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Two charged over fight captured on cellphone video

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate's Court charged with fighting in public earlier this week during an incident that was captured on cellphone video and subsequently went viral.

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Ministry of Finance employee facing additional fraud related charges

A MINISTRY of Finance employee was arraigned on Friday for several additional fraud related charges stemming from previous allegations that he defrauded the ministry of over half a million dollars within a five-month period.

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Parent shot in the hand as he collects child from school

A PARENT collecting his child from school was shot in the hand by assailants in the parking lot of St Francis Joseph Catholic Primary School on Thursday.

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BPL fraud: Two face $2m charges

A FORMER Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) employee and an attorney were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday over allegations they collectively defrauded the electricity provider of close to $2m over a four-month span.

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AG demands tougher sentence for child porn

FORMER police officer Edmund “EJ” Lewis Jr, who was accused of producing child porn videos between 2014 and 2015, has been given a conditional discharge of two years after being found guilty on one count of child pornography.

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'Improved' strategies to stop crime

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBDF) has implemented new and improved strategies to enhance its crime-fighting capabilities, according to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, as he lamented the “big business” crime has become in the

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Court delays decision on change of judge in Chrissy Love case

A SUPREME Court judge yesterday reserved her decision on whether she will accede to media personality Christina “Chrissy Love” Thompson’s application to have her constitutional motion against her contempt of court proceedings heard by another judge.J

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Two accused in counterfeit case

A MAN and woman accused of possessing materials used to make counterfeit money were charged in the Freeport Magistrates Court yesterday. Alphonso Hield, 57, and Cherine Dacosta, 29, of Jamaica, appeared before magistrate Rengin Johnson and were char

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Woman held after airport drug find

AN American woman is in police custody after she was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport for drug possession. According to police, shortly after 6pm Tuesday, officers from the Airport Division acting on information, while at the In

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BPL fraud accused faces 140 charges

FORMER bank employee Reno Bethel was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday over nearly 100 additional fraud related charges stemming from a multi-million dollar theft scheme at Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) uncovered earlier this year.

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Man on work permit guilty of harbouring illegal migrants

A HAITIAN man was ordered to pay a fine of $6,000 or serve two years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty in the Freeport Magistrates Court to charges of harbouring illegal migrants.

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Suspect shot by police

A SUSPECT who allegedly pulled a gun on police is in hospital recovering after he was shot by officers.

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Three years in jail for drug and gun possession

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to three firearm related charges and one drug related charge stemming from a drug and gun seizure in the Quarry Mission Road area last week.

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Teen charged after drug seizure

A 19-year-old woman was charged in connection with a drug seizure at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) over the weekend. Britney Neymour stood before magistrate Samuel McKinney faced with one count each of possession of dangerous drug

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Two charged after 400lb marijuana find

TWO Abaco natives were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with the seizure of more than 400 pounds of marijuana near the Exumas last week, when it was alleged they assaulted several police officers with a boat. Bartholomew Pinder

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