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Ramsey surrenders passport after BEC bribery conviction

LAWYERS for Freddie Solomon Ramsey complied with a judge’s order to surrender his passport to the Supreme Court as a condition of his extended bail while he awaits a hearing that seeks to arrest his convictions on multiple bribery related charges stemming from the Alstom SA/Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) scandal.

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Five men who face extradition have 21 days to file appeal to commital ruling

A SUPREME Court judged has affirmed a committal order seeking the surrender of five men to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.

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Sentence upheld for man guilty of illegal landing

THE Court of Appeal affirmed the 12-month prison sentence and $300 fine of a man who admitted to illegally landing in The Bahamas for the second time within five years.

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UPDATED: Ramsey convicted of multiple charges in BEC bribe case

A SUPREME Court jury returned four not guilty and 14 guilty verdicts against accused bribe taker Freddie Solomon Ramsey concerning the BEC/Alstom bribe scheme.

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Grand Bahama man, 43, dies after Man-O-War Circle stabbing

POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 43-year-old man in the Man-O-War Circle area of Freeport on Tuesday night.

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Drugs and gun seized

POLICE made significant drug and firearm seizures in Grand Bahama and Bimini earlier this week.

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Man held after shooting

A MAN is in custody assisting police with investigations into a shooting incident that left another man in hospital on Monday.

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Hunt for robbery suspects

POLICE are looking for the suspects behind two separate armed robberies that occurred Monday night.

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Police officers guilty of stealing phones from BTC

TWO former policemen who took advantage of their former positions to commit theft may spend 18 months in prison if they fail to pay a $3,000 fine imposed on them by a magistrate.

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Man accused of Jaynell Pierre murder

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with a murder that occurred a month ago.

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Verdict due in BEC bribe case today

A JURY is expected to deliberate on a verdict today in the case of a man alleged to have a role in the Alstom SA/Bahamas Electricity Corporation bribery scheme.

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Broker is accused of $200,000 fraud

A BROKER denied conning a woman of more than $200,000 through over-priced customs duties for a multi-million dollar home renovation project.

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Two dead after shooting and stabbing

Two men are dead after a shooting and a stabbing in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Two women arrested after drugs found at airport

Two women, one from Amsterdam and the other from Jamaica, are in custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs at the Lynden Pindling airport on Friday.

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Lawyer: Accused in BEC bribe case is 'scapegoat'

THE lawyer for accused bribe taker Freddie Solomon Ramsey told a Supreme Court jury on Friday that his client is nothing more than a scapegoat in the Alstom SA/BEC bribery scheme.

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