Lawyer encourages AG office to utilize plea bargains to address court backlog

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prominent Attorney Christina Galanos yesterday expressed growing concern over the building backlog of criminal cases that have yet to be tried in the Supreme Court – an issue she believes has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. “Even before COVID-19 criminal Supreme Court matters were extremely backlogged and they were not being […]

QC says emergency regulations prevent access to legal representation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney Damian Gomez, QC, yesterday echoed concerns over the government’s Emergency Powers (COVID-19) order, and its damaging impact. “The things that they’ve done are questionable and to the extent that they have caused damages to different people and persons can sure,” Gomez told Eyewitness News. “It may well be that the government […]

AG mum on DPP’s decision

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday dodged questions about government’s assertion that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will be appealing magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to allow three of six persons to walk free in the highly controversial Michelle Reckley money laundering and fraud case. Magistrate Armbrister’s decision last […]

10 foreign nationals charged with various offenses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two Colombians and one Haitian were arraigned in the Freeport magistrate’s court #2 before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson on March 29, 2019. Gary Alexander Paez Manotas and Diana Mireya Quintero Briceno were arrested on March 28, 2019 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The duo was charged with Overstaying and both were fined $3,000 each […]

Condolences for family of CJ by DNA

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) on Friday, offered condolences to the family of fallen Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs, who passed away at Doctors Hospital at 11 o’clock Friday morning. He was 63. The party, in a statement from DNA Deputy Leader Arinthia Komolafe said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chief […]

McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes Partner boasts of Bahamas’ financial sector

The high service reputation and business acumen of The Bahamas’ financial service sector over the last sixty years gives the country an advantage with investors, according to McKinney Bancroft & Hughes Partner Brian Moree. In an interview with Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), on Tuesday, Moree stated The Bahamas established a very “professional cadre of experts” […]

Opposition threatens legal action against accounting firm and FNM

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Senator Fred Mitchell on Sunday revealed that Ernst and Young (EU), the accounting firm who conducted the scathing Water and Sewerage audit “should be warned that the legal consequences of this sloppy report will be substantial.” Senator Mitchell said the PLP’s lawyers are looking at this matter with a view […]

Attorney General addresses opening of legal year ceremony

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel dubbed the 2017 calendar year, one of ‘transitions and transformations’ and reviewed major legislative initiatives intended to improve the administration of justice, the rule of law and to create transparency, and accountability in Government as he addressed the ceremony […]

2018 legal year officially opens with church service, inspection

Written by Kathryn Campbell: Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Members of the Legal Profession led by the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel and Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs, assembled at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Thursday, January 11, 2018 to celebrate the opening of the Legal Year. […]