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Haitians nationals charged and ordered deported

HEADED TO COURT – Ten Haitian nationals appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate’s Court #1 Wednesday (January 15) morning, where they faced charges of Breaching the Immigration Act.

Ten Haitian nationals appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate’s Court #1 Wednesday (January 15) morning, where they faced charges of Breaching the Immigration Act.  Wednet Bellot, Voltaire Lafrance, Dahana Thurin and Jhonderson Bellot all entered a guilty plea to the offence of Illegal Landing. The group was convicted and fined $300 each…
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Canon Lightbourne: ‘We have a great deal to be thankful for’

CANON NORMAN LIGHTBOURNE, Rector, Pro Cathedral of Christ the King

Residents in the Northern Bahamas have a great deal to be thankful for, after the distressing event of Hurricane Dorian, Canon Norman Lightbourne said, during the recent Legal Year opening service held in Grand Bahama.  “Who has spared our lives and allowed us to see this new year and new decade?” he asked.  Canon Lightbourne…
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Graham, Health Minister tours GB medical facilities

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TOUR – Dr. Franklin Graham (left) and Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands (forefront) tour health care facilities on Friday. Also pictured is Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Sen. J. Kwasi Thompson. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands, led a walk-through of the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) grounds when he visited the island on Friday, January 17, to examine current operations.  Minister Sands was accompanied by Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson as well as Minister of…
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Chief Justice hoping to make “real” changes in the judiciary

BRIAN MOREE Chief Justice of The Bahamas

Chief Justice Brian Moree QC is hoping to make several changes in the judiciary, this year. Moree shared his plans for 2020, during the opening of the Legal Year ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Pro Cathedral of Christ the King Church. Moree noted that not only does the annual service mark the opening…
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