Crime & Court


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Masked man shoots and wounds two in Okra Hill

TWO men are recovering in hospital after they were shot by a masked man on Thursday night on Okra Hill.

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54 Cubans taken into custody in Grand Bahama in three days

FIFTY FOUR Cuban migrants were taken into custody by Immigration officials in Grand Bahama in three separate incidents over three days this week, a Freeport immigration official has told The Tribune.

Harbour Island man accused of raping American woman

A Harbour Island resident was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the alleged rape of an American woman on Friday.

Fred Smith sued over beach access

TWO residents of Smith’s Point, Grand Bahama, have brought legal action in the Supreme Court against attorney Fred Smith, QC, who is being accused of causing environmental damage and preventing access to a portion of the beach because of a 15ft high groyne constructed at his property.

Former ZNS reporter ordered to pay $15,000 in contempt ruling

FORMER ZNS reporter Sherman Brown must pay $15,000 by noon on Friday or spend a month in prison, Justice Indra Charles ruled yesterday.

Call for ruling after silence in Toggie and Bobo case

CANADIAN fashion designer Peter Nygard and lawyer Keod Smith did not enter a defence to allegations that the pair orchestrated a murder for hire plot against several Save The Bays directors and a pastor.

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Man arrested over Harbour Island beach sexual assault of Florida woman

A HARBOUR Island man is in custody in connection with an alleged sexual assault of an American woman on a beach on Friday.

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Police shoot woman beater after "reckless" high speed chase

A MAN who assaulted a woman and led officers on a high-speed car chase through New Providence endangering the lives of several road users was shot by police on Sunday night. He is now in hospital under heavy police guard.

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Police hunt suspects in four armed robberies on Sunday morning

POLICE in New Providence are searching for the suspects responsible for four separate armed robberies in the early hours of Sunday.

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Two in hospital as police hunt shooting suspects in New Providence

POLICE have launched a manhunt in New Providence for those responsible for two shooting incidents that left a man and a woman detained in hospital on Friday night.

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Two women among three arrested over $100,00 marijuana catch

TWO WOMEN and one man are in police custody after they were discovered with nearly $100,000 worth of marijuana on Thursday afternoon.

Two charged with murder outside nightclub

TWO men were charged in court yesterday in connection with the shooting death of a father of two outside a nightclub on Elizabeth Avenue last Saturday morning.

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Deadline passes for appeal of $16m police overtime ruling

THE deadline has passed for the government to appeal a landmark ruling in an overtime case that could result in as much as $16m being paid to police officers, Wayne Munroe, attorney representing the Police Staff Association in the case, said yesterday.

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Man found dead with multiple gunshots wounds off Mackey Street

A MAN was shot multiple times and killed late on Thursday night while walking in the Mackey Street area of Nassau.

'Jury should have heard of Donna Vasyli's previous good character'

AN attorney for a woman accused of killing her millionaire husband yesterday submitted that the absence of evidence of her client’s good character during trial may have negatively influenced a jury’s unanimous guilty verdict against her.