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‘No door open for same-sex marriage’
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday dismissed the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association's (GBHRA) claims that the door is already open for same-sex marriage in The Bahamas and insisted that there is no legislative or constitutional grou...
 
 
Ramsey exercises right to remain silent
Former BEC board member Fred Ramsey on Thursday exercised his right to remain silent in the face of allegations that he abused his position to solicit and receive bribes in relation to the award of contracts to a foreign company. Ramsey, 79, is on t...
 
 
Miller charged with animal cruelty
A magistrate yesterday ordered the removal of animals at the Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH) yesterday morning, after its executive director pleaded not guilty to 14 animal cruelty related charges. Magistrate Subusola Swain also issued ...
 
 
Butler-Turner calls for stronger action over social services fraud
Former Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner is calling for a police investigation into certain operations at the Department of Social Services after an auditor general’s report revealed some staff members there participate...
 
 
COB supports ‘yes’ vote
The College of The Bahamas (COB) yesterday announced its full support of a “yes vote” in the upcoming gender quality referendum. A statement released by the college said, “The College of The Bahamas is in full support of equal rights for women...
 
 
Businessman acquitted of ammunition importation
Prominent businessman Edward Laing has been acquitted of smuggling 1,480 rounds of ammunition of various calibers from the United States to New Providence in 2014. The 71-year-old owner of Bahamas Box Limited was moved to tears yesterday as Chief Ma...
 
 
‘Door already open to gay marriage’
Those opposed to the June 7 referendum on the basis that it would open the door to same-sex marriage in The Bahamas have a “fundamental misunderstanding of the law”, according to Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) President Fred Smith,...
 
 
McCartney suggests referendum on LGBT rights
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney indicated yesterday if he is elected prime minister, he would look at calling a referendum to decide whether to provide members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communi...
 
 
Gunman shoots six; one dies
An armed man shot six people in Sunshine Park around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, leaving one man dead, police said. The group was standing in a park in the community when the assailant pulled up in a white Honda Legend. The victims included five men and a w...
 
 
Gibson: High crime not unique to Bahamas
Although the Christie administration is “pleased” with the progress it’s making in the fight against crime, it understands that progress is not enough, given the nation’s persistent murder rate, according to Minister of Labour and National In...
 
 
YES Bahamas: Vote would not give LGBT new rights
Organizers of the YES Bahamas campaign said they are not surprised by the views expressed by the Bahamas Transgender Intersex United (BTIU) and human rights activist Erin Greene on the June 7 constitutional referendum. The group “respectfully ackn...
 
 
Religious leaders: Trans lifestyle not normal, but treat them with respect
Bahamas Faith Ministries Senior Pastor Dave Burrows said yesterday he will never accept the transgender lifestyle as “normal”, but added that transgender people should be treated humanely. Burrows is one of three religious leaders who responded ...
 
 
Two traffic fatalities following separate accidents
A man and a woman are dead following two separate traffic accidents on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to police reports. Police said a man was driving west on Farrington Road on Tuesday around 5 a.m. when he collided into a guardrail at the Thomps...
 
 
Man, 26, charged with Andros murder
A 26-year-old man charged with the murder of a man in Andros over the weekend made his initial appearance before a magistrate yesterday. Tristan Griffin, of Lowe Sound, Andros, stands accused of the fatal stabbing of Jamal Levy on April 24. Griffin...
 
 
Man accused of paralyzing another claims police beat him
A man accused of paralyzing a man he perceived as his love rival has claimed police beat him to confess. Anton Rolle is on trial before Justice Guillimina Archer-Minns for the attempted murder of Gevon Nairn in 2012. He has pleaded not guilty. The ...
 
 
Local musicians, entertainers to participate in Meet in Beijing Arts Festival
In a bid to “jump-start the Bahamian music industry in international markets”, a delegation of more than 40 Bahamian musicians and entertainers will participate in the Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange at the 2016 Meet In Beij...
 
 
BNT honors Shelby White at annual general meeting
At the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) recent annual general meeting, Prime Minister Perry Christie praised longtime Eleuthera homeowner and frequent visitor, Shelby White for her role in creating a world-class native plant conservation and educatio...
 
 
Dame Joan fuels growing backlash
YES Bahamas Co-Chair Lynn Holowesko said yesterday she was disappointed by the “callous and uninformed” statements of former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer on the June 7 referendum. In a letter to the editor, Holowesko sought to remi...
 
 
Johnson suggests judiciary being undermined
Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson said last night the association stands ready to defend the judiciary and encouraged senior members of the Bar who sit in Parliament to “take serious our oath” when it comes to the judiciary being...
 
 
Inspector outlines probe into BEC bribe claims
A police officer interviewed former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson as part of an investigation into allegations that Alstom officials paid bribes to win a contract for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) for which he had ministerial oversig...
 
 
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