January 26, 2020

OPINION: A reaction that reeks of no justice for all

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By Michael Fahy From Royal Gazette On April 25, the Governor of Bermuda made an announcement that the next Chief Justice of Bermuda would be Narinder Hargun. This after an exhaustive process that began when the post was advertised locally and internationally starting on December 20, 2017 — a day after Chief Justice Ian Kawaley […]

New twist in Bahamas bribery and extortion trial

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By Youri Kemp From caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — A new Queens Counsel (QC) has been appointed to represent the Crown in former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial, adding yet again another twist in the ongoing drama unfolding in the high profile case. Outgoing prosecutor, Anthony Delaney, advised […]

Politics of inclusion

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By Christopher Famous From Caribbean News Now “Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone.” ~ Haile Selassie Let me begin by giving thanks to the […]

Bermuda: Opposition party wins general election

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From Caribbean News Service HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jul 19 2017 – At 38, David Burt says he is not daunted by the prospect of becoming Bermuda’s youngest premier after his opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) in Tuesday’s general election, winning two-thirds of the seats. The PLP won […]

Bahamas public justifiably horrified, says attorney general

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By Krystel Brown Nassau Guardian Online Editor From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel said on Friday there is something “rotten in the state” as he referenced a number of reported cases of alleged misfeasance by the former Christie administration highlighted during the budget debate in the House of Assembly. […]

Casino Gaming Act is passed [in Bermuda]

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By Owain Johnston-Barnes and Sarah Lagan From The Royal Gazette Legislation to introduce casino gaming to the Island was passed in the House of Assembly in the early hours of this morning. The debate drew mixed reviews but was finally agreed upon with two mirno amendments at 1:45am after about ten hours of discussion. The […]

Freedom of Information needed/IMF warns tax avoiders

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Scathing US critique highlights the need for Freedom of Information By Branville McCartney, DNA Leader The recently released US State Department Report on the Investment Climate in the Bahamas is yet another scathing indictment of this PLP administration’s failure to properly manage the country’s economy and the obvious abuses of power which have been allowed […]

Bahamas telecom sector to be liberalised by April 1

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By Nicole Best From Caribbean360 The liberalisation of the sector was one of the campaign promises of then opposition People’s Labour Party (PLP) in 2012. NASSAU, Bahamas, Monday March 31, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Perry Christie is welcoming the liberalisation of the telecommunication sector here on Monday saying “Bahamians would for the first time […]