Fri, Feb 26th 2010, 12:59 AM
A Michigan woman is suing the Atlantis, alleging that it was negligent when it failed to "require that an appropriate tile be installed for the environment in which it is used."
Nancy Wietek says on February 25, 2008, she slipped on "wet and excessively slippery tile of an outdoor walking path" while a guest at the hotel.
Wietek's lawyers are arguing that Atlantis failed to "adequately inspect and make safe the premises for hazards, when reasonably anticipated events like rain showers, which occur with some frequency in the environment, made the tile excessively slippery".
Read more here
Download the full complaint here
Thu, Feb 25th 2010, 12:59 AM
MIAMI, Florida - A Jamaican man is dead and a 19-year-old Bahamian man has been charged with trying to smuggle two Jamaicans, a Bahamian and a citizen of Trinidad into the U.S. on Tuesday.
Suspicious of a 28-foot Intrepid near Black Point Marina, a police helicopter followed it. When authorities tried to stop the craft, those onboard jumped off and tried to swim away.Black Point Marina
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) captured seven people, including the body of a 28-year-old Jamaican man who was found about 30 feet from shore.
Authorities seized 60 pounds of marijuana from a duffel bag that was on the boat.
Davon Rolle was charged with alien smuggling and four were charged with illegal re-entry: David Coore, 27, of Jamaica; Delroy Coombs, 45, of Jamaica; Mathura Bridgelal, 50, of Trinidad; and Tyrel Levarity, 23, of the Bahamas.
A sixth suspect, a 24-year-old man from The Bahamas, was charged with violating immigration law and is being held by ICE. A seventh man was released by authorities.
Read more in the Miami Herald.
Wed, Feb 24th 2010, 12:58 AM
One week after the Elizabeth by-election ended with no clear winner, PLP candidate Ryan Pinder filed a petition in the election court.
He will be represented by attorneys Philip "Brave" Davis, Wayne Munroe and Damian Gomez. Last week's one-vote win by Duane Sands led to a recount that put Sands up by one.
Now both parties will have a chance to investigate the election and decide whether votes should be added to or removed from the official count.
Keep reading for recent stories on the Elizabeth by-election and a list of Bahamas Local's election coverage.
Progressive Liberal Party leader Perry Christie said it was wrong for Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to suggest that the PLP has not paid for past Election Court proceedings.
Christie said Ingraham's statements at a recent press conference were meant to intimidate the five PLP supporters who voted on protested ballots.
What if there's a tie?
The Free National Movement plans to investigate Ryan Pinder's eligibility to run in the Elizabeth by-election if the result is challenged in court, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said.
Progressive Liberal Party leader Perry Christie said he is aware of at least 30 people who voted illegally in the Elizabeth Estates by-election. He also warned the Prime Minister not to make intimidating comments to the people who voted on protested ballots. Read more about Ingraham's comments in The Tribune or The Guardian.
Catch up on all the Bahamas Local stories from the Elizabeth Estates by-election:
Prime Minister says the FNM will win but the PLP should pay
Election Court: PLP needs three votes to win
Recount over and still no winner
Elizabeth by-election: One ballot box to go
Elizabeth by-election: Another long night
Elizabeth by-election: Polling Division Results
Elizabeth by-election recount: Still one vote apart
Elizabeth by-election recount progress: PLP – 252, FNM –203
Recount in Elizabeth: FNM wins by one vote
Elizabeth by-election: News, Photos, Videos
Elizabeth Estates Candidates Declare Finances
Wed, Feb 24th 2010, 12:57 AM
Wed, Feb 24th 2010, 12:53 AM
Hands for Hunger gets $20,000 boost for annual dinner
Started by a group of students in 2008, Hands for Hunger recently got $10,000 each from the New Providence Development Company and Tommy Hilfiger, its Second Annual Paradise Plates fundraiser in May.
Conch fritters now available in the freezer section
Frozen conch fritter batter is now on sale at the food store and surprise! It's Bahamian.
Curry tips and recipes
Roscoe Dames shares his experiences with curry cooking and recipes for Spicy Indian Lamb Stew, Goan Pork Curry, Sweet Pineapple Chutney.