Rolle denies sexual harassment accusations

Rhodes Scholar says he’s the victim of “intimidation and retaliation”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player and Harvard neurosurgeon Myron Rolle said yesterday he is a victim of false accusations of sexual harassment perpetrated by American comedian and actress Amanda Seales, whom he claimed is seeking to retaliate and intimidate […]

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Jeff Lloyd speaks on Derek Rolle’s inheritance case

Says attorney-client privilege is sacred    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Education Jefferey Lloyd on Thursday sought to shut down any concerns of the public regarding his decision to remain silent in the House of Assembly in regards to the Derek Rolle inheritance case. “It is not my responsibility and I do not have the […]

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Deportations to Haiti resume, 112 Haitian nationals to be deported today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As political unrest begins to quell in Haiti, 112 Haitian nationals are scheduled to depart New Providence today onboard a Bahamasair flight at 7:00 a.m. en route to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. “This will be the first scheduled repatriation flight into Haiti in weeks after the country experienced recent unrest,” outlined a statement released […]

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Bahamas signs $12 million bilateral agreement with China for economic, technical cooperation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a $12 million bilateral agreement with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.  The Signing Ceremony took place on Thursday, at the Ministry, and is a commitment from China to provide funds for development projects in the country. Minister […]

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Bahamian Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle accused of sexual harassment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Popular American actress and comedian Amanda Seales has accused Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player Myron Rolle, a Florida State University Rhodes Scholar and Harvard neurosurgeon, of sexual harassment. Seales, best known for her role as Tiffany Dubois on HBO’s ‘Insecure’, spoke about her alleged experience while on the “The Breakfast […]

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Mother happy son released from custody

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After spending three days in police custody to be questioned on allegations of rape, 31-year-old Emile Hepburn was not charged and was released last week. His mother, Tonya Woods, told Eyewitness News Online that she could not be happier. Hepburn turned himself into police after a composite sketch bearing his image was […]

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Former BPL board members sue Bannister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Board members, including the board’s former chairperson Darnell Osborne are suing Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister for damages for wrongful dismissal, alleged misfeasance and slander. In three separate writs obtained by Eyewitness News Online, Osborne, Nicola Thompson, a former board of directors; and Roy […]

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AG: Deficiencies listed by EU Commission perceived, largely addressed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel asserted on Tuesday that the European Union (EU) College of Commissioners used incorrect and “old information” to support its recent listing of The Bahamas as a haven for money laundering and terrorist financing. “The reason we got listed in this EU commissioner’s list, is because of perceived deficiencies […]

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Lloyd: I made inquiries on behalf of Derek Rolle’s relative

Minister says he has no knowledge of inheritance   After a probate application revealed that Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, in his capacity as an attorney before assuming office, made inquiries on behalf of a relative of Derek Clayton Rolle about the existence of a multi-billion-dollar inheritance, the minister said yesterday he was advised that […]

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Government reaches agreement with gaming operators

Major says govt must take a deeper look at its national tax regime   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of negotiations, the government has finally reached an agreement with gaming operators to increase taxes on the gaming industry and collect the payment of back taxes. A statement issued Wednesday from the Office of the Prime […]

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Former Urban Renewal Deputy Director charged, among others

Matter adjourned as prosecution could not provide proper documentation   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley and three other defendants, who police accused of money laundering and fraud, could not be arraigned when brought before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday as the prosecution was unable to present the court with proper […]

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Christie shocked by court proceedings

PLP accuses FNM of continued political attack   Former Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he was shocked by the proceedings in a magistrate’s court yesterday that saw four defendants accused of fraud and money laundering brought before Chief Magistrate Joyann-Ferguson Pratt, but could not be arraigned because the prosecution was unable to provide […]

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BUSAWU president to take legal action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Utility Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) Dwayne Woods said he is prepared to take legal action against the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) after the corporation’s executive chairman revealed his salary to the media on Sunday. “Let me make it abundantly clear that all of the numbers […]

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JCNP president to sue for defamation

Investigation in bribery of Junkanoo judges ongoing   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) President Silbert Ferguson yesterday said he has consulted with his attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, and plans to take legal action over allegations contained in several voice recordings that have become the centre of a police investigation. “I am […]

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Three charged on separate counts with murder

Joel Bullard, 21, in the plaid shirt and blue jeans, 28-year-old Rashad Paul aka eyes, in the black jacket and black Nike shirt, and 25-year-old Shaquille Culmer in the black jacket and grey shirt were all arraigned before chief magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt on Monday, charged with three separate counts of murder. Culmer is accused of […]

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Haitian charge d’Affaires: We will solve this “madness”

Charging that the governments of the Republic of Haiti and Commonwealth of The Bahamas must continue to work together to bring an end to illegal migration amidst the worst migrant boating tragedy on record, Haitian Charge d’Affairs Francois Michel said yesterday that a solution must be found “for this madness”. His comments were made at […]

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Dames: Confident in RBPF’s handling of Smith investigation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday defended the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) handling of the investigation that led to the prosecution of former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith on corruption and bribery charges. Last Friday, Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt determined there was no case for Smith to answer […]

Two more bodies of suspected Haitian sloop passengers found

Authorities continue search for additional survivors, bodies    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities pulled two more bodies out of waters off Abaco on Tuesday and suspect they were passengers onboard a Haitian sloop that ran aground and capsized in waters off Man-O-War Cay last weekend. Yesterday’s discovery pushed the death toll to 29. According to authorities, […]