Charges levied against Harold Williams’ attacker elevated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The US attorneys representing Harold Williams, a Bahamian who was stabbed in the face on March 16, 2019 while visiting a restaurant in Pembroke Pines, Florida, revealed on Saturday that the charges levied against Williams’ attacker have been elevated from second degree aggravated battery with a deadly weapon to first degree aggravated […]

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Alleged child abductor remanded to Sandilands

Lawyer says client has ‘mental health problems’ NASSAU, BAHMAS – “She is a good person, with a good heart, with mental health problems,” said Howard Thompson Jr, the lawyer representing De’endra Gibson, the woman who allegedly abducted four young boys in the capital in recent weeks, the first occurring on February 16, 2019. After evading […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Law Reform Commissioner consults with PLP on the proposed Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Reform Commissioner, Justice Anita Allen, consults with the Opposition PLP on the proposed Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill that is currently out for stakeholder consultation. Justice Allen is pictured second from left and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, is seated across from Justice Allen in the light […]

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PLP: NSA audit report investigation would be ‘tainted by political bias’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealing earlier this week that the commissioner of police is expected to investigate the findings of a recent audit report into the National Sports Authority (NSA), the opposition Progressive Liberal Party expressed on Tuesday that such an investigation would not be free from […]

PM instructs police to investigate Sports Authority report

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities will investigate the findings of a recent audit into the National Sports Authority, which among other damning revelations, found that a consultancy firm was paid $1.19 million for work that was reportedly never done. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis made the announcement to the media at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort […]

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 […]

45 foreign nationals apprehended in joint operation

Rights Bahamas calls on Immigration to cease roadblocks and arbitrary detention NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 45 foreign nationals were arrested on Friday, April 5, 2019 during ‘Operation Western Sweep’ – a joint operation of the Department of Immigration, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. A statement released from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senator Thompson releases statement on signing of Grand Lucayan LOI

The announcement of the signing of a Letter of Intent between Lucayan Renewal Holdings and Royal Caribbean International/ITM has brought much hope for the people of Grand Bahama. We intend to commence exclusive negotiations immediately with the joint venture group with the intent of signing an Agreement for Sale and Heads of Agreement. Why would […]