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Marilyn Meeres Sworn in as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal

February 22, 2017

Marilyn Meeres was sworn in as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling

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'Die' Stubbs' mother says son campaigned for PLP
'Die' Stubbs' mother says son campaigned for PLP

February 22, 2017

MOTHER of murder convict Stephen "Die" Stubbs yesterday accused Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage and the government of allegedly scapegoating her son to distract from their dismal performance on crime this term...

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Judicial review bid is rejected
Judicial review bid is rejected

February 22, 2017

SUPREME Court Justice Ian Winder yesterday refused an application by Official Opposition members seeking to start judicial review proceedings over the Constituencies Commission's report on constituency boundaries, ruling that the applicants had poor prospects for success and failed to provide sufficient evidence to show they had an arguable case...

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Statement from The Hon. Allyson Maynard-Interception of Communications 2017

February 21, 2017

The Interception of Communications Bill has two main purposes: the first is to ensure that the police have a critical crime-fighting tool in their arsenal, by modernizing the law that allows the police to intercept the planning and execution of serious crimes, including drug and gun trafficking...

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Accused 'said he killed man over sexual advances'
Accused 'said he killed man over sexual advances'

February 21, 2017

A JURY heard yesterday that a man allegedly confessed to his relatives that he fatally stabbed a banker who hired him to do maintenance work at his apartment for an upcoming holiday gathering when the victim allegedly made a sexual advance at him...

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Boundaries legal challenge doomed to fail
Boundaries legal challenge doomed to fail

February 17, 2017

A GOVERNMENT lawyer argued in the Supreme Court yesterday that the court should reject the request from members of the Official Opposition for leave to begin judicial review proceedings of a parliamentary order on constituency boundaries because the judicial review attempt is doomed to fail even if leave is granted...

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Gun smuggling case will go on despite two-year delay in trial
Gun smuggling case will go on despite two-year delay in trial

February 16, 2017

A MAGISTRATE refused a lawyer's request yesterday for his client to be discharged of gun and ammunition smuggling charges after a near two-year delay in the start of trial...

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Legal challenge on boundaries
Legal challenge on boundaries

February 15, 2017

OFFICIAL Opposition members of Parliament have taken legal action against the government over the recently tabled draft boundaries report, filing an application in the Supreme Court yesterday that seeks leave to begin judicial review proceedings of the draft order...

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Ministers guilty of giving boy liquor to appeal
Ministers guilty of giving boy liquor to appeal

February 07, 2017

TWO ministers who were found guilty by a magistrate of giving a 15-year-old boy liquor to get him drunk will contest their conviction at the Court of Appeal, The Tribune has learned...

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Judge says no to PM legal bid
Judge says no to PM legal bid

February 07, 2017

A JUDGE yesterday dismissed Prime Minister Perry Christie's "no merit" recusal application which argued that she, while awaiting an approval of her application to extend her tenure as a Supreme Court judge, cannot be perceived to be impartial in hearing an ongoing judicial review into allegations that Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard illegally increased the size of his property...

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Donna Newton Sworn In As Acting Judge of The Supreme Court

February 03, 2017

Mrs. Donna Newton was sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House...

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Man faces court accused of raping 17-year-old girl
Man faces court accused of raping 17-year-old girl

February 03, 2017

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in Magistrate's Court on a sexual assault charge...

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12-year-old accused of having gun in school
12-year-old accused of having gun in school

February 02, 2017

A 12-year-old boy appeared in Magistrate's Court yesterday facing a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm after it was found on a junior school campus...

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BREAKING NEWS: John Bostwick abandons appeal against ammunition conviction
BREAKING NEWS: John Bostwick abandons appeal against ammunition conviction

February 01, 2017

FORMER Free National Movement senator John Bostwick II has abandoned his appeal against his conviction for possession of ammunition...

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PM's lawyers want justice recusal in Nygard case
PM's lawyers want justice recusal in Nygard case

January 27, 2017

ATTORNEYS for Prime Minister Perry Christie have filed a motion in the Supreme Court asking that Justice Rhonda Bain recuse herself from hearing an ongoing judicial review into allegations that Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard illegally increased the size of his property...

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Son convicted of mother's murder
Son convicted of mother's murder

January 26, 2017

A jury on Thursday unanimously convicted a man of the murder of his elderly mother...

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Dame Anita applauds launch of Public Defender's Unit
Dame Anita applauds launch of Public Defender's Unit

January 26, 2017

In her final speech at the opening of the Court of Appeal's Legal Year yesterday, Court President Dame Anita Allen said she hopes her dream of a Judicial Education Institute will be realized before she retires at the end of the year...

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Major family accused of firearm possession
Major family accused of firearm possession

January 25, 2017

A HUSBAND and wife, together with their adult son were remanded to prison yesterday after pleading not guilty to firearm related charges brought against them in Magistrate's Court...

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Minnis disputes PM's jobs claim
Minnis disputes PM's jobs claim

January 23, 2017

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis deepened his indictment of Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday, declaring that he has lost touch with the "reality that the majority of Bahamians face in their everyday lives" and his recent pronouncements only demonstrate how "delusional" he has become...

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Prime Minister and Attorney General at the Opening of the Office of the Public Defender

January 23, 2017

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson officially opened the Office of the Public Defender at the Ambrosine Building, Bay and Virginia Streets on Thursday, January 19, 2017...

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