Thu, Mar 31st 2016, 07:51 PM
POLICE were called to the scene of a shooting on Carmichael Road on Thursday evening, which left one man dead and another in hospital.
Thu, Mar 31st 2016, 05:03 PM
Thu, Mar 31st 2016, 12:53 PM
AN AMERICAN woman accused of committing murder said she would submit an alibi to the Office of the Attorney General in 21 days.
Lynette Charlton, 43, appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) presentation that would fast track her case to the Supreme Court for trial.
The VBI hearing stemmed from her arraignment in early January before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt concerning the fatal shooting of Wayne Seymour on December 28, 2015.
The chief magistrate explained that the VBI contained the Crown’s case against the accused and would facilitate the transfer of the case from the Magistrate’s Court to the Supreme Court.
The chief magistrate further instructed the accused that she could not offer an alibi at trial if she did not enter one at the VBI presentation or within 21 days to the Office of the Attorney General.
After consulting with her lawyer Mark Rolle, Charlton chose the latter and is now scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court before Justice Bernard Turner on April 22 to receive a date for trial.
She will be allowed to enter a plea to the murder charge at her Supreme Court appearance.
According to initial police reports, the victim and a woman got into an argument in a Chevy truck while on Adelaide Road shortly after 8pm.
Seymour was reportedly shot and was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries shortly after 6 o’clock the following morning.
Charlton was charged with the offence under Section 291 (1)(b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 84, which does not allow the discretionary death penalty in sentencing if a conviction is reached at the end of trial in the Supreme Court.
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
Thu, Mar 31st 2016, 12:45 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) All Share Index -- weighted for market capitalization rather than price -- increased by 9.92 percent while other international equity markets decreased, some by as much as 16.96 percent last year.
According to the BISX January to December 2015 Statistical Report, the MSCI Emerging Market Index decreased by 16.96 percent, the S&P 500 Index by 0.73 percent, and the FTSE 100 Index by 4.93 percent over the one-year span of 2014 to 2015.
The BISX All Share index is comprised of only preferred and ordinary shares. BISX has a total of 33 share listings, 20 of which are ordinary shares with a market capitalization of $3.82 billion, and 13 preference shares with a $327 million market capitalization.
"Trading volume for the three-month period October 1 to December 31, 2015 was 1.240 million shares for a value of $9.424 million. By comparison, for the three-month period October 1 to December 31, 2014 trading volume was 1.799 million shares for a value of $6.524 million," according to the report.
The report added that the top five share value leaders on BISX for 2015 were Commonwealth Bank Limited (30.3 percent), Cable Bahamas Limited (13.4 percent), Finance Corporation of The Bahamas (11.0 percent), Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited (6.0 percent), and FOCOL Holdings Limited (5.4 percent).
The full report is posted on the BISX website www.bisxbahamas.com.
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The cactus table is always an interesting area of the show with all plant names displayed on their tags
The cactus table is always an interesting area of the show with all plant names displayed on their tags.
THE Horticultural Society of the Bahamas (HSB) will be showing the results of months of hard work by their members on Saturday afternoon at the Queen’s College auditorium when they hold their prestigious bi-annual giant plant show and sale.
There will be a superb display of a variety of horticulture - from orchids to ferns, bromeliads, cut specimens and unusual plants. Viewers can browse through rows of many different offerings from the HSB’s plant enthusiasts. Members will be displaying plants they have been preparing for months, even years.
The HSB has been in existence for almost 35 years and is the home club to many gardeners who are interested in learning about planting, growing and even harvesting their works.
Members hold monthly meetings at individuals’ homes and share their knowledge and expertise. Many meetings have a visiting speaker.
Originally founded by the late Sara Bardelmeier, the only qualification to join is a love of plants and a quest for knowledge.
The show has always been bi-annual, so members have two years to cultivate healthy and vibrant varieties of plants for entry.
Several judges will fly in from the United States, including the president of the International Bromeliad Society, and the placement of the ribbons on the prize exhibits is always exciting.
Judging will take place on Saturday morning and doors open to the public from 2.30pm to 6pm.
Organisers said there will be food and drink available, and a number of plant vendors will be there selling their orchids, bromeliads and other plants, all at reasonable prices.
Entry is $5 and will be used to defray the cost of this non-profit plant show.
Thu, Mar 31st 2016, 12:26 PM