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LAWYER  THROWN OUT Roberts Blasts Bannister Over BPL Resignations
 
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LAWYER THROWN OUT

A chaotic scene developed at the Carmichael Detention Center yesterday morning following a brief standoff between Immigration officers and Rights Bahamas President and Human Rights attorney Fred Smith, that ultimately led to the Queen’s Counsel being forcibly removed from the Center. The incident  took place shortly before 11:00am  as Mr. Smith came to see his […]

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Roberts Blasts Bannister Over BPL Resignations

Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has hit out at Minister of Works Desmond Bannister after the sudden resignations of several top Bahamas Power and Light executives over the weekend. In a statement Mr. Roberts said Mr. Bannister knowingly misled the House and the nation and was being neither truthful nor transparent in his […]

Major Drug Bust In Andros

08 December 2017

A major drug seizure in Andros yesterday, leaving over 10,000 pounds of marijuana in the hands of police officials.   According to police reports, around 1pm on Wednesday Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers, along with US Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA), were on routine patrol in the North Andros area when they discovered a marijuana field […]

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JOB TRAINING FOR AT RISK YOUTH

08 December 2017

With one day left before the registration process ends for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme Employability Survey, the Bahamas Department of Labour along with the Ministry of National Security are making efforts to ensure that as many at-risk, unemployed youths between the ages of 16-29 years of age are able to embrace this opportunity […]

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Passport Renewal Expedited

08 December 2017

Launched in January of this year, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the new Polycarbonate E-Passport supersedes the electronic passport introduced in 2007, making room for a quick turnaround time, according to Chief Passport Officer, Clarence Russell. Speaking at a Rotary Club Of Southeast Nassau meeting, Mr. Russell said that long gone are the days […]

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JUDGE GRANTS HABEAS CORPUS

08 December 2017

Supreme Court Justice Mr. Gregory Hilton yesterday granted application for a writ of Habeas Corpus in a case brought by Queen’s Counsel Fred Smith against The Carmichael Detention Center and the Immigration Department.   Mr. Smith was escorted off the property of The Carmichael Detention Center on Monday after attempting to see his client, Jean […]

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Senate Approves Financial Bills

08 December 2017

The Senate yesterday passed the compendium of bills to provide for compliance by The Bahamas with international standards in financial services.   Mirroring the contributions coming out of the lower chamber, the opposition supported the bills passed in the house of assembly on Wednesday.   Leading the opposition’s contribution on the bills was Senator Dr. […]

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BAHA MAR ACQUISITION COMPLETED

08 December 2017

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE) has completed the acquisition of Baha Mar, the premier integrated resort destination located on Cable Beach.   CTFE is a leading global conglomerate with a diversified business portfolio, and its affiliates, are now the sole owner of Baha Mar.  The Company announced yesterday that Baha Mar has received its permanent […]

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PLP’S DISGUSTED BY PM COMMENTS

08 December 2017

Two Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senators expressed disgust yesterday on comments made by the Prime Minister.   PLP Senators Dr. Michael Darville and Fred Mitchell both took issue with the Prime Minister’s comments when he blamed the former government for the financial services sector being in deeper trouble than anticipated.   Both Senators Darville and […]

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Rights Bahamas Says Fire Immigration Minister and Director

07 December 2017

Rights Bahamas is calling on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to fire his Minister of Immigration, Brent Symonette and the Director of Immigration Williiam Pratt. The Human Rights group says both men “must be recognized as the purveyors of human misery and injustice.” Rights Bahamas says that Jean Rony Jean-Charles, a client of our president, […]

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SANITATION WORKERS PROTEST HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

07 December 2017

Employees of Bahamas Waste Limited have registered a litany of complaints on hazardous working conditions which are injurious to their health and safety. During a Press Conference at The House of Labour, one employes said, “every day we leave the yard at 3am or 5am, we’re at risk. When we pull up to garbage bins, […]

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Man Remanded For Murder

07 December 2017

A 32-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court for the alleged shooting death of 34-year-old Antoine Pierre. Appearing before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes, Brisson Jean was formally charged with the September 2, 2016 murder of Pierre. According to l police reports, Pierre who was shot multiple times in the Union Village area on Friday, […]

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