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            [post_content] => Bribery charges against members of the former Perry Christie-led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) are still being dished out as a third member of the party is now being hauled to court. On Thursday, the former Labour and National Insurance Minister, Shane Gibson, was smacked with one count of misconduct in public office, 16 counts of bribery, two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery, two count of conspiracy to commit extortion and 15 counts of extortion.

One of the cases highlighted was said to be between January 2 and April 30 of this year. Gibson allegedly accepted $610,000 in bribes Jonathan Ash, a private citizen, for using his influence to approve outstanding payments owed to Ash by the Government. As for the extortion charges, Gibson is accused of demanding the $610,000 from Ash between February 7, 2017 and March 30. The conspiracy to commit extortion allegedly occurred between the same dates.

In another conspiracy charge, Gibson is accused of conspiring with another person to demand $250,000 from Ash. It alleges that Gibson and another person received $250,000 from Ash. Gibson was not required to plead to the charges. He was granted bail of $40,000 with two sureties.

The case was adjourned until October 3, but prior to that Gibson will return to court in September for a constitutional challenge to the Bail Act, his attorney Wayne Munroe QC told reporters.

Last month, former Environment and Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett was charged with using his former ministerial position to extort and solicit $120,000 in bribes from the same Ash at the centre of Gibson’s charges. Former PLP Senator Frank Smith has also been slapped with 15 criminal charges relating to solicitation of $$65,000 in bribes from a woman he is said to have assisted in getting a contract.
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Third Member Of Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party On Bribery Charges

August 4, 2017
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Bribery charges against members of the former Perry Christie-led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) are still being dished out as a third member of the party is now being hauled to co...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => “With Excellence Oyster Bay, we raise the standards to offer a whole new all-inclusive luxury experience for adults, and we are confident that Jamaica is the perfect choice for it,” expressed the VP of Sales & Marketing for Excellence Group, Domingo Aznar, as news of a highly anticipated resort breaks. As of since recently, a new adults-only Excellence resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica begun taking bookings in preparation for its opening on the 1st of June, 2018.

The Victorian-style Excellence Oyster Bay will be the first of its kind on the tropical island. According to the developers, the resort sets a new standard for all-inclusive luxury and romantic travel. It stretches over two miles of the island’s most pristine powder sand beaches.

“This is a project of great excitement for us as it is both a proof of evolution to deliver the best Excellence product to date, and our first foray outside of the Dominican Republic and Mexico,” Mr. Aznar added.

Located on a private peninsula, the 315-suite resort will feature eight world-class restaurants, nine bars, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, two beachfront swimming pools, a chill-out lounge with rooftop pool, the exclusive Excellence Club, and the brand’s famous Miilé Spa. Visitors staying at the resort’s suites will als have a private pool and rooftop terraces.

The resort of oceanfront beach houses are the latest luxury concept developed exclusively for Excellence Oyster Bay.
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New Victorian-Style Resort By Excellence Group on Private Peninsula in Jamaica Now Accepting Bookings

August 5, 2017
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            [post_content] => In the aftermath of a fatal crash that involved a motorcyclist, the former government minister, Elvin Penner, has been charged with manslaughter. Appearing in court on Tuesday afternoo, Penner was granted $5,000 bail on charges of manslaughter by negligenc, causing death by careless conduct, and driving without due care and attention, the Naegeli Deposition and Trial - Certified Court Reporter was involved in the trial.

While driving on the George Price Highway in the Cayo District at nighttime last Friday, Penner's SUV collided into a motorcycle that was being ridden by security guard Kenricj Myvette. After being rushed to the hospital to treat his injured, Myvette unfortunately succumbed to them.

Following his arraignment, Penner expressed that he was disear at the fact that Myvette's family now had to live without him.

“I would like to express my very, very sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. I could not be more saddened by the fact that a person has died, a family has lost their loved one. A beautiful young girl is left without a father; a common-law wife is left without a husband. I can only imagine what they are going through. It’s been a tough time for my family as well. It’s something I would have never ever dreamt of could have happened to me,” he said after emerging from the court.

Penner told television station Channel 5 Belize that he has been in contact with Myvette’s family and he intends to assist them.

“If I could get my hands on a million dollars today and bring back the life of their loved one, I would do that. But, unfortunately, that’s not how life goes. I know they are preparing to bury their loved one… I have assisted them with whatever I have been able to assist them with. So far, my communications with them [has] been very positive. I think they do understand that it was an accident that I personally still can’t believe and understand why it happened, but it did happened,” he said.

Penner – who served as Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Minister of Public Utilities, Information and Broadcasting, and Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security with responsibility for immigration and border protection under previous United Democratic Party administrations – returns to court on October 27.
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Former Belize Minister Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Crash Involving Motorcyclists

August 22, 2017
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In the aftermath of a fatal crash that involved a motorcyclist, the former government minister, Elvin Penner, has been charged with manslaughter. Appearing in court on Tuesday afte...Continue reading