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'It's either them or us' warns security chief

STATE Minister of National Security Keith Bell yesterday said a “lock down” of crime hot spots in New Providence is necessary to “turn the tables” on serious criminals.

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Man accused of hitting policeman with car

A MAN appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday accused of injuring a police officer with a car on Sunday.

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Police officer hit by car and suspect shot by colleagues

A POLICE officer is injured in hospital after an incident involving a 34-year-old motorist who was shot by police after he refused to stop at the weekend.

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One brother stabbed, the other arrested

A FIGHT between two brothers left one in hospital with stab wounds in his head and the other, who was also injured, in police custody.

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Commissioner: Efforts being made to minimise visa fraud

POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade has said that efforts are being made to minimise possible visa fraud in local and foreign jurisdictions in view of a suspected scandal involving the Bahamian embassy in Haiti.

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US tourist accused of sex attack

POLICE will determine today if charges will be brought against an American man accused of attempted sexual assault against a woman on Paradise Island.

Marijuana seized in Exuma - man and woman arrested

POLICE arrested a man and a woman after seizing 14 pounds of marijuana in Exuma.

Police probe ongoing over stolen vehicles

OFFICIALS are still investigating the discovery of more than $200,000 worth of stolen vehicles, ammunition and electronics from two shipping containers.

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Woman faces 27 counts of fraud

A WOMAN was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on more than two dozen fraud related charges.

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Woman stabbed in head and neck after argument

A WOMAN is in critical condition in hospital after she was stabbed in her neck and head during an argument with another woman in Kemp Road late on Thursday night.

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Man shot dead and second victim in hospital

POLICE are investigating a shooting in Montell Heights yesterday that left one man dead and another in hospital in serious condition. Residents told The Tribune at the scene that yesterday’s incident was the third day of shooting in the area.

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Commissioner of police emphatic that crime is down

EMPHASISING that “crime is down” in many categories, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade yesterday praised the government’s recent efforts to increase requirements for applicants seeking bail. 

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CANADA URGES VISITORS TO BE VIGILANT

THE Canadian government has threatened to deal a blow to The Bahamas tourism industry by advising its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution, especially in Nassau, due to high rates of crime”.

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Man guilty of forcing girl, 9, to perform oral sex gets extra time to argue appeal

THE Court of Appeal yesterday gave more time to a lawyer to familiarise himself with his client’s case as the defendant contests a conviction for forcing a nine-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.

Man who killed lover with a cutlass challenges sentence

PRINCE Hepburn, the contractor convicted of the brutal murder of his lover Nellie Mae Brown-Cox, challenged his murder sentence at the Court of Appeal yesterday on the grounds that he was suffering from “diminished responsibility” at the time of the murder.