Man accused of stealing 55 FNM posters valued at $495

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 41-year-old man yesterday pleaded not guilty to stealing 55 Free National Movement (FNM) posters valued at $495 in the Mount Moriah constituency over the weekend. Matthew Oman Sandilands, of Melvern Road, appeared before Magistrate Shaka Serville. Prosecutors allege that between August 20 and August 22, Sandilands stole the “It’s about your […]

TWO YEARS BEHIND BARS: Jamaican men jailed for drug bust; pair tells court they did it for their families

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two Jamaican men found with over 92 pounds of marijuana were yesterday sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for possession of a dangerous drug with intent to supply. When Damond Shawn, 44, and Daniel Grant, 24, were arraigned before Magistrate Samuel McKinney yesterday morning, they each pleaded guilty to one count of possession […]

COMPENSATION UPPED: $750,000 awarded to Kenyan taxi driver falsely detained for seven years

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal yesterday awarded Kenyan national Douglas Ngumi, who was unlawfully detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre for nearly seven years, three-quarters of a million dollars —$109,000 more than the Supreme Court awarded. In their ruling, Court of Appeal Justices Sir Michael Barnett, Milton Evans and Jon Isaacs increased […]

Man takes back guilty plea in firearm possession case after prosecution admits error in identification

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — One of three men arraigned yesterday for possession of a firearm changed his guilty plea in the Magistrate’s Court, after the prosecution advised the court that witness accounts of the arrest over the weekend identified “another defendant” as having concealed the weapon under his shirt when officers stopped them. Trevor Laramore, 20, […]

WITHIN ITS RIGHT: Judge rules no legal basis to prevent RO operator from shutting off Eleuthera water supply

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Supreme Court judge has ruled that there is no legal basis to prevent reverse osmosis plant operator Aqua Design Bahamas from switching off its water supply over significant outstanding arrears, noting that its relationship with the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) appears “irreconcilable”. In a judgment dated August 6, Justice Indra […]

Cop killer’s sentence reduced due to “egregious breaches” of constitutional rights

“Die” Stubbs’ sentence will come to an end sometime in 2048 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Murder convict Stephen “Die” Stubbs yesterday saw his 45-year sentence reduced by 10 years as compensation for “egregious breaches” of his constitutional rights in trial delays and time served on remand. Stubbs, now 46, and two others were convicted for the […]

Bahamian men charged with human trafficking

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two men charged in a Magistrate’s Court today were released on bail after pleading not guilty to charges of human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution. Paul O’Brian Pawar, 30, of Sapphire Ridge, and Theo Johnson, 33, of Milky Way Drive, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt. The pair was charged with […]

Man remanded to prison over death threats towards High Commissioner Designate Sebastian Bastian

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation of defendant  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after he pleaded guilty to threatening to harm High Commissioner Designate to South Africa His Excellency Sebastian Bastian. Kenson Knowles, 30, appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle Davis and was charged with two counts of threats […]

“ADMINISTRATIVE DISASTER”: QC slams govt’s pause on deportations amid citizenship court battle

Govt willing to halt deporting and detaining applicable individuals until Privy Council ruling  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — During a continued hearing of a historic citizenship court ruling on Wednesday, the Crown offered an undertaking not to deport or detain anyone who may claim they were born in The Bahamas and their father is Bahamian until the […]

YOUNG MEN HAULED BEFORE COURT: Five charged with seven killings stemming from 2019

Man charged with three separate murders, including Ian “Irie” Porter NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Five men, aged 21 to 25, appeared in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with seven murders stemming back over two years, including the June 2019 killings of Ian “Irie” Porter and Raymond Adderley. Delanzo Cartwright, 25, of Avocado Street, Pinewood Gardens, […]