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Privy Council to hear Muslim soldier appeal

THE Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling by former Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett in a constitutional dispute between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and a Muslim officer who refused to participate in a Christian prayer service will be challenged in the country’s highest court, London’s Privy Council.

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Jury shown images of aftermath of murder

A SUPREME Court jury yesterday was shown nearly five 100 images illustrating the aftermath of the murder of a web shop employee in Deadman’s Cay, Long Island.

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Fourth person charged over BTC break-in

A FOURTH suspect was arraigned in magistrates court on Friday over the recent break-in and robbery at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company's JFK location.

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Six Haitian men charged in connection with drug seizure

SIX Haitian men were remanded to prison on Friday afternoon following their arraignment in connection with the recent seizure of nearly $2 million worth of suspected cocaine.

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Man claims 'malicious prosecution' over murder plot allegations

A MAN intends to pursue legal action over what he deemed "malicious prosecution" concerning allegations that he had a role in a murder plot.

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Judge confident emails will not be disclosed while matter before court

JUSTICE Indra Charles expressed confidence yesterday that House Speaker Dr Kendal Major would not allow further disclosure and dissemination of private emails in Parliament while a constitutional matter is before the Supreme Court.

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Electrician accused of part in BTC break-in

AN electrician denied having any involvement in the recent break-in and robbery at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s JFK location.

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Two teens accused of stabbing man to death

TWO teenagers, including a 15-year-old juvenile, were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a murder charge.

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Two teenagers admit guilt over nude girl video

TWO teens who admitted they were wrong to participate in the filming and publishing of the indecent assault of a 19-year-old girl could face three years in prison when they return to court for sentencing next week.

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Woman could face death penalty if convicted of killing

A WOMAN who maintains she had no involvement in the murder of a web shop employee could be facing the discretionary death penalty if convicted by the Supreme Court jury.

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Haitian men held over $2m cocaine haul

SIX Haitian men are in police custody after they were caught with nearly $2 million worth of cocaine late Tuesday.

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Three in hospital after New Providence shootings

POLICE IN New Providence are investigating three separate shooting incidents on Tuesday night that have left three men in hospital and are asking for the public's help in locating the suspects responsible.

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Suriname woman arrested for cocaine smuggling at LPIA

A WOMAN from Suriname is in police custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine at the Lynden Pindling International Airport by Drug Enforcement Unit officers on Tuesday.

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Ministry awaits police report over alleged sex assault

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said the Ministry of Education is investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old student by four male juveniles.

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Murder victim found in suitcase identified

THE man whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in an abandoned building has been identified as Michael Lester Roker.