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 […]

Bahamas delegation to attend 4th WTO accession meeting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas wishes to advise that a delegation is attending the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on the accession of The Bahamas to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bahamas’ Delegation is led by Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade […]

FNM: DPP will appeal Magistrate’s decision

The Free National Movement (FNM) announced Friday that it understands that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to dismiss three persons of money laundering charges in the Michelle Reckley case. The announcement came via a press statement issued on Friday night. “The Office of the Director of […]

Campbell: Marco’s Law almost ready for implementation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Final preparation is being made for the implementation of Marco’s (Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation) Law, according to Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell, who said he has been assured the legislation will be brought into force soon. Following a wave of child abduction cases in recent weeks, there […]

Former minister laments increased police powers of arrest

Opposition supports limiting electronic use and open alcoholic beverages    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin said yesterday that while the opposition supports proposed legislation seeking to prohibit motorists from driving with open alcoholic beverages and the use of electronic devices, the proposed penalties for these acts were “excessive” and the expansion of the […]

Road traffic amendments will “save lives”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As he expressed the critical need for the government to curtail road traffic fatalities in the country, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that proposed legislation to criminalize the use of cellphones while driving and having open alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle will shift the motoring public’s behaviour and […]

Govt., Oban heads still locked in dialogue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government and Oban heads are making significant progress in their negotiations concerning the proposed construction of a multi-billion dollar oil refinery and storage facility proposed for East Grand Bahama, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes. Foulkes chairs the Cabinet sub-committee and technical advisory group charged with examining the Oban deal. […]

Bahamian allegedly attacked while in Florida

Opposition calls on govt. to state position and classify incident   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An investigation has reportedly been launched by police in South Florida, after Harold Williams, a Bahamian citizen, was allegedly attacked on Saturday while visiting a restaurant in Pembroke Pines to use the bathroom. Williams, a manager at Bahamasair in Grand Bahama, […]

AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been amended. “The order in the shanty town case was amended to prevent any building anywhere in the Bahamas that is not according to code,” Bethel said. “The shanty town case itself has not been sat […]

PDC Chairman: Some Senators, MP’s have failed to disclose assets

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Myles Laroda, Chairman of the Public Disclosure Commission(PDC) confirmed on Thursday that some parliamentarians did not disclose their assets before the March 1 deadline. In a telephone interview with Eyewitness News, Laroda said following a meeting held yesterday, he has since written a letter to prime minister Dr. Hubert Minnis as well […]

Fred Smith, QC, calls for Nygard to be jailed after latest court no-show

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Billionaire fashion mogul Peter Nygard was a no-show once again in the Supreme Court on Thursday; an action which led Fred Smith, QC, to urge the court immediately to arrest and incarcerate Nygard. Court proceedings got underway shortly after 10:00 a.m. yesterday. Nygard was due to appear before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson to […]

The Bahamas avoids EU’s blacklist

Ministry of Finance: Blacklist avoidance sends a “strong signal”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas was not included on the European Union’s updated list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, which was published yesterday. In a statement, the Ministry of Finance said the decision reflected the government’s efforts to “safeguard the global competitiveness of the […]