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Woman risks five years in prison for human smuggling

A WOMAN faces up to five years imprisonment after being convicted yesterday in the country’s second human trafficking case to date.

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Multiple gunshots leave father of three dead

A FATHER of three became the country’s latest murder victim when he was shot multiple times late on Wednesday night.

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Man recently freed from jail held for immigration dept raid

A 53-year-old man, who was recently released from prison, is in police custody in connection with a string of thefts, including the break in at the Department of Immigration last month.

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Drug dealer's appeal over jurisdiction rejected by court

THE Court of Appeal was divided 2-1 in rejecting a drug convict’s application that questioned its jurisdiction to order that he serve two more years in prison if he fails to pay a $250,000 fine.

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Man who stabbed girlfriend to death in rage jailed for 45 years

A MAN was sentenced to 45 years in prison yesterday for the murder of his girlfriend who he stabbed 15 times and nearly beheaded.

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Man in tears as he is cleared of sex attack on 12-year-old

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Two charged in connection with illegal landing of migrants

TWO Bahamian men have been charged in Abaco for assisting in the illegal landing of some 20 illegal Haitians on the island this week.

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Double rapist Oscar Ingraham gets 30 years in jail

A JUDGE yesterday did not go along with Crown prosecutors’ request that a double rapist, considered “a serial rapist” and a “danger to society”, be given a life sentence.

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Women urged to be vigilant after spate of attacks

POLICE are warning women to be “extra careful and vigilant” after a recent “spike” in the number of reported rapes in New Providence.

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Drug trafficker's appeal delayed until he is freed from US prison

THE Court of Appeal yesterday adjourned the hearing of convicted drug trafficker Dwight Major until his scheduled release from a US prison in May 2016.

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Marine among those accused of gun charges

A DEFENCE Force marine was one of several persons arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with four separate firearm and ammunition seizures last weekend.

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BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Ingraham sentenced to 30 years

Oscar Ingraham was sentenced today to 30 years imprisonment for two separate home invasions and rape of two women.

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Police seize 26 stolen motorcycles

POLICE seized 26 stolen motorcycles Sunday afternoon during a “major operation” designed to “deter and disrupt the biking nuisance” in New Providence, according to Superintendent Stephen Dean.

Supreme Court justice to be appointed

A NEW Supreme Court justice is expected to be appointed this Thursday as the government furthers its efforts to speed up the rate at which cases in the country are tried and heard.

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Man bailed for firearm possession faces court over new gun find

A MAN on $10,000 bail ahead of trial for possession of an unlicensed firearm was back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday facing the same charge in connection with a firearm arrest over the weekend.