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Status hearing for man accused of rape

A MAN awaiting trial in the knifepoint robbery and sexual assault of a woman during a home invasion in 2008 appeared in the Supreme Court for a status hearing yesterday.

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Woman charged in connection with gun seizure

A WOMAN was remanded to prison yesterday after she was arraigned in connection with a recent gun seizure by police.

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Man arrested after marijuana found

POLICE arrested a man in Andros after finding him with a quantity of marijuana on Sunday.

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UPDATED: Two men dead, child injured in Peardale Street shooting

TWO men were killed and a child was shot after three gunmen ambushed a group of people standing outside a home off Peardale Street, near Wulff Road yesterday afternoon.

Second man taken into custody in connection with teacher’s killing

POLICE have taken a second man into custody in connection with the homicide of Marisha Bowen, the 35-year-old C W Saunders School teacher whose body was discovered by police at her apartment on Friday morning, The Tribune was told.

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Man convicted of armed robbery has to convince court appeal should be heard

A MAN convicted of accosting an elderly man at gunpoint was told by the Court of Appeal yesterday that he would have to convince the court that his appeal should be heard notwithstanding that it was filed late.

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Two found with ‘firearm, ammunition, drugs’

TWO men were arrested in Abaco after they were allegedly found in possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and a quantity of dangerous drugs, police reported.

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Man to appeal new sentence for murder from 25 years ago

A FORMER death row inmate will return to the Court of Appeal in October to contest a new sentence imposed on him for a murder that occurred 25 years ago.

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Teenager is charged with attempted murder of PM’s bodyguard

A TEEN was denied bail and remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with the recent shooting of a bodyguard attached to Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Beverly Wallace-Whitfield bound and robbed

POLICE have launched an island-wide manhunt for two men responsible for binding, gagging and robbing the former wife of one of the Free National Movement’s founding fathers, the late Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield.

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Murder over love triangle?

THE murder of pregnant C W Saunders Baptist School teacher Marisha Bowen at her apartment on Friday morning might have been the tragic result of a love triangle in which the 35-year-old Guyanese woman was involved, The Tribune understands.

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Nightclub shooting victim hurt earlier this month dies in hospital

THE nation’s homicide count increased to 72 over the weekend, according to The Tribune’s records, after a man who was shot in a nightclub earlier this month died while in hospital on Saturday.

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Nygard 'murder-for hire' lawsuit in court next week

THE contentious murder-for-hire lawsuit against Lyford Cay fashion designer Peter Nygard and lawyer Keod Smith is expected to start in the Supreme Court next week.

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Robbery sentencing delayed for a week

A WOMAN must wait another week before she has a sentencing hearing for her role in the robbery of a web shop manager in Long Island.

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Police hold two men over drugs discoveries

POLICE arrested two men for possession of dangerous drugs in separate incidents in Gregory Town, Eleuthera on Wednesday.