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‘Abandon the Privy Council’

Retired Justice Neville Smith, QC, said yesterday the country should not allow itself to become a “hostage” to the Privy Council and recommended that The Bahamas set up its own final court of appeal rather than continue to “perch” on the British government’s doorstep. “Who knows when the British government, bent on the restructuring of its courts … will do ...

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‘Abandon the Privy Council’

Retired Justice Neville Smith, QC, said yesterday the country should not allow itself to become a “hostage” to the Privy Council and recommended that The Bahamas set up its own final court of appeal rather than continue to “perch” on the British government’s doorstep. “Who knows when the British government, bent on the restructuring of its courts … will do ...

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Dame Anita blasts ‘unwarranted’ criticisms of judiciary

Court of Appeal President Dame Anita Allen said yesterday that if the judiciary were to accede to the “public clamor” and deny bail to all those accused of murder and other serious crimes, the courts would create a “rogue jurisdiction”. Dame Anita hit back at critics, including the media, who she said have launched “serious and possibly contemptuous” allegations against ...

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Dame Anita blasts ‘unwarranted’ criticisms of judiciary

Court of Appeal President Dame Anita Allen said yesterday that if the judiciary were to accede to the “public clamor” and deny bail to all those accused of murder and other serious crimes, the courts would create a “rogue jurisdiction”. Dame Anita hit back at critics, including the media, who she said have launched “serious and possibly contemptuous” allegations against ...

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Pintard confident party will work out differences

A day after Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant demanded an apology from Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Lanisha Rolle, FNM Chairman Michael Pintard said he is confident the party will work out the “disagreements”. “I have had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Grant, to speak with the leader; to speak with Senator Rolle and I am confident that ...

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Pintard confident party will work out differences

A day after Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant demanded an apology from Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Lanisha Rolle, FNM Chairman Michael Pintard said he is confident the party will work out the “disagreements”. “I have had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Grant, to speak with the leader; to speak with Senator Rolle and I am confident that ...

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Doris Johnson High murder suspects claim mistreatment

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday pledged to investigate claims of mistreatment made by three former Doris Johnson High School students accused of the murder of another student. The accused, ages 18, 15 and 16, who are charged with the December 9, 2015 murder of Adonai Wilson on Prince Charles Drive, claimed they had found glass shards in their food. One ...

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AG decries Rollins’ criticisms

Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday took “grave umbrage” at Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins’ charge that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) was “sloppy” and “goofed” on two high profile court matters. “I take grave umbrage to any criticism of them (the attorneys in the OAG) and I believe he can look at the good result of their ...

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Butler-Turner: PM selling false dreams, false hopes on Baha Mar

Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner said yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie has “injected his ego, self-interest and his delusional thinking” into the resolution for Baha Mar, and in the process has let down thousands of employees and businesses associated with the development. “Prime Minister Perry Christie continues to sell false dreams and false hopes on Baha Mar,” Butler-Turner said in ...

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Officials prepare to fog as Zika fears grow

The Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) is prepared to fog New Providence and is making preparations to fog the Family Islands to mitigate against the transmission of the Zika virus, DEHS Director Andrew Forbes said yesterday. The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This mosquito also transmits Dengue and Chikungunya, both of which have impacted The ...

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