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Court to hear if lawsuit was in time

Court to hear if lawsuit was in time By LAMECH JOHNSON Tribune Staff Reporter ljohnson@tribunemedia.net A JUDGE will hear submissions today on whether or not a former paramedic's lawsuit against the Public Hospitals Authority was brought within the allo

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Customs targeting end-May on Nassau manual phase-out

BAHAMAS Customs is aiming to implement electronic duty payments before year’s end, its Comptroller telling Tribune Business that it planned to phase-out the manual submission of documents from importers and brokers by end-May.

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Death row inmate's appeal adjourned to allow more time to study transcripts

THE Court of Appeal granted the Crown’s request for an adjournment in the appeal of a man convicted of a paid execution.

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Jurors hear closing arguments in Goodman retrial

CROWN prosecutors on Friday urged Supreme Court jurors to not allow anyone to "offend" their "intelligence" as the prosecution and the defence launched their final submissions on why Kofhe Goodman is guilty or not guilty of the September, 2011, murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer.

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Government's British counsel puts case against Baha Mar's challenge to winding up petition

BRITISH Queen's Counsel Peter Knox is expected to continue his submissions on Wednesday afternoon in Supreme Court as the government’s counsel in a winding up petition against Baha Mar.

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Legal debate in child porn trial of ex-cop

A MAGISTRATE has asked for submissions from a lawyer defending a former police constable against voyeurism allegations on whether the accused should have been tried in Supreme Court instead of the lower court.

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Fitzgerald blames schools for supply teacher payment delay

THE Ministry of Education has implemented a strict timeline for the submission and processing of payments for supply teachers after irregularities led to scores of teachers going unpaid for months, according to Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.

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Brokers praise Customs on 'giant step forward'

BROKERS yesterday described Customs’ shift to the electronic submission of documents as a “giant step forward”, telling Tribune Business the new system would increase their efficiency and eliminate “freelancers”.

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Man launches appeal against 35-year prison sentence

A MAN convicted of attempting to murder three men at a cemetery in East Grand Bahama over three years ago has launched an appeal against his 35-year prison sentence.

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Manslaughter appeal rejected

A CONVICT’S decision not to pursue his denial of the opportunity to be heard on an appropriate sentence for manslaughter before the London-based Privy Council proved “fatal” to his recent bid to challenge it on the grounds that it was unconstitutional, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Thanksgiving exhibit draws record participation

THIS year the Grand Bahama Artist Association’s annual Thanksgiving art exhibition saw the largest number of submissions, with artists pushing the boundaries and dabbling into new subjects matters and mediums.

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Case begins over St John's College graduation

ATTORNEYS Christina Galanos and Krystal Rolle began their opening submissions yesterday in the case between the 2013 graduating class of St John’s College and the Anglican Central Education Authority.

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Accused speaks out during trial

POLICE escorted Kofhe Goodman from court yesterday during his murder trial after Goodman stood and said he was “disturbed” by the prosecutor’s closing submissions and claimed he was being threatened by those in the gallery behind him.

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Abetment to murder trial 'needs legal submissions'

THE Crown's application to have an abetment to murder trial proceed in the absence of one of two accused men must be supported by legal submissions, a judge said on Friday.

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Jury to decide if mother can stand trial over daughter's death

A jury will determine whether a 40-year-old woman is mentally fit to stand trial for allegedly setting her one-year-old daughter on fire and killing her last year, a Supreme Court judge has ordered.

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Prosecution seeks to block part of trial from media coverage

PROSECUTORS in a 13-year-old murder case awaiting retrial were yesterday expected to make an application before a judge asking for certain aspects of the trial to be exempted from media coverage.

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Court of appeal reserves its decision on acting chief justice

THE Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether or not the acting chief justice was right to find that two police officers had no case to answer concerning the 2013 death of 20-year-old Aaron Rolle.

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US ambassador candidate must be renominated by Trump

THE hotelier who was nominated to be United States ambassador to the Bahamas will have to be re-nominated after the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations sent his submission back to President Donald Trump last week.The re-submission provision come

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Defence teams closes case in major drugs trial

THE defence in a major drug trial has closed its case on behalf of clients accused of conspiring to smuggle $6 million worth of marijuana into the Bahamas.

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Brokers report up to 30% efficiency boost at Customs

Brokers have told Tribune Business that Bahamas Customs’ system for the electronic submission of import documents, while not without its challenges, has increased efficiency by up to 30 per cent.

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