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Prosecutors win appeal over Canadian pilot's sentence

CROWN prosecutors successfully challenged, on appeal, a magistrate’s jurisdiction to impose an 18-month sentence on a Canadian pilot who was initially given four years in prison for his involvement in a $1m drug plot.

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Neighbours subdue ‘robber’

AN armed robber was subdued by concerned neighbours who came to the rescue of a woman who was struggling with the would-be thief, police said.

Lawyer claims pregnant woman denied care in nationality row

A 21-year-old pregnant woman in her third trimester claims that she was denied antenatal care at a public clinic because she did not have a Haitian passport, according to a letter from her attorney obtained by The Tribune.

Primary school sex claims investigated

THREE school boys are being investigated by authorities for sexual misconduct involving a young girl at a government primary school, according to Ministry of Education officials.

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Officials say 30,000 attended Junkanoo Carnival weekend

BAHAMAS National Commission Chairman Paul Major said the Junkanoo Carnival’s kick off in Grand Bahama over the weekend was “extraordinarily successful” with officials pegging the turnout at an estimated 30,000 over the two-day period.

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Widow accused of murder to have new bail hearing

COURT of Appeal judges yesterday ordered a second bail hearing within 48 hours for the Australian widow of murdered millionaire podiatrist Phillip Vasyli before the same Supreme Court judge who had previously denied her bail.

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Murder total reaches 44 after three more killings

POLICE are investigating three separate murders after a man was shot to death on Ida Street yesterday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after another man was found dead with gun shot wounds near the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

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Call for review over Rubis spill

SENATOR Michael Pintard yesterday called for an independent review of the government’s actions following the 2012 underground gasoline leak at the Robinson and Old Trail Roads service station to determine whether there was criminal negligence.

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A LIFE OF CRIME - Jealousy and envy: The terrible twin forces destroying relationships

JEALOUSY and envy – two emotions that could be described as the toxic renewable energy that fuels much of the negative behaviour that is both running and ruining the Bahamas.

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Lawyer: Cuban abuse hearings could be nearing end

THE hearings to determine whether three Cubans were abused at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre by Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines could be drawing to a close soon, according to attorney Wayne Munroe.

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Police intervene after suicide threat by woman

A WOMAN was admitted to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre yesterday morning after she allegedly threatened to commit suicide, police said.

Man’s death ‘suspicious’

BIMINI police are investigating the suspicious death of a 35-year-old male visitor from India who was discovered with bruises about his body.

Straw Market fire was started by short circuit

LAST week’s fire that completely destroyed the Straw Market in George Town, Exuma, was the result of an “electrical short circuit,” according to officials.

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Attorney General awaits Gray police report

THE Office of the Attorney General is still awaiting a police report on the investigation into alleged judicial interference by MICAL MP V Alfred Gray, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.

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Sentence upheld for man convicted of shooting

THE Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the sentence of a man convicted of an early morning inner-city community shooting that hospitalised another man.