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Clashes outside court as man faces murder charges

HEATED tempers escalated into a fight outside the Nassau Street Court Complex between the family of a victim and friends of a man accused of several counts of murder and attempted murder Friday.

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Ash denies claims of police bid to ‘synchronise’ Gibson testimony

A BUSINESSMAN yesterday denied assertions that a police officer had previously arranged for him and a woman connected to former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson to “synchronise” their statements against the former parliamentarian.

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Robbery suspect shot dead by police

POLICE in New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that left a suspected armed robber dead yesterday.

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Two killed in separate attacks

TWO people were killed in separate murders yesterday.

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Police give advice after spate of armed robberies

AFTER a spate of recent armed robberies in the capital, Superintendent Shanta Knowles urged residents and business owners to be vigilant and to take all necessary precautions to remain safe.Supt Knowles encouraged business owners to secure their prop

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Ash: I was afraid - so I paid $80,000 to Gibson

JONATHAN Ash yesterday claimed that being in fear for his life prompted him to pay former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson $80,000 to ensure he would be paid the $1m plus he was owed for hurricane cleanup work.

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Nygard recusal bid rejected by court

SUPREME Court Justice Keith Thompson rejected Peter Nygard’s application that he recuse himself from addressing a matter in which Mr Nygard was found in contempt.Keod Smith, one of the respondents in the matter, alleged that his constitutional right

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‘I paid Gibson $80k bribes’ – Money to minister ‘to release hurricane clean-up payments’

A businessman yesterday claimed he gave former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson, pictured, $80,000 in cash on five separate occasions to ensure he would be paid for Hurricane Matthew clean-up efforts.

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One dead, one hurt in drive-by shooting

POLICE are investigating a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another one injured and in hospital.

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THREE ACCUSED OF ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE IN FREEPORT

THREE Freeport men were charged with robbery with violence in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.Sterling Christie Jr, 20, of Nelson Road; Bradley Curry, 24, of Pine Tree Close; and Tyreke Mallory, 26, of Scott Avenue, appeared before Magistra

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Attempted murder suspect granted bail ahead of trial

A 24-year-old man has been granted bail before his trial alleging that he tried to kill a woman five months ago.

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No jail time for doctor caught with marijuana

A BAHAMIAN doctor has been granted a conditional discharge for being caught with almost 10 ounces of marijuana in his residence earlier this year.

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Suspect pinned to fence by victim's truck

A MAN chased a suspected armed robber with his truck before pinning him to a chain link fence with his vehicle, officials said.

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Court hears Shane Gibson 'showed exemplary behaviour'

A SENIOR government official testified Friday that former Labour Minister Shane Gibson showed exemplary behaviour by trying to make the process by which contractors were paid following Hurricane Matthew in 2016 more transparent, accountable and less costly to taxpayers.

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Gibson ‘urged man to pay him $300k’

FORMER PLP Labour Minister Shane Gibson took “advantage” of a businessman by encouraging the man to pay him over $300,000 to ensure the contractor would be paid for hurricane clean-up efforts, a Crown attorney claimed yesterday.