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Today In History: May 12

BAHAMAS – On this day in Bahamian history in 1942, The Bahamas executed two men. Edward Mackey and Belton Fernander were hanged at His Majesty’s Prison, which is now known as the Bahamas Department of Corrections. 

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BAHAMAS – On this day in Bahamian history in 1942, The Bahamas executed two men. Edward Mackey and Belton Fernander were hanged at His Majesty’s Prison, which is now known as the Bahamas Department of Corrections. 

The men, who went by their alias’s Bulla and Boo, were found guilty by a jury, for the brutal hatchet murder of a Grant’s Town shopkeeper Clarence Walters.

The pair was hanged in the early hours of Tuesday, May 12, 1942.

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In 2011 – the Democratic National Alliance was founded by Branville McCartney.

The party was founded by McCartney after his resignation from the Free National Movement (FNM) two months earlier on March 21st.

The party was founded to be an alternative to the two major parties in The Bahamas the Progressive Liberal Party and the Free National Movement.

The parties best results were in the 2012 General Election when it secured over 13,000 votes but did not win any seats in the house of assembly.

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And finally in 2016 Justice Indra Charles issues an order to maintain the status quo with respect to an injunction to prohibit members of Parliament from appropriating or releasing emails belonging to save the bays members until a hearing. 

Charles granted an injunction after Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald to read the emails of Save The Bays members in the House of Assembly. 

Charles would later find Fitzgerald breached STB members’ right to privacy when he read their emails in Parliament in March.

The judge prohibited the mp from releasing or publishing such information without the group’s consent and fined him $150,000.

The Attorney General’s Office appealed.

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