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Nygard denied bail
Nygard denied bail

February 05, 2021

A JUDGE in Winnipeg, Manitoba denied Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard bail Friday on a US extradition request over charges of sex trafficking and racketeering.

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Focus on Nygard - not on the police
Focus on Nygard - not on the police

February 03, 2021

POLICE Commissioner Paul Rolle said yesterday people should focus on sex crime allegations against fashion mogul Peter Nygard and not claims that link him to corruption by members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

He also said he is “extremely pleased” with RBPF officers despite allegations of bribery against some officers highlighted in a Canadian television programme about Nygard’s alleged sex crimes.

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Nygard battles for prison release
Nygard battles for prison release

January 21, 2021

A LAWYER for the Attorney General of Canada said yesterday former fashion mogul Peter Nygard can’t be trusted not to flee the country if he’s released on bail, and slammed a release plan put forward by defence lawyers as “utterly brazen and cynical...”

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The Judiciary Adapted and Responded to the Unpredictable Environment of the COVID-19 Era

January 18, 2021

The Hon. Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree stated that the Judiciary in The Bahamas has not escaped the intrusive and disruptive impact of COVID-19...

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Govt appeal bid rejected in 27m case
Govt appeal bid rejected in 27m case

January 15, 2021

THE Court of Appeal has rejected the government's effort to appeal orders involving a Jamaican seeking $27m in damages for false imprisonment before the Supreme Court judge hearing the matter issues her final ruling.

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Alarm as number of completed juvenile cases drops
Alarm as number of completed juvenile cases drops

January 14, 2021

ONLY five percent of juvenile cases were completed during the last legal year, alarming juvenile advocates...

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Abduction suspect is given bail
Abduction suspect is given bail

January 13, 2021

A 24-year-old Freeport man accused of attempting to abduct two school girls last week in Grand Bahama was arraigned yesterday...

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Update on Court Process – Environmentalists against the Government of The Bahamas - Drilling of Perseverance #1: BPC’s Oil Exploration Well to Continue

January 06, 2021

An application from environmentalists seeking legal leave to bring judicial review proceedings against the Government of The Bahamas with regard to certain decisions taken by the Government relating to BPC’s licences in The Bahamas...

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Carry on drilling - for now
Carry on drilling - for now

January 06, 2021

A SUPREME Court judge yesterday granted environmentalists leave to begin judicial review proceedings over Bahamas Petroleum Company's exploratory oil drilling...

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Court to consider oil submissions today
Court to consider oil submissions today

December 31, 2020

LAWYERS representing environmental activists, the government and Bahamas Petroleum Company tussled over applications seeking judicial review of BPC's exploratory oil drilling during a Supreme Court hearing yesterday...

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Deal signed to digitise all court documents
Deal signed to digitise all court documents

December 23, 2020

THE government signed a contract valued under $480,000 with the firm Z-COM yesterday to implement a digitisation and migration system for all paper-based court documents within the judiciary...

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'Why didn't police try to extradict Nygard'
'Why didn't police try to extradict Nygard'

December 21, 2020

ATTORNEY Fred Smith said Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle should have encouraged local extradition proceedings against Peter Nygard over the sexual assault allegations he faces...

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Hundreds of plea deals since January 2016
Hundreds of plea deals since January 2016

December 09, 2020

THE Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has facilitated 274 guilty plea bargains since January 2016 as part of an unprecedented push to alleviate the burden on the judicial system through these arrangements...

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Judges grant appeal in Blair killing
Judges grant appeal in Blair killing

December 04, 2020

A MAN who was sentenced to 49 years for breaking into a couple's home and killing their adult son during a 2014 Blair home invasion has been granted an appeal against his conviction...

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Chief justice wants more plea bargains
Chief justice wants more plea bargains

December 02, 2020

CHIEF Justice Brian Moree wants to see greater use of plea bargains in the Bahamian criminal justice system, saying yesterday the country does not have the resources for every case to go to trial...

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'Pay drugs fine or risk jail'
'Pay drugs fine or risk jail'

November 27, 2020

A 33-year-old man was ordered to pay $1,500 or risk spending six months in prison yesterday after he was found last week with marijuana...

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Tara Cooper-Burnside Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

November 23, 2020

Tara Cooper-Burnside was sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith...

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'Die' Stubbs can fight sentence
'Die' Stubbs can fight sentence

November 04, 2020

THE Privy Council recently advised the Court of Appeal to give Stephen "Die" Stubbs permission to appeal the 45-year sentence imposed on him for the murder of a police officer and the attempted murder of another man over two decades ago...

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Triple killer verdict overturned
Triple killer verdict overturned

November 03, 2020

THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the 18-year sentence of a man who was accused of killing three people in 2011, after he argued the trial judge erred when he rejected the no case submission and allowed the case to go to the jury...

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Man faces court accused of harbouring fugitive
Man faces court accused of harbouring fugitive

October 28, 2020

A 42-year-old man was charged with harbouring a fugitive wanted in connection with the John Bull robbery in Grand Bahama several years ago...

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