Lead prosecutor in Smith’s case says Hanna was “confused with her dates”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – “If there is no evidence that Frank Smith met with Barbara Hanna before the cleaning contract was awarded, then the charges against Smith, cannot stand”.  Those were the words of lead prosecutor Edward Jenkins, QC, before telling the court that Hanna was “confused with her dates” when she indicated she met with […]

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Frank Smith’s lawyers want 15 charges dismissed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Keith Knight, the lead attorney for Frank Smith on Tuesday argued that all 15 charges against his client be dismissed as the Crown did not provide any evidence to support its case. Smith, the former chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority was charged back in July of 2017 with one count of bribery, […]

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Two charged with possession of 544lbs of suspected marijuana

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Nheru Newton, 44, of Wellington Street, in the orange shirt, and Edgar Bonimy, 39, of Golden Gates, in the green and white striped shirt, were arraigned on Monday in the magistrate’s court before Judge Subusola Swain. The men were allegedly found in possession of 554 lbs of suspected marijuana last Wednesday, January 9th. […]

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Govt. to move supreme court to old post office building

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed last week that the government plans to move the supreme court to the site of the old post office building on East Hill Street. His announcement came at the opening of the legal year ceremony held last week at Christ Church Cathedral. The issues plaguing the building […]

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Court slaps duo with additional charges in alleged assault of prosecutor case

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The two men believed to have assaulted prosecutor Joel Seymour on January 5 were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court again last Friday, January 11, as prosecutors tacked on another list of charges. The pair originally appeared in court last Wednesday, January 9 on a single charge of causing harm, but were hauled […]

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Suspect arraigned on attempted murder charge in GB

Devano Hanfield, 20, of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama was arraigned last Friday, January 4 on an attempted murder charge relating to a shooting incident on Tuesday, January 1. He was also charged with possession of a firearm while committing an indictable offence. Hanfield appeared before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude at the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate […]

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Arrested Dominican fishermen released

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday that seven Dominican fishermen who were apprehended earlier this week were released because there was no apparent crime to charge them with. According to reports issued by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, officers apprehended a group of Dominican fishermen for allegedly operating in Bahamian waters on […]

Two appear in court on separate murder charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Franklyn Edgecombe,50, and Paul Adderley,26, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on Thursday in the magistrate’s court on two separate murder charges. Edgecombe was charged with the murder of Rico Ricardo Archer, which occurred on December 11, 2018. According to police reports, Archer’s lifeless body was found in the Fort Fincastle area […]

Dominican poachers fined $413,000 or time in jail

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three days after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), seven Dominican fishermen were charged before the courts on Friday for poaching in Bahamian waters. According to the RBDF, patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, apprehended the seven Dominicans aboard two small go-fast type boats approximately […]

Two charged with murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Ahmad Clarke, 20, of Acklins Street and Kortaz Coakley, 19, of Yellow Elder Gardens, were charged on Wednesday with the murder of Christian Moore back in April of this year. It is alleged that on Saturday, April 28, the two took Moore’s life and also attempted to take the life of Romello […]

$2 million to refurbish Freeport Justice Centre

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is expected to invest some $2 million to refurbish the Garnet Lavarity Justice Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The facelift will mark the largest refurbishment exercise since the court was constructed in 1994, according to Senator Kwasi Thompson. “This will bring relief to staff members, lawyers and the general public. […]