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Two women arrested after drugs found at airport

Two women, one from Amsterdam and the other from Jamaica, are in custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs at the Lynden Pindling airport on Friday.

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Lawyer: Accused in BEC bribe case is 'scapegoat'

THE lawyer for accused bribe taker Freddie Solomon Ramsey told a Supreme Court jury on Friday that his client is nothing more than a scapegoat in the Alstom SA/BEC bribery scheme.

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Five in court over murder of Holmes Rock couple

FIVE Grand Bahama men accused of the murder of a Holmes Rock couple appeared in the Supreme Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing.

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Religious leaders still waiting on request for 'no' campaign funding

RELIGIOUS leaders backing the constitutional referendum's vote "no" campaign are still waiting for Prime Minister Perry Christie to respond to their request for seed funding.

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Man arrested after firearm found

A 23-year-old Freeport man was arrested after he was allegedly caught by police with a firearm in his possession.

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Judge: Application to discharge Parliamentary privilege injunction 'must be heard in full'

THE answer to whether parliamentarians can use their privilege to disclose confidential information of private citizens has far-reaching implications beyond The Bahamas, a Supreme Court judge said on Friday.

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Man in court over public park shooting

A 23-year-old man was arrainged in the Magistrates Court Friday in connection with a shooting incident at a public park off Baillou Hill Tuesday night that left one man dead and five people injured.

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Body found in vehicle

The body of a man was discovered in the Freeport area on Friday morning.

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Fox Hill restaurant owner shot in armed robbery

POLICE are seeking the public’s help in locating four suspects in connection with an armed robbery and a separate shooting incident that left a man in hospital Thursday night.

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‘More than 50’ transgender individuals in The Bahamas

THERE are more than 50 transgender male, female and youth living in the Bahamas, according Bahamas Transgender Intersex United spokesperson Alexus D’Marco.

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Bishop believes referendum is about same-sex marriage

BISHOP Walter Hanchell said yesterday he believes the upcoming referendum is not about gender equality but rather about “making provisions in our Constitution to accommodate same-sex marriages in order to bring The Bahamas in line with other nations”.

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On the Street: Bahamians’ view on the referendum

ORDINARY Bahamians expressed confusion about the upcoming referendum and alarm over the fourth bill in interviews with The Tribune yesterday, with even those who plan to vote for all four amendments saying they expect the referendum to fail.

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Changes ‘won’t bring an easy path’ for foreigners

IMMIGRATION Director William Pratt yesterday refuted fears that the upcoming gender equality referendum would create an easy path to citizenship for foreign nationals.

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BEC bribe ‘out of character for suspect’

A WITNESS who has known Freddie Solomon Ramsey for 35 years told a jury yesterday that it would be out of character for the former Bahamas Electricity Corporation board member to accept bribes to influence the awarding of contracts.

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