National Security minister testifies in Frank Smith extortion trial

A heated cross-examination between defense attorney Keith Knight, QC, and Minister of National Security Marvin Dames Tuesday afternoon, in the continuing extortion trial of former Member of Parliament (MP) and Senator Frank Smith. Smith is accused of extorting $60,000 from Barbara Hanna, whose cleaning company was given a contact to service the Critical Care Unit of […]

3 charged with murder

Three men are today behind bars after they faced separate murder charges in the Magistrates Court on Monday. Ramont Knowles, 33, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of the murder of Stanley Barr. According to police reports, shortly after midnight on May 23, police responded to calls of a shooting incident on Bahama Avenue […]

15-year-old charged with sex crimes

A 15-year-old boy was arraigned in the Magistrate’s court on Tuesday in connection with the three recent sexual assaults on three young girls. The teen was rushed into court by police, after several angry bystanders screamed at the young man from the sidelines. He was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. Prosecutors allege […]

Star witness to take the stand again in former senator extortion trial

The extortion trial of former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator and Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Chairman Frank Smith will continue this morning at 10:00 a.m., with the much anticipated cross examination of Barbara Hanna, owner of Magic Touch Cleaning Company. Hanna was originally set to take the stand Thursday, however, the prosecution said it was […]

Frank Smith’s attorney’s awaiting new evidence, trial resumes today

The extortion case of former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith resumes today following a delay yesterday that was brought on by some outstanding evidence that has not been reviewed by the defense. Smith’s legal team told the court that there were documents from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), that they have not seen, that […]

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