Search results for : Carmichael
Showing 121 to 140 of 1000 results
Two more Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidates have been selected to run on the party's ticket in the next general election.
Theofanis Cochinamogulos, a certified public accountant, will run in the Carmichael constituency, The Nassau Guardian has confirmed. Wellington Woods, an architect, will run in the Pinewood constituency.
It is expected that the DNA will announce three more candidates during its town meeting on jobs and the economy at the British Colonial Hilton tonight.
Cochinamogulos, who was born on Cat Island, is of Greek and Bahamian descent. He has more than 20 years of business experience and owns his own accounting firm. Cochinamogulos is a married father of four children.
Woods, who has won several awards for design excellence in architecture from the Institute of Bahamian Architects, is a married father of two.
In addition to the three other candidates who will be revealed during tonight's town meeting, The Guardian understands that the DNA plans to reveal three more candidates next week.
Yesterday the DNA, in a press statement, said that during tonight's town meeting, which begins at 8 o'clock, a selection of panelists will address the current economic climate of The Bahamas and the party's proposed plan for economic reform, which will target a number of issues including small business development, job creation and balanced budgets.
Acknowledging that the provisions of the Criminal Evidence Witness Anonymity Bill are "drastic", Carmichael MP Desmond Bannister insisted yesterday that the bill represents an important crime fighting tool.
"[The provisions] are a last resort," said Bannister as he led debate on the bill in the House of Assembly.
"The courts have always said that. Every single court decision has said this. They are only to be used as a last resort and the court will protect and will ensure that, that is in fact the case.
"However, today let it be said that the Parliament of The Bahamas has sent a strong, unified message that we would not tolerate those who seek to prevent the course of justice by threatening, intimidating or harming witnesses and that we stood among those bold spirits who determined that we ought to move ahead with the law in its strongest form to send the strongest possible message to those who would interfere or tamper with the law."
The Criminal Evidence Witness Anonymity Bill provides legislative framework for the introduction of two anonymity orders in The Bahamas.
The orders would provide certain protections for persons who are willing and able to assist the police in their investigation of crimes and in providing evidence in criminal proceedings.
Application for an investigation anonymity order could be made by the commissioner of police or the attorney general, while application for a witness anonymity order could be made by the defendant or the prosecution.
The offense for which anonymity orders may be made include murder, manslaughter, rape, armed robbery or any offenses under the Dangerous Drugs Act, Anti-Terrorism Act and the Trafficking in Persons Act.
Bannister said the bill would be particularly useful in The Bahamas.
"We have a very small country," he said.
"We don't have a country where we can take someone from New York and hide them in some big city in California. Nor do we have the resources to do that. So we have to consider the reality of The Bahamas and our circumstances.
"And also we have to put every possible weapon on the table against those who would seek to defile the law."
Bannister said the bill would ensure that prior to trial the culprits can not interfere with the witnesses because they will not know who those witnesses are.
"We all appreciate that these applications may be a life and death matter and accordingly the bill gives the right to appeal," he pointed out.
"The investigation anonymity order will be an important crime fighting tool when we look at any serious gun related or drug related crime.
"It is a tool that the attorney general and the commissioner of police should have in their arsenal."
Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said that during the time he acted as attorney general, too many cases were thrown out because of issues with witnesses. He said in some cases witnesses died prior to the case.
"So we had to balance the constitutionality of the right of a fair trial and the protection of witnesses," he said.
"I have no hesitation (with) this bill so we can bring another tool in the arsenal to make sure that those persons who have been charged are brought before the courts where the true aspects of the law can play out and not use other tactics."
Sunday 11th March 2012 3:00 PM
Mar 11 - Sunday Latoya's Loft Jewelry Making Class "INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING": STRINGING BASICS-"Using Bead Caps & Spacers" CLASS SIZE: 15-20 students CLASS OBJECTIVES : Learn how to construct a single-strand necklace and matching pair of drop earrings from scratch and at the same time, gain needed knowledge of all of the components ( FINDINGS) such as bead caps and spacer beads that make up a jewelry piece. By the end of the session you would have designed and created your very own "one of a kind" necklace set. COST-$20.00 Pre-Registration required. TOOLS/MATERIALS: Students must bring 1). Beading Board or Measuring Tape 2). Round Nose Pliers 3). Snipper Tool/Wire Cutter 4). Crimper Tool 5). 24-32" strand of beads or pearls sized 10mm-12mm(*color of choice) 6). Either a pk. of 40 ct. silver or gold-plated bead caps or a pk. of 4-5mm silver or gold-plated metal spacer beads Latoya's Loft will provide all other findings and materials needed. (Silver-plated & Gold-plated lobster clasps will be provided. Students can bring their own preference of clasp if so desired) Tools & Materials can be purchased at Chevy's Accessories on Wulff Rd. or Home Fabrics on #1 Madeira St and Carmichael Rd. FOR MORE INFORMATION PASS BY OR CALL THE CONSIGNMENT SHOP AT 325-0077 OR EMAIL US AT email@example.com Latoya Bullard of 'Latoya's Loft', a local Bahamian jewelry designer, holds a 'Stringing Basics' jewelry making class at the Consignment Shop on West Bay & Nassau Sts. Up to 15-20 students can attend for a fee of $20. from 3pm to 4:30pm. Learn basic stringing techniques and create your own necklace and earrings sets. Bring your own basic tools and beads.(See list on the Latoya's Loft FB event page and website) Some materials are provided at the class. T: 325-0077 or RSVP on Facebook.
The Champion Amateur Boxing Club (CABC) will stage the 18th L. Garth Wright Boxing Show this Saturday at the L.W. Young Junior High School.
The event, featuring about 20 matches between boxers from a number of clubs around the country, is expected to get underway at 4 p.m. this Saturday. About seven boxers each are expected from the YMCA and Genesis Boxing Clubs, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Also, Harold Seymour and the Inagua Boxing Team is expected to make an appearance, as well as Loxwell Russell and the Andros Boxing Team.
Out of New Providence, the CABC will be joined by Stevie 'The Heat' Larrimore's Lion Heart Boxing Club, and Andre Seymour's Carmichael Knockout Boxing Club.
Under the theme "Celebrating Youth...Get Involved (242)" the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will recognize National Youth Month by hosting various activities in October.
The ministry intends to recognize and encourage the contributions of young Bahamians in conjunction with a number of youth leaders by highlighting their work and accomplishments, according to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard, who spoke at his ministry on Thompson Boulevard yesterday.
"During the month of October we will showcase and celebrate the many positive youth role models and outstanding leaders within our country, while encouraging unattached young men and women to get involved in meaningful programs in their community," Maynard said.
The first event of National Youth Month is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. when youth, youth leaders and stakeholders in youth development will participate in a rally and march starting at Clifford Park. The month's celebration will continue with a "Gospel jamboree and dramatic presentation", featuring many young Bahamian artists.
This will take place next Friday at 7 p.m. at Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Road.
Maynard pointed to an initiative coined, "Youth in Action Day" where young people, youth organizations and community members will give a makeover to some community parks.
The mass clean-up starts at 10 a.m. on October 8 and will target a number of parks, including Father Marcian Cooper Park near McCullough Corner, a park in Centreville and two other parks that have been recognized as being in need of beautification, according to the newly appointed director of youth Darron Turnquest, who also spoke to the press yesterday.
Turnquest said many parents and young people are not aware of the function of many organizations that are available within the community.
"My first job is to make certain that those organizations are highlighted but [also] that the necessary information about these organization [is] out there so that they can be utilized in the best way possible," he said.
"I want to make certain that the initiatives we have facilitate a paradigm shift in the way our young people are thinking and acting."
The ministry has also partnered with the Bahamas Technical & Vocation Institute (BTVI) and businesses to launch another initiative coined "Youth Empowerment".
This will take place on October 12 at 10 a.m. and aims to expose 500-plus high school students to the many technical trading opportunities that are available to them.
"This will be a day that will stimulate the senses of our young people [to] engage in learning opportunities in the most practical way possible," Maynard said.
Turnquest added, "This day gives young people an idea [of] what is out there for them. Youth are the hope of our nation and the future.
"When you don't feel there is an opportunity out there, recognize that some of those opportunities are right at your fingertips."
Other events include a Youth Leaders Certification Programme, a National Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony and a Youth in Parliament Day.
Other events include a Self Starter Trade Show and Caribbean Youth Day.
"I wish to encourage every parent, every youth leader, and every Bahamian across our archipelago to embrace the opportunities to celebrate our youth and get involved," Maynard said.
The New Providence Cycling Association (NPCA) held its mid-week cycling clash at the National Cycling Track, at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, on Wednesday.
The main event, termed 'The Devil Take Behind', where each lap the last cyclist to cross the start/finish line was eliminated until only three are remaining, proved to be the featured attraction. The final three cyclists in that race would then execute a sprint for the top prize. As it turned out, Anthony 'Biggie' Colebrook out-sprinted newcomer Clarence Rolle, Peetron Lighbtourne and Justin Minns, carrying home $50 in cash as the top prize.
Also on Wednesday, the Mackey family, Kirk, Ron and Susan, prevailed in the family division. Next week, the association will stage another event, promoting health and fitness. Also, the Tour de New Providence is set for October 29 and 30, 2011.
Open Race (10 laps)
1st - Anthony Colebrook - Generali Warriors (5:48)
2nd - Peetron Lighbtourne - Generali Warriors (5:58)
3rd - Clarence Rolle - Carmichael Road (6:07)
4th - Justin Minns - Generali Warriors (6:08)
5th - Timothy Sturrup - Warlords (6:10)
Open Female (10 laps)
1st - Antinece Simmons - Generali Warriors (6:09)
2nd - Abagail Minns - Generali Warriors (6:13)
Junior Girls - Under 14 yrs. (five laps)
1st - Dakota Minns - Bain Town (6:16)
2nd - Tatyana Musgrove - Generali Warriors (6:20)
3rd - Audericka Colebrook - (6:22)
Junior Boys - Under 14 yrs. (five laps)
1st - Cecil Williams - Generali Warriors (5:49)
2nd - Felix Neely - Generali Warriors (5:50)
3rd - Jason Rolle - (6:00)
Junior Boys/Pee Wee - Under 12 yrs. (four laps)
1st - Auderick Colebrook - Black Village (6:02)
2nd - Leonard Ferguson - Yellow Elder (6:09)
3rd - B.J. Musgrove - Generali Warriors (6:36)
North Andros Administrator Huntley Christie is scheduled to hand down a ruling today on whether certain people are illegally registered to vote in North Andros.
Originally, 30 people were being challenged, but Christie later revealed that the list of challenged voters was cut to 17.
Parliamentary Commissioner Erroll Bethel told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that a second hearing relating to another 10 challenged voters could take place as early as this week.
Bethel said notices were recently sent to those people advising them that their eligibility to vote in the constituency is being challenged.
He said a firm date will be set as soon as the current hearing winds up.
"We're trying to get over this one and then start that one between this week and early next week," Bethel said.
Yesterday, Christie heard final submissions by lawyers in the case.
Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Philip 'Brave' Davis represented several of the voters who were challenged while former Ambassador to China Elma Campbell argued on behalf of the residents who filed the complaint.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday his administration simply wants a clean election and is not concerned about the outcome of the hearing.
"We have no concern or special interest in what is taking place in North Andros or any place else," Ingraham told reporters after touring the construction site of the Princess Margaret Hospital's new Critical Care Block.
"We just want people to be registered and to vote in the constituency which they live. It doesn't matter whether they are PLPs, FNMs or any other kind of thing.
"The exercise down in North Andros is merely demonstrative of what we are seeking to do because it is not possible to challenge all who have registered in areas likes North Andros who do not live in North Andros.
"Whatever the result is [it is] fine with [us]. We would have done our best to ensure we have a clean voter's register. . . It is important for The Bahamas to conduct clean, fair, honest, transparent elections."
Allegations of voter fraud were first raised by the FNM's North Andros candidate Desmond Bannister, who is the current MP for Carmichael.
Bannister alleged that people were flown into North Andros from New Providence and Grand Bahama to be registered.
Davis initially called the claims vexatious and an affront to members of the North Andros community.
However, in late March, he told The Nassau Guardian that he was considering submitting his own list of questionable North Andros voters to the parliamentary commissioner.
The law states that any three people who are registered as voters in a constituency can object to the name of any other person on the voter's register for that constituency by delivering to the revising officer a notice of objection.
Upon receiving the notice which discloses why the name of that other person should be removed from that part of the register, the revising officer shall as soon as practicable fix a day for hearing the objection, which shall be a day not later than 14 days after the day on which he received notice of objection.
Funeral Services for Philip Andrew "Pro" Ingraham, 55, of Seabreeze Estates will be held on Saturday 25th ,10:00 a.m. at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Rd. Bishop Ros Davis, assisted by Pastor Alan Strachan Pastor Trent Davis and Pastor Sheila Smith will officiate. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.F.K Drive.
LEFT TO MOURN are his: Six (6) Children: Tamika, Philip Jr. Frisco (pre-deceased), and Delvano Ingraham, Philip and Tamara Penn; Two (2) Grandchildren: Kayden Sweeting and Delron Ingraham; Two (2) Brothers: Ronald and Tony Ingraham; Five (5) Sisters: Geneva Johnson, Adrian Grant, Michelle Darling-Butler, Sharon Ingraham, and Gloria Major; Tw ...
My use of the public transport bus system dates back to the mid-1980s. I was a frequent user of the bus system and I used the bus to catch rides from school to home, to track practices, to basketball games and even to Junkanoo. The bus system was a much needed service back then and it probably is even more important now because many Bahamians rely on this service to get to their jobs daily. Students use the bus to get to school and senior citizens use the bus to pick up their National Insurance checks and to visit the hospital.
Loud reggae and rap music, reckless driving and conversation that involve cursing and illicit talk were the norm in 1985. I can sadly say that 27 years later much of what happened in the past remains the same. In fact, because of the increased number of bus franchises now competing for that almighty dollar and a quarter, drivers take more risks to try to get to potential customers first.
I left Nassau to attend college in the early 1990s. Can you imagine my surprise when I caught my first bus ride? There was a schedule of the bus times on the bus stop. You paid when you entered and the driver waited for you to sit down before he drove off. There was no change to receive. If a ride costs 50 cents and you paid one dollar, you knew to get your transfer and sit down. Additionally, there was no loud music on the bus. If my memory serves me correctly, the radio was never played on the bus.
Andrew "Dud" Maynard appeared on the Sawyer Report sometime last year and he disclosed that a scheduled bus system in New Providence was discussed from the early 1970s. It is now 2012.
There have been several related deaths due to reckless driving by bus drivers and many other serious traffic accidents have occurred leaving passengers injured. Daily, bus drivers can be seen running the red light, making detours through gas stations, side corners, pulling off before a passenger is seated and driving across sidewalks.
I had the misfortune of catching a bus when there were three busses competing for potential customers. This is when drivers are at their worst. Pulling across the middle of the road when a bus stop is requested, driving at over 50 miles per hour in short bursts and pulling off before a passenger exits the bus are common place. The safety of the passenger is never considered.
There are even bus drivers engaging in illegal 'tour bus' activities, where they bus students to sports events and other social gatherings. This is illegal and a blatant disregard for the law. Suppose an accident occurred during one of these illegal tours? I wonder who would cover the students' medical costs. An innocent observer must wonder if these acts are pre-requisites for obtaining a public service license.
There are a few bus drivers out there who are conforming to the traffic laws of The Bahamas, but we need more of them. Busses with loud music and dark tints have contributed to the creation of a subculture among students. On the 16A route, I have seen students wait for specific busses with tainted windows that play loud reggae music. Some of them would rather be late for school and take a round trip on a particular bus than to just simply catch a bus that will take them to school on time.
We have taken a Band-Aid approach to solving this problem. The police at times do ticket bus drivers for breaking traffic laws, but we must address this problem from a holistic point of view. I have listed several recommendations below:
1. Implement a scheduled bus system as soon as possible. I am sure the Ministry of Transport can locate past government studies that are locked up somewhere in storage.
2. Allow the franchise operators six months to one year to organize themselves through partnerships. I would encourage the government to issue licenses for specific routes, for example the 16A route that travels on Carmichael Road.
3. Put all drivers on a weekly salary once the new system is implemented.
4. Review scheduled bus times yearly or as needed as per traffic flow.
5. Control the content on what is played on all busses and the volume. I personally believe that all output devices should be kept off. This needs to be implemented today.
6. Give powers to a governing body that regulates the public transport bus system and who will hear and resolve complaints by passengers, drivers and franchise holders.
7. Ensure that all busses to be used meet a minimum standard of operability and institute impromptu equipment checks involving seats, brakes, shocks, etc. Additionally, safety records need to be kept for the life of the vehicle. Huge fines and penalties should be given to operators whose busses are not deemed as safe and who break imposed regulations.
Are we going to wait for another student to be killed or seriously hurt and then say sorry to a parent? The bus system is very crucial to the economy of The Bahamas, specifically New Providence, and it needs to be fixed immediately.
- Dehavilland Moss
Funeral service for Evangelist Mildred Christina Knowles, 65 yrs., a resident of Unison Road off Carmichael Road, who died on 29th January, 2012, will be held at Cousin McPhee Cathedral, Carmichael Road, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Ranford Patterson. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Precious memories will be cherished in the hearts of her loving and wonderful husband: Everette Knowles; 4 sons: Rodwell, Johnathan, Everete Jr. and Leafred Knowles (deceased); 2 stepsons: Jeffery and Carlton Knowles; 5 daughters: Debra, Merciann and Ginger Knowles, Norma Bethel, Gaynell Sands; 1 step daughter: Oraley Smith; grandchildren: Larry, Rodman, Lakeshia, Shawniniqua, Arqualla, Pricilla, Rodwell Jr, Theo, Dancia, Jacara Knowles, Shrelle, Rochelle, Troy Jr. McDonald, Pamela, Chardeeka, Dwaniqueka, Dominqua Bethel, Angela, Angel Brown, Travis, Corey, Rashad Higgs, Anishka, Daraneshia Williams, Neil Jr., Antonio & Gaynell Enda Sands; 1 daughter-in-law: Denise Knowles; 3 sons-in-law: Neil Sands Sr., Dwayne Bethel and Shadrac Chalton; 5 sisters: Olivia Mackey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dora Saunders, Monalida Demeritte, Clothilda Saunders, Elizabeth Slack; 5 sisters-in-law: Ulrica Coleby, Gloretta Duncombe, Ivy, Gertrude and Geneva Knowles; 7 brothers-in-law; Charles, Hector, Christopher, Nevelle and Arnold Knowles of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Steven Slack, Leon Brown; great grand children: Shaquel, Amaya, Craig Jr., Hannah, Kaylin, Adrian, Jason, Randy, Mia; nieces: Arlene of Miami, Fl., Dona of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Diana Smith, Rosie Moxey, Mayala, Alama, Kim, Evelyn Neely, Michelle Green, Natasha of Miami, Fl., Malissa Burnside; nephews: Kevin, Michael, Ricardo Jr, Rynam, Charles Knowles, Al Coleby, Patrick Kemp, Ted and David Mackey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Trevor, Erick Curry, Deon Poitier, Basil, Bryan, Kelston Brown, Christopher Barnet, Lambert Cartwright, Craig, Hew and Desmond Duncombe; numerous grand nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends including: Patrick Moss of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Frederick Saunders, Mary, Sherryann, Hannah, Latiesha and Gertrude Rolle, Patrice Henry, Pastor Henry Smith and family, Rev. Franklyn Burrows, Laura Taylor and family, Enda Sands and family, Pat Roberts and family, cole Henry, Mona, Catherine and Charles McPhee, Sister Lewis, Mother Edgecombe, Ms. Russell and family, Pastor Minus and family of Five Porches Church, Ruth and George Bethel and family, Craig Maycock and family, Leslie, Mrs. King and famliy, Sheila, Dr. Marley, Dr. Strachan, Sen. Michael Halkitas, Hon. Charles Maynard and family, Rosey, Shirley, Elcena, Marlene, June, Kevin, Charles McDonald & family, staff of Super Value #9, Esther Smith, Louise Clarke and family, Vanessa, Welhia, Shonel, Garvie, Charles Jr., the Jolly family, doctors and nurses of Princess Margaret Hospital, the Fox Hill, Unison and Cowpen Road communities.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-1:00 p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.
The financial services industry could soon receive a major blow once the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is fully implemented come next year.
Chartered accountant and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for the Carmichael constituency, Theofanis Cochinamogulos, revealed to Guardian Business the biggest challenge for The Bahamas is going to be having the necessary technology and administrative measures in place.
"It's already embedded in local legislation. However, there is going to be a cost in time and effort in order to meet the United States requirements," he said.
Already, Cochinamogulos said the county has the potential to receive quite a significant backlash.
"With the clients that I have spoken to, they have decided not to do business with U.S. citizens because they are finding the requirements to be onerous. In some cases, they are participating as tax collectors on behalf of the U.S. government," according to Cochinamogulos.
Cochinamogulos noted that all institutions will have to comply with American law, which will undoubtedly impact costs operationally.
He shared that this piece of legislation does not only affect Americans but non-Americans as well.
"All institutions around the world will have to comply with U.S. law," he said.
"Even non-U.S. account holders can be hit with withholding tax if [they are] holding U.S. accounts [and] if information is not available. The cost of implementation is likely to exceed tax benefits."
He shared with Guardian Business how this legislation will negatively impact the Bahamian economy.
"It definitely will where individuals are holding accounts and they don't provide sufficient information," Cochinamogulos noted.
"In those cases, they are required to withhold funds from foreign entities that are account holders failing to provide sufficient information about entities of [their] substantial U.S. owners. In those cases you are required to withhold those funds."
Cochinamogulos said the country's financial institutions must now provide the necessary information to its clients and leave the decision to the individual account holders and institutions themselves.
"It will force financial institutions to pay directly to IRS funds related to U.S. citizens where the source of funds are unknown and also where their identity is uncertain as far as institutions are concerned," he shared.
"You are required to withhold 30 percent of payment for U.S. sourced income as well as the gross proceeds from sales securities that generates U.S.-sourced income directly to the IRS."
He further pointed out that FATCA is a work in progress with uncertainty about how it will be implemented.
The deadline to meet that agreement with the U.S. is June 30, 2013.
Police yesterday said a head-on collision on Monday night involving a motorcycle and a sedan left a man in his mid-30s dead.
According to police reports, the driver of a white 2000 Nissan Sentra traveling south along Iguana Way, collided with a motorcyclist traveling in the opposite direction shortly before 5 p.m.
The operator of the motorbike received severe injuries and was take to hospital via a private vehicle. However, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said.
The victim was identified by police last night as Delsworth James-Curry, 31, a resident of Wingate Drive off Carmichael Road.
Police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings told The Nassau Guardian it was not yet clear who was at fault for the accident.
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are requesting your assistance in locating 29 year old FREDERICK GREEN aka FREDERICK NEELY of CARMICHAEL ROAD.
Fredrick is described as having dark brown complexion, medium build and stands at 5'11" tall.
Police want to question this suspect reference to ESCAPING LAWFUL CUSTODY.
According to police reports around...
Full Military Service for the late Assistant Superintendent of Police Edger Bain, 49, of #10 Bink Hill Road Freeport Grand Bahama and formerly of Nassau, New Providence will be held on Friday March 2, 2012 at 10:00am at the Bahamas Christian Fellowship, Carmichael Road Officiating will be Apostle Paul Butler. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy and Gladstone Road.
Left to cherish fond memories are his: Wife: Paulette Bain; Children: Monalisa, Moses and Joshua; Step children: CJ, Arianne and Ra-Chea; Brothers: Preston and Kirklyn Bain; Sisters-in-law: Sandra and Christina Bain; Grandson: Tayvion Tucker; Uncles: Wilfred and ...
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday foreshadowed new regulations intended to bring transparency to the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.
Davis also said there will be tougher penalties for human smuggling and for employing people without a work permit.
"While all of these initiatives will strengthen our security, new regulations are proposed to bring transparency to the detention center and to make it more accessible," he said.
"When Parliament resumes on November 19, these initiatives will be tabled before members and senators for their approval."
Davis spoke at a passing out ceremony for immigration officers.
Last September, the government ordered an inquiry into the administration and management of the detention center after it came under intense scrutiny over allegations of abuse of Cuban detainees.
Justice Emmanuel Osadebay (retired), Reverend William Higgs and former Superintendent of Police Douglas Hanna served on a committee to make recommendations for its efficient administration and management.
They submitted their report to the government, but the findings have not been revealed.
According to Cuban detainees, they were beaten for hours after a botched escape attempt.
A hearing into the allegations began late last year. It has yet to conclude.
The government has also implemented a new immigration policy that took effect last Saturday.
The policy requires all non-Bahamians to have passports of their nationalities and evidence that they have permission to live and work in the country.
The policy also states that the Department of Immigration will not accept first-time applications for residence or work permits from those who have no legal status in The Bahamas.
Davis also revealed that between January 1 and November 1, 2014, 3,419 foreigners were repatriated.
He said the majority of them were Haitians.
"This year to date, we have interdicted 1,660 Haitian nationals at sea," he said.
"These figures are meaningless without counting the true cost to all of us.
"This year alone, to September 12, we have spent more than $1.2 million on repatriations.
"Remember that the entire budget for the year is now $1.5 million.
"So you see how we are challenged. Nevertheless, we do what we must."
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Philip Brave Davis at the Carmichael Branch Launch on March 12th, 2012.
To the valiant and strong son of Cat Island - Danny Johnson!
Ohhhh Danny Boy - look what you did to that man who has no respect for persons who are his senior.
Desmond "Abandoned" Bannister left the people of this community like the mother who left her baby on the doorstep.
He saw you coming, and the rest is now history....
The widow of murdered businessman Keith Carey left the courtroom before a jury watched his final moments on security camera footage yesterday.
Jamal Glinton, nicknamed Bumper, is accused of fatally shooting Carey on the steps of the Bank of The Bahamas on Tonique Williams Darling Highway on February 27, 2006.
Sergeant 1492 Dale Strachan played the videotape, which was downloaded from the bank's security system.
Carey, who operated the Esso Service Station on Faith Avenue and Carmichael Road, was about to make a $40,000 deposit when a gunman shot him twice before grabbing the deposit bag and getting into a white car. The robbery took place in less than a minute.
The gunman's face was obscured in the footage.
Strachan said that the bank's security director Gamal Newry allowed him access to the surveillance camera network from which he burned a DVD of the footage.
The trial continues before Supreme Court Roy Jones.
This is Glinton's third trial on the murder charge. He is free on bail.
Craig Butler represents Glinton and Darnell Dorsette and Maria Zancolla are the prosecutors.
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands Randy Butler said he will be in North Andros today attending the hearing into allegations of voter fraud in the constituency, and fully supports there being a clean register.
"If there are mistakes I think [this] would be a good opportunity to fix them," said Butler.
"If there are people that are intentionally doing something, I think they should feel the brunt of the law."
Butler, the CEO of SkyBahamas, spoke to The Nassau Guardian yesterday via telephone while he was campaigning in the Berry Islands.
Claims of voter fraud emerged two weeks ago when Free National Movement (FNM) MP for Carmichael and candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands, Desmond Bannister, said he had a list of 36 names of registered voters in the constituency who were flown in by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) operatives.
"These persons have taken an oath and have been registered to vote in the North Andros and the Berry Islands constituency," said Bannister at a press conference recently.
"This is an act of deception that can lead to prosecution, and it is an act that we will expose in the interest of protecting our vibrant Bahamian democracy."
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie has strongly rejected the assertion that PLP operatives are facilitating illegal registration of voters.
Butler said as a newcomer to politics he can only advocate for a clean register.
"I believe it's the parliamentary commissioner's job to make sure of that," said Butler.
"If there is any concern that the candidate or the people have, I think they have the right to report it.
"We'll see how it goes and that's what I like about this democratic society."
Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel revealed on Wednesday that 30 people will have their eligibility to vote in the constituency challenged today at a public hearing.
PLP Deputy Leader Philip Brave Davis said his party will be representing three of the registered voters in question.
Davis speculated to The Nassau Guardian on Wednesday that if some people who registered in the area are not eligible, they may have been confused by recent amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act -- specifically the changes to the definition of what it means to be ordinarily resident -- and did not deliberately try to defraud the election process.
Bannister claimed, however, that once the initial hearings have taken place, he will present another list of names to the parliamentary commissioner.
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, FNM Party
Leader at the Constituency Headquarters Opening, Carmichael on March
Colour Red is surging across the country! On Saturday FNMs came by the
thousands to support Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe and the other members of
our Dynamic Five in Grand Bahama. We are going to sweep all five Grand
Bahama and Bimini seats.
On Thursday night Colour Red will be in Yamacraw with Dion Foulkes. The
little crowd Melanie Griffin had at her headquarters opening will look
like a drop in the ocean compared to the sea of red that's coming to
Yamacraw this Thursday...