Crime & Court


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One shot, three stabbed in weekend incidents

SEVERAL people were stabbed during a domestic dispute and a man was shot in two separate incidents in New Providence over the weekend. Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward as investigations continue.

Car stolen at gunpoint

AUTHORITIES say they need the public’s help in solving a robbery in which a man was held at gunpoint and his vehicle stolen early yesterday morning in the Sea Breeze Lane area.

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Man free after unanimous not guilty verdict

A MAN walked free from a possible life sentence yesterday after a Supreme Court jury unanimously acquitted him of attempted murder.

Three Romanians deny involvementin ATM hacking


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AG's office loses file of former death row inmate

COURT of Appeal judges were told yesterday that the Attorney General’s Office file for a former death row inmate cannot be found.

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Fishermen told to donate to charity over crawfish catch

THREE fishermen must donate a combined $1,650 to a local charity after they pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court yesterday to being in possession of 40lbs of undersized crawfish.

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Man faces jail and $60,000 fine for smuggling Haitian immigrants

A MAN accused of knowingly aiding in the illegal landing of 12 Haitian immigrants faces up to a $60,000 fine and two years imprisonment if convicted.

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Staff could face pay cuts, be fired - and also risk jail

THE Supreme Court yesterday issued an injunction on behalf of the government ordering members of the Bahamas Nurses Union, the Bahamas Customs and Immigration Allied Workers Union and the Bahamas Educators Managerial Union to abandon their national strike and return to work “forthwith” or risk being in contempt of court.

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Double murder convict's appeal proceeds next month

THE appeal hearing of a man contesting a double murder conviction is expected to proceed next month with all outstanding transcripts from his Supreme Court trial now available.

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Man shot and robbed

A MAN, shot in the leg and robbed of $2,100 cash early yesterday morning in Freeport, has been detained in stable condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

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Bahamians arrested after speedboat carrying drugs and cash stopped

TWO Bahamian men were arrested after US Coast Guard officials discovered a large quantity of marijuana and cash aboard a speedboat about ten miles northwest of Bimini.

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Judge urged to jail double rapist for life

A JUDGE has been asked by the Crown to hand a life sentence to a double rape convict who is “a serial rapist” and a “danger to society”.

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Verdict due Friday in attempted murder trial

A VERDICT is expected Friday in the attempted murder trial of a man accused of intentionally shooting another man who was moving around his property during his early morning devotions.

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Twenty years ago, gang leaders and politicians were of one accord in trying to tackle the rise in crime together. But, as Lamech Johnson hears, the failure to bring peace to the streets today is a consequence of politicians not fulfilling promises of economic opportunities for younger generations.