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Muslim takes police fight to Privy Council

A FORMER police constable has vowed to fight the government all the way to the Privy Council to get justice for being fired from the Royal Bahamas Police Force because of his unwillingness to compromise a key component of his Muslim faith.Bertram Bai

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Man found not guilty on two murder counts

RENALDO Hudson walked out of the Supreme Court a free man yesterday and pledged to lead a “productive life” after a jury found him not guilty of two counts of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery. “First of all, I got to say God is good,” said

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Retrial ordered for pastor accused of fondling boy

THE Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial in the case of a pastor who allegedly gave a teenage boy alcohol and fondled him. Arsenio Butler was initially charged in 2014 with indecent assault and child cruelty, the latter charge he shared with co-acc

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Court reserves decision on nightclub death

THE Court of Appeal is currently considering whether to accede to two convicts’ claims that they didn’t murder another man execution style after beating him up outside of a New Providence nightclub five years ago. Appellate Justices Jon Isaacs, Roy

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Bartender ordered to repay $5,000

A BARTENDER has been given six months to repay the $5,000 he defrauded a local lending institution out of two years ago by using a fake Department of Education employment letter. Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister ordered yesterday that Frederick Rolle,

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Man shot dead after argument

A MAN was fatally shot Monday night after an argument with another man at a home off Carmichael Road turned deadly, police said.

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Police hunt phone thief

POLICE are looking for the thief who robbed a man of cash and a cell phone on Saturday morning. Police were told that shortly before 5am, a man was standing near a business place on Robinson Road and Straw Flower Street, when he was approached by an

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Suspect shot as he aimed at officers

POLICE shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun in their direction on Saturday morning.

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Man accused of attempted murder

A GRAND Bahama man has been charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court with attempted murder. Cadwell Cooper, 22, of Beaconsfield Avenue, appeared before Magistrate Rengin Johnson in Court Three on Wednesday and charged with two counts of attempted

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Woman’s death brings murder count to 91

POLICE are investigating two separate incidents that left a woman dead and one man in the hospital yesterday morning.

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FREE TO GO: Jury takes less than two hours to dismiss charges against Shane Gibson

JURORS took under two hours to find Shane Gibson not guilty in a case his lawyers said was tainted with “wickedness” and “injustice” from the start. When the foreman revealed the acquittal on all counts of bribery, the former government minister cried. His lawyer arose in elation. His family and supporters in the gallery cheered.

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BREAKING NEWS: Shane Gibson found not guilty on all counts

FORMER Labour Minister Shane Gibson was acquitted on all counts of bribery he was accused of by a jury on Wednesday.

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Bahamian charged with aiding Haitian migrants

Bahamian man and two Haitians who were intercepted at sea in Bahamian waters by the US Coast Guard were charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Destry Fox, a 55-year-old Bahamian, appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Court Two

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Gibson - victim or simply a crook? Lawyers give their final summaries on corruption charges

PROSECUTION and defence lawyers painted competing portraits of Shane Gibson yesterday, asking jurors during closing arguments to view the former minister as either a corrupt politician or a victim of nefarious plot.

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Man, 20, faces murder charge

FOUR men appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday to face separate murder and attempted murder charges. In the first arraignment, Marquin Williams, 20, of Willow Tree Avenue, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of intentionall