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Man shot dead as he visited family member

A MAN was shot dead shortly after 8pm last night as he was visiting a relative in the Wilson Tract area, police said.

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Smith trial to resume next week

FORMER PLP senator Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial will resume in a week’s time after revelations the virtual complainant’s health has improved to a level suitable enough for her to continue giving testimony.

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COB clerk guilty of $640k theft

FORMER College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs was unanimously convicted by a Supreme Court jury yesterday for stealing over $600,000 from the college over a seven-year period.

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Lawyer claims shotgun in court not one in video

THE murder and armed robbery trial of three men – Paul Belizaire, Devaughn Hall, and Kevin Dames - continued on Monday in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama.

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Five in hospital after stabbing at Freeport nightclub

A STABBING at a nightclub in Freeport left five men in hospital, police said.

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Hunt for armed robbers after series of raids

POLICE are looking for the suspects responsible for three armed robberies which occurred in New Providence over a 24-hour period.

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Man accused of nightclub murder

A 25-year-old man was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday over allegations he murdered a man and attempted to kill two others at a nightclub earlier this month. Vernal Johnson, of Dumping Ground Corner, stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate S

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Four charged with defrauding RBC of $26,000

THREE men and a woman were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with collectively defrauding several persons and/or entities of over $27,000 in just over a month. Kaisprintina Munnings, Jamaris King, Duran Mackey and Chrispen Johnson

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Two dead, four injured in Pinewood shootings

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding two separate shooting incidents that occurred in the Pinewood area between Friday and Saturday, one of which resulted in one person dying on the scene and another in hospital.

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AK-47 rifles and ammo seized by police

POLICE seized two AK-47 rifles, dozens of rounds of ammunition and marijuana from a home on Market Street on Friday.

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Appeal court allows extradition move

THE Court of Appeal has ordered extradition proceedings to continue against a man wanted in the United States on a drug charge after dismissing his appeal of a Supreme Court judge’s decision not to transfer the matter to another magistrate on the grounds of alleged bias.

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Two killed, one injured in Pinewood Gardens shooting

TWO men were killed and another was injured after a shooting incident in Pinewood Gardens on Friday night.

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Man found dead with 'stab wounds' at Potters Cay

A MAN was found dead with apparent stab wounds in his body on Potters Cay Dock Friday morning.

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Suspected cocaine found in abandoned building

POLICE discovered a quantity of suspected cocaine in an abandoned building in North Bimini, a senior police official reported.

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Judge grants partial stay of his Jean Rony ruling

SUPREME Court Justice Gregory Hilton granted a partial stay of his landmark ruling in the case of Jean Rony Jean-Charles on Friday, releasing the government from his order to grant the Bahamas-born man status pending its appeal of his judgement.

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