Topic: courts

5 years ago

Big Cocaine Dealer Gets a Break in Court

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Big Cocaine Dealer Gets a Break in Court

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?

5 years ago

Former Turks and Caicos Premier Granted Bail

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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.

5 years ago

The Courts: 2013 In Review

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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.

5 years ago

MP Gagged By Speaker Over Nolle Prosequi

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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.

5 years ago

Appeal Court Out of Control?

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Appeal Court Out of Control?

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.

5 years ago

Unrepentant Murderer Wants Compassion From Courts

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Unrepentant Murderer Wants Compassion From Courts

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?

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