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New E-Filing and Case Management at the Industrial Tribunal

August 27, 2019

As The Bahamas expands digital transformation with recent implementation of E-Filing and Case Management at the Industrial Tribunal, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel, and Permanent Secretary Cecilia Strachan paid a courtesy call on President of the Industrial Tribunal, Her Honour Indira Demeritte Francis, on August 19, 2019 for a viewing of the new e-filing portal...

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Child support disbursement delays 'a high priority'
Child support disbursement delays 'a high priority'

August 26, 2019

The Magistrate's Court complex on South Street.Longstanding delays in the disbursement of child maintenance funds paid to the courts are primarily a function of understaffing and are a "high priority" to be resolved, according to Supreme Court Registrar Camille Darville-Gomez in an interview with Perspective...

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Jean Rony files suit - next Privy Council
Jean Rony files suit - next Privy Council

August 26, 2019

BAHAMAS-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles has filed his appeal to the Privy Council, arguing to the country's top court that his constitutional rights were breached notwithstanding purported procedural issues.

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Man has case to answer in drug trial
Man has case to answer in drug trial

August 24, 2019

A man whose fingerprints tied him to a stash of drugs found hidden in bushes must present a defense at his trial, a magistrate ruled yesterday. Michael Herbert faces one count of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply at his trial before Magistrate [...]

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Man accused of Govt House murder returns to court in Nov.
Man accused of Govt House murder returns to court in Nov.

August 24, 2019

Jevon Seymour.A marine accused of murdering a superior officer and of the attempted murders of two other marines at Government House next appears in court on November 21...

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Gibson to learn trial date next month
Gibson to learn trial date next month

August 24, 2019

De'Edra Gibson.A woman accused of abducting four young boys will learn her trial date next month. Justice Bernard Turner has set a September 19 fixture hearing for natural hairstylist De'Edra Gibson, 29, who was arraigned on four counts of child stealing before Justice Carolita Bethel on [...]

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Nygard attorney defends recusal motion
Nygard attorney defends recusal motion

August 23, 2019

AN attorney for Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard yesterday defended his client's recusal motion against claims its ulterior motive was to derail proceedings against him.

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Witness freezes on stand in unlawful sex case
Witness freezes on stand in unlawful sex case

August 23, 2019

A teenager who was allegedly a victim of unlawful sexual intercourse at a police station froze during her testimony yesterday and refused to answer any questions about the incident...

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Man cleared over friends Independence Day shooting
Man cleared over friends Independence Day shooting

August 23, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has overturned a man's manslaughter conviction in connection with the shooting death of his friend on Independence Day 2017.

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Gomez to file class action suit against BPL
Gomez to file class action suit against BPL

August 22, 2019

Former Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez, QC, said yesterday that he intends to file a class action lawsuit against Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) over the frequent power outages that have affected residents on New Providence...

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Woman who fell on dock must pay costs
Woman who fell on dock must pay costs

August 22, 2019

BAHAMAS Ferries Limited has been absolved of a Supreme Court order to pay a woman $10,000 in damages because she slipped and fell on a rain-soaked deck of one of its vessels six years ago...

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Girl to testify in rape case
Girl to testify in rape case

August 22, 2019

THE teenager at the heart of an unlawful sexual intercourse allegation against a former police reservist will give her testimony in open court today...

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Bar Council: Why hire foreign lawyers for prosecutor posts
Bar Council: Why hire foreign lawyers for prosecutor posts

August 21, 2019

THE Bahamas Bar Council wants the director of public prosecutions to justify the hiring of two foreign lawyers to top-level posts at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and is not inclined to give the lawyers entry into the Bahamas Bar without adequate justification, The Tribune understands.

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Policeman accused of raping girl
Policeman accused of raping girl

August 21, 2019

A teenage girl was allegedly raped by a former police reservist at a southern New Providence police station a year ago, jurors heard yesterday...

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Murder suspect 'beaten'
Murder suspect 'beaten'

August 21, 2019

A 22-year-old man accused of murdering Transport Minister Renward Wells’ younger brother has claimed he was beaten by police to confess to the crime...

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IAAF struggles with biological issues related to competitors

August 21, 2019

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have a most compelling issue to deal with...

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US trio give up 27k to walk free
US trio give up 27k to walk free

August 20, 2019

THREE Americans were spared a criminal conviction yesterday despite admitting to making a false declaration concerning $27,000 in cash when they tried to leave the country on the weekend.

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Groper: Six years Man, they don't like me in the prison
Groper: Six years? Man, they don't like me in the prison

August 20, 2019

SERIAL groper Sidney Cooper was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday for grabbing a teenage girl's buttocks and shoving her to the ground when she tried to retaliate...

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Man jailed after admitting having drugs worth 111,000

August 20, 2019

A MAN was sentenced to almost two years in prison yesterday for admitting to being caught with over $100,000 worth of marijuana he planned to distribute to others last week.

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Man accused of scamming 40,000 from bank accounts
Man accused of scamming 40,000 from bank accounts

August 20, 2019

A 25-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday over allegations he stole over $40,000 cash from a woman's two bank accounts as part of an online banking scam earlier this year.

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