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Man found dead off Shirley Street

A MAN was found dead “with apparent injuries” at Shirley Park Lane off Shirley Street, after 6pm on Thursday. A MAN was found dead “with apparent injuries” at Shirley Park Lane off Shirley Street, after 6pm on Thursday.

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Taxi blaze holds up early morning traffic

EARLY morning traffic was backed up and had to be diverted Thursday morning after a taxi bus caught fire on Bay Street.

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14 police discharged from force in 2015

FOURTEEN police officers were discharged from the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 2015, a number of whom “went before the courts charged for criminal offences”, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said yesterday.

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Man shot dead on West Bay Street

A MAN was shot dead on West Bay Street late Wednesday night, police said.

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Police look at devices to secure prisoners in transport

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force is “looking into new devices to use” for transporting prisoners to and from the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday.

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NEMA signs deal to build two homes in Acklins

THE National Emergency Management Agency yesterday signed agreements to build two homes in the southern Bahamas as part of rebuilding efforts related to Hurricane Joaquin.

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Pintard calls for clarity over loan for senior official

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday insisted that Prime Minister Perry Christie and Works Minister Philip “Brave” Davis clarify the circumstance surrounding claims that a former senior government official was granted a substantial loan from the Bahamas Development Bank.

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Child pornography accounts for 9% of all cyber crimes

THERE were 118 reported cases of cyber crime in the country in 2015, nearly 25 per cent of which were comprised of child pornography matters and online threats combined, according to data contained in the latest police crime statistics.

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UPDATED: Dead man's 'badly burned' body found in Abaco

A MAN’s burnt body was found in bushes in Abaco late Tuesday night, marking that island’s first homicide for the year.

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CRIME STATISTICS: Murders, rapes and armed robberies up

LAST year was a “terrible and disgraceful” one with the country experiencing record numbers of murders, rapes and armed robberies, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday.

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No word on who is acting PM as Christie leaves country

PRIME Minister Perry Christie left the country on Tuesday afternoon to attend a series of private discussions in Geneva, Switzerland with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) officials, The Tribune was told. He is expected to return on Sunday.

College students donate $1,365 to hurricane relief

THE College of The Bahamas Union of Students yesterday donated $1,365 to the National Emergency Management Agency to aid in hurricane relief efforts to the southern Bahamas.

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‘Drunk’ man jailed for showing off with gun

A MAN who was caught with a loaded pistol was fined $2,000 and sentenced to ten months in prison.

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Man who was ‘shot eight times’ jailed for illegal gun possession

A MAN who allegedly acquired a handgun to protect himself from people making a third attempt on his life was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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Double murder trial delayed

THE expected start of a trial into the disappearance and murders of a Department of Immigration officer and his girlfriend in Andros has been delayed by six days.