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49 Dominican men admit taking undersized grouper and crawfish

CLOSE to 50 Dominican poachers have admitted to illegally taking thousands of pounds of undersized grouper and crawfish from Bahamian waters over the weekend.

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Woman and teen charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into Department of Corrections

A 24-year-old woman and a teenager were charged in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday with attempting to smuggle drugs into the Bahamas Department of Corrections in a plate of food earlier this week.

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US sailor's murderers lose fight to go free

THE three men convicted of murdering American sailor Kyle Bruner during his attempt to prevent a robbery of two female tourists five years ago will remain behind bars, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Judge steps aside from MP's civil trial

A SUPREME Court judge has recused himself from hearing Fox Hill MP Shonel Ferguson’s civil trial after revelations that Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis is due to swear an affidavit in the matter, The Tribune can confirm.

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'Die' Stubbs wins Privy Council appeal

STEPHEN “Die” Stubbs and two other convicts’ claims that an appellate judge ought to have recused himself from sitting on their appeal on the grounds of apparent bias are “well founded” and warrants the matter being reheard, the country’s highest cou

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Jean Rony dealt court setback

COURT of Appeal justices zeroed in on a “glaring defect” in process as they set aside the landmark Supreme Court decision that saw the dramatic return of Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles and caused ripple effects to the administration of the country’s immigration laws.

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Jury rules dad killed attacker in self-defence

SENIOR immigration officer Ruis Gibson - who shot and killed a man who had stabbed his son to death during a beach party in Grand Bahama in April - will not face criminal charges after an inquest found that the shooting was lawful. 

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Three Americans held in credit card fraud

THREE American men are in police custody after officers discovered a large amount of fraudulent credit cards, $10,000 in Bitcoins and a unknown amount of suspected cocaine in a home on Yamacraw Hill Road.

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Man found guilty of Freeport shooting

ALEXANDER Sweeting was found guilty of murder in the Supreme Court yesterday in the shooting death of a 40-year-old man in the Redwood Lane area almost three years ago. As the prisoner was being led away by officers outside the Grand Bahama courthous

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Murder charge is dropped

JUST over three months after a 20-year-old man was arraigned on charges of murder and attempted murder, prosecutors yesterday produced a written directive from the Office of the Attorney General requesting the more serious charge not be pursued.Matth

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Woman held after drugs discovered in food plate

A WOMAN has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services concealed in a plate of food. Police said shortly before 10am yesterday, a woman went to the correctional facility to take food to an

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Judges order ‘killer’ retried

THE Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial for a man previously convicted of stabbing another man to death five years ago.

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Man cleared of BTC robbery

A Supreme Court jury has acquitted a man previously accused of robbing a BTC store at gunpoint eight years ago.

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Nygard racks up new court setback

A Florida district judge’s decision to dismiss Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s lawsuit against an investigator hired by Save The Bays (STB) was upheld by a federal appeals court.

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Prison officer fined after being caught with drugs

A 21-year-old corrections officer and his cousin were both fined $2,000 yesterday for being caught with almost ten ounces of marijuana over the weekend that the former allegedly planned to deliver to someone at the Bahamas Department of Correctional

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