Archive | October, 2013

Wilchcombe Responds To Anti Gaming Bill Ads

Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe says while many Bahamians have an issue with what is laid out in the Gaming Bill, he hopes common sense prevails when the proposed legislation is debated in the House of Assembly. The minister was responding to radio ads condemning the government for “treating Bahamians like slaves.” In an interview with […]

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Motorcyclist Killed In GB Accident

A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed yesterday morning during a traffic mishap. According to investigators, the incident happened around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday involving a black 2002 Nissan Maxima and a black and blue Yamaha motorbike. Police said both vehicles were traveling west on Queen’s Highway, Pine Forest, Eight Mile Rock when the driver of the motorcycle […]

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Minister Denies “Outrageous” Travel Figures

Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell, who has for months battled criticisms that he is spending ridiculous amounts of money to travel overseas, is being forced to defend his travel once again. In a telephone interview with The Bahama Journal yesterday, Minister Mitchell, who is in Dubai, said he saw an “outrageous” figure connected with this […]

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Migrants Arrested

Forty migrants, all presumed to be Cubans, were arrested in the southern Bahamas on Monday. Reports indicate that a patrol craft spotted a go-fast type vessel approximately 40 people on board – 39 adults and a child. The boat was traveling northbound from the Las Isabella area of Cuba as early as last Thursday. The […]

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Child Killer Gets Death

Convicted pedophile Kofhe Goodman was sentenced to death by Justice Bernard Turner yesterday afternoon for the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer after the judge determined that the crime could be considered as the “worst of the worst.” Archer went missing on September 23rd after he left home in search of candy at a nearby store. […]

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Backlash Over McCartney’s “Special Treatment”

The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is being accused of giving the star treatment to slain businessman Kurt McCartney because he is the brother of a popular politician. McCartney, who was shot in the head on Thursday in the Gambier Village area, is the younger brother of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney. Kurt’s […]

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AG: Justice Served In Goodman’s Case

Convicted child killer Kofhe Goodman’s death sentence Tuesday sparked reactions from Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson and Director of Public Prosecution Vinette Graham-Allen who both agree that justice was served in this case and vowed to launch a vicious attack on Goodman’s planned appeal. In fact, the AG and DPP noted that they will stop at […]

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13 Given Prestigious ‘Nation Builder’ Status

Humble beginnings are no excuse for a lack of ambition or success in life particularly since the country’s history of accomplishments has proven the opposite to be true, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin told a packed group of persons attending the annual Nation Builder’s Award Ceremony at Government House on Monday. […]

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Nine Charged With Drug Possession

The nine men who police believe are responsible for trying to push more than $1 million worth of drugs from Eleuthera to The United States were arraigned for the crime on Monday. Handcuffed and some shackled at the feet, Devard Ricardo Davis, Ramond Colebrooke, Valencio Darling, Samiko Rigby, Eldridge Bowleg, Kendrick Smith, Donovan Seymour and […]

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McCartney Family Offers $50K Reward

The family of slain businessman Kurt McCartney is offering $50,000 for any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of their son and brother. On Monday, the family held a news conference at Halbury Chambers to make the announcement. Kurt was gunned down last Thursday night […]

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