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Man in hospital after shooting off Joe Farrington Road

A man is in hospital after a shooting off Joe Farrington Road on Saturday.

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Girls escape school gate ‘snatching’

GRAND Bahama Police arrested a man yesterday in connection with two alleged attempted child abductions at separate government primary schools in Freeport.

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NO QUICK FIX TO END THE KILLING: Dames concedes efforts to rein back gun violence will need time to succeed

WITH six people already dead just days into the new year, National Security Minister Marvin Dames conceded there will be “occasions like this when you have a spike” in killings.

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Man punched victim who said he was gay

A MARRIED father-of-three who beat up another man who told people he was a homosexual was put on six months probation yesterday.

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Slapped for refusing to share a joint

A TEENAGER who slapped a family friend in the face when she refused to share her joint with him was put on probation yesterday for three months.

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Nygard probe ‘Will follow the rules’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said he is not concerned that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Peter Nygard will be compromised by the fact that officers are named in a lawsuit that accuses the wealthy Canadian of raping dozens of women.

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Police crackdown in Grand Bahama

A POLICE operation targeting illegal drugs, firearms and ammunition was launched in Grand Bahama on Tuesday.

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Suspect faces court over New Year’s Eve killing

A 23-YEAR-OLD man was charged yesterday with murder in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of a teenager on New Year’s Eve.

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PROBATION FOR ATTACK ON EX-GIRLFRIEND

A 26-YEAR-OLD man who assaulted his ex-girl-friend and damaged her family’s property after losing his temper in a jeal-ous rage was yesterday put on probation for a year.

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Rastafarian to appeal over marijuana charge

A RASTAFARIAN man is set to appeal a drug charge he received after police found him with $150 worth of marijuana over the Christmas holiday.

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Acquitted after false report

A MAGISTRATE yesterday acquitted a man who was accused of assaulting a woman last month after it was revealed she gave false information to police.

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$8,000 the price of marijuana brownies

A COOK, caught with marijuana brownies that the prosecution said he intended to sell, was fined $8,000 yesterday.

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Probation order for cutlass attack

A 29-year-old man who swung a cutlass at another man during an argument was put on probation yesterday for one year.

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More than 70 Haitian migrants repatriated

MORE than 70 Haitian migrants were repatriated on Monday.

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Man accused of killing mother of seven

A 27-year-old man was yesterday charged with the death of a single mother-of-seven who was killed during an alleged domestic dispute in Abaco on Boxing Day.