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Jamaican detained without trial is awarded $125,000

A JAMAICAN who spent nine years in and out of prison and the Carmichael Road Detention Centre without trial was awarded a $125,000 settlement in Supreme Court yesterday.

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"I prayed with men who robbed me" says Dr David Allen

RENOWNED psychiatrist Dr David Allen said he prayed with the three young men who held him at gunpoint during a home invasion early on Tuesday morning.

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Two policemen fired for stealing $22,000 during traffic stop

TWO Royal Bahamas Police Force officers were fired on Monday after they were convicted of stealing nearly $22,000 from a man during a traffic stop in Grand Bahama on Saturday.

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judge to consider sentence on men guilty in triple killing

A JUDGE has reserved his decision on what sentences he will impose on two men convicted of having a role in the fatal shooting five years ago that claimed three lives, including a pregnant woman due to give birth to her son.

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Jury sworn in for armed robbery trial

A JURY sworn to hear evidence in an armed robbery trial was excused yesterday while lawyers for the prosecution and the accused held legal discussions with the presiding judge.

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UPDATED: Doctor found not guilty of rape, indecent assault

Dr Gerald Forbes, 45, has been acquitted of rape and indecent assault in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama.

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Prosecutor challenges Vasyli lawyers over appeal basis

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin yesterday challenged a woman’s belief that a jury may not have convicted her of murdering her millionaire husband if the judge had directed the panel to her lack of antecedents on the day the unanimous guilty verdict was returned.

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Rape convict told to take appeal on life sentence to Privy Council

A MAN who believes his life sentence for a rape conviction is unlawful was told by a Supreme Court judge yesterday to take his plea for redress to the country’s highest court.

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Bail denied for pair accused of armed robbery

TWO men were charged with armed robbery in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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14 Cuban migrants caught off Highbourne Cay by Defence Force patrol boat

FOURTEEN Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre in New Providence after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday afternoon.

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Dr Gerald Forbes 'a wolf disguised in sheep clothing'

DR GERALD Forbes was described as “a wolf disguised in sheep clothing” by the prosecution during closing arguments in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama on Friday.

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Two found not guilty of funeral repast murder

TWO MEN accused of murdering a man at a funeral repast celebrated their freedom on Friday after they were acquitted by a jury.

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Office manager says doctor flirted with alleged rape victim

A FORMER office manager at Dr Gerald Forbes’ clinic testified that the woman who has claimed the doctor allegedly raped her was “flirtatious” with the accused when she worked at his medical clinic.

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Ramsey yet to appeal his bribery convictions

FREDDIE Solomon Ramsey has yet to file an appeal against his convictions on multiple bribery related charges stemming from the Alstom SA/Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) scandal, The Tribune has learned.

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Three accused of killing student to face trial in 2018

THREE men will stand trial in Supreme Court in May 2018 concerning the murder of a 16-year-old honour roll student at Government High School.

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