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State Recognized Funeral for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel Osadebay

September 16, 2019

A State Recognized Funeral was held for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel E. Osadebay at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, on Friday, September 13, 2019. Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery...

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Committee wants rules governing Harbour Island Commonage amended

August 30, 2019

The Harbour Island Commonage Committee is hoping to change commonage rules so that it can properly do business with the government as it relates to the redevelopment of the North Eleuthera airport, which sits on commonage land...

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Teen in Breanna killing goes free
Teen in Breanna killing goes free

August 30, 2019

AN 18-year-old woman who admitting to taking part in the carnage that led to teenage mother Breanna Mackey's death last year is now a free woman...

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Union delays challenge to strike order
Union delays challenge to strike order

August 30, 2019

A HEARING about whether the Bahamas Doctors Union breached the Industrial Relations Act and will remain restrained from participating in a strike was adjourned yesterday...

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UPDATED: Govt's appeal of Frank Smith acquittal dismissed
UPDATED: Govt's appeal of Frank Smith acquittal dismissed

August 29, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has unanimously rebuked the Crown’s appeal of former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s acquittal of multiple bribery and extortion charges, marking the state’s second loss in what PLP supporters have called a political “witch hunt” against the former accused cabinet minister...

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Injunction delay keeps strikers out
Injunction delay keeps strikers out

August 29, 2019

PUBLIC healthcare services remained limited to emergencies only for most of yesterday despite a court injunction ordering junior doctors back to work...

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Frank Smith's acquittal upheld, prosecutors looking to take matter to Privy Council

August 28, 2019

The post Frank Smith's acquittal upheld, prosecutors looking to take matter to Privy Council appeared first on The Nassau Guardian...

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Doctors remain on strike
Doctors remain on strike

August 28, 2019

The junior doctors continued to engage in industrial action today, despite a Supreme Court injunction that ordered them to return to work, according to a statement from Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). "...

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Breaking Frank Smith's acquittal upheld
Breaking Frank Smith's acquittal upheld

August 28, 2019

The Court of Appeal upheld a magistrate's decision to acquit former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith of bribery and extortion charges today. Prosecutors were challenging the "flawed and erroneous" February 1 ruling of Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt to acquit Smith on allegations that [...]

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Court order after doctors defiant
Court order after doctors defiant

August 28, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder yesterday ordered that the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) instruct its members to return to work, effectively ending the union’s strike action, according to information obtained from the Office of the Attorney General...

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Get back to work: Govt wins court order forcing halt to strike action
Get back to work: Govt wins court order forcing halt to strike action

August 28, 2019

BAHAMAS Doctors Union has been blocked from taking further industrial action against the government and ordered to return to work after an injunction was granted yesterday by Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder...

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Statement by Minister of Labour

August 27, 2019

Pursuant to Section 76 of the Industrial Relations Act, I have considered that the strike action taken as a result of the Strike Certificate issued on the 19th December 2018...

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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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