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Man arrested at airport for marijuana possession

AN American tourist’s vacation in paradise ended before it began as he was arrested at the airport for marijuana possession shortly after his arrival.

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Illegal migration case dismissed

A Haitian man who was charged with illegally migrating to the country had his case dismissed when immigration officials failed to appear to testify against him.

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Probation for marijuana possession

A man caught with a quantity of marijuana was given probation on Friday.

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Man charged with murder

A 37-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with attempted murder.

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Man dies after Coconut Grove shooting

Police are investigating after a man died in hospital following a shooting in Coconut Grove.

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DPP successfully appeals ruling that Rape accused’s VBI was invalid

THE Director of Public Prosecutions has been successful in appealing a Supreme Court judge’s ruling that stated that a rape accused’s voluntary bill of indictment was invalid as it was signed by a non-Bahamian prosecutor who cannot practice at the Bahamas Bar.

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27-year-old is man charged with murder

A 27-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murder.

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$2,000 fine for having 150 in bar

A BAR owner who was initially cited more than $40,000 after officers found at least 150 people congregating at his establishment in violation of the emergency orders earlier this year was yesterday fined $2,000.

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Children’s hostel case adjourned

THE trial of six women charged with child cruelty in connection with the beating of a number of wards at the Children’s Emergency Hostel was adjourned once again yesterday.

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Teen denies deadly driving claim

A TEENAGER was charged with killing in the course of dangerous driving yesterday.

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Accused told not to go near girls

A 22-year-old man accused of indecently assaulting two young girls has been banned from going within 300 feet of them until his trial.

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Families’ grief at double murder

THE families of the victims of a fatal double shooting in Grand Bahama are devastated and also concerned over the recent proliferation of gun violence in the Eight Mile Rock community.

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Bella’s mother released by bail order

A MOTHER who was charged with child cruelty in connection with the death of her four-year-old daughter D’onya Bella Walker was yesterday granted bail by the Supreme Court.

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Thieves raid aid group’s food store

WITH more people looking to the Feeding Bain and Grants Town Project for assistance as the Christmas holidays approach, the Rev C B Moss said his outreach efforts have suffered a blow as thieves have stolen food and equipment from a storage facility.

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Vendor on the roof discharged

A magistrate yesterday discharged a coconut vendor who fled to the roof of his grandmother’s Fish Fry stall while handcuffed because he was afraid the officers who arrested him would beat him.

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