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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Crown to challenge Smith’s acquittal

AG expects judgement to form basis of appeal   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Crown is expected to challenge Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt’s decision to dismiss the case of former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith, who was on trial for extortion and bribery. When contacted yesterday, Attorney General Carl Bethel said he was made […]