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Man who killed lover with a cutlass challenges sentence

PRINCE Hepburn, the contractor convicted of the brutal murder of his lover Nellie Mae Brown-Cox, challenged his murder sentence at the Court of Appeal yesterday on the grounds that he was suffering from “diminished responsibility” at the time of the murder.

Armed robbery suspect faces court

THREE men and a juvenile were charged in separate matters, including armed robbery, housebreaking, stealing and burglary, in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Govt suspects ship dumped oil that washed up on beach

THE government suspects that oil found on Adelaide Beach last week was dumped from a passing ship and not a leak from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Aviation and Transport Minister Glenys Hanna Martin told the House of Assembly.

Search for missing teen

Police are seeking assistance locating 18-year-old Rondera Rolle of Montell Heights, a female of dark brown complexion, medium build and about 5ft 3in to 5ft 5in tall.

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Free legal clinic

LAW firm Halsbury Chambers will host its 10th annual free legal clinic on Saturday at its office located on Village Road.

Webshops 'accountable' for effects of gambling'

SOCIAL Services Minister Melanie Griffin yesterday said the Gaming Bill will now hold web shop operators accountable for ensuring that “counselling, education” and “assistance” are provided for “compulsive gamblers”.

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'It was never TUC's intention to shut the country down'

TRADE Union Congress President Obie Ferguson said that despite leading a strike last week, which interrupted public health care services, it was never his intention to “shut the country down.”

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Car stolen from yard of FNM deputy leader

FNM DEPUTY Leader Loretta Butler-Turner said she feels “uneasy” and “violated” after one of her cars was stolen from her yard on Tuesday night.

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Bill passed to scrap mandatory minimums

A BILL to abolish the controversial mandatory minimum sentences implemented by the former Ingraham administration was one of a compendium of bills debated in the House of Assembly yesterday as part of the government’s effort to modernise the judicial system and curb crime in the country.

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Ebola rumour ‘completely untrue’

HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez last night shot down “bogus” reports that a patient died in Doctors Hospital after contracting the Ebola virus.

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No snub for Minnis, says FNM deputy amid claims of tensions

FNM DEPUTY Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday denied she had “snubbed” party leader Dr Hubert Minnis at a private event that was held for her in North Abaco over the weekend.

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Hotels to pay up $2m after being threatened with disconnection

BEC Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday said he had no regrets over his recent threat of disconnection to three hotels in western New Providence - and that two hotels have promised to pay $2m today.

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New rules to tackle illegal immigration

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell announced that government will impose new immigration restrictions in a bid to clamp down on illegal migration, particularly from Haiti.