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Kofhe Goodman elects to remain silent
The man accused of the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer has elected to remain silent and call no witnesses at his trial. When Justice Carolita Bethell advised Kofhe Goodman today of his choice to either give sworn testimony that would be subject...
 
 
Young mother shot dead
May and June was expected to be a hectic period for Donnae Smith, as she was planning to celebrate her 24th birthday in July and marry the love of her life. But in the wee hours of Thursday, the mother of two small children was murdered. She was sh...
 
 
Davis in the dark on BPL investigation
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis said that while he does not have insight on the alleged theft at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), he expects the investigation to follow its course. Davis, the former minister of works whose portfolio included BPL,...
 
 
Former AG disagrees with plan for nolle prosequi
Former Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday she doesn’t think the government’s plan to take away the power to grant a nolle prosequi from an attorney general is necessary. In the Speech from the Throne, read by Governor General...
 
 
Drug mule sentenced for cocaine in wig
A Guyanese woman who smuggled cocaine from Suriname to The Bahamas in her wig said she committed the crime to take care of her four-year-old daughter. Linda Reynolds gave Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes that explanation when she pleaded guilty...
 
 
Fight erupts in primary school’s parking lot
Students of Yellow Elder Primary School and other observers screamed yesterday as two separate fights among two women and two men erupted in the parking lot of the school and resulted in both men and one of the women being admitted to hospital for in...
 
 
ORG ‘cautiously optimistic’ about govt promises
“Cautiously optimistic” were the words used to describe the Organization for Responsible Governance’s (ORG) reaction to the Minnis administration’s promises of anti-corruption legislation in its Speech from the Throne. The speech also outlin...
 
 
Wells: Gibson acted inappropriately
Former Cabinet Minister Tennyson Wells said Long Island MP Adrian Gibson acted “inappropriately” and should have been more realistic in the expectation he had for a Cabinet post. Last week, Gibson publicly expressed “disappointment” that he ...
 
 
Three in hospital following brawl at Yellow Elder Primary
Two women and one man are in hospital following a brawl at Yellow Elder Primary School today, authorities said. The incident took place around 3 p.m. when children were just leaving the institution. Police said a man and a woman were attacked by an...
 
 
Teen shot by police identified
The teen who was shot by police on Tuesday has been identified as Gino Evante Finley, 15, police reported. Finley, a suspect in the robbery of QVS Pharmacy in the Seagrapes Shopping Centre, died five weeks shy of his 16th birthday. Police belie...
 
 
Guyanese who concealed cocaine in wig pleads guilty
A Guyanese woman who smuggled almost three pounds of cocaine into The Bahamas has been jailed for 28 months. The drugs were concealed in Linda Reynolds’ wig. Reynolds was arrested on May 23 after arriving in New Providence on a Caribbean Airlines...
 
 
Ambitious agenda
The Minnis administration intends to hold a referendum to get the consent of the electorate to establish an independent Electoral Commission and Boundaries Commission, introduce term limits for prime ministers and introduce a system of recall for non...
 
 
Davis: Speech from the Throne using PLP framework
Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Philip Brave Davis yesterday pointed out that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has already laid the foundation for many of the promises the government made in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. He als...
 
 
New speaker pledges to treat all MPs fairly
Following his election as the 54th speaker of the House of Assembly yesterday, Nassau Village MP Halson Moultrie promised to treat all members of Parliament fairly, but warned that any member who disrespects the chair or breaches the rules will be de...
 
 
No timeline on referendum
Though a referendum to impose term limits for prime ministers, among other things, is one of the big ticket items promised in the Speech from the Throne, read at the opening of Parliament yesterday, Attorney General Carl Bethel said he could not give...
 
 
Public Accounts Committee members named
With all the members of Parliament sworn in yesterday, Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie named members for the committees of Parliament, including the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Committee on Privilege. Centreville MP Reec...
 
 
Goodman denied killing Marco
An investigator in the murder trial of Kofhe Goodman said the suspect denied kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering Marco Archer, who was found dead behind his (Goodman’s) home. Chief Superintendent Bernard Bonamy Jr., formerly of the homic...
 
 
Suspect shot following stabbing incident
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing incident last night that left a male in hospital nursing stab wounds and a suspect detained after being shot. According to police reports, shortly before 11:00 a.m. two males attacked...
 
 
Government promises to hold a referendum
As part of its ambitious agenda of reform and modernization, the Minnis administration pledged to remove value-added tax (VAT) from breadbasket items and committed to holding a referendum on the creation of an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Com...
 
 
Halson Moultrie elected speaker of the House
Nassau Village MP Halson Moultrie has been elected as the speaker of the House of Assembly. He said one of his first acts as speaker will be to appoint the various committees of the House. “The chair will ensure that Parliament is free to carry ou...
 
 
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