Court of Appeal sets aside $6,000 unfair dismissal award of former BPL cashier

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal has set aside an Industrial Tribunal’s unfair dismissal award of $6,068 to a 25-year veteran of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), who had been terminated for “lewd sexual activity” in the company’s cashier’s cage. Simone Fitzcharles, the Industrial Tribunal’s vice president, had ruled last year that Sherry Jennifer […]

COA dismisses govt. appeal of Sewell case

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal (COA) has dismissed the government’s application for leave to appeal out of time against a Supreme Court Ruling in favor of Jamaican national Matthew Sewell. It comes after a years-long legal battle over his false imprisonment. In September, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Sewell, and awarded […]

Appeals court rules it was not “competent” for lower court to revise drug sentence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The appellate court yesterday advised magistrates that once they have convicted and sentenced a defendant, they may no longer exercise jurisdiction over the defendant in the same case and the matter must go before a superior court. The statement came in a judgment concerning Stanley Adam Pratt’s appeal of his July 2019 […]

$2 million case management system to improve court efficiency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of National Security yesterday signed a $2 million contract with the Anchor Group for the implementation of an integrated case management system that is expected to promote greater efficiency within the Supreme Court. National Security Minister Marvin Dames noted that the project falls under the $20 million Citizen Security and […]