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Department of Corrections officer arrested for drug possession

An officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections is in custody after he was arrested for drug possession on Friday.

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Young child among injured in Montel Heights shooting

Several people, including a young child, were shot in an incident in Montel Heights on Saturday night.

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Man killed, woman injured in Nassau Village shooting

ONE MAN is dead and a woman injured following a double shooting off Taylor Street, Nassau Village, Friday afternoon.

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Three arrested in connection with break-ins

POLICE have arrested three men suspected of carrying out a string of house break-ins in both eastern and western New Providence.

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Court dismisses bid to contest 40-year sentence

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a man’s bid to contest his 40-year sentence for murdering a webshop employee who was in the process of collecting deposit bags four years ago.

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Court acquits man given 15 years for role in armed robbery

THE Court of Appeal has acquitted a man previously sentenced to 15 years behind bars for the role he played in the fatal armed robbery of a Cash for Gold employee in Grand Bahama five years ago.

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Deadly drivers who claimed five lives

A female Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine must spend a week in custody before she is sentenced for hitting and killing two pedestrians with her uninsured car in the Marathon area last month, a magistrate ordered yesterday.

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Nygard launches lawsuit over home seizure

PETER Nygard is seeking damages from the government, claiming in writs filed in the Supreme Court this week that his constitutional rights have been breached and his property, Nygard Cay, has been wrongfully seized by the country’s provost marshal.

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Marijuana stash found

DRUG Enforcement Unit officers discovered a quantity dangerous drugs hidden in bushes in the Hawksbill Subdivision, a senior police official reported yesterday.Assistant Supt Terecita Pinder reported that DEU officers, acting on information, went to

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Conch shell attacker found guilty of killing

A Supreme Court jury yesterday convicted a 24-year-old man for beating a 64-year-old man to death with a conch shell three years ago.

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Police hunting for man in murder probe

POLICE are searching for an Abaco man who they believe can help with a murder investigation. Police want to speak with Rashad Ashton Fox, 30, of Sandy Point, Abaco. He is about six feet tall, weighs 190lbs and has a dark brown complexion. Anyone with

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Labour Day driver let out on bail

THE man whose truck allegedly mowed through a crowd during the Labour Day Parade and consequently caused the deaths of four women has been granted bail by a Supreme Court judge.

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Two accused of immigration offences

A BAHAMIAN man and a Jamaican woman were charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court for breach of the Immigration Act and other separate offences including possession of fraudulent Immigration documents.Raphael Miller, 44, of Watergate Apartments, an

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Security guard: I saw man hit woman twice on head

A Paradise Island-based security guard yesterday testified how he witnessed a male Atlantis employee slam a woman on her head two consecutive times over a parking dispute and said the man would have done so a third time had he not intervened.Antonio

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Brother and sister accused of overstaying in country

TWO Haitian nationals - a brother and sister – were charged in Grand Bahama with breach of the Immigration Act after they allegedly overstayed their time in the country by almost a year. Bydarck Edouard Mathieu, 23, and Marie Edouard Mathieu, 29, ap