Stephen Isaacs sworn in as Chief Justice

Jon Isaacs received his instruments of appointment from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling Friday morning for his new post as the country’s Chief Justice. Much controversy had surrounded the long-awaited appointment, as Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis allowed the post to remain vacant for months. Attorney General Senator Carl Bethel, however, told media that Dr. Minnis did […]

Bahamas, US amend narcotics agreement

The Bahamas and the United States made new strides in the fight against narcotics and illegal activity between its borders Wednesday, as the two countries signed a modification to the existing letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between both countries. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield and the United […]

Court says no to demolition

Injunction approved In a last-minute desperate attempt to stop the demolishing of their homes and communities, shantytown residents, who sought legal representation by Fred Smith QC, for an injunction, were celebrating Monday night following the court’s approval of their plight. Rights Bahamas – the organization representing shanty town residents – secured the services of attorney Fred Smith, […]

Breathing a sigh of relief: Some shanty town residents escape demolition

Meantime others fighting for their homes to remain Some shanty town residents are breathing a sigh of relief after discovering their homes had been spared from demolishion. Residents of the two communities in the western New Providence spoke to Eyewitness News Thursday and said they were grateful that they could remain in their homes. Others […]

Rights Bahamas files lawsuit to delay shanty town demolition

Rights Bahamas filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of shanty town residents in an effort to delay the government’s plan to demolish the unregulated communities come August 10. In a letter to high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Attorney for Rights Bahamas Fred Smith, QC, noted that the group plans to apply for an injunction to […]

Munroe weighs in on Oban deal

Despite the government’s continued revamping of the deal made with Oban Energies following widespread public concern,  noted attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, opined that the new deal will not satisfy the overwhelming environmental concenrs. During the 2018/2019 Budget Debate, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes revealed that the government had gone back to the drawing board with investors and a new heads […]

Munroe weighs in on govt.’s gaming tax review

The government is reportedly reviewing its recently imposed tax on the gaming industry and have reportedly asked gaming operators to hold off on any mass layoffs as promised until the study is complete. Gaming operators criticised the government over the tax calling it discriminatory as it was said to have been introduced without consultation. Attorney Wayne Munroe Q.C. […]