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Judge recuses herself from murder trial

A SUPREME Court judge on Friday discharged a jury empaneled to hear the murder trial of Ashley Hield, taking the necessary steps to recuse herself of the case on the grounds of potential bias.

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Appeal in drive-by shooting death case dismissed

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a man's appeal to have his conviction and sentencing overturned on the grounds that he had no case to answer for his involvement in a 2010 murder.

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BPL appoints new board of directors

A NEW board of directors has been appointed at Bahamas Power and Light following its shock dissolution earlier this week.

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UPDATED: Defence Force pulls body from waters near Potter's Cay Dock

ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force divers pulled a body out of waters near Potter’s Cay Dock on Thursday.

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'Bahamian patriot' Telator Strachan laid to rest

FORMER senator Telator Strachan was laid to rest on Friday as a nation builder who paved the way for Bahamian women in politics.

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Wilchcombe: Lighthouse Point must be preserved

FORMER Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday called for Lighthouse Point to be protected from cruise ship development and “preserved” for the people of The Bahamas.Describing the 700-acre peninsula located at the southern tip of Eleuthera as “th

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Three face court on murder charges

THREE men were arraigned yesterday in Magistrate’s Court accused of two separate murders.In the first matter, Jameine Bethel, 22, stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subsola Swain faced with one count of murder concerning a Saturday, August 4, incid

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Bahamian singers pay tribute to Queen of Soul

YESTERDAY, the world paused to mourn the loss and honour the legacy of Aretha Franklin.Although Franklin was born in Tennessee and raised in Michigan, the impact of her music spanned continents and inspired generations of artists, including local mus

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GIBSON TRIAL: Witnesses’ testimony ‘coached’ by police

LAWYERS for former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson filed documents in the Supreme Court yesterday alleging the statements of two key prosecution witnesses have been “tainted” and are not reliable, painting a picture of “unprecedented levels of witness coaching and evidence alteration” at the hands of lawyers and the Anti-Corruption Unit.

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Ingraham and Christie decline national honours

FORMER Prime Ministers Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie have declined the government’s national honour awards, according to three sources familiar with their action.

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Teenager accused of sex attack on ten-year-old

A 19-year-old boy was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the indecent assault of a ten-year-old girl at her residence and the early morning burglary of the home.Peter Estamble, of Watkins Street, stood before Magistrate Samuel M

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Nygard told to pay up $2.2m in legal costs

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay non-profit environmental advocacy group Save The Bays a combined total of $2.2 million in legal costs.The costs were ordered in four separate certificates of taxation, o

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Bishop defends appointment to marijuana committee

BISHOP Simeon Hall yesterday defended his position on the government’s marijuana committee, reiterating his belief in the medical benefits of the plant.Bishop Hall said while he has not experienced any negativity from the religious community, he anti

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Revised Imigration Act to be released to public soon

THE government anticipates a draft of a revised Immigration Act will be released to the public “shortly”, Immigration Minister Brent Symonette told reporters yesterday.Mr Symonette said the existing act has not been substantially amended since this c

John Mosko dies, aged 62

JOHN George Mosko of the prominent Mosko family died at his home in Nassau yesterday.His funeral will be held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on West Street on Monday at 10.30am.“It is with great sadness that I notify you of the passing of