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Murder and attempted murder accused in court

TWO men were charged with murder and attempted murder in separate incidents in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man claims he was arrested trying to turn in drugs

A MAN who claimed he was arrested after trying to turn in $20,000 worth of cocaine that he found on a beach was on Friday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Court of Appeal refuses oil company's extension of time application

THE Court of Appeal has refused an extension of time application of an international oil company that was seeking leave to commence a judicial review of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest.

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Man shot dead in Eight Mile Rock

GRAND Bahama Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Eight Mile Rock on Thursday evening.

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Man changes plea over gun and drugs

A Grand Bahama man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of serious offenses, including possession of a firearm, ammunition and dangerous drugs in Freeport this week.

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Fake COVID test accusation for suspect

A MAN is on trial for attempting to use a fraudulent COVID-19 test to travel earlier this year.

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Man accused of defaming Gibson may have case dropped

A man accused of defaming Water and Sewerage Corporation executive chairman Adrian Gibson could have his case thrown out if the prosecution fails to get their witnesses to attend court.

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25-year sentence upheld for robber of married couple

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the 25-year sentence of a man who was convicted of robbing a married couple armed with a handgun six years ago.

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$1k fine for man who tried to hide stash

A 27-year-old man who tried to hide his stash of marijuana when officers visited his home to search it was yesterday fined $1,000.

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‘I was forced to smuggle cocaine’

A Jamaican man who said he was forced to smuggle $20,000 worth of cocaine into the country to prevent his family from being killed by drug lords was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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$750k for unlawful detention

THE Supreme Court has awarded $751,900 to a Ghanaian man who was unlawfully detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre for nearly seven years after he travelled to The Bahamas from Jamaica for a three-week vacation.

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Bimini man shot after rally

A BIMINI man was airlifted to New Providence after allegedly being shot during an argument with Progressive Liberal Party supporters shortly after a Free National Movement rally on the island.

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Three men in court on gun charges

THREE men who denied being the owners of two loaded guns were yesterday remanded to prison pending a bail hearing.

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Pair accused of armed robbery

A man and teenager were charged with armed robbery in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Fatal stabbing of PLP worker

A MAN was stabbed to death outside the Progressive Liberal Party’s Yamacraw constituency office last night.

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