Crime & Court


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Appeal date set for Melvin Maycock's extradition request

A MAN fighting an approved extradition request will have his appeal heard on June 30 in the Court of Appeal.

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Donna Vasyli taken to hospital and misses bail hearing

THE ordered re-hearing of a bail application for the wife of murdered millionaire podiatrist Phillip Vasyli did not proceed in Supreme Court yesterday as she was taken to hospital feeling unwell.

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Mudd teenager in custody after shooting at Abaco police

A MALE teenager has been taken into police custody in Abaco after he shot at police officers in the Haitian community of the Mudd.

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Argument ends with two men shot and in hospital

AUTHORITIES are investigating a shooting incident yesterday morning which has left two men recovering in hospital.

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Police officer held over sex attack on girls

A POLICE officer was taken into custody in Grand Bahama after he was accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, The Tribune understands.

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Union Village murder victim identified as Leonel Louis-Jean, 30

POLICE have identified the man murdered at Union Village on Wednesday afternoon as Leonel Louis-Jean of Robinson Road.

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More guilty verdicts than not, figures show

THE government’s Swift Justice initiative is producing more convictions than not guilty verdicts in Supreme Court trials, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.

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Man withdraws bail plea ahead of appeal

A MAN contesting his conviction and life sentence for the murder of a policeman opted not to proceed with his application for bail before the Court of Appeal.

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Man accused of strangling his lover to death

A MAN appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday accused of killing his lover.

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Three women in custody over store 'theft' video

THREE women are in police custody after they were allegedly caught on camera stealing from a beauty supply store.

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Third killing in as many days

A MAN was shot and killed yesterday afternoon taking the country’s murder count to 45 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.

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Trial begins of Canadian accused of working illegally

THE trial of Canadian resident Bruno Rufa, who is accused of working illegally in The Bahamas and was subsequently deported, opened yesterday in the Freeport Magistrate‘s Court.

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Brother testifies over teenager’s murder

A JURY hearing evidence into the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student in an after-school scuffle was excused yesterday as legal discussions occurred in their absence concerning an apparent discrepancy in the evidence of a key witness.

Police hunt for wanted men

GRAND Bahama police are searching for two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with armed robbery, housebreaking and stealing incidents on the island.

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Lawyer to be appointed for sex offender’s appeal

A CONVICTED sex offender will be appointed a lawyer at the public’s expense to argue his appeal against a jury’s finding that he had unnatural sexual intercourse with an under aged male student.