazen daylight shooting on Tuesday marked the country’s 18th murder for the year, according to Eyewitness News Online records. According to police, this latest shooting took place shortly after 11:00 a.m. yesterday while the victim was buying a drink from a business on Mackey Street. […]