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Chief Justice announces establishment of Bahamas Judicial Education Institute

January 20, 2020

In an effort to enhance the delivery of justice and fulfill the need for education and training of staff and judicial officers, The Bahamas Judicial Education Institute (BJEI) has been established...

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Digital Recording System to be reintroduced to the Bahamas Courts

January 20, 2020

With the assistance of the United States Embassy, a digital recording system will be reintroduced to the Courts, Chief Justice Brian Moree, QC, announced recently...

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Vasyli begs to avoid murder retrial
Vasyli begs to avoid murder retrial

January 20, 2020

THE country's highest court is currently mulling over whether to overturn a lower court's decision to order that Donna Vasyli be retried of the stabbing death of her millionaire podiatrist husband five years ago...

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Moree: Judiciary needs greater independence
Moree: Judiciary needs greater independence

January 13, 2020

CHIEF Justice Brian Moree believes that a "deepening" of the independence of the judiciary is needed so that the sector can make its own decisions to carry out its mandate...

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Crown seeks killer's execution
Crown seeks killer's execution

January 08, 2020

THE Crown is seeking the death penalty for a 24-year-old Rastafarian man who killed a teenager in his Woods Alley neighbourhood as part of gang warfare three years ago...

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Loren Klein Sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court

January 07, 2020

Loren Klein was sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court at Government House today by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith.

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Klein becomes newest Supreme Court justice

January 07, 2020

Klein becomes newest Supreme Court justice

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Pay 1,500 For Beating Girlfriend
Pay $1,500 For Beating Girlfriend

January 07, 2020

A MAN was yesterday ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend over $1,000 for beating her up last year. Mario Phillip Bethel, 49, was ordered to pay Nadjila Yearwood $1,500 for the injuries she sustained when he punched her in the head, face and arm on December 31, 2019...

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Red Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

January 06, 2020

The legal community's Red Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, January 5, 2020.

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PM's brother in assault summons
PM's brother in assault summons

January 06, 2020

CYRIL "Boxer" Minnis, the brother of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, has been summonsed to appear in Magistrate's Court with a woman with whom he had a recent argument...

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'I couldn't miss mum's Christmas dinner'
'I couldn't miss mum's Christmas dinner'

December 31, 2019

A 43-YEAR OLD man who escaped police custody on Christmas Day told his lawyer he just wanted to spend Christmas with his mother and family...

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'Please forgive me for killing your son'
'Please forgive me for killing your son'

December 31, 2019

A 25-year-old man yesterday apologised to the family of a man he shot to death three years ago, asserting that he wishes he was the one who was killed because he has been tormented by his actions ever since...

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Haitian man on passport charges
Haitian man on passport charges

December 24, 2019

A HAITIAN man was charged with 18 counts of fraud yesterday for obtaining a valid Bahamian passport using forged documents...

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Nygard To Escape Prison Sentence
Nygard To Escape Prison Sentence

December 23, 2019

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard's three -month prison sentence for publishing sensitive emails stolen from a local advocacy group has been stayed out of fairness to allow him to appeal his conviction.

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Ag: Bar Council Should Stop Acting Politically And Admit Two African Lawyers
Ag: Bar Council Should Stop Acting Politically And Admit Two African Lawyers

December 23, 2019

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said the Bahamas Bar Council should stop acting "politically" and admit two Africans working in senior positions at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Bahamas Bar.

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Exclude Abaco Shanty Towns From Injunction
Exclude Abaco Shanty Towns From Injunction

December 20, 2019

THE government is seeking to have Abaco's five shanty towns removed as beneficiaries of a standing injunction prohibiting it from eradicating unregulated communities throughout The Bahamas...

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Charged With Child Abduction - Again: Woman Accused Of Trying To Steal Boy While On Bail
Charged With Child Abduction - Again: Woman Accused Of Trying To Steal Boy While On Bail

December 20, 2019

ALLEGED child abductor De’Edra Michelle Gibson broke down in tears and blamed the “lodge” for “plotting” against after being charged with attempting to steal a seven-year-old boy while on bail ahead of her Supreme Court trial on similar charges...

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Judges Pay In Line For 6 Increase
Judges Pay In Line For 6% Increase

December 19, 2019

A report tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday recommended judges receive an overall increase of six percent in their current salaries. As parliament wrapped up for 2019, The Judges’ Remuneration and Pensions Commission report tabled in the House of Assembly made several key recommendations for judges in The Bahamas...

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Death Crash Drivers Face 15 Years Jail
Death Crash Drivers Face 15 Years Jail

December 19, 2019

PRISON time of up to 15 years has been proposed for a new offence of vehicular manslaughter by reckless driving in a bid to toughen the Road Traffic Act. In its current form, Section 44 of the Road Traffic Act—killing in the course of reckless and dangerous driving—prescribes a fine of not less than $5,000 but not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term of four years, or both the fine and imprisonment...

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Haitian woman found dead in police custody

December 09, 2019

A Haitian woman was found unresponsive while in custody at the Central Police Station on Friday...

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