37 Haitian nationals charged in Inagua court with illegal landing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 37 Haitian nationals were charged in an Inagua court on Thursday, April 11, 2019 with illegal landing. A statement released from the Department of Immigration on Thursday said the group, comprised of 30 males and seven females, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt in the magistrate’s court in […]

Attorney calls for independent investigations in police-involved shootings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A decision recently handed down in the Coroner’s Court, which ruled that a police-involved shooting death was unlawful, has raised a number of concerns about inconsistencies and loop holes in investigations in police-involved killings, according to attorney Ramona Farquharson-Seymour. Farquharson-Seymour was speaking specifically to the Osworth Rolle Jr. case where the Coroner’s […]

Case of Paralegal adjourned as she was a no-show in court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jeleah Turnquest, a 34-year-old paralegal of Soldier Road was a no-show yesterday in Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain’s court. Turnquest was charged earlier this year for stealing by reason of service. According to prosecutors, she allegedly stole $346,500 dollars from foreign buyers in a property sale. Turnquest pleaded not guilty to the […]

Prison officer on remand for drug charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A correctional officer was brought before the magistrate court on Friday morning on drug-related charges. According to the prosecution, Bernard Hinsey was caught allegedly attempting to smuggle a quantity of suspected marijuana into the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS). Authorities allege that the incident occurred on April 3, 2019. According to […]

Corrections Officer in custody for drug possession

A corrections officer is in police custody after he was allegedly caught attempting to smuggle marijuana into The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. According to police reports, shortly before 2:00p.m. on Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with Bahamas Department of Corrections Officers in a joint operation, conducted a search […]

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 […]