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Gibson case heads to Supreme Court

THE number of bribery and extortion related charges against former Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson has decreased to 31, though the amount he is alleged to have solicited from Jonathan Ash remains the same, according to Crown prosecutors.

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Six in custody over suspected human smuggling operation

IMMIGRATION officials on Grand Bahama broke up a suspected human smuggling operation over the weekend in the Lucaya area, where some six people were taken into custody. Immigration officer Napthali Cooper said three Dominicans and three Brazilians w

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Islanders’ fury over US woman’s murder

THE murder of 74-year-old American Janice Mildred Kessinger has left her home community of Pigeon Cay in Cat Island “reeling,” a friend of the victim told The Tribune yesterday, adding the tragedy has left residents terrified and afraid to carry out their daily activities.

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36 arrests in anti-crime operation

POLICE conducted an island wide anti-crime operation over the weekend which saw a large contingent of officers from the Uniform Division fan out across New Providence.As a result, 36 people were arrested for a number of major and minor offences. Duri

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Possible withdrawal of charges adjourned after virtual complainant fails to appear in court

THE CROWN’S possible withdrawal of charges against two brothers accused of abducting a woman by throwing her into the trunk of a car was adjourned for another three weeks after the virtual complainant failed to appear before court to testify, The Tri

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Eugene’s killing: Man in custody

POLICE are questioning a man in connection with last week’s double shooting, which led to the death of eight-year-old Eugene Woodside Jr and a man in his twenties.

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Man shot by police

A MAN is in hospital after he was shot by police during a confrontation on Saturday night.Police said the incident occurred after 8pm when police were patrolling the area of Montrose Avenue and Wulff Road, however police did not give further details.

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US woman’s body dumped in bushes

AN ELDERLY American woman was found dead in bushes in north Cat Island Sunday, leading police to launch a homicide investigation into this death, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said.

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Woman held after attempting to smuggle drugs into Department of Corrections

A woman is being held by police after she allegedly tried to smuggle drugs into the Bahamas Department of Corrections on Friday.

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'Communities are turning into cemeteries'

TWO white teddy bears now hang from the tree that Dennis Moss used for his car wash business.

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Ramsey back in court over payments on bribery fine

FREDDIE Solomon Ramsey is due to re-appear before a Supreme Court judge in a week’s time in connection with the judge’s orders last year for him to repay more than $200,000 to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation stemming from the Alstom SA/BEC briber

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Handgun and AK-47 seized

POLICE made two gun seizures on Wednesday. In the first incident, around 5pm, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit were conducting an operation at Dorsett Street in Fox Hill, when they saw a man who aroused their suspicion.

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Three accused of teacher's murder

TWO men and a teenager accused of the controversial 2015 murder of former Queen’s College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh will return before a Supreme Court judge in about three weeks for a trial date fixture. Armando Sargeant, Johnny Mackey and

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Police beg: Give up Eugene's killer

POLICE believe they have found the getaway vehicle used by the person responsible for the senseless daylight shooting that left two persons dead, including eight-year-old Eugene Woodside, according to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean.

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Armed robber raids deli

POLICE are asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for an armed robbery at a local eatery Wednesday afternoon.