Man accused of libel against opposition leader granted $5K bail

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was granted bail in the Magistrate’s Court after pleading not guilty to intentional libel against Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis. Oswald Poitier, 45, of Second Street, Cockburn Town, was arraigned before Magistrate Samuel McKinney and charged with one count of intentional libel. The prosecution alleged that sometime […]

Bahamian woman charged $3,000 for fraud marriages to two different men

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — A 41-year-old mother of eight was formally charged with two counts of entering into a fraudulent marriage on Friday, according to a statement by the Department of Immigration. The department’s Prosecution Unit, Grand Bahama District, brought Nadacate Outten and two co-accused foreign nationals, Jamaican Oral Anthony White, and Haitian Moseles Monneus, […]

10 foreign nationals charged with immigration offenses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — One Dominican, one Jamaican and eight Haitian nationals were recently brought before the courts on New Providence and Grand Bahama by the Department of Immigration. On Thursday, April 22, Yonaidi Melendez Castillo of the Dominican Republic appeared before Magistrate Jeanine Weech-Gomez in the Magistrate’s Court #7 and pleaded guilty to overstaying. She […]

Woman charged over fake COVID tests trend

Court case continues today; more charges to be read NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Bahamian woman was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of possession of a forged document and forgery in relation to the recent trend of fake coronavirus tests. Laderia Russell, 35, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt and was read 40 […]

Migrants arraigned before Freeport magistrates for infractions of immigration laws

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — Six Brazilian nationals and one Haitian national were on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith on charges of overstaying in The Bahamas, according to a Department of Immigration press statement. According to a Department of Immigration press statement, all of the migrants pleaded guilty and were ordered to remain in immigration […]

Govt. defends shantytown eradication plan, asks court to dismiss any reference to “ethnic cleansing”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As counsel for the government defended its shantytown removal policy in the Supreme Court yesterday, lead attorney Kayla Green-Smith asked the court to disregard all references by the applicants that the government was seeking to ethnically cleanse Haitian communities. The substantive trial on the issue of the demolition of unregulated homes in […]