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Three immigrants in court

THREE immigrants were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court for various breaches of the Immigration Act.

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Supreme Court to rule on sacking of Muslim officer

THE Court of Appeal has ordered that a Supreme Court judge is to determine whether former Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade was right to fire a police constable because of his unwillingness to compromise a key component of his Muslim faith.

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Visa scam ‘Mr Fix-It’ jailed for five months

THE Mr Fix-It at the centre of a US visa scam involving The Bahamas Immigration Department has been jailed for five months by a federal court.

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Cocaine dealer has sentence reduced for guilty plea

A man previously sentenced to three years in prison for being caught with 10 ounces of cocaine he planned to distribute has effectively had his sentence reduced to time served because he was not afforded a “rebate” for admitting to the offence.

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Four taken to hospital with gunshot wounds

A MAN shot his girlfriend and three other people at a home on Cowpen Road yesterday leaving them in hospital, police said.

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HELP COPS FIND THE CHILDREN SNATCHER

ROYAL Bahamas Police Force investigators have no leads and are challenged with getting people to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the person responsible for the abduction of three boys on Thursday.

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Four injured in shooting at Cowpen Road home

Police are investigating after four people were shot in a house on Cowpen Road early on Sunday morning.

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Four C’s Adventures owner and captain to stand trial next year

FOUR C’s Adventures owner and one of his captains will stand trial in 2020 over allegations of negligence in the fatal tour boat explosion last year.

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Police confirm three boys were taken on Thursday – four in 24 hours

POLICE have confirmed that three boys were taken in Thursday’s abduction — not two as officers initially reported.

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Supreme Court Justice rules Shane Gibson 'should be tried'

SUPREME Court Justice Indra Charles has dismissed a constitutional motion by former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson and stayed the criminal proceedings against him.

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Three arrested after police fired on

THREE men were arrested after a man opened fire on police with a high-powered weapon on Thursday afternoon.

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Smile please . . . $6,500 fine for woman who posed as orthodontist

A 27-year-old Jamaican woman cried in court yesterday before being fined over $6,000 for swindling five women out of over $7,000 collectively for braces by posing as an orthodontist and operating under a fake name.

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Charges dropped against Archer after police fail to attend a hearing

A MAGISTRATE dropped charges against Omar Archer yesterday after police officers failed to attend a hearing, Mr Archer’s lawyers say.

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Three men in custody as underage girls are found

POLICE have taken three males into custody in connection with harbouring two underage girls who officers say ran away from home, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash confirmed to The Tribune yesterday.

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15 illegal immigrants face court in Freeport

FIFTEEN illegal immigrants of mixed nationalities were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court this week for breaches of the Immigration Act.