Crime & Court


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Police alert after series of armed home invasions

FOLLOWING a string of recent home invasions in the capital, Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent Shanta Knowles is urging members of the public to take all necessary precautions to avoid making their homes targets for intruders.

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Police hunt for armed men who invaded home

POLICE are looking for a group of men responsible for a home invasion and robbery that occurred on Sunday. Police said around 3am yesterday, a group of armed men forced their way into a home on Joe Farrington Road, “held residents at bay” and robbed

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Bahamian accused of cocaine possession

A BAHAMIAN man was arrested at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Saturday after he was allegedly found in possession of cocaine. According to reports. shortly after noon, the man presented himself to a US customs officer after checking in for

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Vasyli begs to avoid murder retrial

THE country’s highest court is currently mulling over whether to overturn a lower court’s decision to order that Donna Vasyli be retried of the stabbing death of her millionaire podiatrist husband five years ago.

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Man, 26, admits having assault rifle

A 26-year-old man was remanded in custody for seven weeks to await his sentencing for being caught with a prohibited assault rifle and 30 rounds of illegal ammunition earlier this week. Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said Levan Cliff Bannist

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Alleged child abductor to stand trial in June

ALLEGED child abductor De’Edra Gibson will stand trial in six months’ time charged with abducting four little boys, one as young as three, from various places in New Providence between February and March of last year. Justice Bernard Turner said the

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PM’s brother and lawyer both deny harm claim

CYRIL “Boxer” Minnis, the brother of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, and lawyer Tiffany Dennison were both formally charged in the Freeport Magistrates Court in connection with an incident which occurred at the Registrar General’s Office in Grand Bahama.

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Court sees video of prosecutor charging towards defendent

SURVEILLANCE footage played in court showed a prosecutor angrily advancing towards a young man he claimed had told others to shoot and stab him because of his role in having one of the man’s friends convicted of a crime.The footage played before magi

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Shooting leaves man in hospital

POLICE are investigating a shooting that left a man in hospital on Wednesday. Police were told that shortly after 1am, a man was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of a night club located on Ludlow Street, when he heard gunshots. The man then

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Man accused of killing bar owner gets bail

THE man accused of murdering Via Caffe owner Albert Rahming nearly four years ago has been granted bail ahead of his trial.

Prosecutor accuses pair of attacking him

A CROWN prosecutor yesterday claimed a young man ordered someone to shoot him last year because of his role in having one of the man’s friends convicted of a crime.

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June date set for Reckley fraud trial

FORMER Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley will stand trial in June over allegations she defrauded the government of $1.2m via the Urban Renewal Small Homes Repair programme in Grand Bahama.

Sex attack on woman in house raid

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted yesterday during an early morning home invasion on Marshall Road.

Was dad of 3 murdered by mistake?

JACQUELIN Francois will never get the chance to see his three young children grow up. The father-of-three was shot dead on Monday night at around 7pm as he stood with a group of men on the side of Montgomery Avenue off Carmichael Road.

Two Americans fail to declare $27,801

TWO American men, ages 51 and 21, were arrested on Sunday after they failed to declare a large sum of US currency.