Archive | June, 2013

Gomez And Bethel Become Judges-Aim to reduce justice system backlog

In a small intimate ceremony at Government House yesterday Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez and Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel were sworn in as Supreme Court judges with aims of having a positive impact on the justice system. Recently Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said in the House of Assembly that within the last […]

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SJC Parents Want Payment in Lieu of Graduation

The lawyer for a group of St. John’s College parents said her clients no longer want the school to host a graduation and prom for their children, instead they want to be paid for their “emotional distress.” On Thursday, Ms. Galanos went back to the Supreme Court Registry to make some amendments to the originating […]

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Save the Water Tower Campaign Launched

The campaign to draw awareness to the 95-year-old water tower next to Fort Fincastle was officially launched yesterday evening. The ceremony, put on by the Antiquities Monuments and Museum Board (AMMB), brought about several dignitaries and community activists who aim to see the historic water tower re-opened to the public. AMMB Chairman Courtney Strachan said […]

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Roberts Calls Minnis “Flip Flopper”

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts has fired back at comments from Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis who recently called on the government to keep its agreement with Baha Mar. Dr. Minnis was commenting specifically on the Cable Beach road works and stated that nothing should be changed in the agreement between the government […]

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Nat’l Child Protection Council Warns Media

Members of the media got a stern warning yesterday after officials from the National Child Protection Council in conjunction with Committee on Families and Children sought to warn the media to protect the identity of children who are involved in incest. Just recently, the media reported on the identity of a man who has been […]

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Former South African President’s Condition Improves

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is urging Bahamians to pray for South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela. According to current South African President Jacob Zuma, Mr. Mandela’s condition as of yesterday improved but he is still in critical condition. Mr. Mitchell said, “Following his release by the anti apartheid government in South Africa he […]

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Bimini Fire Suspect Arraigned

The man police believe was behind that fire at the Bimini police station, two weeks ago was arraigned in the Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Twenty-seven year-old Patrick Brown of Bimini was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court #3, in Freeport for three counts of arson. Back on June 14, a fire occurred at the station that destroyed […]

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BEC To Lose $22 Million

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is set to lose $22 million by the end of the year, according to the corporation’s Chairman Leslie Miller. He was responding to comments made by former Environment State Minister Phenton Neymour who told the Bahama Journal earlier this week that Mr. Miller said BEC will lose $50 million. “Then […]

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Autopsy Report Revealed in ‘Die’ Stubbs Trial

A witness from on the other side of the world testified Thursday in a murder trial involving alleged gang leader Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs. Stubbs, Clinton Evans and Andrew Davis are all on trial for the March 29th, 1999 murder of Constable Jimmy Ambrose. Dr. Pradeep Kumar appeared in the Supreme Court via a conference call […]

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Archer Tapped To Be New Chief Magistrate

The Bahama Journal has learnt that the new Chief Magistrate is going to be Guillemina Archer. Reliable sources informed the Journal that Ms. Archer is “the favorite” to take over the post once Roger Gomez resigns. No word yet on who will assume Carolita Bethel’s post as deputy chief magistrate. Two weeks ago, Attorney General […]

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