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Bell: Repeat offenders may be to blame for rise in rapes

STATE Minister of National Security Keith Bell yesterday said investigations into recent rapes reveal there is “a very strong possibility” that repeat sexual offenders are to blame for the spate of rapes in New Providence.

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Two murders in six hours

TWO men were killed in separate shootings yesterday which occurred less than six hours apart.

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Five armed robberies in 24 hours

POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding the culprits behind five armed robberies that occurred in New Providence in under 24 hours over the weekend.

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Two arrests over armed robbery

GRAND Bahama police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday on the East Sunrise Highway.

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Dominicans in court accused of illegal fishing

FIVE Dominicans with reported ties to the Bahamas found themselves back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of illegal fishing.

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Woman raped in her home

A WOMAN was raped by a man who came to her home around 1am yesterday, police said.

Two in hospitals after shootings

TWO men were left in hospital on Wednesday after being shot in separate incidents on Wednesday, police said.

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Sentence cut for woman who held drugs because she faced hard times

A BIMINITE, who blamed “hard times” for her decision to hold $19,000 worth of marijuana in her possession, had her sentence reduced by one quarter yesterday.

Murder convict granted extension over appeal

A FORMER fugitive has been granted an extension by the Court of Appeal to serve notice against his conviction for a murder that occurred nearly a decade ago.

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Man who ditched trousers guilty of firearm possession

A MAN whose bank card was found at the scene of a firearms seizure was convicted in Magistrates Court yesterday of a dozen firearms-related charges.

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Missing trial transcripts delay appeal for men guilty of killing policeman

OUTSTANDING trial transcripts have delayed the attempts of three men to contest their convictions for the murder of a policeman by at least a month.

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Woman sexually assaulted by intruder in her home

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted when a man forced his way into her home early yesterday morning, police said.