Week in Review Continued…

Chief Justice proposes the abolition of jury trials During his first address to officers of the courts, Chief Justice Hartman Longley decried the huge backlog of cases, stating that the 10 criminal courts now in operation should have been operational 10 years ago. He called for a revamping of the warrant system and the abolition […]

Dame Marguerite For The Red Cross

  Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted a pre-Ball cocktail reception for Platinum sponsors of The Red Cross Ball on Thursday January 14, 2016, held at Government House. Left to right Director General Caroline Turnquest, Chair of The Ball Committe Bernadette Bunch, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and President of The Bahamas Red Cross Society Craig […]

Funeral Service For Lionel Elliott

   Attorney General Allyson Gibson viewing the remains.  Minister of Youth Danny Johnson, Minister of State Khaalis Rolle and former Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool Wallace. Members of the Cabinet turned out to say farewell to Lionel Elliott a tireless youth worker and public servant at the Bahamas Faith Missions Myles Munroe Centre on Saturday 16 […]

Claudia Conliffe Dies

The cofounder of Conliffe’s Bakery, with her husband Andrew, who started home baking and then expanded into a major commercial bakery has died after a long illness.  Claudia Conliffe and her husband Andrew  raised Conliffe’s Bakery from a home business to a successful commercial establishment, one that could be counted on for all seasons with great cakes […]

Bradley Roberts Statement On “ The Scrap Gang” Controversy

There was a lively debate during the week since the statement below was issued by the Chair of the PLP in response to the announcement of the first eight candidates from the FNM for the 2017 General Election.  The Chair referred to the eight as a scrap gang.  That did not go over well with FNMs certainly […]


  15 January 2016 The Tribune reported as follows: ONE OF the world’s top entertainers who is regarded as ‘the funniest man in America’ was almost stuck for a line when he was presented with a specially-commissioned portrait by Jamaal Rolle, aka The Celebrity Artist, recently.  Kevin Hart, the actor, comedian, writer and producer who […]


Lawyers marching from the Cathedral (photo by The Tribune)    Chief Justice Sir Hartman Longley, with Court of Appeal President Dame Anita Allen and Court of Appeal Justice Neville Adderley (photo by The Tribune)    Sir Hartman inspects the guard of honour ( photo by Peter Ramsay)  The young lawyers ham it up for the […]


   Prime Minister Perry Christie with Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, Ambassador to China Andy Gomez and Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell at Government House on 13 January for the presentation of the instruments of appointment to the Ambassador by the Governor General.     The Ambassador and the official party with his parents Mr. and Mrs. […]