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Corrections officer must seek bail after alteraction at Market Street bar
December 23, 2016
Corrections officer must seek bail after alteraction at Market Street bar

A CORRECTIONS officer will have to seek bail from the Supreme Court after he was remanded to prison following his arraignment in Magistrate's Court in connection with an alleged altercation at a bar off Market Street...

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December 18, 2016
Low bar

Early in the new year, the Free National Movement (FNM) intends to formally announce its former chairman, Michael Pintard, as its candidate for Marco City.
According to a high-level FNM source who spoke with National Review over the weekend, the FNM's Marco City Association wrote the candidates' committee informing that Pintard was its pick.
His ratification will come 10 months after he resigned a...

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December 07, 2016
Bar president says Reform needed on nolle prosequi usage

Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson said yesterday that a recent nolle prosequi issued by the attorney general that stopped the prosecution of two defendants accused of robbing Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis in his home highlights the need for constitutional reform.
Johnson, who was contacted for comment, said the separation of powers of the attorney general and the direct...

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July 15, 2013
Bar president decries 'uncertainty' in magistracy appointments

President of the Bahamas Bar Association Elsworth Johnson on Sunday decried the lack of "certainty in the process" of filling the voids left in the magistracy by the appointment of a chief magistrate and deputy chief magistrate to the Supreme Court.

Former Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez and Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell have been Supreme Court justices for two weeks, yet there is still...

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November 03, 2016
Local Company Raises the Bar in Maintenance Services

When local businesses need a professional cleaning, many of them turn to custodial outsourcing for a job done well at minimal cost. For over 30 years, Town & Country Maintenance Services has been the go-to company for a number of those businesses seeking quality janitorial work as well as a range of other services.

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October 12, 2016
FNM eyes Bar Association President for Yamacraw

THE Free National Movement has its eyes on Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson as the frontrunner to represent the Yamacraw constituency in the 2017 general election, according to well-placed sources.

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September 26, 2016
Bar president comes to the defence of Attorney General

BAHAMAS Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson yesterday defended Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson against critics calling for her resignation over her decision to stop a private prosecution against the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort.

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July 31, 2013
TEENAGER IS YOUNGEST TO BE CALLED TO THE BAR

A TEENAGER whose parents are from the Bahamas became the youngest person called to the Bar of England and Wales through the Honourable Society of Lincolnís Inn.

Gabrielle Turnquest has passed her examinations and qualified as a barrister at 18 years old, a feat not normally accomplish until the late 20s...

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September 13, 2016
Denial of application for foreign lawyer defended by Bar Association

BAHAMAS Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson yesterday defended the self-regulating body against criticisms of its decision to deny an application by the Bahamian law firm representing Sarkis Izmirlian to bring in a foreign lawyer to join their legal team.

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Bar Association president denies he's seeking FNM nomination
September 13, 2016
Bar Association president denies he's seeking FNM nomination

BAHAMAS Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson yesterday denied reports that he was seeking a nomination from the Free National Movement.

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