New independent director of public prosecutions appointed

Monday saw the marking of a historic milestone for the country’s struggling judicial system, as for the first time, an independent director in the Department of Public Prosecutions was constitutionally appointed. This means that the body will now operate autonomously. Well-known attorney Garvin Gaskin, who has ascended to the post, spoke poignantly with Eyewitness News […]

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W&SC to begin voluntary separation packages

Chairman threatens legal action against employees in wake of audit Executives of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (W&SC) are preparing to offer staff voluntary separation packages (VSEP) as it looks to right size the company, according to the head of the utility company. W&SC Chairman and Long Island Member of Parliament (MP) Adrian Gibson made […]

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Regional expert lays case for gaming operators in eight-page letter to PM

With promised legal action pending against the government, one noted attorney with regional experience has presented an eight-page letter to the Prime Minister, laying the case for gaming operators opposed to the proposed tax regime and detailing a number of pressing issues he argues could lead to more monumental challenges for the country. Calvin Wilson of Calvin Wilson […]

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Gaming operators strike back

The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) is threatening to take legal action within the next few days if the government refuses to meet with them regarding the proposed tax increase. In a six-paged letter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, Attorney for the association, Alfred Sears, outlined a number of […]

Commodore defends military’s interception record

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel last week defended the military’s interception record, following another Haitian sloop landing near its Coral Harbour Base. Bethel told Eyewitness News that while he understands the public’s concern, for every one boat that makes it way into shore, the RBDF stops “many, many more”. He also said the defence […]

Officers acted in self defence, says PSA

In the wake of the recent police-involved shooting, Chairman of the Police Staff Association (PSA) Sonny Miller said officers acted in self-defense. The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) said Deangelo Evans, 20, was believed to be an armed robbery suspect on Sunday past when he was reportedly apprehended by police in the Mason’s Addition community. Police reported […]

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RBC employees want union

Industrial unrest continues to brew among local Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees, who remain the only non-unionized group of RCB workers in the region. During a press conference Monday, President of the Bahamas Financial Services Union Theresa Mortimer said RBC executives have refused to agree, she believes, because of the revamping of the bank […]