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Free at last

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday stressed the case of Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles has placed the government in a position uncovered by law or the Constitution, and urged the country to exercise restraint and let the law take its course following Mr Jean-Charles’ release from custody yesterday.

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Three accused of killings

THREE men were arraigned on murder charges yesterday for two separate killings.Donnovan Rolle, 23, and Berkley Belfat, 22, are accused of killing Chamico Mackey, 34, on January 24.Mackey was shot dead while on the porch of his home at Irish Spring Co

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Murder victims identified by police

POLICE have released the identities of two recent murder victims. The man who died in hospital on Saturday has been identified as Okel Solomon, 45, of Laird Street. According to police, Solomon showed up at the Southern Police Station shortly after 1

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Jean Rony released from custody

BAHAMAS-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles has been released from custody pending the full hearing of the government’s stay applicaton.

Motorist dies after carjacker opens fire

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that left a man dead on Saturday night.

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Woman has bid to contest firearm sentence dismissed

A HAITIAN woman who was reportedly in the country illegally has had her bid to contest her four year sentence for possession of a firearm dismissed after the Court of Appeal found her excuse that she wasn't aware she could appeal her sentence "unsatisfactory".

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Killer hit and run driver fined $12k

A WENDY’S employee was yesterday fined more than $12,000 for hitting, rolling over and consequently killing a 52-year-old man with an unlicenced and uninsured vehicle on Monday night before leaving the scene.

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Prosecution closes its case in COB theft trial

THE prosecution yesterday closed its case in the trial of former College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs over allegations she stole thousands of dollars from the institution by virtue of her employment.Prosecutor Al-Leecia Delancey indicated to

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Two women arrested and shooting suspect hunted after separate incidents

POLICE arrested two women after seizing drugs and and a gun and are hunting a shooting suspect following two separate incidents yesterday, according to Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander.In the first incident, officers responded to re

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The Mud inferno: suspect charged

A 42-year-old man was arraigned in Abaco’s Magistrate’s Court yesterday on ten counts of arson related to Sunday’s destructive fire in The Mud shantytown. 

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Six charged with stabbing death of teenage mother

UNDER heavy police guard, four women, one of whom is pregnant, and two juvenile girls were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the stabbing death of a teenage mother in the Englerston constituency last week.

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Woman pleads guilty to charges over hit-and-run

A 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty to seven charges yesterday stemming from a hit-and-run accident in which she killed a 52-year-old man in an unlicenced and uninsured vehicle.Maronique Paul, of Malcolm Road, stood before Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evan

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Supreme Court hears legal arguments in habeas corpus applications

LEGAL arguments in six habeas corpus applications yesterday centred around differing interpretations of the powers extended to immigration officers as prescribed in the Immigration Act.Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hilton adjourned all matters to Feb

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Mother leaves courtroom as footage of murders shown

THE mother of Sheena Johnson got up and left the courtroom as surveillance footage was shown in the Supreme Court depicting the murders of her daughter and son-in-law Barry at their home in Deadman’s Reef.Sobbing was heard just outside the courtroom

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COB employee received $270,000 in account between 2008 and 2015

FORMER College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs received nearly $270,000 in COB salary deposits to her savings account at CIBC FirstCaribbean bank between 2008 and 2015, Supreme Court jurors heard yesterday.Kim Thurston, manager of CIBC First Ca