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GIBSON TRIAL: Witnesses’ testimony ‘coached’ by police

LAWYERS for former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson filed documents in the Supreme Court yesterday alleging the statements of two key prosecution witnesses have been “tainted” and are not reliable, painting a picture of “unprecedented levels of witness coaching and evidence alteration” at the hands of lawyers and the Anti-Corruption Unit.

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Police up patrols in wake of robberies

POLICE are investigating three separate incidents of armed robbery, home invasion, and break-ins that took place in the western district of New Providence on Tuesday. 

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Drugs case delayed by lack of translator

A SENIOR magistrate yesterday had to adjourn the drug case against five foreign nationals involved in the discovery and seizure of 100 pounds of suspected marijuana after her court was unable to secure a Spanish translator for the duration of the hea

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Two arrests over marijuana find

TWO men were arrested after police seized marijuana from them in two separate incidents.In the first incident, shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, Mobile Division officers, acting on information went to Potter’s Cay Dock, where they saw a man standing in

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Community service for cosmetics thief

A MAGISTRATE yesterday ordered a 29-year-old woman to serve 120 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to stealing $632 in premium cosmetic products from a Paradise Island outlet.The order by Magistrate Samuel McKinney came after the acc

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Car importer told to pay back clients or face jail

A 30-year-old used car importer was yesterday ordered to fully reimburse two of her clients after she was unable to provide a Magistrate’s Court with an account of their funds or produce the vehicles she was paid to import.Cecelia Ford, of Cowpen Roa

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Police investigate video of officer punching woman

POLICE are investigating the circumstances behind a recent video circulating on social media where a police officer can be seen punching a woman during a heated altercation with several people. One of several videos of the incident posted to Facebook

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Four face court over murders

THREE men and a juvenile were arraigned yesterday in Magistrate’s Court accused of two separate murders.In the first incident, Omar Thompson, 23, stood before Magistrate Subsola Swain faced with one count of murder concerning a Saturday, July 28, inc

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Police hunt for robbers after cash grab at mall

POLICE are searching for the thieves who robbed a store employee of an undetermined amount of cash in the parking lot of the Marathon Mall. Shortly after 9am yesterday, a male employee of a clothing store was in the mall’s southwestern parking lot wh

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Importer jailed over gun found in his car

A 31-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to two and half years in prison yesterday after he was found guilty of two firearm-related charges stemming from the discovery and seizure of a pistol and ammunition in May.Kevin Wright, the operator of a

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Drug case delayed by accused's illness

WITNESS testimony in the $280,000 Dwight Major drug case was yesterday adjourned to September 4 after Major’s attorney submitted a sick certificate to the court on his behalf.Major, 50, who is on trial for conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with i

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Band on the run: Police hunt two still missing

9.30am UPDATE: After another escaped inmate was handed over to police by family members, the number still on the run stands at three.

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Bimini man held after drug find

A BIMINI man was arrested on Friday night after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana after 10pm. He is expected to be arraigned early this week. In a second incident, shortly before noon on Saturday, officers acting on in

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Poachers hit with $3m fines

FORTY-SIX Dominican poachers were fined over $3 million during a special sitting of the Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The poaching vessel’s captain was also convicted of two additional charges relating to possession of weaponry and sentenced to a tot

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Shooting victim identified

POLICE have released the identity of the man who was killed on Thursday night in a double shooting that also injured a woman in Bamboo Town.Superintendent Anton Rahming confirmed to The Tribune yesterday the murder victim was Jerome Pinder, 66.Accord

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