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May 27, 2014
Man gunned down after leaving sports bar

GRAND Bahama recorded its eighth murder for the year late Sunday evening when a 34-year-old man was gunned down near the Red Carpet Sports Bar on East Atlantic Drive in Freeport. Charles Miller, also known as "Yellow", of Epsom Road, Mayfield Park Subdivision, was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

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May 19, 2014
Bar assoc. head urges legal action against relay restrictions

An edict from a senior policeman banning ex-convicts and suspects wearing ankle bracelets from the world relays this weekend could cost the government a lot of money, according to Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethell made the pronouncement when announcing security arrangements for the race.
"Persons who wear ankle bracelets, those persons known ...

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April 09, 2014
Bar president: Bahamas must get 'full benefit' from arbitration push

The president of the Bahamas Bar Association (BBA) has said he supports the push to develop The Bahamas as a center for global arbitration "only to the extent" that Bahamians with suitable expertise are given priority for opportunities that may arise from it.
Elsworth Johnson said that bringing in outside professionals when the expertise they offer is available in this country could "create a seri...

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Death of girl, 15, at bar 'reflects wider problems'
April 02, 2014
Death of girl, 15, at bar 'reflects wider problems'

A WEEKEND incident involving a 15-year-old girl who was shot to death outside a bar reflects wider social problems that need to be discussed, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said yesterday...

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Victim shot in head in front of bar
March 31, 2014
Victim shot in head in front of bar

A GRAND Bahama father was outraged over the lack of age restrictions at local clubs after his 15-year-old daughter was shot to death outside a bar yesterday...

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March 24, 2014
Bar president criticizes police chief, minister over bail remarks

Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson has accused Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage of making "disingenuous statements" about bail.
Both Greenslade and Nottage renewed concerns last week about people accused of serious offenses being released pending trial.
Johnson said most discussions on bail occur in a vacuum.
"Everyone wants to pass the buc...

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March 20, 2014
Bar association seeks clarity on real estate policy

Attorneys have asked the Bahamas Bar Association (BBA) to get a definitive position from the government on how it is seeking to determine market value in order to assess stamp duty, finding that uncertainty is derailing real estate deals in some cases.
Adrian White, head of the BBA's Real Estate Committee, said that the committee has been asked by quite a number of attorneys to look into the issue...

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February 21, 2014
Bar Association objects to removal of stenographers from lower courts

Magistrates will not have to take longhand notes for long, as the government plans to introduce digital recording by the third quarter of this year, according to Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson.
Maynard-Gibson was replying to criticisms by members of the Criminal Bar Committee about the decision to pull stenographers from the lower courts, a recommendation by Inter-American Bank consultant...

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Laywers called to the bar
December 16, 2013
Laywers called to the bar

THE number of lawyers practising in The Bahamas increased by six after the Admissions to The Bahamas Bar Ceremony in the Supreme Court on Friday...

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November 28, 2013
Paradise Cove's Reef Ball project raises the bar on environmental stewardship

Written by Cheri Wood
We can build casinos, bulldoze our picturesque landscapes and wonder why tourism numbers are down, or we can strike a balance with the natural beauty that is provided to us and bring visitors in by the ship loads. Paradise Cove on Grand Bahama not only strikes a balance with nature, they are going a step further and raising the bar on environmental stewardship by replenishing...

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