Crime & Court


Web shop worker murder suspect denied bail

A WOMAN awaiting trial for the murder of a web shop employee in Long Island was denied bail in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Four Haitians, one Bahamian held over cocaine find

FOUR Haitian men and one Bahamian man were taken into custody Tuesday night after they were found in possession of 21 kilos of suspected cocaine.

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UPDATED: John Bostwick fined $15,000 for ammunition possession

FORMER Free National Movement Senator John Bostwick II was yesterday ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for possession of ammunition or face 15 months behind bars. The fine must be paid by 11am today.

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Zika virus: Fogging to be increased

THE Department of Environmental Health Services plans to launch an “intensified” fogging programme in New Providence and the Family Islands to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, Director of Environmental Health Melanie McKenzie said yesterday.

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Gunmen kill two men in late night Yellow Elder Gardens attack

THREE people were killed in a single day on Tuesday in Nassau, with the latest murder involving a late night double fatal shooting.

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Bus passengers and pizza delivery man targeted in armed robbery spree

POLICE are on the hunt for two men who robbed several bus passengers and a pizza delivery man before taking officers on a high speed chase on Gladstone Road.

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Nolle prosequi filed over attempted armed robbery

A MAN awaiting trial for attempted armed robbery had the charge withdrawn against him in the Supreme Court.

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Police officer shoots driver who tried to run him over on Paradise Island

A MAN who attempted to knock down a policeman by driving his car at him on Paradise Island around Tuesday lunchtime is being detained in hospital after he was shot by the officer.

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Judge calls Nygard’s bias accusation ‘scandalous’

A JUDGE did not mince her words yesterday in declaring that Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s “scandalous” accusations of the court’s bias in matters stemming from an ongoing judicial review were without merit and undermined “the administration of justice”.

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Man shot 'multiple times' in Freeport killing

GRAND Bahama recorded its first murder for 2016 when a man was gunned down in the Freeport area on Monday evening.

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Man found dead in Churchill Subdivision

POLICE are investigating the death of a man who was found at his home at the Churchill Subdivision shortly after 5am on Tuesday.

Court hears arguments against extradition

A SENIOR attorney began legal arguments in the Supreme Court yesterday for three men challenging the composition of the Court of Appeal judges who upheld an extradition order demanding their surrender to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.

Man denies marijuana charge

AN EXUMA native was remanded to prison yesterday after he pleaded not guilty to any involvement in the recent seizure of $57,000 worth of marijuana aboard a mail boat.

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Govt calls in FBI on crime

THE government has invited a special task force from the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist local law enforcement agencies in combating “the drug and gang culture”, according to Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage.

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American in custody over indecent assault on cruise ship allegation

AN adult male United States visitor from Missouri has been taken into custody by the Royal Bahamas Police Force in connection with an alleged indecent assault of a female on Saturday morning.