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Suspected car thief shot dead by off-duty police reserve

AN off duty reservist shot and killed a suspected car thief early yesterday morning, according to police.

Bayley keeps his promise to Feeding Network

On a sunny afternoon in November, Royal Caribbean International president & CEO Michael Bayley stood in the AquaTheater of Symphony of The Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world as it made its inaugural visit to Nassau, and before an audience of hundreds including volunteers from one of the destination’s most challenged communities made a promise – to fund all the food needed by the Bahamas Feeding Network in 2019.

It's time for the police to stop investigating the police - Davis

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has said the killing of three people by police on Friday and the competing narratives about what led to it are “troubling”.

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'Gun epidemic closely tied to drugs trade'

OF THE 762 murders in the country since 2012, 629 of these have been as a result of gun violence, National Security Minister Marvin Dames revealed yesterday. So far this year, he said, there have been 31 murders, but 87 percent of these or 27 involved firearms. Between 2012 and 2018, approximately 602 or 82.4 percent of the 731 homicides involved guns, he also said.

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Body camera deal nearly done

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said contracts should be signed soon with the approved vendor to provide body cameras for law enforcement agencies.

Ex-banker charged with unlawful sex with boy, 14, to stand trial in 2020

A FORMER banker accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy will stand trial in April of next year, a Supreme Court judge has said. Paul Lewis, 37, of Yamacraw Shores, was given the dates of April 6 through 10, 2020, for trial by Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson yesterday.

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Man, 43, faces separate charges of murder and attempted murder

A New Providence man was charged with murder and attempted murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with two separate shooting incidents in Grand Bahama.

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Time to clean up: Residents fed up with garbage outside their back door

RESIDENTS of Millennium Gardens have complained about mounds of unsightly trash left indiscriminately in their area and are calling on the government to intervene to remove the “eyesores” from the area.

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Victim dies of multiple gunshots

POLICE on Grand Bahama have recorded another homicide after a man was shot dead early yesterday at a known crime hotspot in Freeport.

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Hunt for missing teen

POLICE are looking for Nadia Regis, 15, who was reported missing by relatives yesterday.

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Rapist pastor begs to go back to US jail: Fox Hill prison too dangerous

A BAHAMIAN pastor sentenced to life plus 20 years on child rape charges in Georgia will be extradited after waiving his right to local legal proceedings yesterday.

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Disabled access - we must do more

SOCIAL Services Minister Frankie Campbell said yesterday that too many commercial and publicly used buildings remain only partially accessible to people with disabilities despite a long-passed deadline for them to be in compliance with the law. The deadline passed on December 31, 2017.

Suspect set free over cell beating

POLICE abuse of a suspect has led the Court of Appeal to overturn a man’s armed robbery conviction and sentencing.

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PLP's NIA operated for 'personal gain'

HEADS of respective law enforcement agencies raised concerns that the former government never communicated to them how the National Intelligence Agency was to function in the collective fight against crime.

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Mass NIB no-show hits customers

TENSIONS at the National Insurance Board (NIB) escalated yesterday with an estimated 300 line-staff staging a “sick-out” and leaving many disgruntled customers at the corporation’s Baillou Hill Road headquarters.