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, […]

MODERN ADJUSTMENTS: Legal sanctions needed for defamatory allegations, says COA president

Omar Archer appeal of libel case dismissed Barnett: The age of social media permits harmful allegations to be shared widely in seconds NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country’s criminal law should provide a sanction for the distribution and publication of false, scandalous and defamatory allegations, Court of Appeal President Sir Michael Barnett has opined. In a […]

“MALICIOUS LIES”: Social services minister denies allegations in court

Campbell says he has been “the butt of many unpleasant jokes, subjected to ridicule and embarrassment” since viral voice note NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell yesterday denied allegations about him fathering a child with the daughter of an alleged “sweetheart”, calling the comments “malicious lies”. Campbell testified before Magistrate Samuel McKinney […]

“ENORMOUS LOSSES”: Stress, burnout and threats posing serious challenges for Bahamian prosecutors

Bethel laments need to bring in foreign attorneys as Bahamian lawyers not coming forward NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel yesterday lamented that the Public Prosecutions Department has lost 12 prosecutors over the past year, noting that some have become so stressed they have fallen ill, while others have been physically and verbally threatened […]