Crime & Court


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ZNS radio broadcaster Scott Richards shot and killed at Bonefish Pond

A VETERAN ZNS radio broadcaster was shot multiple times and killed early on Thursday morning near Bonefish Pond.

Trio are cleared of human trafficking

TWO men and a woman were cleared of nearly a dozen human trafficking related charges in Magistrates Court this week.

Murder trial jury is excused for discussions

A JURY sworn to hear evidence in a murder trial has been excused for several days while prosecution and lawyers for the accused hold legal discussions with the presiding judge.

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Bahamians fined and jailed for smuggling

TWO Bahamian men were each fined over $62,000 and sentenced to two years imprisonment after they pleaded guilty in the Freeport Magistrates’ Court to assisting in the illegal embarcation of 26 illegal immigrants from Grand Bahama last week.  

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Six people in hospital after three separate shootings

SIX people, including three women, are recovering in hospital following three separate shooting incidents on Monday.

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Dominican fishermen fined $170,000 for poaching

ELEVEN Dominicans were fined a collective $170,500 yesterday in Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to five poaching related charges.

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Man shot dead on Wulff Road

INVESTIGATORS are appealing to members of the public to come forward with information that can assist in solving a homicide that occurred yesterday in the area of Wulff and Pinedale Roads.

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Prisoner who got away from bus denies escaping

PRISONER Jason Jerome Rolle denied escaping lawful custody on Friday afternoon when he was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday.

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Man denied bail over killing at Burial Ground Corner

A MAN was denied bail and remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged in connection with a recent fatal shooting in an inner-city community.

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Suspect in court over rape attack

A MAN appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday facing a rape charge stemming from an late night attack at a woman’s home over the weekend.

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Nottage ‘not satisfied’ with murder rate decrease

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said on Friday he is not satisfied by the decrease in the murder rate in 2016 compared to the last two years, vowing to work to ensure all Bahamians feel safe.

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Police hunt Robinson Road area rapist after knife attack

POLICE in New Providence are on the hunt for a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home early on Sunday morning and sexually assaulted her at knife point.

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Update: Police capture escaped prisoner

A PRISONER who escaped from a police bus on Wulff Road on his way back to prison on Friday afternoon has been described as “armed and dangerous” by police in New Providence.

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Murder accused denies $14,000 belonged to Long Island web shop

A WOMAN accused of murdering a web shop employee denied that the $14,000 found in her possession belonged to a web shop in Long Island, a Supreme Court jury heard on Friday.

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Man has firearm sentence reduced

A MAN sentenced to the previous mandatory minimum of four years for possession of an unlicensed firearm has had his sentence reduced on appeal.