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Two men fined $300 for violating curfew

TWO men charged with violating the national curfew have been ordered to pay a $300 fine or face 10 days in prison.

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Man charged with murdering his father in Garden Hills

A 24-year-old man was charged Thursday with murdering his father in the Garden Hills area earlier this week.

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Three in court for violating curfew

THREE men were arraigned in Grand Bahama yesterday for violating the national curfew. Police said all three men pleaded guilty.

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UDPATED: Body found in shallow grave

THE body of a man was found Monday afternoon in a shallow grave behind his home in Garden Hills.

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Man shot dead in Stapledon Gardens

POLICE are investigating a Friday morning shooting incident in Stapledon Gardens that has left a man dead.

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Goodman 'Marco' appeal adjourned

THE Court of Appeal hearing where Kofhe Goodman was expected to challenge his murder conviction has been adjourned to June 2. Yesterday, Goodman appeared before the appellate tribunal of Justices Jon Isaacs, Roy Jones and Sir Michael Barnett, five m

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Court of Appeal orders retrial over incest case

THE Court of Appeal has ruled that a man previously sentenced to 25 years in prison for incest be retried due to misdirection given to the jury by the trial judge. In a recently delivered written ruling, three appellate judges said the trial judge e

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Four on murder charges

FOUR men were charged with murder yesterday in connection with three recent homicides in New Providence. One of the men was led to court in a wheelchair, his arm in a cast and sling, due to a previous injury that came after he fell off a roof, his la

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Jamaican woman charged with 19 counts of fraud

A Jamaican woman who attempted to gain Bahamian citizenship by assuming the identity of another woman was charged with 19 counts of fraud yesterday in Magistrate’s Court.Marlene Stephens, 43, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charged with po

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Two charged in connection with infant’s death

TWO people, one of them a teenager, were yesterday charged in connection with the death of a one-year-old girl earlier this month. A 17-year-old male, who is from Exuma, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with one count of manslaughter.

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Three men charged with shop breaking

THREE men were charged with shop breaking and possession of an unlicenced firearm in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Dexter Carter, 48, and Renard Fulford, 34, both of Eight Mile Rock, and Raymond Brown, 38, of Sapodilla Road, appeared be

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Driver denies killing pedestrian, aged 67

A MAN was yesterday granted bail in Magistrate’s Court after denying allegations of killing a pedestrian while driving.

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Two gunmen - one with a rifle - hold up store

POLICE are investigating a shooting incident and two armed robberies that occurred over the weekend. In the first incident, a man was left in hospital after a shooting on Saturday afternoon. According to police reports, shortly after 5pm on Saturda

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Man charged with punching former girlfriend

A 30-year-old man was charged in Magistrate’s Court on Friday with punching his former girlfriend in the face.

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Jamaican man pleads guilty to overstaying spousal permit

A JAMAICAN man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday for overstaying his spousal permit by two years.