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Woman robbed while walking

A WOMAN was robbed while walking in the Kemp Road area on Tuesday, police said.

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Freeport man accused of 12 counts of housebreaking

A 28-year-old Freeport man accused of a string of housebreaking and stealing incidents in the Freeport and Lucaya areas was arraigned in Grand Bahama yesterday.

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I’m going to give you hope and a clean slate if you obey my conditions, magistrate tells teens

TWO young men who appeared in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court in connection with possession of a small quantity of dangerous drugs, namely Indian hemp, were given “hope and a clean slate” when a magistrate ordered them to attend a men’s mentoring programme instead of convicting them.

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Michelle Reckley arraigned on 21 charges

FORMER Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley was today arraigned on 21 charges relating to allegedly defrauding the Urban Renewal Small Homes Repairs programme in Grand Bahama of over $1.2m.

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Man gunned to death in Fox Hill

A MAN was shot dead in Fox Hill last night, becoming the fifth person killed since Saturday.

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UNDER ARREST: Reckley flown to Nassau by Anti Corruption Unit

THE expected arraignment of a former Urban Renewal official and three others did not go on as planned yesterday in Magistrate’s Court after the prosecution failed to present the court with a completed docket.

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Survivors of Abaco tragedy in court

TWO days after 22 of their countrymen were laid to rest, the 18 survivors of the Haitian sloop shipwrecked near Abaco earlier this month were yesterday charged with illegal landing.

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Dominicans accused of forging documents

TWO Dominican men accused of possessing fraudulent Bahamian documents were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Former Urban Renewal official among arrests in Freeport

PLP chairman hits out at 'politically driven persecution'

AUTHORITIES have rearrested a former Urban Renewal official among others as part of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Anti-Corruption Unit, The Tribune understands.

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Two men in hospital following shooting

TWO men were taken to hospital following a shooting incident on Sunday in the Eight Mile Rock area.

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Man charged with trying to procure girl, 12, for unlawful sex

A 26-year-old man was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with one count of procuring a minor for the purpose of unlawful sexual intercourse.

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Three men face charges over three separate murders

THREE men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged in connection with three of the country’s latest homicides.

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Exuma man detained after admitting possession of dangerous drugs

A 52-year-old man was yesterday arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the seizure of $97,000 worth of drugs last Friday.

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'5' or 'S': Firearm conviction overturned on technicality

A MAN’S conviction for having an illegal firearm has been overturned because of the appellate court’s uncertainty over whether the serial number of the firearm police said they found him with contained the number “5” or a capital “S”.

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Police in Andros destroy 90,000 marijuana plants

POLICE destroyed more than 90,000 marijuana plants found in eight fields in Andros in two separate incidents last week.