Man charged with possession of $137,000 worth of marijuana

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Terrance Brown, 48, in the gray jacket and light blue shirt, appeared before Magistrate Subusola Swain on Thursday, charged with conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs. It is alleged that Brown was found on April 1st in possession of dangerous drugs, namely Indian Hemp. Police reported that shortly […]

Man charged with traffic death fined $10,500

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Twenty five-year-old Hartman Rolle Jr. of St. Alban’s Drive appeared before Magistrate Kara Deveaux-Turnquest on Tuesday, charged with killing in the course of dangerous driving, driving while not covered by third party insurance, and driving without a valid driver’s license. As a power outage impacted court proceedings on Tuesday and the standby […]

AG mum on DPP’s decision

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday dodged questions about government’s assertion that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will be appealing magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to allow three of six persons to walk free in the highly controversial Michelle Reckley money laundering and fraud case. Magistrate Armbrister’s decision last […]

Teen boy charged in Nassau Village killing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A teenager faced a magistrate Monday on two separate charges in connection with a shooting incident which unfolded in Nassau Village in October 2018. Prosecutors allege that Deshawn Hart, 18,  is responsible for the shooting death of Ricaro Mallory Bullard, 24, on October 5, 2018. The victim, police said, was shot dead […]

Family’s search for missing man continues as court dismisses application

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It appears as if the family’s efforts to locate Marvin Pratt, a man reported missing since December 6, 2018, remain futile as Justice Andrew Forbes on Thursday dismissed the Habeas Corpus application that was filed in the supreme court by the attorney representing Pratt’s family. The family was represented by Crispin Hall […]

3 charged with murder in separate incidents – Fox Hill, Nassau Village

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three men appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain on Monday, charged with murder in separate incidents. Peidreito Mejias, 20, and 20-year-old Alvardo Curry were arraigned for the alleged murder of Javardo “JoJo” Thompson and the alleged attempted murder of Antonio Morley, which took place at the Fox Hill Park on March […]

Haitian national fined $3,000 for overstaying

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Haitian national was arraigned in the magistrate’s court on Wednesday, charged with overstaying. Arius Philippe appeared before Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans. Philippe was convicted of overstaying and was fined $3000.00 or in default of payment, he would serve one-year imprisonment at The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. Upon serving his sentence, he […]

Michelle Reckley case transferred to another magistrate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The money laundering, extortion and fraud case involving former Urban Renewal director Michelle Reckley was transferred to Magistrate Ambrose Ambrister in court #10 on Monday, after Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said she and two other magistrates were mindful not to adjudicate the matter for various reasons. The chief magistrate also stated that […]

Foreign nationals charged with illegal landing, overstaying

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Six foreign nationals were charged in a magistrate’s court last Thursday, March 14, 2019, on charges of illegal landing or overstaying. According to a statement issued from the Department of Immigration, the foreign nationals comprised of five Haitians and one Jamaican, who were arraigned before magistrate Carolina Evans in magistrate court number […]

Fred Smith, QC, calls for Nygard to be jailed after latest court no-show

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Billionaire fashion mogul Peter Nygard was a no-show once again in the Supreme Court on Thursday; an action which led Fred Smith, QC, to urge the court immediately to arrest and incarcerate Nygard. Court proceedings got underway shortly after 10:00 a.m. yesterday. Nygard was due to appear before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson to […]

71-year-old pleads not guilty to charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with minor

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Norman Ferguson,71, pleaded not guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in a Grand Bahama court on Wednesday. The pensioner is accused of having sexual relations with an eight-year-old relative. According to police, the mother of the minor contacted the Police Control Room to report the matter on […]