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Woman, 43, charged with man’s murder

An American woman accused of gunning down a love interest was charged with murder yesterday. Lynette Charlton, 43, of Redland Acres, was charged with the December 28 death of Wayne Seymour when she made her initial appearance before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday. Prosecutors would not seek the death penalty if she is convicted. According to police, Seymour was shot ...

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Rolle replaces Craigg as Central Bank governor

Former Financial Secretary John Rolle has been appointed governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas with immediate effect, replacing Wendy Craigg, who demitted office at the end of last year, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie announced in a statement from the Cabinet Office last night. Craigg will take a new post as economic policy advisor in ...

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Rolle replaces Craigg as Central Bank governor

Former Financial Secretary John Rolle has been appointed governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas with immediate effect, replacing Wendy Craigg, who demitted office at the end of last year, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie announced in a statement from the Cabinet Office last night. Craigg will take a new post as economic policy advisor in ...

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Smith refutes claims he contemplated suicide

Nassau Village MP Dion Smith yesterday called a social media article which claimed he had to be talked out of committing suicide on Sunday, an erroneous story seeking to create “confusion and spread malicious lies”. Smith, deputy speaker of the House of Assembly, said he believes the claims are the result of extreme political mischief. “It is most unfortunate that ...

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Smith refutes claims he contemplated suicide

Nassau Village MP Dion Smith yesterday called a social media article which claimed he had to be talked out of committing suicide on Sunday, an erroneous story seeking to create “confusion and spread malicious lies”. Smith, deputy speaker of the House of Assembly, said he believes the claims are the result of extreme political mischief. “It is most unfortunate that ...

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Wilchcombe: Crime-fighting strategy needs tweaking

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday The Bahamas’ crime-fighting strategy needs to be “tweaked” and called on the authorities to employ “all means necessary” to get the guns off the streets. “We have to get the guns off our streets,” Wilchcombe said. “Very clearly, we need a progressive program to ensure that the proliferation of guns is arrested. The ...

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Man charged with assault on a police officer

A 36-year-old man of Pinewood Gardens denied assaulting a police constable at the funeral of Constable 3657 Wesley Nicholas Gaitor on December 30. Kenneth Hart faced six charges when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday in relation to the incident that went viral. Constable Gaitor, who was off-duty, died in a car crash with his best friend after ...

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Pintard says Nottage, Bell ‘failed to act’ on crime

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to outline his plan to combat the “wave of violent crime” occurring in the country. “The prime minister is duty bound to both outline his plan to address the wave of violent crimes occurring and demonstrate his government’s resolve to act with a sense of urgency ...

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Patterson: Bahamians need to take action on crime

Christian Council President Dr. Ranford Patterson said until Bahamians wake up and take action on the country’s crime problem, nothing will change. “We have allowed persons to believe that there is no law in our country, and so people do as they please. The streets are a mess, there is no respect for anyone or anything anymore,” he said in ...

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Three accused of shooting at police officers

Three men accused of shooting at police officers were remanded into custody yesterday. Phillano Williams, 27, of Sunset Park; Rashad Farrington, 20, of Bellot Road, and Vincent Rahming, 19, of Miller’s Heights, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Prosecutors allege the men opened fire on Constables 908 ...

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