The trial of former Free National Movement (FNM) Senator John Bostwick who was arrested last Saturday for ammunition possession will get underway in mid-September, a magistrate ruled yesterday.
Bostwick, 42, is on a $9,000 bail after he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of ammunition.
Back on May 17, Bostwick was arrested at the Grand Bahama International Airport after a security officer allegedly found 10 live rounds of .22 ammunition in the former senator’s bag.
He was arrested and later charged for the incident.
Last Wednesday, Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis revoked Bostwick’s senatorial appointment.
On Monday, the embattled former senator who was accompanied by family and friends including his mother former Attorney General Janet Bostwick, FNM Senator Heather Hunt as well as former FNM Senator Michael Pintard, said despite being fired, his political career is still very much alive.
“I am still here and I am still alive,” Bostwick said as he left court.
Bostwick’s trial is expected to get underway on September 15 and 16.
He is being represented by his father and former President of the Senate Henry Bostwick, QC.
Meanwhile, Dr. Minnis has said that he expects to announce a replacement for Bostwick in the Senate shortly.