While 18-year-old kids languish in jail, receiving the mandatory 4-year jail sentence for having one joint of marijuana, a major drug dealer – caught with over 40 pounds of cocaine – gets a three-year sentence… why?
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, who was criticized last year for inexplicably allowing a nolle prosequi in a gun case, has now also stopped proceedings against a man who was charged with 7 armed robberies. Why?
Chief Justice Edwin Goldsbrough, who must be corrupt or incompetent, granted bail to former premier Michael Misick who had been extradited from Brazil to face allegations of corruption allegedly committed during his tenure as head of government.
The Tribune’s Lamech Johnson reviews the frustrations in dealing with crime in The Bahamas in 2013, and the problems in implementing the death penalty that the majority of Bahamians support.
House Speaker Dr Kendal Major did not allow Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn to explain why it was necessary to appoint a select committee over the nolle prosequi signed by then acting Attorney General Jerome Fitzgerald.
Writer claims that a U.S. Bank is forcing The Bahamas to pay back the U.S. stock market losses of Georgia businessman WB Johnson, all of which losses occurred inside the United States of America.
Lawsuit accuses Fontainebleau owner Jeffrey Soffer of improperly taking the controls of a helicopter before it crashed in the Bahamas, then scheming to cover up his role as pilot.
It apparently doesn’t matter how guilty one is, or how heinous the crime, criminals know that the Appeal Court of The Bahamas is a great place to maybe get off the hook.
Max Tido was convicted of brutally murdering a 16-year-old girl. He has never shown any remorse for his crime. He has appealed his case to the Privy Council, who upheld his conviction. Yet Bahamian judges are granting him another appeal. Why?