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23-year-old in court over shooting incident in GB

A 23-year-old Freeport man was charged yesterday with negligently causing grievous harm in connection with a shooting incident on Grand Bahama. Deshawn Anthony Rolle, 23, appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith. It is alleged that on August 8, at

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Third man charged over electricity theft

A 42-year old man was charged yesterday in Freeport Magistrates Court in connection with electricity theft and causing damage to Grand Bahama Power Company property in March of this year. Michael Neymour Jr is the third person to be arraigned in the

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Police hunting for two suspects who stole car

POLICE are looking for two suspects who stole a man’s car Friday night. Shortly after 10pm, a man was on St Vincent Road when he was accosted by two men who robbed him of cash and grey Nissan Note, licence plate unknown. This came a day after a wom

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Search for suspects after armed robbery

POLICE are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery committed on Thursday night.

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Killer stabbed his dad 47 times

A MAN has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the brutal murder of his 76-year-old father. Justice Bernard Turner sentenced Lee Sweeting to 45 years in prison concerning the November 2017 murder of Leon Sweeting who was stabbed 47 times. However, Sweeting’s sentence was reduced to 43 years, three months and two weeks to reflect the 20 months and two weeks he has already spent in custody.

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Man, aged 25, denies GBH charge

A man was charged with causing grievous harm in the Freeport Magistrates Court yesterday. Jermaine Thompson, 25, appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and remanded in custody with the matter adjourned to Sept

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Four charged over string of break-ins in Freeport

FOUR young men, including two juveniles, were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with a string of stealing incidents and break-ins. Bernard Marcellas, 26, Damaine Sterling, 19, and two juveniles, ages 16 and 17, appe

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Six injured in three separate shooting incidents

Police are investigating after six people were injured in three separate shooting incidents hours apart.

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Crown withdraws acquittal appeal after suspect killed by police

THE Crown has been forced to withdraw its own appeal of a man’s acquittal of a murder charge because he was controversially killed by police two months before the appeal could be heard. Trevor Cooper Jr was due to appear before the appellate court o

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UPDATED: Police find body as murder count goes up to 54

POLICE found a man’s lifeless body outside of a building with gunshot wounds early yesterday morning.

Former national athlete on fraud charges

A 41-year-old former national athlete used six aliases to defraud a local movie theatre complex of over $3,000 worth of credit over the last seven months, police have alleged.Allen Mortimer - who allegedly used the names Sean Miller, Tracy Mortimer,

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Accused denies document fraud

A MAN with an unconfirmed nationality was charged yesterday with defrauding three government agencies of various legal documents between 2011 and 2014. Germy Charles aka John Doe, was charged before Senior Magistrate Rolle-Davis with fraudulently ob

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Man, 36, accused of unlawful sex with boy

A 36-year-old man was charged yesterday with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a teenage boy. Ricardo Dunbar stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt over allegations he had sex with the 14-year-old sometime in June. Dunbar is also

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MP’s brother gunned down: Renward Wells’ younger sibling shot outside home

The younger brother of Transport Minister Renward Wells was gunned down and killed outside his home over the holiday weekend.

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Three in hospital after shooting and stabbing incident on Grand Bahama

Three men are in hospital after a shooting and stabbing incident on Grand Bahama early on Monday.