Crime & Court


Man’s body found in Abaco

THE body of a man was discovered in waters near the Union Jack Dock in Abaco early Monday morning, police reported.

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September trial date for Donna Vasyli

A TRIAL date was set yesterday for a woman currently on remand in connection with her Australian husband’s murder.

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Vasyli trial date due to be set today

A TRIAL date is to be set today for a woman currently on remand in connection with her Australian husband’s murder.

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More than $20,000 stolen from Bahamas National Festival Commission

POLICE have received a complaint of theft of more than $20,000 from the Bahamas National Festival Commission, The Tribune has learned.

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Man on bail arrested after car chase

A MAN on bail for an indictable offence was arrested and charged with illegal firearm possession after police were led on a car chase, crashing into a wall on Saturday night.

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Man in hospital after shooting

A man is in hospital after a shooting early on Sunday morning.

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Guns, ammunition taken off streets in Grand Bahama

Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour cautioned businesses and homeowners to secure their properties after police took more guns and ammunition off the streets in Grand Bahama and made several arrests this week.

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Two in hospital after shooting

POLICE have launched an island-wide manhunt for the occupants of a silver coloured Nissan following a late night shooting that left two men in hospital.

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Man gets seven year sentence for rape

A MAN was sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting to dragging a woman into bushes and raping her.

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FNM blasts claim of PLP winning against crime

THE Free National Movement yesterday blasted the Christie administration for claiming it is “winning” the fight against crime at a time when Bahamians continue to fear for their lives amid “increased bloodshed.”

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Nolle prosequi issued in murder case

LESS than a year after a 31-year-old man was charged with murder, prosecutors yesterday produced a written directive mid-trial from the Office of the Attorney General requesting that proceedings against him be discontinued.

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Man gets 23 years for hacking death of former girlfriend, attack on man

A MAN yesterday accepted a plea agreement that landed him in prison for 23 years for the hacking death of his former girlfriend and the subsequent attack on her male friend.

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Everything comes up roses for Flowers as conviction quashed

WEB shop operator Craig Flowers walked away from the Court of Appeal yesterday with a clean record after judges squashed his convictions and sentences concerning a raid on one of his gambling houses in 2009.

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'Other crime down' but murder rate 16% up on last year

STATE Minister for National Security Keith Bell and Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson championed the Christie administration’s efforts to fight crime yesterday even as the murder rate for 2015 outpaced last year’s figures.

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157 people on bail killed within past six years

STATE Minister for National Security Keith Bell offered harrowing statistics in the Senate yesterday about the fate that sometimes await people who are released on bail.