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Six crew members held after drugs, firearm found on mail boat

Six mail boat crew members are in police custody after a firearm and a large quantity of drugs were found on their vessel on Friday night.

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Four C's owner and captain to stand trial

FOUR C’s Adventures owner Clayton Smith and one of his captains, Roderick Watson, are to stand trial over allegations they caused the death of an American woman and injured nine other people due to negligence when their charter boat burst into flames last year.

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Man denies negligently causing deaths, injuries in Labour Day Parade

THE man whose truck mowed into a crowd during last year’s Labour Day parade has denied allegations that he negligently caused the death of four women and injured eight other people as a result.

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Absolute discharge for doctor who shot man in legs

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt gave an absolute discharge to a doctor who blasted another man in the legs with a shotgun.

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Judges order new trial over suspect’s cell death

THE Court of Appeal has ordered two police officers to be retried over the death of a 20-year-old man while he was in their custody seven years ago.

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Another 80 migrants disciplined by courts

MORE than 80 migrants have been convicted for entering the country illegally or overstaying their visa this week.

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One dead, three injured in Lightbourne Avenue shooting

A man is dead and three people are in hospital after a shooting incident on Wednesday night.

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‘Tortured robber’ wins retrial

THE Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial for a former ‘most wanted’ armed robbery suspect because his lawyer went contrary to his instructions to inform the court he was beaten by police to confess to a gun heist.

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Court of Appeal to deliberate over Archer conviction appeal

THE Court of Appeal is currently mulling over whether to reinstate Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer’s appeal of his conviction for threatening a former assistant commissioner of police in a social media post some four years ago.

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Attempted armed robbery thwarted by alert neighbours

NEIGHBOURS thwarted an attempted armed robbery Monday morning.

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Four murder charges

FOUR men between the ages of 25 and 33 are behind several of the country’s most recent murders, including that of a man who was attending a party in a Haitian village on Cowpen Road, police have alleged.

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Two in hospital after GB nightclub stabbing

TWO men are in hospital following a stabbing incident at a nightclub in Freeport, according to police. ASP Terecita Pinder said police received a report of an argument at an establishment on Wimpole Street, involving a group of men, shortly after 2am on Sunday.

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Prosecutor assault trial adjourned despite objections

THE trial over allegations prosecutor Joel Seymour was attacked and injured by two brothers earlier this year was adjourned by more than a month yesterday due to the unavailability of senior counsel for the Crown.

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Find the women who took Shavar: Toddler dumped in street 13 hours after being taken

A THREE-year-old boy, abducted in a “domestic dispute” over the weekend, was left frightened and alone outside a Fox Hill washhouse several hours later, sparking a manhunt for two women believed to be the assailants.

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UPDATED: Abducted three-year-old now in police care

SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: Shortly after 7am on Sunday, Shavard Bain was dropped off at a wash house on Joe Farmington Road and Fox Hill Road. He is in police care and has been taken to hospital for a routine examination. He has no visible injuries.

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