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UPDATED: Valentine’s Day murder as woman is stabbed

AN Eight Mile Rock woman was fatally stabbed on Valentine’s Day, police in Grand Bahama reported yesterday.

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Lockdowns and RBDF ordered on the streets in crime fight

WHILE murders in the country continue to escalate at an alarming pace, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage announced several anti-crime strategies including “lockdowns”, mobile police vans and an armed forces partnership as he admitted the killings are affiliated with people connected to “gangs, drugs and guns”.

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Gun smuggling case will go on despite two-year delay in trial

A MAGISTRATE refused a lawyer’s request yesterday for his client to be discharged of gun and ammunition smuggling charges after a near two-year delay in the start of trial.

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Six years in jail for man found with 700 rounds of ammunition

A MAN was handed a six-year sentence yesterday for trafficking more than 700 rounds of assorted ammunition into the country.

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Police hunt pair over murder

POLICE in New Providence have issued wanted posters for two men they want to question for murder.

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Suspect is accused of trying to kill police officers

A MAN appeared in court yesterday accused of attempting to kill two police officers.

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Boy who died in car had been left 'by mistake'

THE three-year-old boy who died on Monday was “mistakenly left in a car” for nearly six hours before he was found unresponsive and rushed to hospital, according to Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander.

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Minnis calls on PM to adopt FNM proposals over crime

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday urged Prime Minister Perry Christie to adopt the FNM’s crime plan or at least “initiate other serious ideas” to address the horrific murder and crime spree gripping New Providence.

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Three accused over firearms finds

TWO men and a woman appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of being a part of an arms trafficking ring.

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Gun and ammunition trafficker is jailed for 54 months

A MAN was jailed for 54 months after pleading guilty to firearm and ammunition trafficking charges.

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Police release identities of victims of recent murders

POLICE have released identities for several of the country’s latest homicide victims.

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Ex-boxer on rape, trafficking charges

A MAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of sexually assaulting a woman during the Christmas holidays. She is alleged to be a victim of human trafficking.

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One dead, three hurt in latest attacks

AS the country and police continue to grapple with the latest spate of violent crimes, law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance in the three most recent incidents, which have left one man dead and three others in hospital in serious condition.

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Greenslade: Bahamas is not in crisis

DESPITE the country recording 13 homicides in 13 days, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said the Bahamas is not in a state of “crisis” and the average Bahamian can continue to “go about their day as normal day” without the fear of being attacked.

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Christie: It's like the Wild West

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday likened the Bahamas’ crime situation to the “Wild West,” as he said the recent wave of murders in the capital must solicit a “major” and “continuous” effort by his administration to “flood the streets” with officers in a bid to do “all that is necessary to bring this madness to a halt”.