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“GOV’T AGENCIES BREAKING LAWS”

Queen’s Counsel  Fred Smith recently expressed concerns surrounding the country’s law enforcement agencies and their treatment of Bahamians citizens over the years.  Mr. Smith said that the behavior of officers from Immigration and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF), in particular, have been most regrettable.  He added that there have been many officers from these […]

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Four murder accused arraigned

Police wrapped up investigations into another four murders after escorting to court the men allegedly behind the crimes. Appearing before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux were 28-year-old Mario Brown, 25-year-old Ricardo Mitchell, 23-year-old Keno McKenzie and 33-year-old Walleck Medurek. Brown stood accused of the February 10th murder of Jamal Kemp. However, his attorney claimed there is footage […]

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BREWERY LAYS OFF 73 EMPLOYEES

Commonwealth Brewery, the country’s  largest  beverage company,  has laid off 73 employees. It is also is in the process of restructuring its retail division. A statement from the company yesterday  confirmed that the  73 workers will be made redundant due to increased operational costs, as well as increased competition from imported beer brands. Director of  […]

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AG ON BLACKLISTING: PUNISHMENT SHOULD MATCH OFFENSE

Attorney General Carl Bethel yesterday issued a statement stating that the recent blacklisting by the College of Commissioners of the European Union (EU) is not a proportionate response.  Mr. Bethel said that in the circumstances where The Bahamas has, since the implementation of the FATF action plan in October 2018, have been re-evaluated as being […]

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OVER $1MILLION IN FRAUD

Four  Bahamians were arraigned in the Magistrates Court yesterday  accused of a litany of fraud related charges that  amounts  to over $1 million. Racking up the bulk of the counts was Former Deputy Director of Urban Renewal in Grand Bahama, Michelle Reckley. The 50-year-old South Bahamia resident was on Wednesday afternoon arraigned before Chief Magistrate, […]

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Gov’t Reached Agreement with Gaming Operators

 The Government has reached an agreement with the Bahamas Gaming House Operators Association to increase taxes on the gaming industry and to collect the payment of back taxes. This follows  what has been described as open and productive discussions recently. With the beginning of the regulation of the gaming industry on January 1, 2015, the […]

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Blacklisted Again

The European Union’s (EU) name and shame list includes The Bahamas – that makes it one of 23 jurisdictions that have been blacklisted. The reason for this is the  strategic deficiencies in anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) frameworks.  Being blacklisted means EU banks dealing with any of the named countries then will have […]

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Another Homicide In Fox Hill

The tight knit community of Fox Hill  has experienced another murder after one of its residents was riddled with gunshots Tuesday  evening. According to police,  the victim is no stranger to them.  Police Press Liaison Officer Shanta Knowles told  the media that it was shortly after 8:00pm that officers responded to reports of a gunshots […]

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Opposition To Boycott Parliament

The Progressive Liberal Party announced yesterday that the entire PLP parliamentary caucus will boycott the House of Assembly for a period. The prosecution’s threat comes on the heels of four Grand Bahamians – all believed to be Progressive Liberal Party supporters being arrested and escorted before a magistrate in New Providence on charges of fraud […]

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Mitchell Chides FNM Government

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is sounding the alarm for justice as PLP Chairman, Fred Mitchel said the party is convinced that the government is on the attack of the party’s supporters. Mr. Mitchell’s comments came after the party learned that several former public service workers, who were on contract, were to be hauled before […]

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