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Man jailed after gun and ammunition found in car

A man was sentenced to more than two years in prison yesterday after he pleaded guilty to illegal firearm and ammunition possession. Latario Rolle, 25, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and amm

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Teenager accused of raping woman

A TEENAGER was remanded to prison yesterday over allegations he raped a woman last week. Indico Bethel, 18, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charged with one count of rape after he was accused of having sexual intercourse with a 24-year-ol

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'Killing time' smoking drug lands teen in court

A TEENAGER charged with marijuana possession yesterday told a judge he was smoking the drug “to kill time”.Tarron Hepburn, 19, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after officers seized two grams of Indian hemp from him on June 20.He pleaded gu

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Judges throw out murder conviction

THE Court of Appeal recently quashed the murder sentence of a man who was accused of shooting and killing another man in 2015, after the accused appealed his conviction on the grounds that during the trial the judge failed to give him a good character direction to which he was “entitled”.

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Teenager to pay compensation to pair after throwing rocks

A TEENAGER was ordered to compensate a man and woman after he admitted to damaging their property when he threw rocks at them during an altercation on Baillou Hill Road last week. Shervin Oliver, 19, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charge

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Jamaican woman admits scissors assault

A JAMAICAN woman was placed on 12 months’ probation yesterday after she admitted assaulting a man with a dangerous instrument earlier this week. Shanice Thomas, 27, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after she was accused of assaulting Patri

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Community service order for marijuana possession

A man was ordered to complete community service after he pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Gerreth Smith, 26, appeared before Magistrate Sandradee Gardiner after officers seized 12 grams of Indian Hemp from

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Man, 26, accused of attempted murder

A 26-year-old man was charged with attempted murder yesterday. Derinardo Mott appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after he was accused of trying to kill Antoine Williamson on June 17. According to initial police reports, shortly before 6pm t

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Sent to prison for ATM scam

A 35-year-old man was sentenced to 16 months in prison yesterday after he admitted to defrauding three men by depositing empty envelopes to their bank accounts through ATM transactions to deceitfully remove cash from their accounts. Jackson Colebroo

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Attempted murder charge upgraded to murder

A 26-year-old man had his attempted murder charge upgraded to murder yesterday. Farron Palmer appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charged with the death of Jaron Thompson on March 28. Palmer was initially charged with attempted murder in Apr

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22-year-old pleads guilty to card fraud

A 22-year-old, man, who was accused of possessing fraudulent Bahamian documents, was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday. OcNeal Box appeared before Magistrate Sandradee Gardiner charged with two counts each of possession of forged documents a

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Man ordered to pay his child's mother $800 for her injuries

A MAN was ordered to pay $800 in compensation to his child’s mother after he admitted to harming her during a domestic dispute earlier this week. Ray Sands appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after he was accused of stabbing the mother of his

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Two found dead in separate incidents

POLICE are investigating two more homicides after two men were found dead in separate incidents Tuesday.

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'My brother coughed, then died in my arms’

THE brother of a man fatally shot in Nassau Village on Sunday said he will never forget the moment his sibling took his last breath in his arms after being shot in front of their home.

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39-year-old man is charged with incest

A 39-year-old man appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney charged with incest and indecent assault. The man, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the complainant, was accused of indecently assaulting and engaging in sexual inte