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June 28, 2013
Justices of the Bahamas Supreme Court Announced

Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett announces the appointment of Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez and Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell as Justices of the Supreme Court.

Justice Gomez was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1978 and practiced law in private chambers until 1989 when he joined the magistracy...

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June 29, 2013
Two new Justices of The Bahamas Supreme Court sworn in at Government House

Newly appointed Justice of the Supreme Court Carolita Bethel takes the Oath of Office, June 27, at Government House.

Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes conducted the swearing-in...

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August 01, 2013
Retrial for UBS (Bahamas) over 34.2 million

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of Standard Chartered Bank (Switzerland) in an appeal against a ruling by the chief justice which had struck out the bank's claim to be owed $34.2 million by UBS (Bahamas) in a case related to the Bernie Madoff scandal.

Justices Anita Allen, Christopher Blackman and Neville Adderley sent the case back to the Supreme Court for trial after deeming the chief ...

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As detainees face court, Bahamas faces claim of reneging on deal
August 02, 2013
As detainees face court, Bahamas faces claim of reneging on deal

MIAMI-BASED protesters accused the Bahamas government of “reneging” on an agreement struck through US congressman Joe Garcia over Cuban immigrants held at Fox Hill prison and the Carmichael Road Detention Centre...

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August 22, 2013
CORRECTION

In Wednesday’s Tribune, in an article entitled “Pop star Shakira ‘cannot win’ Bahamas Court case”, it was incorrectly stated that John F Wilson is an associate of the law firm McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes.

Mr Wilson is in fact a senior litigation partner at the firm...

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September 23, 2013
Understanding land use planning

Downtown Nassau embodies all of the elements for a beautiful cosmopolitan city: harbor frontage, history and architectural splendors. Yet its revitalization stymies, not for lack of effort by the Downtown Nassau Partnership, but from years of poor planning and inadequate maintenance. As the government seeks to reignite investment in the Family Islands, it must be cognizant of the shortcomings cr...

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October 10, 2013
Cable Bahamas takes URCA to court

Cable Bahamas has launched a judicial review action against the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) over its decision to deny the cable television, Internet and phone service provider the right to increase its cable service prices by close to 30 percent, Guardian Business can confirm...

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November 08, 2013
70,000 theft charge for Customs officer

TWENTY-five charges were brought against a Bahamas Customs officer in Magistrates Court when charges accused him of stealing more than $70,000 of Custom's duties from the government within a year...

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November 19, 2013
IDB alarm over conviction rates

During the period 2005 to 2009, only 5.1 percent of murder cases in The Bahamas resulted in convictions, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a newly published document...

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December 30, 2013
Status quo remains almost a year after referendum

It has been nearly a year since the government held the controversial referendum on gambling.
Although voters overwhelmingly rejected both questions on the ballot, little appears to have changed in the day-to-day operations of "illegal" web shops.
The referendum was hard fought by the Vote No campaign, made up mainly of a group of religious leaders who oppose gambling for moral reasons, and the Vo...

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New Year's Address by The Hon. Dr. Huber Minnis, Opposition Leader
January 08, 2014
New Year's Address by The Hon. Dr. Huber Minnis, Opposition Leader

My Fellow Bahamians, the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Season is a period of reflection, introspection and forward planning...

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January 08, 2014
Minnis to bring death penalty bill

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said last night he intends to table a bill in the House of Assembly today that would remove the impediments to capital punishment.
"We acknowledge the preponderance of modern research which asserts that it cannot be shown that the death penalty has a deterrent effect upon the mind of the would-be murderer," said Minnis in a new year's address televised on Cable ...

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January 16, 2014
Minnis fails in bid to table death penalty bill

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called on the government to use the bill the opposition drafted that would remove the impediments to carrying out the death penalty.
Minnis attempted to table the bill in the House of Assembly yesterday.
However, Speaker of the House Dr. Kendal Major did not allow it.
Major told Minnis he needed to give prior notice before he could table the bill.
Duri...

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Court of Appeal justice addresses Rotary
March 20, 2014
Court of Appeal justice addresses Rotary

Court of Appeal Justice, K. Neville Adderley took members of the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) through the ins and outs of the highest court residing in The Bahamas...

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April 04, 2014
Jamaicans charged over GB drug field

Two Jamaicans believed to be behind the cultivation of an estimated $16.8 million worth of marijuana plants in Grand Bahama were arraigned in a magistrate's court yesterday.
Demar Jarrett, 28, and Etton Spencer, 55, both of Westmoreland, were charged with possession of dangerous drugs, cultivation of dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.
It is alleged...

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April 07, 2014
Bahamas gains support of Permanent Court of Arbitration

A representative from the world's oldest international dispute resolution body claims that there is significant demand for arbitration arising from the region, which The Bahamas has the potential to assist in resolving by becoming a host country for the Permanent Court of arbitration in the Hague (PCA).
At a conference on Friday, legal counsel with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, ...

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May 22, 2014
Appeal justices question validity of fraud convictions

Court of Appeal justices yesterday questioned whether the securities fraud convictions of a former bank manager and a stock broker were sound.
Wayde Bethel, a former manager at Commonwealth Bank, and Hiram Cox, a broker at First Bahamas Capital, were convicted of facilitating the black market sale of shares purchased through an employee stock option plan (ESOP), last year.
The court found that bet...

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May 23, 2014
PRIVY COUNCIL GRANTS INJUNCTION TO STOP DREDGING

In a stunning new development, the Privy Council in London today granted Bimini Blue Coalition's injunction application stopping dredging activities from continuing in Bimini, reversing a decision by the Bahamas Court of Appeal on Monday.

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July 23, 2014
Woman wins damages from Kerzner International

The Bahamas Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a woman seeking damages against Kerzner International Bahamas Ltd. and Island Hotel Company Ltd. (IHC) for a workplace injury.
Justice Anita Allen, president of the Court of Appeal, delivered the judgment concerning the October 2, 2013 decision in the Supreme Court, which had found the hotel entities not responsible for an on-the-job injury suf...

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August 15, 2014
N.Y. Judge approves subpoena of Nygard videographer

A New York judge has approved a request to serve a former videographer of fashion mogul Peter Nygard with a subpoena calling on him to provide up to 1,000 hours of footage to billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon, to be used in as evidence in Bahamian legal actions in which Bacon is currently engaged.The subpoena specifically asks videographer Stephen Feralio, who worked for Nygard at hi...

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October 23, 2014
COB professor: Fix flawed FOIA

Lisa Benjamin, associate professor of The College of The Bahamas' (COB) Bachelor of Laws program, yesterday urged the government to make the stalled Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) a top priority for the economic and environmental benefit of the country.
Speaking with Guardian Business, Benjamin highlighted the significant impact such legislation would have on the private sector and foreign dire...

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December 10, 2014
Lawyer: Court of Appeal ruling sets The Bahamas back to 1950s

The Court of Appeal has issued a ruling against the Commonwealth Union of Hotel Services and Allied Workers in its dispute with Hutchison Lucaya Limited, operators of the Grand Lucayan hotel in Grand Bahama. Union lawyer Obie Ferguson said the ruling effectively returns industrial relations in The Bahamas to the 1950s.
In short, the Court of Appeal has set aside Supreme Court Justice Hartman Longl...

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The Year in Review 2014
January 09, 2015
The Year in Review 2014

Much of the Bahamas news in 2014 was driven by social media with hyped up and emotive presentation. On the governance front, there were a myriad of national issues that the Bahamas government tackled both legislatively and executively...

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January 14, 2015
Canadian courts go after Porters' Bahamas property

Canadian authorities continue to unearth details and, while none of the allegations have as yet been tested by a court, the role of The Bahamas in what one Montreal police investigator called "the largest corruption fraud in Canadian history" continues to come into sharper focus and raise uncomfortable questions.
Law enforcement authorities have reportedly begun attempting to recover $17.5 million...

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Response from Government of The Bahamas on OAS Detention Centre Report
February 20, 2015
Response from Government of The Bahamas on OAS Detention Centre Report

The public is advised that the government of The Bahamas is in receipt of a report from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the Organization of American States regarding an assessment of the conditions at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre and issuing precautionary measures...

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February 23, 2015
Scathing report on detention center

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has requested the government implement eight precautionary measures to "ensure the life and physical integrity" of migrants at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.
But the government said many of the concerns expressed by the human rights organizations were
"overstated and inaccurate".
The recommendation were outlined in a report released on T...

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Bahamas Government responds to OAS Detention Centre Report
February 24, 2015
Bahamas Government responds to OAS Detention Centre Report

The public is advised that the government of The Bahamas is in receipt of a report from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the Organization of American States...

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March 20, 2015
IACHR to hold hearing into govt's immigration policy

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold a hearing today over the government's immigration policy following allegations of human rights violations...

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July 16, 2008
Bahamas U-18 Men 0-2 After Loss To USA

The United States dominated Bahamas 111-51 to start day two of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship played in Formosa, Argentina.

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July 29, 2008
Two Arraigned For Dangerous Driving

Two Grand Bahama residents were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate Court on Friday to answer two separate charges of killing in the course of dangerous driving.

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