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Gibson attorney’s recusal request refused

JUSTICE Cheryl Grant-Thompson has denied Adrian Gibson’s attorney’s recusal request, resulting in the MP’s trial moving forward in her court next May.

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Unlawful sex conviction

A 74-YEAR-OLD man was convicted of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a dependent in Grand Bahama.

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Two men charged with shopbreaking, stealing

TWO men were granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with shopbreaking at Potter’s Cay that resulted in the theft of $448.64 worth of alcohol.

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Man pleads not guilty to firearm charges

AN Eleuthera man was sent to prison yesterday for the importation of firearms to the island earlier this month.

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American man has one-year sentence quashed, gets three days

AN American man who was convicted for possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition had his one-year sentence quashed by the Court of Appeal and substituted for a three-day imprisonment.

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One year sentence for shop breaking, stealing

A LONG island man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting to breaking into and stealing from a local medical laboratory.

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Psychiatric report requested for man who escaped custody

THE accused who escaped custody at Magistrate’s Court last week has had his arraignment delayed by the chief magistrate as she awaits an official psychiatric report. This escape led to a two-day manhunt for the accused before police captured him on Sunday.

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Man accused of unlawful sex with girl, 12

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for having unlawful sex with a 12-year-old girl in Andros.

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Man admits cutting PI fence to get to beach

A MAN was placed on probation after admitting to cutting a chain link fence on Paradise Island to get to a beach.

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Adrian Gibson’s lawyer pushes for another justice

THE lawyer representing Long Island MP Adrian Gibson in his corruption trial continued to push for his case to be transferred to another justice.

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Three charged in connection with Eleuthera firearm seizure

THREE men were granted bail yesterday after they were charged in connection with a firearm seizure in Eleuthera.

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Man gets two years for shopbreaking and stealing

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after admitting to shopbreaking and stealing over $4,000 worth of solar lights and a mechanic’s equipment.

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Ex-Central Bank guard loses $18k firing award

A former Central Bank security guard has seen his $18,529 unfair dismissal award overturned by the Court of Appeal which found he failed to act with “the utmost probity” over a vehicle purchase.

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MP Adrian Gibson back in court today

LONG Island MP Adrian Gibson will be back in court today over corruption allegations before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson despite his lawyer’s objection to the move.

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Former employee accused of stealing from client’s account

A FORMER employee of CIBC FirstCaribbean was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of stealing $3,700 from a client’s bank account.

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Pair charged with armed robbery

TWO men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a restaurant supply store in Mackey Street earlier this month.

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Man faces fraud charges

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly defrauding scores of people of more $50,000 under false pretences over the course of a year.

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Man denies unlawful sex charge

A 24-year-old man has denied having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor two years ago.

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Man jailed for violating bail conditions

A MAN accused of attempted murder was sentenced to 15-months behind bars on Friday for violating the conditions of his bail.

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Two accused of bail violations

TWO men were charged in the Magistrate‘s Court yesterday for allegedly violating their bail while on release on separate murder charges.

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Man accused of assault with rock

A MAN with a hearing disability was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with assaulting a man with a rock and damaging his car.

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Man must compensate brother for fight

A MAN was ordered to pay $3,000 in compensation and bound to keep the peace for one year yesterday after admitting to stabbing his brother during a fight.

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A year in jail over loaded pistol

A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for having a loaded pistol.

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American man held over marijuana

AN AMERICAN citizen was arrested at the Bimini Airport this week after suspected marijuana was reportedly found in his luggage, a senior police official reported.

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Two accused of bail violations

TWO men faced the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of violating the conditions of their Supreme Court bail for murder and attempted murder respectively.

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Bail granted in death threat case

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after threatening to kill a woman and damaging her phone.

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Two accused of burglary

TWO men appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of housebreaking and burglary.

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Man faces murder bid charge

A MAN was put on remand after being charged with attempted murder yesterday.

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Freeport woman accused of $40k fraud

A FREEPORT woman was charged yesterday with committing more than $40,000 worth of fraud.

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Man accused over murder

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Welji Noel in Carmichael earlier this month.

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Suspect accused of armed robberies

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in connection with a series of armed robberies in the nation’s capital.

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Bail granted in firearm and drugs case

A MAN was granted $8,000 bail yesterday in connection with possession of a firearm and drugs.

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Law firm-bashing investors win Cay

Foreign investors, who launched a full-blooded online assault against a top Bahamian commercial law firm after their ownership of an Exuma cay was challenged, have triumphed in their dispute before the Supreme Court.

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Two Americans charged in connection with $1.3m drug seizure

TWO American men were denied bail on Friday after they were allegedly found with $1.3 million worth of cocaine in Bahamian waters off the coast of Exuma.

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Boy charged with bringing knife to school

A BOY was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday when he tried to take a knife to school.

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Man gets prison sentence for bail violation

A MAN was sentenced to a year in prison on Friday after admitting to violating the conditions of his Supreme Court bail on a murder charge.

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Jailed for stealing $6 of hot dog buns from church

A MAN was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to breaking into a church and stealing food.

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Man accused of shooting at woman

A MAN was denied bail and sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for allegedly shooting at a woman while out on bail for firearms.

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14-year-old had knife in school

A TEEN boy pleaded guilty in Magistrate’s Court to taking a knife to school.

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Two fined over drugs

TWO men were fined in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug charges.

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Bail violator was at scene of fatal shooting

TWO MEN were put on probation yesterday for bail violations, one of whom claimed he was out past curfew because he attended a baby shower in Nassau Village last month where a man was killed.

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Title fraud blocks $29m Exuma deal

The purchase of two Exuma cays, worth a collective $29m, by a US investor has been overturned by the Supreme Court which found the Bahamian vendors obtained ownership of the islands via fraud.

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Mother is fined $150 for recording cop testimony

A WOMAN was ordered to pay a $150 fine in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after she was discovered recording an officer giving testimony in her son’s trial.

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Man in court over cutlass attack

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was charged with allegedly attacking another man with a cutlass.

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Man admits not charging electronic monitor device

A MAN accused of murder was placed on probation yesterday after admitting to violating the conditions of his Supreme Court bail.

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Officer testifies in $3m drug trial

AN officer gave testimony in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in the ongoing drug trial of three men arrested for $3m worth of marijuana seized off the coast of Ragged Island.

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Police station escape suspect granted bail

A MAN was granted $6,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was charged with causing harm and escaping from the Potter’s Cay Police Station.

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Two admit bail violations

TWO men were each given 18 months’ probation in Magistrate’s Court after they faced separate charges of violating their Supreme Court bail for attempted murder and unlawful sexual intercourse.

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Teacher’s lawsuit over student attack dismissed

A TEACHER had his lawsuit dismissed by a Supreme Court judge yesterday after he tried to sue the Ministry of Education for injuries he received on being attacked by SC McPherson students in 2016.

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British man on indecent assault charge

TWO men, one of whom is a British citizen, were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of indecent assault.

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$8,000 bail granted for man facing charges of $9,000 debit card fraud

A MAN was granted $8,000 bail yesterday after he allegedly racked up nearly $9,000 in fraudulent debit card charges for food, hotel and generator bills.

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Grand Bahama man is accused of causing harm

A 27-year-old Grand Bahama man was charged in a Freeport court yesterday with causing grievous harm.

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Suspect accused of murdering Olympian

A 28-year-old Abaco man was charged with the murder of Olympian Shavez Hart yesterday.

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14-year-olds accused of attempted murder

TWO boys were charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the attempted murder of a man.

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Man faces court over rape in Berry Islands

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) after he was charged in connection with a rape that occurred in the Berry Islands.

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Court asked to decide Cavalier’s $54k VAT bill

The Supreme Court will be asked to determine if a Cavalier Construction affiliate must pay an outstanding $54,161 VAT bill owed by the insolvent contractor, it has been disclosed.

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Man fined $1,500 for marijuana possession

A MAN was fined $1,500 on Friday after admitting to marijuana possession.

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Man charged in connection with Gambier Village murder

A MAN was remanded to prison on Friday after being charged in connection with the death of another man who was shot outside his home while investigating an attempted break-in.

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Man accused of possession of crime proceeds

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court on Friday after he was accused of being in possession of over $5,000 believed to be the proceeds of crime.

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Bimini Bay’s developer overturns $600k award

Bimini Bay’s original developer yesterday overturned an almost-$600,000 damages award against it for negligence relating to the theft of a boat from its marina more than 13 years ago.

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Rape trial date set for man said to be armed with cutlass

A MAN accused of raping a woman while armed with a cutlass will have his trial heard before Justice Bernard Turner in the Supreme Court three months from now.

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Man accused of voyeurism

A MAN was granted bail after being accused of trespassing onto a woman’s property in Crooked Island where he watched her in her night clothes without her knowledge.

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Two accused of bar break-in

TWO men were granted $5,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly breaking into a restaurant and bar on Carmichael Road and attempting to steal various smoking products.

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Men charged with attempted murders

TWO MEN were were charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on two separate cases of attempted murder.

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Discharge for woman who hit child’s father with car

A WOMAN was granted a conditional discharge in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to assaulting the father of her child with a car.

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Four face court over boy’s stabbing

FOUR teenagers were granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after they were accused of attacking and stabbing another teenage boy.

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Teen accused of theft sent to girls centre

A GIRL was remanded to the Willamae Pratt Centre for Girls yesterday in connection with a series of thefts last month.

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Homeless man jailed over stolen goods

A HOMELESS man was sentenced to four months in prison yesterday after admitting to possessing stolen goods he said he intended to sell for drugs.

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Bail granted in assault case

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was charged with assault.

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Man who threatened wife ordered to take counselling

A MAN was ordered to attend counselling yesterday after admitting to threatening his wife as well as members of his family.

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Probation order for 2k theft

A MAN was placed on a year’s probation yesterday after admitting to stealing $2,378.79 worth of a woman’s property, which he later admitted to returning to the owner.

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Man with unlicenced gun accused of threats

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday after admitting to having an unlicenced shotgun and ammunition.

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Baha Mar worker is accused of sex assault

A MALE Baha Mar employee was granted $7,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was accused of indecently assaulting a female Canadian tourist at the resort.

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Two years in prison for stealing lawnmower from Govt House

A MAN was sentenced to a little more than two years at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) for trespassing onto Government House grounds and stealing a lawnmower.

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Teenager jailed for bail violation

AN 18-YEAR-OLD was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday for violating the conditions of his Supreme Court bail on a murder charge.

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$500 fine for trying to travel to Haiti with undeclared $10k

A WOMAN was fined $500 in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for failing to declare funds in excess of $10,000 while travelling to Haiti.

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Man fined for drug possession

A MAN was fined in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for drug charges that breached the conditions of his probation for an earlier drug offence.

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$240k cocaine find in Grand Bahama

GRAND Bahama police foiled a suspected drug deal and recovered 12 kilos of cocaine worth close to a quarter million dollars on Wednesday evening.

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Man on firearm charges bailed

A MAN was granted $9,500 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on firearm and ammunition charges.

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Man faces court over dog attack on woman

A MAN whose dog attacked a woman in his neighbourhood was charged with causing harm yesterday.

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Husband is accused over car crash that killed wife

A HUSBAND was charged with vehicular manslaughter yesterday in connection with a car crash that killed his wife and injured his children.

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Man jailed for stealing $2,500

A MAN was sentenced to 13 months in prison yesterday for stealing $2,500 cash from a woman’s purse.

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Man accused of double murder bid

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of  Correctional Services yesterday after he was charged with trying to kill two men over the weekend.

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Two face court over bail violations

TWO men were charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in separate cases of bail violation for murder and attempted murder.

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Bahamas island saved from ‘a complete loss’

A Bahamian private island, which is among the most valuable assets owned by an accused $40m securities fraudster, was yesterday rescued from becoming “destroyed and a complete loss” via a US court-approved deal.

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‘NO LAW TO SAVE WIFE FROM RAPE’: Judge makes ruling as woman says husband forced her to have sex

WHILE ruling that a husband was cruel for forcing his wife to have sex against her will on numerous occasions, a Supreme Court justice has found that “there is no rape in marriage” under Bahamian law.

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Inagua pair on drugs charges

TWO Inagua men were charged in the  Magistrate’s Court on separate drug charges after being found with $10,000 and $5,000 worth of Indian hemp respectively.

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Eight months in jail for bail breaches

A MAN was sentenced to eight months in the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for habitually violating his Supreme Court bail for murder and armed robbery charges.

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Man accused of $100k theft from store

A MAN was granted $20,000 bail yesterday after being accused of stealing $100,000 worth of inventory while employed at 700 Wines and Spirits in Inagua.

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Andros trio charged with armed robbery

THREE Andros men were yesterday charged with armed robbery.

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16-year-old accused of string of murders

A TEENAGE boy was taken to the Magistrate’s Court yesterday to face charges in connection with a string of murders that occurred in the nation’s capital, including last week’s baby shower shooting.

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Nightclub shooting suspect denied bail by court

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged in connection with a fatal nightclub shooting that left a man dead.

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Father and son bailed on gun charges

A FATHER and son from Inagua were granted $7,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on firearm and ammunition charges.

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Man, 70, accused of repeated unlawful sex with 13-year-old

AN elderly man was denied bail after being charged with having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl three times this year.

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Man accused of causing fires

A 30-YEAR-OLD man was charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday with multiple counts of causing damage by fire and endangering property.

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Murder accused charged with violating bail conditions

A MAN accused of murder was charged with violating the conditions of his bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Two taxi drivers face fraud related charges

TWO taxi drivers appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday accused of several fraud related offences.

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Community service for woman who punched former boyfriend's lover

A 36-year-old woman who punched her former boyfriend’s lover in the face earlier this month was ordered on Friday to complete 150 hours of community service.

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Homeowners association barred from fee collection

A Lake Cunningham homeowners association was yesterday barred from demanding maintenance fees from a subdivision’s residents after the Supreme Court ruled it has no standing to levy the charges.

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Teen girl accused of fraud

Yesterday a teenage girl was held in custody until Monday for sentencing after admitting to defrauding a food delivery company of $1,950.

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Jailed for pharmacy break-in

A MAN was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday after admitting to breaking into and stealing from a pharmacy.

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Two accused of causing harm

A WOMAN and a man were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of assault and causing harm.

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Murder accused admits damaging ankle monitor

A MAN was sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday after admitting to damaging his ankle monitor while on bail for murder.

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Cigarette supplier loses multi-million tax battle

A Freeport-based cigarette manufacturer’s claim that it was “unlawfully compelled” to pay millions of dollars in Excise Tax to Bahamas Customs was yesterday dismissed in its entirety by a Supreme Court judge.

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Teenager admits stealing property

A teenager was sent to the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys after he admitted to stealing $500 worth of a man’s property.

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Man freed from prison damaged sister’s car

A MAN was ordered to serve 200 hours of community service yesterday for damaging his sister’s car, barely six months after his release from prison following a ten-year sentence for armed robbery.

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$18k of suspected meth found

A FREEPORT woman was arrested after police discovered nearly $18,000 worth of suspected methamphetamine at a residence in Grand Bahama.

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Murder accused ‘violated bail’

A WOMAN accused of murder was sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for allegedly violating the terms of her bail.

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Woman accused of using fraudulent spousal permit

A HAITIAN woman was arraigned yesterday accused of using a fraudulent spousal permit to try to obtain an NIB smart card.

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Three accused over firearms

THREE Freeport men accused of importing firearms into the Bahamas were charged in a Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

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$500 bail for suspect accused of causing harm

A MAN, charged with attacking his girlfriend, was granted $500 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man admits owning drugs after his girlfriend arrested

A MAN was put on six months probation after admitting to owning drugs for which his girlfriend had been arrested when police found the contraband in their home.

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Suspect faces court over Omar Davis Jr murder

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the murder of Omar Davis, Jr.

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Bail denied in robbery bid case

A MAN was denied bail yesterday after he allegedly attempted to steal another man’s car at gunpoint. Machino McKenzie, 21, stood before Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain accused of attempted armed robbery.

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Attempted murder case

A WOMAN was remanded yesterday after she was charged with trying to kill a man. Brittney Nelson, 22, appeared before Magistrate Shaka Serville on a charge of attempted murder.

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Man accused of posting sex video online

A MAN accused of filming a woman giving him oral sex and posting the explicit content online without her consent was granted $3,500 bail yesterday.

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Two in court over firearms charges

TWO men were each granted $8,500 bail in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate firearm and ammunition charges.

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Two men face court in firearm possession cases

TWO men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with separate firearm and ammunition complaints.

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Bail granted in harm case

A MAN was granted $3,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of causing harm to another man.

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Suspect denies hammer attack on bar patron

A MAN was granted $2,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being charged with attacking a bar patron with a hammer.

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Six Jamaicans jailed over marijuana farm

SIX Jamaicans were sentenced to two and a half years in prison in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to having a drug farm in Andros with marijuana plants worth $2.5m.

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Woman accused of apartment rental scam

A WOMAN was granted $3,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly defrauding two people of cash in an apartment rental scam.

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Woman admits beer bottle attack

A WOMAN was put on a year’s probation by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to attacking a man with a beer bottle.

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Indian hemp possession denied

A MAN was granted $3,500 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly being found with 2.1 pounds of Indian Hemp.

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Man admits scam over iPhone sale

A MAN was sentenced to three months in prison ny a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to stealing $320 from another man in a scam iPhone sale.

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Man is jailed over firearm possession

ONE man was sentenced to two years in prison, while another man was acquitted in connection with the same firearm charge in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Bail granted in gun possession case

A MAN was granted $7,500 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in relation to a firearm charge.

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Women accused of $300 grocery theft

TWO women were each granted $500 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly stealing almost $300 worth of groceries from Super Value.

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Two face court over separate drugs charges

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug charges.

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Two charged with causing harm

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of causing harm.

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Man accused of sex with 12-year-old

A MAN has been accused of having sex with a girl 11  times over almost a year when she was aged 12 and then 13 years old.

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Two accused of harming tourists

TWO men were granted $5,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of causing grievous harm to two tourists in Harbour Island earlier this month.

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Attempted murder charge

A MAN accused of attempted murder was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man testifies over argument with officer

A MAN gave testimony in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in his continuing trial for allegedly threatening to kill a police officer with a gun after an argument in traffic near Baillou Hill Road.

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Three accused of robbery and theft

THREE men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of armed robbery and housebreaking.

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$9,000 bail in drugs case

A MAN was granted $9,000 bail In Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of possessing 24lbs of Indian Hemp with a street value of $24,000.

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Man accused of threatening to kill woman, assaulting her with gun

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday accused of threatening to kill a woman and assaulting her with a gun.

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Man in court on firearm, ammunition charges

A MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court Friday on firearm and ammunition charges.

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Two charged with Rock Crusher Road murder

TWO MEN were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with the shooting death last weekend of a 21-year-old man who was on bail for murder.

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Burglar who stole laptop jailed

A MAN was sentenced to three months at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) after admitting to breaking into a woman’s home to steal a laptop he claimed he needed for online classes.

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Man stole $2k worth of used batteries

A MAN was placed on three months’ probation yesterday after pleading guilty to stealing $2,040 worth of used batteries from Atlantis.

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Man fined over drugs and money laundering

A MAN was fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in relation to charges of drugs and money-laundering.

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National player in forgery offence

A member of the national women’s basketball team appeared in court yesterday accused of trying to use a fake police record to travel through Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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13-year-old on theft charge

A boy was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with stealing $1227.20 worth of goods from a church.

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$1,500 fine for bail breach

A MAN was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to violating bail conditions.

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Man accused of indecent assault of 18-year-old

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly indecently assaulting an 18-year-old woman.

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Two accused in separate cases of theft

TWO men were arraigned yesterday on separate stealing charges.

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$200 fine over Indian hemp possession

A MAN was fined $200 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a drug charge.

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Schoolboy denies having loaded gun

A MALE juvenile was granted $8,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being reportedly found with a loaded gun.

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Four accused over gun and ammunition

THREE men and a woman were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with possession of a prohibited weapon and ammunition.

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Woman accused of neglect in pond tragedy

A WOMAN was granted bail by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for alleged negligence in the drowning of an 11-year-old boy who was in her care.

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19-year-old accused of murder

A TEENAGER was charged with murder yesterday in connection with the shooting death of a 32-year-old man last month.

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Jailed over gun possession

A MAN was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday after being found guilty of possessing an unlicenced revolver with five live rounds of ammunition.

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Two face drugs charges

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug charges.

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Man accused of threat to stab family members

A MAN was placed on six months’ probation yesterday after pleading guilty to threatening to stab estranged family members to death.

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Accused denies killing teenager

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday in connection with the shooting death of a teenager in late July.

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Woman given probation for police officer attack

A WOMAN was placed on three months’ probation yesterday after admitting assaulting a female police officer.

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Pastor given bail in knife attack case

A PASTOR was granted $3,000 bail yesterday after allegedly attacking a woman with a knife.

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Man accused over Indian hemp

A MAN was granted $4,500 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly being found with more than three pounds of Indian Hemp.

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Teen in court over gun charge

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail yesterday for alleged firearm and ammunition possession.

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Two fined over marijuana find

AN AMERICAN and another man were both fined yesterday after admitting to separate marijuana drug charges.

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Bail denied in firearm case

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being found with an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.

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Suspect accused of attack on man with prosthetic leg

A MAN was granted $6,000 bail yesterday in relation to allegedly causing grievous harm and damage to a man with a prosthetic leg.

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Man in land fraud case

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail yesterday for alleged fraudulent distribution of Crown Land acquisition letters to two churches for five acres of land.

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Suspect is charged with four-year-old boy's murder

A 22-year-old man was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday in connection with the murder of four-year-old Kenton Seymour Jr.

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Man accused of accomplice's death in botched murder scheme

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for the death of his accomplice in a botched murder scheme after a string of attempted murders.

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Couple fined after airport argument

AN AMERICAN couple were fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of disorderly behaviour, obstruction and causing harm to a police officer at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Three fined over drugs charges

A WOMAN and a pair of men were fined yesterday on two separate drug charges.

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Man accused of attempted murder with handgun

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for allegedly attempting to kill two men with a handgun.

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Four charged in connection with human smuggling tragedy

Four men appeared in court on Friday, charged in connection with last Sunday’s human smuggling boat tragedy in which 17 people, including a pregnant woman, lost their lives.

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Man accused of gunpoint raids

A MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for charges of robbing two woman of their $1,000 iPhones at gunpoint.

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Man denies deceiving officer

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for trying to deceive a public officer.

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$300 for assaulting ex-girlfriend

A MAN was fined $300 yesterday for assaulting his estranged girlfriend during an argument.

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Three teens accused of endangering officers

THREE male teenagers were remanded in custody yesterday for endangering the lives of three police officers with a gun. Jeffrey Toussaint, 19, and two 17-year-old boys.

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Pair accused of armed robbery

A WOMAN and a man were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of robbing another woman at gunpoint, with the female defendant also charged with trying to cash a fraudulent $3,000 cheque.

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Nygard’s ‘fraudulent’ asset seize exposed

Accusations that Peter Nygard “fraudulently” sought to seize assets he does not own have been exposed by a legal claim against a Bahamian financial services provider involving a once-$40m yacht.

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Two accused of robberies

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of attempted robbery and robbery by violence.

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Man ‘stole care while under the influence’

A MAN was ordered to attend counselling yesterday after pleading guilty to stealing his uncle’s girlfriend’s car and phone.

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Man accused of attack on family with cutlass

A MAN was granted $2,500 bail yesterday on charges of assaulting his wife and son with a cutlass.

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Man admits indecent assault at PI hotel

A MALE AMERICAN tourist was remanded in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for indecently assaulting a female tourist at a hotel bar at Paradise Island.

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Woman used cutlass and car in attack

A WOMAN was ordered to attend anger management classes yesterday after admitting to assaulting a man with a cutlass and a car.

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Man admits guilt in drugs case

TWO men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after police allegedly found $7,800 worth of drugs under their kitchen sink.

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Man ‘stole car and shotgun’

A MAN was sent to prison from the Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of stealing a woman’s car and shotgun at gunpoint.

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Woman denies harbouring

A WOMAN resident of Grand Bahama was charged in a Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Monday with harbouring a criminal.

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Attorney must pay $165k over ‘forged’ bank drafts

A Bahamian attorney has been ordered to pay Scotiabank some $165,000 after his business account became overdrawn due to two bank drafts that were discovered to be “forgeries or counterfeit”.

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Teen boys deny gun possession

TWO male juveniles were granted $7,000 bail yesterday after being found in possession of a loaded pistol.

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Man accused over PI stabbing

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly stabbing to death a man on Paradise Island last week.

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Charged over murder bid

A MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of trying to kill another man with a gun.

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Suspect accused of assault with intent to rape

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services from a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was charged of assault with intent to rape.

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‘Patronising’ Medical Council move caused family break-up

A Supreme Court judge has slammed the Bahamas Medical Council’s “dismissive and patronising” approach to rejecting an expatriate doctor’s bid to be licensed as a radiology specialist - a decision that forced her family to split-up.

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$3,500 fine for drugs charges

A MAN was ordered to pay $3,500 in fines in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday after pleading guilty to possessing more than 10lbs of Indian hemp.

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Bail granted in indecent assault case

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court on Friday accused of indecently assaulting a woman.

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Man charged with unlawful sex

AN 18-YEAR-OLD male was charged in Magistrate’s Court on Friday with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

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Man charged with possession of firearm, ammunition

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday on firearm and ammunition charges.

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WSC co-accused takes plea deal

A WOMAN accepted a three-year-probation plea deal in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for her involvement in Long Island MP Adrian Gibson’s ongoing trial, which is connected to his time as executive chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

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Two in court accused of assault

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate assault charges.

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Pair charged with housebreaking

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of housebreaking and stealing more than $18K worth of personal items.

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In court over $143 of stolen booze

TWO men were sentenced to three months in prison in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for receiving $143 worth of alcoholic beverages.

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Man accused of stealing battery

A MAN accused of stealing a car battery was granted $500 bail yesterday.

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Discharge for man who resisted arrest

A MAN was placed on a conditional discharge yesterday after admitting to using obscene language against a police officer and resisting arrest.

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Man accused of killing a suspected murderer

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with the shooting death of a man who had been charged with the murder of a 70-year-old woman.

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Two granted bail in gun case

TWO men were granted $6,000 bail yesterday after allegedly being found with a component part of a 9mm pistol.

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COVID restrictions help ex-airline chief avoid jail

COVID restrictions literally provided a get-out-of-jail route for a former airline principal who successfully overturned a one-month prison sentence for contempt of court.

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Man accused over drugs

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges related to possession of cocaine and marijuana.

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Attacker hit man at mall with a piece of wood

A MAN was remanded in custody for psychological evaluation after assaulting a man at the mall with a piece of wood.

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$5,000 bail over assault

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail yesterday in relation to an alleged assault of a man and woman with a car and then threatening to harm that same woman at a later date.

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Pair accused of robbery

TWO teenage males were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for stealing $700 during an armed robbery.

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Police probe slammed: $101k must be returned to carpenter

The Royal Bahamas Police Force has been ordered to return $101,038 in cash seized from a part-time carpenter after the Court of Appeal criticised its non-existent investigation into whether this represented criminal proceeds.

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Bail denied for suspect in attempted murder

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday for alleged attempted murder in addition to several other charges.

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Three accused over death of 78-year-old

THREE young people were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on yesterday in the death of a 78-year-old man two years ago on Grand Bahama.

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Man denies smuggling cell phone into prison

A MAN yesterday pleaded not guilty to trespassing and taking prohibited articles into a correctional facility.

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Lawyer in libel case wants MP's ex-fiancée to give evidence

THE attorney representing the man accused of defaming Long Island MP Adrian Gibson has requested that Mr Gibson’s ex-fiancée be summoned to court to give evidence in the case.

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Teen charged with murder and attempted murder

A TEENAGER was charged with murder and attempted murder on Friday in connection with a shooting incident that left one man dead and three others in hospital last month.

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Man in court on incest charge

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly having sexual intercourse with his underaged sister.

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Officer waded into sea to arrest accused

TWO men were granted bail on separate assault charges yesterday.

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Suspect accused of stealing $80 of women’s underwear given $1,000 bail

A MAN was granted $1,000 bail yesterday for allegedly stealing $80 worth of ladies underwear from a store on Robinson Road.

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Pair reportedly found with $2.4m cash granted $16k bail

TWO men who were allegedly found with over $2.4m in cash at Inagua last year were each granted $16,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Two months jail for grabbing police officer

A MAN was sentenced to two months behind bars yesterday after admitting to assaulting a police officer as she tried to arrest his cousin.

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Man ‘had illegal drugs to deal with depression’

A MAN has been ordered to attend six months of drug counselling after being found with Indian Hemp.

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‘Pay $1,200 compensation for damaged windshield’

A MAN was ordered to pay $1,200 in compensation to another man yesterday for damaging his car’s windshield.

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Woman threw rock at car in revenge

A WOMAN was ordered to attend 200 hours of community service yesterday after admitting to throwing a rock at a man’s car who she was described as having an “intimate exchange relationship” with.

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Discharge over causing harm

A MAN was placed on 12 months conditional discharge by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for threatening and causing harm to his former girlfriend.

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Man accused of double assault

A MAN was denied bail yesterday after allegedly assaulting two women with a shotgun and a knife.

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Suspect on murder attempt charge

A MAN was sent to prison by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for attempting to kill a woman.

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Man accused of armed robbery

A MAN, accused of the armed robbery of a woman, was yesterday remanded in custody.

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Three and a half years in jail for thief who broke into convent

A MAN was sentenced to three and a half years in prison yesterday after breaking into a convent and stealing $2,370 worth of gardening and landscaping equipment.

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Judge blasts attorneys over ‘lazy indulgence’

A Supreme Court judge has slammed the “lazy indulgence” of Bahamian attorneys in swearing affidavits containing “material” evidence without knowing the facts because it could “embarrass and prejudice” legal cases.

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Man accused of causing harm

A MAN was placed on two years’ probation in a Magistrate’s Court for causing harm to another man.

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$1,000 fine over Indian hemp

A MAN was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday after he was found with over 11lbs of Indian hemp.

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Man charged with killing murder suspect

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the death of a man who was awaiting retrial for murder.

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Two face court over murder charges

TWO men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on two separate murder charges, one involving the death of a known murder suspect.

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Three face court on firearm charges

THREE men were arraigned in court yesterday on separate firearm and ammunition charges.

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Tourist guilty over hemp

AN AMERICAN tourist was discharged by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being found with Indian Hemp.

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Man tells court his stolen bike was on sale on Facebook

A MAN yesterday told a Magistrate’s Court that after his motorcycle was stolen, it was later placed on Facebook for sale.

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Bail granted for car theft suspect

A MAN accused of stealing a woman’s car was granted bail yesterday.

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Pair accused of indecent exposure

TWO men were yesterday arraigned on separate charges of indecent exposure.

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Bail granted to pair accused of death threats

TWO MEN were granted bail yesterday on separate charges of threats of death.

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Juvenile jailed for stealing car from woman at gunpoint

A MALE juvenile was sent to prison yesterday after he was accused of robbing a woman at gun point and stealing a car.

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Freeport man on murder charge

A FREEPORT man was charged with murder in the local magistrate’s court yesterday.

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Two men accused of rape, burglary and armed robbery

TWO young men were charged with burglary, armed robbery and rape, among other offences, in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon.

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Suspect in court over killing of murder accused

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday in connection with the death of an accused murderer.

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Four remanded after firearm found

FOUR MEN were remanded to prison yesterday in relation to firearm and ammunition charges.

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Man threatened with imitation gun

A MAN was placed on a conditional discharge yesterday for threatening another man with an imitation gun.

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Bail granted in $1,900 theft case

A MAN charged with stealing $1,900 worth of property from another man’s home was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man accused of kidnapping victim

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday by a Magistrate’s Court in relation to an allegation of kidnapping another man.

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Discharge over bar threat

A MAN, charged in a magistrate’s court with threatening another man at a bar, was yesterday given a conditional discharge and told to behave.

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Teen guilty of loitering

A MALE juvenile was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with loitering.

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Man punched sister

A MAN was placed on conditional discharge and told to behave by a magistrate after he admitted to punching his sister after a night out drinking alcohol.

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Anger management ordered after attack on man’s partner

A MAN was ordered to attend anger management courses by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after admitting to assaulting his female business partner.

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Bail granted in bottle attack case

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly attacking another man with a glass bottle.

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Man accused over gun and ammo

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after facing firearm and ammunition charges.

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Two accused over Indian hemp

TWO men were granted $5,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being arrested for allegedly having almost $15,000 worth of Indian Hemp.

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Court: Race ‘sabotage’ worker’s firing justified

The Island School’s former chief administrator, who was fired for bad-mouthing her employer as “a racist and sexist organisation that was willfully breaking” Immigration laws, has had her termination upheld by the Supreme Court.

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Jailed after series of thefts on Andros

AN ANDROS MAN was sentenced to two years and three months in prison yesterday after a series of thefts on the island and escaping the local police station.

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Three months in jail for assault

A magistrate’s court sentenced a man to three months in prison for assaulting a woman with a figurine.

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Bail granted in car damage case

A WOMAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for intentionally breaking another woman’s car.

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Three accused over firearm, ammunition and drugs

THREE men and a woman appeared in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with firearm, ammunition and drug offences.

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Appeal application for bail denied for murder accused

THE Bahamas Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal application of murder accused Dentawn Grant, who was denied bail by a Supreme Court judge for his own safety after attempts were made on his life.

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Counselling order over drug possession

A MAN was ordered to attend drug counselling classes after pleading guilty in the Magistrate’s court yesterday to possessing Indian Hemp.

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Bail over death threats

A MAN and a woman were granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of threats of death.

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Jailed for bid to steal bumper

A MAN was sentenced to three months in prison yesterday for trying to steal a man’s car bumper.

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Man accused of rape

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday after he faced a rape charge.

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Man guilty of housebreaking

AN ANDROS man was sentenced to nine months in prison yesterday on charges related to housebreaking, stealing and damage.

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Juveniles put on probation for gay slurs and throwing rocks

TWO male juveniles were put on a year’s probation by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for hurling rocks and homophobic slurs at a man last year.

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Teen jailed for causing harm

AN 18-year-old youth was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday after being found guilty of grievous harm.

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Two accused over weapons

TWO men were separately sentenced in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday - one in connection with possession of a component part of a firearm and another for carrying arms.

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Woman attacked former business partner with piece of wood

A WOMAN was put on six months’ probation yesterday after threatening and attacking a former female business partner with a piece of wood.

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Boy’s home escapee ‘made gun threat’

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after escaping Simpson Penn School for Boys and threatening a man with a gun.

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Man who hit ex-girlfriend told to take anger classes

A MAN was ordered to attend anger management classes by a magistrate yesterday for assaulting his former girlfriend.

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Man accused of assault on woman police officer

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was charged with assaulting a female police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.

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Eight months in jail for hitting woman with bat

A WOMAN was sentenced to eight months behind bars for hitting another woman in the head with a metal bat.

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Two charged over firearms

TWO men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with separate firearm and ammunition charges.

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Man accused of armed robbery

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of an armed robbery at Montagu Beach last week.

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Court hears that suspect ‘tried to kill two police officers and a woman’

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday accused of attempting to murder two police officers and a woman.

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Three accused over $70k GB cocaine find

THREE men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a $70,000 cocaine raid in Grand Bahama last week.

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Man accused of indecent assault on American teen

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he faced an allegation of indecently assaulting an American teenage girl.

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Four face court over robbery and firearm

FOUR young men were in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday faced with various charges, including two counts of armed robbery and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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$200 fine over Indian hemp find

A MAN was fined $200 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for possession of dangerous drugs.

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Man accused of attempted murder

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a charge of attempted murder.

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Jailed for receiving stolen aerosols

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison yesterday for receiving $47.36 worth of aerosols over the Father’s Day Weekend.

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Accused says he was victim of abuse by police officers

A MAN claiming to be a victim of police abuse was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

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Six months in jail for indecent assault

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the indecent assault of a woman last year.

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Pair face drug charges

TWO MEN were charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday with drug and money laundering offences.

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Two accused of attempt to kill man and woman

TWO men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a shared charge of two counts of attempted murder of a man and woman.

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Officer testifies in assault case

AN OFFICER gave testimony in a Magistrate’s Court in a man’s ongoing trial where he faces accusations of assaulting a police officer last Christmas.

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Harm and threats focus of cases

TWO MEN were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of causing harm and threats of harm.

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Discharge in drugs case

A Magistrate’s Court yesterday placed a man, accused of drugs, on conditional discharge.

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Shop-breaker is jailed

A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for shop-breaking.

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Minister’s brother fined

A MAN was fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on multiple charges, including disorderly behaviour and assaulting a female police officer.

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Disabled crane operators lose Weather Dept tornado claims

Three former Freeport Container Port operators have lost their bid to claim damages from the Government over disabilities and “extensive psychological trauma” resulting from the March 2010 tornado that devastated the firm’s operation.

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Two accused after discovery of Indian hemp

TWO men were arraigned separately in different Magistrate’s Courts yesterday on drug charges.

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37-year-old accused of unlawful sex with girl

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday after he was accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a ten-year-old girl.

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Man accused of harming two victims

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday accused of causing harm to two men and assaulting one of them with a handgun.

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Veteran policeman and two Colombians accused over drugs

A VETERAN police officer - who has now been relieved of his duties - and two Colombian men were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday accused of importing 181 pounds of cocaine and 31 pounds of indian hemp into Acklins last week.

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Four teens accused of Quinton McKenzie's murder

FOUR teens appeared in a Magistrate’s Court accused of murder.

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Woman jailed for making false rape report

A WOMAN was sentenced to two months in prison for making a false rape report and was told that she did a “very wicked thing.”

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Man pleads not guilty to indecent assault of university students

A MAN pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault of two female university students.

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Man accused of attempted rape

A MAN was accused in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday of attempting to rape a 29-year-old woman.

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$3,000 bail in causing harm case

A MAN, accused of causing harm to another man, was granted $3,000 bail in the Magistrate’s court yesterday.

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Suspect accused of copper theft

A MAN was granted $4,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of stealing and receiving almost $2k worth of copper wires from a woman’s house.

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Unlawful sex charge for 55-year-old suspect

A MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of unlawfully having sex with a mentally unstable woman and assaulting her with a knife.

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Acklins man accused of assaulting officer

AN ACKLINS man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with threatening a police officer and assaulting him with a vehicle.

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‘Where did church’s Dorian funds go?’

THE Church of God has been asked in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court to account for $500,000 in Hurricane Dorian contributions it received to aid victims and churches under its umbrella that were ravaged by the Category Five storm in 2019.

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Man accused of causing harm

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of causing harm and threats of death.

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Suspect accused of stealing electronics

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of stealing more than $5,000 worth of electronics from another man’s home.

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Man accused of firing gun

A MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after “wantonly” discharging an unlicensed firearm.

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Sandals founder’s family in Bahamian legal battle

The family of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, the late Sandals resort chain founder, have become embroiled in an escalating Bahamian legal dispute over the multi-million dollar estate he has left behind.

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Two facing court over vehicular manslaughter

TWO MEN were granted $10,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on two separate charges of vehicular manslaughter.

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Man denies failing to declare cash

A MAN was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for failing to declare money to a US border officer.

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Man, 20, accused of underage sex

A MAN was charged in the Magistrate’s Court for having sex with an underaged girl.

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Boys accused of stabbing

TWO teenage boys were charged in Magistrate’s Court in connection with the stabbing of two students at AF Adderley Junior High last week.

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Accused of fraud marriage to gain permit

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court last week after being accused of attempting a fraud marriage to gain a spousal permit.

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Two charges of endangering life

A MAN faced two counts of endangering life and a charge of causing grievous harm to a woman in Magistrate’s Court last week.

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Three face court on drugs charges

THREE WOMEN and a man were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on separate drug charges.

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Accused of manslaughter

A MAN was charged in the Magistrate’s Court for manslaughter and possession of an unlicenced firearm.

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Sacrilege trial hears testimony from officers

TWO OFFICERS testified in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday at a man’s ongoing sacrilege trial for breaking into a church last year.

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$2,000 bail over threats

A MAN was granted $2,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for issuing threats of harm.

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Counselling for drugs

A MAN was ordered to attend six months of drug counselling yesterday as part of a conditional discharge.

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Two accused after woman punched

TWO MEN were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with punching a woman and stealing nearly $1,000 worth of her property.

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Former senator on sex offence charge

A FORMER SENATOR was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

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Man accused of attack on wife

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly assaulting his wife.

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Teens accused of gunpoint robbery

TWO TEENAGERS were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of stealing $300 from a woman at gunpoint.

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Bailed in stolen car case

A MAN was granted $6,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after attempting to sell a stolen car.

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US woman fined over live ammunition in luggage

AN American woman was fined $500 in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for having a live round of 9mm ammunition in her luggage.

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Four face court on drugs charges

FOUR men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug charges.

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Canadian accused of raping tourist

A CANADIAN MAN was remanded in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on rape charges against a female American tourist.

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Vagrant denies stealing $60 in bag

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of vagrancy and theft.

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18 months in jail over 9mm pistol

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday for firearms and ammunition offences.

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Man told to take anger management after attack on his sister

A MAN was ordered to attend anger management classes yesterday after assaulting his sister and another man.

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Retrial for ‘killer’ given 65 years jail

THE Court of Appeal has ordered the retrial of a man who was convicted of murder and sentenced to over 60 years in prison.

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Four accused over firearm

FOUR men were arrested for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition discovered at a residence in Freeport.

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Turkish man accused of indecent assault

A TURKISH man has been accused of indecently assaulting an American teenager while she was on vacation with her family in The Bahamas last week.

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Woman charged with abetment to assault

A WOMAN was granted $3,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday following her arraignment for abetting in an assault.

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Six-months’ probation after deceit charges

A WOMAN was put on six-months’ probation yesterday after being charged with two counts of deceit of a public officer.

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Two men charged in connection with fake $4,349 cheque

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a fake $4,349 cashier’s cheque.

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Man gets probation after assaulting girlfriend

A MAN was placed on six-months probation by a Magistrate’s Court after assaulting his girlfriend at a nightclub

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Arrest in connection with housebreaking, stealing

A MAN suspected of housebreaking and stealing was arrested on Wednesday in the Freeport area, a senior police official said.

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Two women charged after fight

TWO women faced causing harm charges against each other in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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$4,500 fine for shotgun owner

A MAN was fined $4,500 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges related to having an unlicensed shotgun and ammunition.

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Armed robbery accused faces court

A MAN was yesterday remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after facing an armed robbery charge in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Hotel employee accused of stealing $60,000

A WOMAN was granted $20K bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday where she was accused of stealing $60K from an Eleuthera hotel where she had worked for several months.

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Pair face court charged with drugs possession

A WOMAN and a man were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a drug related charge.

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Four in court over dangerous drug possession charges

FOUR MEN were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug offences.

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Man accused of vagrancy granted bail

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was alleged to have committed vagrancy and assaulted a police officer.

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Accused faces court over March 6 shooting death

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the murder of Perez Cuffe.

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Man who attacked and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend fined $850

A MAN was fined $850 in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for assaulting his former girlfriend who he accused of having an affair with his brother.

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Man found guilty of stealing parts

A MAN was found guilty by a magistrate yesterday of stealing $1,800 worth of car parts from a woman's car and also causing $200 damage to the same vehicle.

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Two accused over unlicenced firearm

A MAN and a woman were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.

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Bail granted in $52k marijuana case

A MAN was granted bail at nearly $10k in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly being found with $52,800 worth of marijuana last week.

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Teen admits attack with wheelbarrow handle

A RAGGED island teenager pleaded guilty yesterday in a Magistrate’s Court to attacking a man with a wheelbarrow handle after the man allegedly robbed him.

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Bud ‘fight’ on Burns House supply loss

Budweiser’s parent should have given BISX-listed Commonwealth Brewery more than one year’s notice warning when it terminated their distribution agreement and forced the Supreme Court into “uncharted territory”.

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Two accused in court of fraudulent marriage

TWO people were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with attempting to obtain a residence spousal permit by entering into a fraudulent marriage.

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Woman accused of stealing $4,800

A WOMAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $4,800 from the insurance company where she was previously employed.

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Bail granted for man accused of cruelty to five-year-old girl

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of abusing a five-year-old girl.

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Man accused of stealing $8,000 worth of goods

A MAN was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with stealing goods worth more than $8,000 from another man's home.

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Two face court on drugs charges

TWO men were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate drug charges.

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One pleads guilty as five deny drug possession

SIX MEN were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a single drug offence.

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Couple in court accused of receiving stolen television

A COUPLE was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with receiving a stolen item.

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Police officer testifies in hostel abuse trial

A POLICE Sergeant gave testimony in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in the ongoing Children’s Hostel trial where child abuse has been alleged.

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Pair in court after ‘fight with cutlasses’

TWO men were granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after allegedly attacking each other with cutlasses.

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Woman accused of stealing $15,000

A WOMAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after facing an allegation of stealing $15,000 from another woman.

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‘He stole $1,800 of parts from my car’

A WOMAN testified yesterday in a Magistrate’s Court trial of a man she accused of stealing $1,800 worth of auto parts from her car.

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Man accused of abusing girl, 5

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with abusing a five-year-old girl.

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Fraudsters plunder $2m through bank’s blunder

A Bahamian financial institution’s “serious error and negligence” resulted in fraudsters plundering more than $2m from one of its client’s accounts, the Supreme Court has revealed.

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Murder suspect faces court

A MAN, charged with the murder of Enrico Deal, was remanded to prison by a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Accused of sex attack on girl, 11

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

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Man accused of rape and attempted robbery

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with several offences, including rape and armed robbery.

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Fine for knife attack

A MAN was fined $300 in Magistrate’s Court on Friday for attacking another man with a knife.

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Guilty plea to drugs charge, two others discharged

TWO MEN and a woman were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with drug possession and intent to supply.

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Man gets probation for threatening to kill mother of his child

A MAN was put on probation for two years last Friday for threatening to kill the mother of his child.

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Four-year sentence for stealing $2,918 worth of goods from car

ON Friday a man was sentenced in the Magistrate’s Court to four years in prison for stealing almost $3,000 worth of goods from a car.

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Man ‘tried to use vehicle to attack three people’

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for an alleged vehicular assault on three people and causing damage to another car.

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Probation granted for Indian hemp possession

A MAN was placed on six months probation for a drug-related charge in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man bailed in drugs and firearm case

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for drug and firearm related charges.

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Child abduction suspect faces charges in court

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly attempting to kidnap a seven-year-old schoolgirl last March.

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Two charged after cocaine discovery

TWO MEN were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being found in possession of cocaine.

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Bail granted in $4k bank theft case

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of stealing over $4,000 from a local Royal Bank of Canada account.

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Man guilty of stealing groceries begs for help with drug problem

A MAN convicted for stealing groceries begged a Magistrate for help with his drug problem in court yesterday.

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Marijuana haul found in Freeport

GRAND Bahama police discovered a large quantity of suspected marijuana valued at $21,000 in the Freeport area.

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Officer testifies in indecent assault case

A POLICE officer gave testimony yesterday during the trial of a 23-year-old man who is accused of indecently assaulting his two nieces.

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Man accused of murder and attempted killing

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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Women charged over knife fight

TWO WOMEN were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges in connection with the same argument involving a knife in Golden Palm Estates.

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Woman accused of death threat

A WOMAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for threatening to kill a man.

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Two in court over hemp find

TWO Inagua men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with possession of 40 lbs of Indian Hemp.

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$40k bail set in $250k cocaine case

A MAN and a woman were granted $40,000 bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being charged with possession of nearly $250K worth of cocaine.

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Daughter of pastor in court on drug charges

THE daughter of a well-known pastor was put on a year’s probation for drug related charges yesterday.

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Man accused of double murder

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

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Bail granted in firearm case

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday following an arraignment related to allegations of possessing a weapon and ammunition.

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Four back in court accused of bid to kill two policemen

FOUR men who were charged last week on other criminal matters, were denied bail in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being further charged with the attempted murder of two police officers.

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Man charged with assault with a dangerous instrument granted bail

A 32-year-old man who denied assaulting another man with a handsaw nearly two months ago was granted $5,000 bail before his trial.

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Man remanded to prison ahead of sentencing for stealing car battery, other items

A MAN was sent to prison Friday after admitting to stealing a woman’s car battery and an assortment of items from a local grocery store last month.

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Man faces drugs charge

A MAN was fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a drug charge.

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Men accused of attempted murders

TWO MEN were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday allegedly in connection with a string of attempted murders in New Providence.

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Six in court over gun and ammo

FIVE MEN and a woman were charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after they were found with a prohibited weapon and ammunition.

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Pair denied bail in murder cases

TWO MEN were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday on separate murder charges.

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$15k bail granted in assault rifle case

A MAN was granted a combined bail of $15,000 yesterday after being found in possession of a prohibited assault rifle and 33 lbs of drugs.

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Thief released after time served in custody

A MAN was released from a custodial sentence yesterday, with a magistrate taking into account his time already served, for stealing.

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Bail granted in drugs case

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate’s Court after allegedly being found with dangerous drugs.

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Woman admits she stole phone left on cashier counter

A WOMAN guilty of stealing by finding was fined in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Company accused of role in baby’s death

An ex-Family Guardian executive, who is alleging that the insurer’s actions helped cause her unborn baby’s death, has lost the battle to have a covert recording of her meeting with the firm’s president admitted as evidence.

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Man granted bail in drugs and money case

A MAN was granted $6,000 bail in a Magistrate’s Court for alleged drug possession and laundering over $1,000.

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Man accused of two armed robberies

A MAN was yesterday remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services for allegedly committing two counts of armed robbery.

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Guilty of carrying dagger

A MAN was sternly warned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for carrying a throwing dagger into a bar last weekend.

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Pregnant woman fined over drugs

A PREGNANT mother was fined in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for possession of dangerous drugs.

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Man accused of gunpoint robbery

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint of her vehicle.

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Mother in tears as son jailed over firearm

A MOTHER burst into tears in a Magistrate’s Court room yesterday as her son was sentenced to two years in prison for firearm and ammunition possession.

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Theft trial for Solomon’s employee to go ahead

IT WAS determined yesterday that there is sufficient evidence to proceed in a trial of a former Solomon’s Fresh Market employee accused of stealing $342.50 worth of groceries.

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Trio on murder bid charge

THREE men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Friday accused of attempting to murder a man.

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Man faces court over attempt to deposit fake bills at bank

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Friday for trying to deposit two fake $100 bills at a bank.

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Bail granted in police assault case

A MAN accused of assaulting a police officer was granted bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man denies series of Paradise Island thefts

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a series of thefts on Paradise Island that included over $5,000 worth of smart TVs and almost $200 worth of alcohol.

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Man in court over assault rifle find

A MAN was charged yesterday after being found in possession of a prohibited assault rifle and 33 lbs of drugs.

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Two accused in cases of causing harm

TWO men were granted bail after being charged in Magistrate Court’s yesterday on separate charges of causing harm.

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Woman ‘stabbed boyfriend in eye’

A WOMAN was remanded to prison yesterday after she was charged with stabbing her boyfriend in his right eye.

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Teenage thief ordered to pay back victim after car raid

A TEENAGER was yesterday ordered to compensate a woman whose car he broke into last month and stole over $1,000 worth of items.

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Judge: ‘Difficult to digest’ Gov’ts Rum Cay claims

A Supreme Court judge says it is “difficult to digest” that the Prime Minister’s Office would assert a 15-acre Rum Cay land parcel was Crown Land when this totally contradicted evidence from the Government’s own surveyors.

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Trio on firearm charges

THREE men who denied gun-related charges were remanded to prison yesterday.

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Teenager accused of gunpoint robbery

AN 18-year-old boy accused of robbing a man of his vehicle at gunpoint last week was denied bail yesterday.

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Man denied bail in indecent assault case

A 54-year-old man accused of molesting a teenage girl earlier this year was denied bail yesterday.

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Three deny $1m marijuana charges

THREE men who denied being found with over $1m worth of marijuana in Abaco last week were yesterday granted bail before their trial.

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Prison officer denies smuggling drugs

A SENIOR prison officer has denied smuggling drugs into the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services last week.

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Bail granted in deadly reckless driving case

A WOMAN accused of killing a man by reckless driving earlier this year and then fleeing the scene was granted $10,000 bail yesterday.

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Three charged with obtaining credit by false pretenses

A professional Bahamian Chef, along with two others, was charged with obtaining credit by false pretenses in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man charged with failing to give address to officers, resisting arrest

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court Friday after allegedly failing to give his address to officers and resisting arrest.

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Woman accused of murder and attempted murder

A WOMAN, accused of the murder of another woman after a shooting in Pinewood Gardens, was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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One year sentence for firearm related charges

A MAN was sentenced in a Magistrate's Court on Friday to one year in prison for firearm related charges after claiming to have found the loaded gun that was on him when he was arrested.

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Man accused of threatening and assaulting the mother of his child

A MAN was granted bail in a Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of threatening and assaulting the mother of his child.

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Man fined over fake licence plate

A MAN was fined in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for deceiving a public officer and driving with a fraudulent licence plate.

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Man accused of sex with 12-year-old

A MAN accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl is expected to stand trial in the Supreme Court in three months.

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Two accused of attacks on women

TWO men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on separate charges of assaulting women.

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Police officer testifies in stolen goods trial

A POLICE officer testified yesterday in a man’s trial for possession of stolen toolboxes.

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Rape accused denied bail

A 23-year-old man accused of raping a woman last year was denied bail in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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$1,300 fine over marijuana

A MAN was fined $1,300 yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

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‘Officer attacked my client’, says attorney

AN attorney representing a 35-year-old man accused of assaulting a police officer claimed he was attacked by the officer.

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Man denied bail in murder case

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with murder.

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Boy, 14, accused of $12k fraud

A 14-year-old boy was granted bail yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with $12,000 worth of fraud charges.

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Man fined for hammer assault

A MAN was fined on Thursday for assaulting his uncle with a hammer.

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Year's probation for drug charge

A MAN was placed on a year's probation on Thursday on a drug charge.

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Woman accused of death threat

A WOMAN was granted bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after threatening another woman with death.

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Omar Archer bailed and is told to stay off social media

OMAR Archer was granted $8,000 bail ahead of his intentional libel trial yesterday.

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Woman accused of aiding murder bid

A 25-year-old woman was remanded to prison yesterday accused of aiding in the attempted murder of a man last week.

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Security manager testifies in Fresh Market theft trial

A SECURITY manager testified yesterday in the ongoing trial of a former employee of Solomon’s Fresh Market, who is accused of stealing $342.50 worth of groceries.

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Man accused of harming woman

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was charged with causing grievous harm to a woman at a bar.

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Girl, 14, charged over knife attack

A 14-year-old girl was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of attacking a woman with a knife.

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30 months for sex offence

A 32-year-old man who masturbated in front of a woman with whom he shared a cell last year was sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday.

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Omar Archer charged over voice note

OMAR Archer was charged with intentional libel yesterday for allegedly defaming National Security Minister Wayne Munroe in a voice note that went viral last month.

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Murder suspect denied bail

A 26-year-old man accused of murdering another man as he sat on the porch of his home last week was denied bail yesterday.

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Man charged with string of robberies on Exuma

A MAN from Exuma was granted bail on Friday for a string of robberies on the island and was also ordered to pay a fine on a drug charge.

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Not guilty plea to marijuana possession

A MAN was arraigned on Friday accused of marijuana possession.

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Man in court on ammunition and firearm component part charges

A MAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on Friday after he was arraigned on ammunition and firearm component part charges.

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‘Caught in the act’ over soccer bribe chief deal

A senior Bahamian banker’s claim for wrongful/unfair dismissal, after he was “caught in the act” dealing with a key figure in world soccer’s bribery scandal, was yesterday rejected for a second time by the judicial system.

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Two accused of threats of harm

TWO men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for two separate charges of threats of harm.

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‘$3k of drugs belonged to my boyfriend’ court is told

A WOMAN was fined yesterday after being found in possession of more than $3,000 worth of marijuana which she said belonged to her boyfriend.

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$200 fine for man over marijuana found in vehicle

A 20-year-old man who was found with a small quantity of marijuana earlier this week was fined $200 yesterday.

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Knife attack accused on bail

A 62-year-old woman who denied assaulting another woman with a knife last month was granted $3,500 bail ahead of her trial yesterday.

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$100 theft case reaches court

A SENIOR magistrate yesterday deferred the sentencing of a man who admitted to stealing $100 cash from a woman last month.

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$75k fine over cocaine

A 24-YEAR-OLD man who smuggled $100,000 worth of cocaine into the country last year was fined $75,000 yesterday as part of a plea deal.

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Murder suspect ‘violated bail’

A MAN accused of murder appeared in court yesterday for violating the conditions of his bail.

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Man accused over fake currency

A MAN was arraigned yesterday on possession of forged currency and drug charges.

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Two men face court over drug possession charges

TWO men were sentenced in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for separate drug charges.

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‘Our Daddy only had a gun to protect us’

A POLICE officer yesterday testified how daughters of a man accused of firearm possession told him on the day of his arrest that their father only had the weapon to protect them.

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American tourist had marijuana as he headed to flight

AN American tourist who was arrested at the airport for marijuana possession was yesterday bound to keep the peace for one year.

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45-year-old faces court over rape

A 45-year-old man was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, accused of raping a woman last month.

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Two men are accused of Baillou Hill shooting

TWO men accused of shooting a man while he was driving on Baillou Hill Road last month were charged with murder yesterday.

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Fraud charge for using friend’s card

A GRAND Bahama man who used his friend’s credit card without permission while vacationing on Paradise Island was charged with fraud on Friday.

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Drug counselling classes ordered for man found with marijuana

A 39-year-old man was ordered to attend drug counselling classes for six months after police found him with two grams of marijuana last month.

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Man charged with murder over Coconut Grove double shooting

A 21-year-old man was sent to prison on Friday to await trial in connection with a double ​shooting in Coconut Grove that happened nearly a month ago. He was charged with murder.

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Man accused of rape denied bail

A 33-year-old man accused of raping a teenager last month was denied bail on Friday.

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Exuma man accused of murder bid

A MAN from Exuma appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly attempting to murder another man in New Providence.

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Accused ‘assaulted girlfriend and police officer’

A MAN was arraigned yesterday accused of assaulting his girlfriend and a police officer in two separate incidents.

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Man accused of phone robbery

A MAN appeared in court yesterday in connection with an armed robbery of $16,000 worth of smartphones last December.

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$100k fine for drugs charges

A MAN was fined $100,000 yesterday for drug charges dating back to 2014.

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Man accused over death threat

A MAN was arraigned yesterday for threatening a woman with death over the weekend.

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Couple ‘made things work’, drop charges

A COUPLE who appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for causing harm and assault against each other withdrew the charges, with one of the accused saying the two were working on things.

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13-year-old accused of stabbing at AF Adderley

A TEENAGER was charged with attempted murder yesterday in connection with a stabbing incident at AF Adderley Junior High School last week. ​

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Man fined after being caught stealing

A 30-year-old man who stole from a woman’s car last week was yesterday ordered to pay $250 to avoid spending eight months behind bars.

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Man who punched pregnant wife ordered to take anger management

A 32-year-old man was yesterday ordered to attend anger management classes for three months after admitting to punching his pregnant wife during a heated argument last week.

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‘I arrived illegally 20 years ago’, migrant accused of fraud told officers

A HAITIAN man accused of entering into a fake marriage told immigration officers that he came into the country on an illegal vessel over 20 years ago, a court heard yesterday.

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Exuma man accused over burglary and drugs

A MAN from Exuma was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with burglary and drug possession.

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Father fined after police find drugs stash

A FATHER was fined yesterday for drug possession after police found the contraband in his home.

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Man guilty of possession of fake driving licence

A MAN was placed on two years’ probation yesterday after being arrested for possessing a fake driver’s licence.

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Crooked Island man denies assaulting police officers

A MAN from Crooked Island was arraigned yesterday on five separate charges, including two counts of assaulting police officers and causing harm to another man.

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Man held over knife discovery

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for unlawfully carrying arms.

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Man accused of string of Andros robberies

A MAN suffering from mental illness was charged in the Magistrate’s Court for a string of robberies in Andros.

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Manager loses $195k claim over alleged watches theft

A store manager has lost his $195,000 claim against a luxury goods retailer over the alleged theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in watches despite being cleared of all criminal charges relating to the affair.

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Man ‘had items believed to be stolen’

A MAN was arraigned yesterday on charges of unlawful possession.

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Woman accused of vagrancy

A WOMAN was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services for psychological evaluation after being charged with vagrancy yesterday.

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Father jailed for firearm offences

A FATHER was sentenced to 16 months in prison yesterday on firearm and ammunition charges.

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American accused of firearm offences

AN AMERICAN was arraigned yesterday after he was found in Bimini in possession of nine firearms as well as extended magazines and ammunition.

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Man on incest charges

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on charges of committing incest with his three-year-old daughter.

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Two face murder charges

TWO men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on separate murder charges yesterday.

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Water Corp ultimatum over Bran $40k claim

A Supreme Court judge has given the Water & Sewerage Corporation two weeks to either file a defence or pay Branville McCartney’s law firm $40,000 in a dispute related to a defamation action launched by ex-chairman Adrian Gibson.

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One year sentence for stealing from employer

A 47-year-old man who stole over $500 worth of items from his employer was sentenced to one year behind bars on Friday.

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Conditional discharge for tourist

AN American tourist who was caught with marijuana laced gummies was granted a conditional discharge on Friday.

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Man charged with three counts of attempted murder

A MAN was sent to prison Friday on several charges of attempted murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that was allegedly captured on video.

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Men jailed for six weeks for vagrancy

TWO men were sentenced to six weeks behind bars yesterday for vagrancy.

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31-year-old accused of stabbing murder

A 31-YEAR-OLD man was remanded to prison yesterday on murder charges.

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Man accused of molesting daughter

A 28-YEAR-OLD man accused of sexually molesting his six-year-old daughter was denied bail yesterday.

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In court over threats to woman

A MAN appeared in court yesterday accused of trespassing at Margaritaville Resort, threatening a woman and stealing property from the hotel on Monday.

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Man accused of causing harm

A MAN was arraigned yesterday accused of causing harm to another man in the parking lot of a water depot last weekend.

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Accused of attack on love rival with cutlass

A MAN was arraigned yesterday for allegedly attacking the father of his girlfriend’s child with a cutlass last week.

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ASH DID NOT TESTIFY ‘AFTER PAY DISPUTE’: Decision to drop case against former minister explained

THE case against former Cabinet Minister Kenred Dorsett was dropped after a dispute with prosecutors and chief witness Jonathan Ash over money the latter believed he was owed by the government, The Tribune was told.

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Man on probation after assault on wife

A MAN was placed on two months’ probation after assaulting his wife in their home last weekend.

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Mother pleads guilty after attacking son

A MOTHER who was arrested after attacking her son with a knife was placed on probation for one year, given community service and ordered to attend counselling after pleading guilty to charges of child cruelty.

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Man accused of abusing 11-year-old

A MAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of child abuse against an 11-year-old girl.

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Teenage boy accused of attacking cop

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy appeared in court yesterday on charges of assaulting a police officer.

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American teen accused over nightclub attack

AN American teenager was arraigned on charges of disorderly behaviour and multiple counts of causing harm after attacking three women at a nightclub.

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BISX-listed insurer takes ‘conspiracy’ damages hit

A sales agent has been awarded damages for “conspiracy” and defamation against her former BISX-listed employer, which tried to pinch her insurance clients after terminating their relationship.

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Women convicted of killing Breanna launch appeals

TWO women convicted of murdering a teenage mother more than four years ago have launched appeals against their convictions.

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Accused over slapping mother

A 29-YEAR-OLD man who slapped his child’s mother during a heated argument last month was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Disturbance in court

A MAN was arrested in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he cursed a senior magistrate and punched a police officer in an unprovoked attack.

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Court orders man to repair his own son’s bicycle

A 56-YEAR-OLD man was yesterday ordered to repair his son’s bicycle after admitting damaging it earlier this week.

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Man cleared of murder

A JURY unanimously acquitted a 27-year-old man of murder on Monday.

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Man fined for taking drugs into prison

A MAN was fined yesterday for drug charges and taking contraband into a correctional facility.

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Officer testifies in drug trial

AN officer gave testimony yesterday in the ongoing drug trial of two men in the Magistrate’s Court.

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Fishermen’s fury over poaching ‘slap in face’

Fuming fishermen yesterday slammed a Supreme Court verdict, which effectively imposed just a one-month sentence on four Dominicans, as “a slap in the face” for those battling illegal poaching.

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Officers testify in weapons trial after firearm discovered

OFFICERS gave testimony yesterday in the ongoing weapons trial of three men.

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Man admits drug and contraband charges

A MAN pleaded guilty to drug and contraband charges in Magistrates Court after these items were found at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services last month.

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Accused claims she was victim of acid attack

A WOMAN who was accused of causing damage and making death threats against her ex’s wife alleged she only committed the acts because she was a victim of an acid attack at the hands of the complainants.

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Man jailed for 18 months over weapons charges

A NEW father was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday over weapons charges.

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Lawyer argues for no case submission in drug trial

A LAWYER argued for a no case submission in his client’s ongoing drug trial in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Pair fined $1,000 over cocaine and marijuana

A MAN and woman were fined over $1,000 yesterday after they were found with an assortment of drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.

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Police officer tells of questioning men in $1m Exuma drug operation

A POLICE officer testified yesterday of his role in questioning three men accused of being involved in a near $1m drug operation in Exuma last year.

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Man accused of indecent assault

A 44-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with indecently assaulting a four-year-old girl.

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Bahamian hotel owner defeats lender’s probe

A Bahamian asset manager’s bid to probe more deeply into a Nassau-based resort owner’s alleged $7.5m-$9m insolvency has been thwarted for a second time by the judicial system.

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Top financial officer claims employee admitted stealing cash from company

A TOP financial officer at a local insurance company yesterday recounted how a former employee admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from the company after officials found several compromised deposit bags in her desk.

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Community service for stealing jumper cable

A 25-year-old man who claimed he stole a jumper cable from a man’s vehicle because he was drunk was yesterday ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

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Officer says ten-year-old girl identified her attacker

A POLICE officer testified in court yesterday about how a ten-year-old girl identified an accused man as the person who allegedly indecently assaulted her.

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Officer testifies in Solomon’s theft trial

A POLICE officer testified yesterday in the ongoing trial of a former employee of Solomon’s Fresh Market, who is accused of stealing $342.50 worth of groceries.

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36 years locked away on a 7-year sentence

THE Supreme Court yesterday ordered the release of Eric Stubbs, a man who spent 36 years in Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre after he was convicted of rape in 1984.

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Murder charge in case of couple shot on motorbike

A 22-year-old man accused of shooting a couple who had been riding on a motorcycle earlier this year was yesterday charged with murder and attempted murder.

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Bail denied in rape case

A 40-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday on rape charges.

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Accused over fake currency

A MAN accused of possessing fake Bahamian currency notes was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man guilty of assault after attack with pipe

A 29-year-old man who claimed he hit another man with a pipe in self-defence was found guilty yesterday of assault with a dangerous instrument.

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Judge urges Condo Act reform over PI blunder

An architect’s blunder has ensnared a multi-million dollar Paradise Island project in multiple legal battles and prompted a Supreme Court judge to call for the Condominium Act’s reform.

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Man faces court on drug charge

A MAN appeared in court yesterday to face a drug charge after failing to appear for his standing firearm charges trial.

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$800 fine for ammunition possession

A MAN was fined $800 after pleading guilty in court yesterday to possession of ammunition.

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Officer testifies in $1m drug trial

A POLICE officer testified yesterday in the drug trial of three men who were allegedly caught in waters off South Andros with more than $1m worth of marijuana.

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Corrections officer guilty over intent to supply drugs

A BAHAMAS Department of Corrections officer was yesterday found guilty of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

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Man accused of possession of drugs

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with possession of drugs with intent to supply.

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Woman accused of drug smuggling

A Magistrate’s court yesterday determined whether there was sufficient evidence for a woman to face charges of smuggling drugs into the country.

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Freeport woman guilty of mini mall blaze

A 26-YEAR-OLD Freeport woman accused of setting fire to a business establishment pleaded guilty to arson in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama early this week.

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‘First-of-its-kind’ deal for $111m fraud victim

A Cayman judge has hailed a “first-of-its kind solution” that will enable a Bahamian financial institution and its clients to recover almost 70 percent of their $111m claim against “a serious fraud”.

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Pair ordered to take drug counselling classes

TWO men were ordered to attend drug counselling classes yesterday after they were found on separate occasions with small quantities of marijuana.

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Officer says woman kicked him in groin

A POLICE officer yesterday claimed he was kicked in the groin by a woman he attempted to arrest.

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Man tells how he was scammed in scheme

AN Eleuthera man yesterday testified about how he was scammed out of several thousand dollars after falling victim to a vehicle fraud scheme nearly four years ago.

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Court ruling points to major land issue

QUICK action by parliament might be needed to address the consequences of a new Privy Council ruling that says conveyances of land without subdivision approval since January 2011 are null and void, according to attorney Christina Galanos.

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Conditional discharge for man in drugs case

A MAN who appeared in court on drug charges was given a conditional discharge yesterday.

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Mother in tears as son is jailed for weapons charges

A MOTHER broke down in tears in court yesterday when her son was sentenced to five years in prison on weapon charges.

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Bahamian firm seeking to recover $77m from fraud

A Bahamian financial institution is awaiting a $77m recovery after falling victim to an alleged fraud involving an investment fund whose “chairman” is a Freeport accountant.

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Acquittal for man over 2009 murder and kidnap

THE Court of Appeal has declined to order a retrial in the case of a man whose convictions for murder, kidnapping, robbery and housebreaking were overturned in relation to an incident that happened in 2009.

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Fraudster pleads guilty

A 21-YEAR-OLD who fraudulently obtained money from a local bank last year after depositing a forged cheque pleaded guilty to the offence in Magistrates Court Friday.

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Community service for woman who stole from children's father's bank account

A MAGISTRATE on Friday chastised a woman who stole more than $900 from her children’s father’s bank account.

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Woman accused of assaulting son's former girlfriend

A WOMAN accused of assaulting her son’s former girlfriend was on Friday granted $1,000 bail before her trial.

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Judge paves way for new Water Corp union election

The Supreme Court has paved the way for new elections at the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s line staff union after dismissing a fresh challenge to the decision not to certify the original poll.

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BOB defeats ‘irregular’ $6m default judgment

Bank of The Bahamas yesterday emerged victorious in one of its two “highest risk” legal battles after a $6m default judgment against it was found to have been “irregularly” obtained.

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Four police charged over suspect’s death

FOUR police officers were charged with manslaughter yesterday in connection with the shooting death of Danrico Alexander Carey.

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US pair accused of false declarations to officers at airport

TWO Americans were accused of making false declarations to US officers at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Cop who beat his wife told to take anger management

A POLICE sergeant was yesterday ordered to attend anger management classes after he was found guilty of beating his wife over cheating allegations.

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Bail for man in theft trial

A 26-year-old man accused of stealing and several fraud related offences was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Two men fined after being found with drugs and cookies

TWO men were fined in court yesterday after being found with a quantity of marijuana earlier this week.

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Dog attack owner faces court

A 27-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a dog attack that left a woman in hospital last month.

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$3,000 fine for marijuana possession

A 50-year-old man was fined $3,000 yesterday after pleading guilty to drug possession with intent to supply.

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Two charged over murders

A MAN and a teenager were remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with two separate murders.

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Jailed for indecent assault on 14-year-old

A 39-year-old who admitted to touching a teenage girl’s private parts last year was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison.

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Pair accused of importing firearms remanded to prison

A MAN and a woman accused of importing several firearms, including a prohibited weapon, into the country were remanded to prison pending their bail hearing.

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Six-year-old tells court of abuse at hands of man

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl gave testimony in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday about the alleged sexual abuse she endured from a man on trial for unlawful sexual intercourse.

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Man accused of assaulting mother of his child

A MAN was arraigned in court on Friday accused of assaulting the mother of his child.

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Two face charges of unlawful sexual intercourse

TWO men were arraigned in separate cases on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor on Friday.

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Man denies stealing tools and supplies

A 66-YEAR-OLD man who denied stealing over $2,000 worth of tools and household supplies from a man earlier this week was yesterday granted $5,000 bail before his trial.

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Attempted murder charge

A FREEPORT man was charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s court yesterday with attempted murder.

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Haitian quartet fined for immigration offences

THREE Haitian men and a Haitian woman were fined in court yesterday on immigration charges.

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Robbery accused: We were beaten by police

TWO men accused of committing armed robberies claimed they were beaten by officers while in police custody.

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Jailed for death threat to woman

A MAN was sentenced to three months in prison yesterday for making death threats against a woman.

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Suspect accused of harm to sister

A MAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with causing harm to his sister after she attempted to kick him out of their shared home.

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Probation for man found with marijuana

A 33-YEAR-OLD man who was caught with a small amount of marijuana earlier this week was yesterday placed on probation for three months.

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Jailed for theft of tools from university

A 38-YEAR-OLD man who stole nearly $2,000 worth of tools and cleaning supplies from University of The Bahamas last year was sentenced to six months in prison yesterday.

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Woman says constable gave her forged letter

A WOMAN yesterday testified how a police constable charged her $2,500 to help her get a letter of administration for the estate of her deceased husband last year only to discover the document was forged.

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Ex-judge and QC fight over who should be paid costs

An ex-Supreme Court judge and top QC are battling over who is entitled to receive $114,793 in costs awarded with Western Air’s successful $1.5m claim against the Airport Authority.

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20-year-old accused of armed robbery

A 20-year-old man who is accused of stealing a woman’s vehicle at gunpoint was remanded to prison yesterday.

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$1,000 fine after being found with marijuana and cocaine

A 39-year-old man was fined nearly $1,000 yesterday after police found him with a quantity of marijuana and cocaine last week.

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Attempted murder accusation

A 26-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Pair denied bail over child sex claims

TWO men accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with underage girls were sent to prison yesterday.

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Man accused of stealing from church

A MAGISTRATE remanded a man accused of stealing church items to prison on Friday after he claimed he was “forced” by residents in his neighbourhood to commit the act.

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Two in court charged with murders

TWO men were remanded to prison on Friday on murder charges.

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Man gets one year sentence, $5,500 fine, for illegal firearm and ammunition

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to one year in prison and fined $5,500 on Friday after he was caught with an illegal firearm and ammunition earlier this month.

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28-year sentence for burglary and murder bid is quashed

THE Court of Appeal has quashed a combined 28-year sentence a man received for burglary and attempted murder when he was a teenager, adding that it would not be in the interest of justice to order a retrial.

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$800 fine for assaulting officer

A COUPLE was fined $800 yesterday after admitting to assaulting a police officer last month and resisting arrest.

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Counterfeit claim

A 21-year-old man accused of using counterfeit Bahamian money to purchase a cell phone last month was granted $3,500 bail ahead of his trial.

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Two face court over marijuana

TWO men were fined in court yesterday after being found earlier this week with a quantity of marijuana.

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‘Glaring deficiencies’: Top architect loses permit fight

A top architect yesterday pledged to fight on after losing a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to halt a building permit application due to “glaring deficiencies and inconsistencies”.

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‘I stole conch to support my family’

A 35-YEAR-OLD woman who claimed she stole $100 worth of conch last month to make extra money to support her family was discharged with a warning yesterday.

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Man convicted of rape

A 28-YEAR-OLD Abaco man was convicted of rape and other serious offences yesterday at the Grand Bahama Supreme Court.

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$400 fine over marijuana

A 44-YEAR-OLD man was yesterday ordered to pay $400 to avoid spending two months behind bars after police found more than five ounces of marijuana in his home last year.

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Bags with cocaine found on boat in the Exumas

A Drug Enforcement Unit officer yesterday testified about discovering three bags with suspected cocaine on a vessel captained by a Dominican and Colombian national in the Exuma chain last year.

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Released after vagrancy charge

A MAN who spent three months on remand after being arrested for vagrancy last year has been released from custody.

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Man in assault claim given bail

A MAN was granted bail yesterday in his ongoing trial in the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly assaulting his neighbour.

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April date for hostel trial

SIX women charged in connection with the beating of a number of wards at the Children’s Emergency Hostel will stand trial in April.

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Money laundering accusation

A JAMAICAN man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of money laundering and receiving.

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Six on drugs charges

SIX men were taken to court yesterday to face charges in connection with two separate drug seizures that took place on Moore’s Island and Ragged Island last week.

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Two on drug possession charge

TWO men were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday after being found in possession of dangerous drugs by police.

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Privacy concerns raised over bank details in Gibson libel case

A BANK employee raised financial privacy concerns regarding revealing the personal information of a man on trial for libelling former Water and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.

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Woman used her car as a weapon

A WOMAN charged with hitting a man with her car while aiming for her ex-boyfriend has officially changed her plea to guilty.

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Charged over death threats and assault

A MAN appeared in court yesterday charged with making death threats and assaulting a woman with a dangerous instrument.

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Man denies drug possession charge

A MAN who previously pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply officially changed his plea in the Magistrate’s Court.

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Man: I was hit by car as woman aimed for her ex

A MAN testified yesterday how he suffered injuries in 2020 when he was struck by a car when a woman hit him while aiming for her ex-boyfriend.

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Man accused over drugs

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being found in possession of dangerous drugs in his home.

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Pair to appeal convictions for killing Breanna

THE Court of Appeal yesterday adjourned the substantive hearing of the appeals of two women convicted of murdering teenage mother Breanna Mackey four years ago.

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Indecent assault sentence delay

A MAN who pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a woman in a police station’s holding cell last year had his sentencing hearing deferred to March.

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‘I had to have C-section after woman tried to run me over with a car’

A MOTHER told a court that she had to have an emergency C-section the day after a woman allegedly tried to run her over with a car last year.

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Homeless man jailed for punching two women

A HOMELESS Grand Bahama man who admitted to punching two women was convicted and sentenced yesterday to eight months in prison by a Freeport magistrate.

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Police testify in death by reckless driving case

TWO police officers gave testimony yesterday in the trial of a man accused of killing another man by reckless driving last year.

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$400 fine over marijuana

A 28-year-old man who was found with over three ounces of marijuana earlier this week was ordered to pay $400 to avoid spending two months behind bars.

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Accused blames officer for inmate’s death in cell

A 33-year-old man who was charged with murdering an inmate with whom he shared a cell last year claimed he was innocent and says he saw a prison officer beating the deceased.

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Former teacher awarded $24K for contract breach

A FORMER teacher who was let go over alleged rape charges he was later acquitted of, has been awarded $24,000 in costs by the Supreme Court after the government was found in breach of contract.

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Kidnap accused denied bail

A 35-year-old man accused of kidnapping and robbing several people at gunpoint last month was remanded to prison yesterday.

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18 months in jail for break-in

AN Andros man who broke into a woman’s house and stole several of her belongings last week was sentenced to 18 months behind bars yesterday.

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Marine and second man on $300k fraud charge

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer and another man were yesterday charged on several fraud-related offences after being accused of trying to defraud nearly $300,000 from Bank of The Bahamas last week.

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Two men charged in prayers murder

A MAN and a teenager accused of murdering a woman while she was on her way to a prayer meeting last week were remanded to prison yesterday.

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Immigration officer and DJ in court after viral video

AN immigration officer and a local DJ have been charged with causing grievous harm to a woman last week during an incident that was captured on video and later went viral.

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Bail denied in firearm case

A 20-year-old man who appeared in court yesterday on gun-related charges was denied bail ahead of his trial.

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Three women accused of smuggling drugs

THREE women accused of smuggling drugs and other items into the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man accused of stealing $5,500

A SENIOR magistrate on Friday granted bail to a 45-year-old man accused of stealing over $5,000 from another man.

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Bimini Bay developer to pay $600k on boat theft

Bimini Bay’s original developer has been ordered to pay almost $600,000 plus interest after being found guilty of negligence over the theft of a 41-foot yacht from its marina.

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‘YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE TO PRISON’: Magistrate laments law lets driver who killed two escape with fine

A 34-year-old man broke down and cried in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being fined $20,000 for killing a married couple on Christmas Day over a year ago.

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From remand to jail after prison officers find marijuana

A SENIOR magistrate yesterday sentenced a man who was on remand to eight months behind bars after he was found with 1.5 ounces of marijuana by prison officers last year.

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$1,000 fine for overstaying

A JAMAICAN man who overstayed his welcome in the country by four days was yesterday ordered to pay $1,000 to avoid spending one month behind bars.

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Jailed for stealing $40 of tools

A 48-year-old man was sentenced to three months in prison yesterday after admitting to stealing over $40 worth of tools from a local department store.

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Two accused of firearm possession

TWO men appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on firearm charges.

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Two years in jail for firing gun and fleeing

A MAN was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison and fined $6,000 after he pleaded guilty to a firearm charge.

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Three facing drug charges

TWO men and a woman were charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on two separate counts of possession of dangerous drugs.

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Probation over marijuana

A MAN, taken to court on marijuana charges yesterday, was placed on six months probation.

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$1m drug defendant ‘just trying to make money’

A POLICE officer yesterday testified how one of the men accused of being involved in a near $1m drug operation in Exuma last year told the police on the day of his arrest that he “was just trying to make some money”.

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‘Pay $400 fine over drugs’

A 45-year-old man who was found with more than two ounces of marijuana last week was yesterday ordered to pay $400 to avoid spending two months behind bars.

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Man jailed for stealing TV

A 40-year-old man who admitted stealing a television set from a local restaurant on Christmas Day was sentenced to 14 months in prison yesterday.

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Judge cuts $66k from Sir William’s outstanding loans

The late Sir William Allen’s estate has persuaded the Supreme Court to slash unpaid loans allegedly owed to a prominent Bahamian businessman by some $66,000.

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Man charged with murder of Leon Griffin and other killings

A 21-year-old was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with the murder of four people last year, including well-known businessman and former Bahamas Taxicab Union president Leon Griffin.

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Men accused of drug offences

SEVERAL men appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with a number of drug-related offences.

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Woman denies house break-in

A 56-year-old woman who denied breaking into a woman’s home and stealing several of her belongings earlier this month was yesterday granted bail before her trial.

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Plea agreements bring high rate of convictions

THE Director of Public Prosecutions Office secured a high conviction rate of 85 percent in 2021 while its use of plea agreements recovered after COVID-19 caused disruption in 2020, according to Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin.

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Migrants convicted

NEARLY 200 hundred migrants were convicted of immigration offences on Friday.

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Bahamian jailed for trying to smuggle migrant into U.S.

A FEDERAL district judge in Fort Lauderdale has sentenced Bahamian Jeremy Christoph Rolle to 60 months in prison for trying to smuggle a migrant previously removed from the country following aggravated felony convictions, including murder, into the United States.

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Man accused of indecent assault on girl

A 23-year-old man who denied indecently assaulting a ten-year-old girl was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Pair deny stealing boat

TWO men accused of stealing another man’s boat and car part last month were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Bail over baseball bat attack

A MAN and woman accused of hitting a man with a baseball bat last week were yesterday granted bail before their trial.

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‘My wife struck me with her vehicle’

A MAN told the court yesterday how his wife struck him with her vehicle, damaging his finger after she saw him with another woman at his mother’s house.

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Man waved cutlass

A MAN was ordered to attend counselling after he was charged yesterday with unlawfully carrying arms and brandishing a weapon.

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Three accused after series of armed robberies

TWO men and a juvenile were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with armed robbery.

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Man ‘threatened to kill his sister’

A 33-YEAR-OLD man accused of assaulting his younger sister and threatening her with death was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Pair accused of intentional libel

A MAN and a woman were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with intentional libel.

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Man admits house burglary

A 31-YEAR-OLD man who admitted to unlawfully entering a woman’s home and stealing several items last week was remanded to prison yesterday.

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Man charged with attempted murder, firearm and ammunition possession

A Grand Bahama man was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and firearm and ammunition possession in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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‘Bitter impasse’: Both sides claim win in Old Fort battle

A “bitter impasse” at one of western New Providence’s most affluent communities has ended with its developer confirmed as owner of the Old Fort Bay Club and the project’s marina.

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Six charged with child cruelty back in court

THE six women charged with child cruelty in connection with the beating of a number of wards at the Children’s Emergency Hostel appeared in a Magistrate’s Court for a bail application variation yesterday.

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Supreme Court must decide if man should be released

THE Privy Council has ruled that the Supreme Court must decide whether a man who has been detained at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre since 1985 should be released.

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Man charged with murder and attempted murder in Freeport

A 21-year-old Freeport man was charged with murder and attempted murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Attorney fined for contempt

A Bahamian lawyer was fined $35,000 and ordered to pay an additional $20,000 in legal costs after she was found guilty of contempt of court.

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Man denies breaking into school to steal $100 of food

A 22-year-old man who denied breaking into a local school and stealing food was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Jamaican pair arraigned over $600K marijuana haul

TWO Jamaican men were arraigned on several drug-related charges yesterday in connection with last week’s seizure of over $600,000 worth of marijuana that was found in Inagua.

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Man fined $5,000 for bid to tamper with jury

A 26-year-old man was fined $5,000 yesterday for asking a female juror to declare the man whose trial she was judging as innocent.

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$25m cocaine smugglers say officer aided them

TWO Venezuelan men who were caught trying to smuggle $25m worth of cocaine into the country last week were sentenced to five years in prison yesterday.

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NEW PROVIDENCE MAN ON GB SHOOTING CHARGE

A NEW PROVIDENCE man has been charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s court with attempted murder.

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FIVE ACCUSED OF HARBOURING FUGITIVE

FIVE men were charged before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court with harbouring a fugitive.

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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER ATTEMPT

A MAN was charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s court yesterday with attempted murder.

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MAN ‘TRIED TO SHOOT COP ON CHRISTMAS DAY’

AN Abaco man was remanded to prison yesterday after being accused of trying to shoot a police officer on Christmas Day.

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DISCHARGE OVER GROCERY THEFTS

A 40-year-old man who was caught trying to steal several household items from a local grocery store last week was granted a conditional discharge yesterday.

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Fraudster’s five-year sentence reduced

A CONVICTED fraudster has had her five-year sentence reduced to 12 months by the Court of Appeal.

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Woman with stolen watch doesn’t get time in jail

A 23-year-old woman who was recently found with a stolen watch was put on probation for two years yesterday.

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Man in court over $100,000 of cocaine

A 24-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on several drug related charges in connection with a recent seizure of $100,000 worth of cocaine.

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‘I saw injury to the face of mother’

A POLICE officer testified in court yesterday how he noticed injuries on a woman who alleged she was hit in the face by her child’s father.

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Man accused of setting fire to home

A 31-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday charged with setting fire to another man’s home last month.

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Housebreaking accused remanded

A 21-year-old man accused of breaking into a woman’s house earlier this month was remanded to prison yesterday.

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Food store worker on $50k theft charge

A FORMER food store employee was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with stealing over $50,000 from her employer.

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Conditional discharge over one gram of marijuana

A 28-year-old man found with one gram of marijuana earlier this month was granted a conditional discharge and ordered to attend counselling yesterday.

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Siblings accused of stealing

A 28-year-old man accused of stealing over $9,000 from Commonwealth Bank last year was granted bail ahead of his trial yesterday.

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Firearms import suspect remanded

A 36-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday after he was accused of conspiring to import several firearms in the country over a nearly three-year period. Larry Burrows appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with 15 counts of conspiracy to import a firearm. Police said the accused, along with others, agreed to import several firearms in The Bahamas between November 2017 to September 2020. During yesterday’s hearing, Burrows denied the offences and the matter was adjourned to January 17 for a bail hearing. He was remanded into custody until that time.

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Six months in jail for $60 grocery thief

A 36-year-old man who stole over $60 worth of supplies from a local grocery and retail store earlier this month and gave officers a fake name was sentenced to six months in prison yesterday.

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Facebook con artist jailed for four years

CONVICTED con artist Shane Mackey will spend four years in prison for defrauding several people of more than $30,000 in connection with a Facebook Marketplace scam that occurred earlier this year.

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Man accused of damaging car

A woman testified yesterday about how she made a complaint to police after being informed by a friend that her car had been damaged.

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Murder suspect remanded to prison

A 25-year-old man accused of murdering a man earlier this year was remanded to prison yesterday.

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Behind bars after stealing $60 of groceries

A 36-year-old man who admitted to stealing over $60 worth of supplies from a local grocery and retail store was yesterday remanded into custody pending sentencing.

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Discharge for obstruction

A 32-year-old man who obstructed an officer while she was executing her duties earlier this week was granted a conditional discharge yesterday.

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Teen accused of murder bid

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was charged in the Magistrate’s court on Friday with attempted murder in Abaco.

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American man pleads guilty to drug charges

AN elderly American man pleaded guilty to two drug related charges in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Court backs regulator’s FBI ‘bait’ broker wind-up

The Securities Commission’s intervention to “nip in the bud” conduct by a Bahamian broker/dealer once used as FBI “bait” was yesterday vindicated by a Supreme Court judge.

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ZNS anchor stripped of $27,500 Scotia award

A ZNS TV anchor has been stripped of the $27,500 damages she won from Scotiabank (Bahamas) after the Court of Appeal found there was “no basis in law” to hold it responsible for her loss.

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$300 fine over marijuana

A 27-year-old man who was found with five grams of marijuana earlier this week was yesterday ordered to pay $300 or risk spending a month behind bars.

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Man accused of incest

A 26-year-old man was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with incest and indecent assault.

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Coconut Grove suspect in court

A 21-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday after being accused of murdering a man and attempting to kill another earlier this month.

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Spend $500 on another man’s card? Pay up $5,000

A 22-year-old man who admitted purchasing over $500 worth of items using another man’s bank card was fined over $5,000 yesterday.

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Attempted murder conviction quashed at Court of Appeal

THE Court of Appeal has quashed the 2017 attempted murder conviction of a juvenile who was sentenced to 35 years in prison, ruling the Supreme Court judge in the case was wrong to let the trial continue in the young man’s absence.

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Man ‘panicked’ and gave wrong name

A 24-year-old man who gave police the wrong name earlier this week was yesterday ordered to complete 100 hours of community service to avoid spending a month behind bars.

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$2.5m trial for woman accused of defrauding Cable Bahamas adjourned

A magistrate yesterday adjourned the trial of a woman who was accused of stealing from and defrauding Cable Bahamas of more than $2.5m over a 12-month period.

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‘Glaring deficiencies’: Sky chief defeats $33m ruling

A Supreme Court judge yesterday cited “glaring deficiencies” as he overturned a default judgment against Sky Bahamas’ principal over an alleged $33.4m “bogus loan conspiracy”.

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Sky Bahamas principal wins ‘tolerable victory’

Sky Bahamas’ boss yesterday said he “hopes and prays this never happens to anyone else” after a default judgment against him over an alleged $33.4m “bogus loan conspiracy” was overturned.

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‘Pay $1,000 for receiving stolen car parts’

A 29-year-old man was yesterday ordered to pay $1,000 to avoid spending three months behind bars after admitting to receiving stolen car parts earlier this year.

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Ecstasy in his luggage costs American $1,000 fine

AN American tourist who was found with ecstasy pills in his luggage at Lynden Pindling International Airport was yesterday fined $1,000.

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Man jailed for stabbing his child's mother with fork

A 36-year-old man who admitted to stabbing his child’s mother in the head with a fork was sentenced to nine months in prison yesterday.

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U.S. man says visitors gave him marijuana, judge gives him fine

AN American caught trying to travel with marijuana that he claimed was given to him by other visitors while staying at a local resort was fined $500 yesterday.

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Robbery suspects remanded to custody

TWO men accused of robbing a man with a knife earlier this month were remanded to prison yesterday.

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Man accused of raping teenager

A 22-YEAR-OLD man accused of raping a teenaged girl earlier this month was remanded to prison yesterday.

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Man denies deceiving police by giving false name

A 38-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with unlawful possession and deceit of a public officer.

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Man found guilty of threatening former MP

A MAN who denied threatening former parliamentarian Travis Robinson last year was found guilty by a magistrate on Friday.

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Conditional discharge for man accused of causing damage

A 22-year-old man who admitted causing damage to a woman’s phone and television set earlier this month was granted a conditional discharge on Friday.

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Woman ordered to reimburse $26,000 stolen from employer

A 44-year-old woman who stole more than $26,000 from her employer over a three-year period was ordered to reimburse the stolen funds and pay a $5,000 fine to avoid spending a year behind bars.

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Probation order over false report

A 36-year-old man was put on two years probation yesterday and ordered to compensate police after admitting to making a false report to officers last week.

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Six months in jail for stabbing mother of his child

A 28-year-old man who admitted stabbing his child’s mother about the body during an argument was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison.

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Suspect on murder charge

AN Eight Mile Rock man was charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murder.

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Three accused of disorder

TWO men and a woman who denied disorderly behaviour in the presence of a police officer last week were granted bail.

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Man denies indecent assault

A 40-year-old man who denied exposing himself in front of a woman’s ten-year-old daughter was yesterday denied bail before his trial.

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Man accused of trying to steal car part

A 54-year-old man was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on one count of attempted stealing.

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Cable loses challenge to Brave ‘ad’ blocking

Cable Bahamas’ legal challenge to a regulatory decision forbidding it to broadcast an advertisement that allegedly defamed the Prime Minister was this week dismissed by the Supreme Court.

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Five months in jail for stealing $100

A 42-year-old man who admitted to stealing $100 from a tourist last week was sentenced to five months in prison yesterday.

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Haitian man admits passport fraud bid

A HAITIAN man who tried to fraudulently obtain valid Bahamian passports for his children pleaded guilty to the offence in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man accused over Pinder Point killing

A MAN is expected to be charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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Officer tells of arrest in trial over alleged libel of Gibson

A POLICE Sergeant gave testimony yesterday at the opening of the libel trial of the man accused of defaming former Water and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.

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Teenager accused of murder

A teenager was yesterday charged with murdering a man in Hospital Lane last month.

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Holiday cut short after drug find

AN American couple’s vacation in paradise was cut short after they were caught with 24 grams of marijuana last week.

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Unholy fight fails to ‘uncover the truth’

A Supreme Court judge is unsure whether she obtained “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” in an unholy battle over the land upon which a 2,500 seat mega Freeport “cathedral” now sits.

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Man arrested at airport for marijuana possession

AN American tourist’s vacation in paradise ended before it began as he was arrested at the airport for marijuana possession shortly after his arrival.

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Illegal migration case dismissed

A Haitian man who was charged with illegally migrating to the country had his case dismissed when immigration officials failed to appear to testify against him.

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Probation for marijuana possession

A man caught with a quantity of marijuana was given probation on Friday.

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Man charged with murder

A 37-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with attempted murder.

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DPP successfully appeals ruling that Rape accused’s VBI was invalid

THE Director of Public Prosecutions has been successful in appealing a Supreme Court judge’s ruling that stated that a rape accused’s voluntary bill of indictment was invalid as it was signed by a non-Bahamian prosecutor who cannot practice at the Bahamas Bar.

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27-year-old is man charged with murder

A 27-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murder.

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STATESIDE: Finding justice is no easy thing in courts where politics rule

American politics and jurisprudence are supposed to be separate.

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Children’s hostel case adjourned

THE trial of six women charged with child cruelty in connection with the beating of a number of wards at the Children’s Emergency Hostel was adjourned once again yesterday.

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Accused told not to go near girls

A 22-year-old man accused of indecently assaulting two young girls has been banned from going within 300 feet of them until his trial.

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Teen denies deadly driving claim

A TEENAGER was charged with killing in the course of dangerous driving yesterday.

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$2,000 fine for having 150 in bar

A BAR owner who was initially cited more than $40,000 after officers found at least 150 people congregating at his establishment in violation of the emergency orders earlier this year was yesterday fined $2,000.

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Bella’s mother released by bail order

A MOTHER who was charged with child cruelty in connection with the death of her four-year-old daughter D’onya Bella Walker was yesterday granted bail by the Supreme Court.

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Woman denies stealing groceries

A WOMAN who denied stealing more than $300 worth of groceries from her place of employment was yesterday granted bail before her trial.

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$7,000 fine for citizenship fraud

A HAITIAN woman who initially denied attempting to fraudulently obtain Bahamian citizenship yesterday admitted to the offence and was fined $7,000.

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Vendor on the roof discharged

A magistrate yesterday discharged a coconut vendor who fled to the roof of his grandmother’s Fish Fry stall while handcuffed because he was afraid the officers who arrested him would beat him.

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Accused ‘swore at police officer’

A woman cursed at an officer who attempted to arrest her after she allegedly damaged her ex-boyfriend’s car, a court was told.

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‘Pay $400 over drugs or go to jail’

A 24-year-old woman who was caught with more than three ounces of marijuana must pay $400 to avoid spending three months in prison.

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Pair accused of sex with children

TWO men were yesterday remanded to prison after it was alleged that they had unlawful sex with two children in separate incidents last week.

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Court hearing for Bella’s mother today

THE mother of D’onya Bella Walker will appear before the Supreme Court for an emergency bail hearing today.

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Baha Mar judge seeks Bahamian judicial help

A New York judge has signed off on requests for Bahamian judicial help over the British Colonial Hilton’s sale and other issues relating to Sarkis Izmirlian’s $2.25bn fight with Baha Mar’s contractor.

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Two women accused of disorderly behaviour, cursing at police officer

TWO women who denied disorderly behaviour and cursing at a police officer were on Friday granted bail before their trial.

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Man found with stolen dog ordered to pay compensation

A MAN who was found with another man’s stolen dog was ordered to pay compensation for the missing pet.

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Man claims he was unknowingly recruited to commit fraud

A 49-year-old man who claimed he was unknowingly recruited to commit more than $10,000 worth of fraud will stand trial early next year.

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Teen charged with committing grievous harm

A TEENAGER was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with committing grievous harm.

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Man who stole alcohol to be sentenced next week

A MAN who was caught on a local liquor store’s surveillance video stashing two bottles of alcohol into his pants’ pockets will be sentenced on Monday.

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Drugs in gift boxes cost man $2,500 fine

A MAN was fined $2,500 after he was found driving around with two pounds of marijuana concealed in two gift boxes.

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Suspect accused of Eight Mile Rock killing

A GRAND Bahama man was charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

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Bail granted in firearm assault case

A 56-year-old man was granted bail after he faced allegations that he used a loaded firearm to assault his relative.

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Marijuana found after high-speed chase

A POLICE officer found a quantity of marijuana in a car occupied by three men who led them on a high-speed chase, a court was told.

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Fake COVID test claim must be answered

A MAN accused of attempting to use a fraudulent COVID-19 test to travel domestically earlier this year has a case to answer, a magistrate ruled yesterday.

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Man admits threatening mother of his children

A 45-year-old man who initially denied threatening to kill the mother of his children changed his plea to guilty yesterday.

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Tourist arrested over marijuana

AN American man’s first visit to The Bahamas ended on a low note after he was arrested for attempting to travel back to his home country with $170 worth of marijuana.

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Man admits having gun and drugs

A 21-year-old man who was caught with a quantity of ammunition and drugs must pay $3,200 to avoid spending nine months behind bars.

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Suspect is accused of possession of pistol

A COURT was told a police officer discovered a loaded gun under an abandoned vehicle behind which a suspect was hiding in an attempt to evade arrest.

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Woman ‘threatened with shotgun’ tells court she wants to drop case

A MAN accused of frightening his former girlfriend and their young child with a shotgun was discharged after the woman told a magistrate she no longer wanted to go through with the case after consulting God.

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Woman ‘threatened with shotgun’ tells court she wants to drop case

A MAN accused of frightening his former girlfriend and their young child with a shotgun was discharged after the woman told a magistrate she no longer wanted to go through with the case after consulting God.

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Suspect charged with murder

A 32-year-old man was in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murder.

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Bail granted in $10,000 theft trial for cashier

A CASHIER who denied stealing more than $10,000 from her place of employment was yesterday granted bail ahead of her trial.

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Repeat offender admits taking off ankle bracelet

A REPEAT offender who removed his ankle bracelet was once again sentenced to time on remand yesterday after admitting he broke into a man’s home to steal last week.

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Man ‘stabbed waiter in the head’ at bar

A WAITER was left bleeding after a man struck him in the head with a pocket knife at his place of employment, a court was told.

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Man accused of sex with underage girls

A 41-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with unlawful sexual intercourse with two 15-year-old girls.

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Man accused of running woman over charged with two counts of attempted murder

A MAN accused of brutalising a woman in the street has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and with exposing a child to grievous harm.

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Customs officer wins appeal on $30k John Bull watch theft

A Customs officer has seen his four-year sentence for participating in a conspiracy to steal $30,000 of John Bull’s watches quashed as “unsafe and unsatisfactory” by the Court of Appeal.

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Dismissal claim dragged on 12 years

A former Polymers International supervisor has seen his $45,500 wrongful dismissal award upheld despite being in charge when the Freeport-based plant came perilously close to exploding.

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32-year-old Man granted conditional discharge

A 32-year-old man who behaved in a disorderly manner when being questioned by police last week was granted a conditional discharge yesterday.

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Man convicted of unlawful sex abandons appeal bid

A 39-YEAR-OLD man convicted of having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old boy has abandoned his bid to appeal his four-year sentence.

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Man denies being in possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition

A 47-year-old man who denied gun-related charges was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Woman ‘was asked by former schoolmate to declare man innocent in trial’

A WOMAN testified yesterday how she feared for her safety after being approached by a former schoolmate who asked her to declare the man whose trial she was judging as innocent.

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Man charged with making threats, causing damage

A 25-YEAR-OLD man was charged with making threats and causing damage.

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Charges in connection with drug seizure

A 28-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged in connection with the $5m drug seizure in Grand Bahama earlier this week.

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Rastafarian man appeals drug charge

A RASTAFARIAN man has launched an appeal against a drug charge he received last year after being found with $150 worth of marijuana, arguing that certain sections of the Dangerous Drugs Act are unconstitutional and infringes upon his fundamental rights.

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Accused denies damage to statue

A 37-year-old man has denied allegations that he trespassed on Government House property last month and caused $2,000 worth of damage to a Christopher Columbus statue.

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‘A clear and rank abuse of power’

A SUPREME Court judge has dismissed the court action of Melissa Hall, a former general manager of the Bridge Authority, who sued the body in 2018 by claiming breach of contract of employment.

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Four arraigned on illegal ammunition, firearm charges

THREE men and a minor were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on several illegal ammunition and firearm possession charges.

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$5m worth of cocaine found in Grand Bahama

A JOINT Bahamian-US law enforcement operation led to a $5m drug bust in Grand Bahama yesterday morning, the largest drug seizure here on the island so far this year.

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21-year-old man accused of rape

A 21-YEAR-OLD man accused of raping a woman earlier this month was remanded to prison yesterday.

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Man discharged in assault case

A magistrate on Friday discharged a man who confronted another man during a traffic dispute.

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Accounts manager pleads guilty to stealing

AN accounts manager who initially denied stealing nearly $200,000 from her place of employment has changed her plea to guilty.

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Police officer: Julien 'Believe' Thompson accepted responsibility for social gathering

JULIEN “Believe” Thompson “accepted responsibility” for hosting a large social gathering in violation of the emergency protocols and even offered to pay the fine right away, a senior police officer testified on Friday.

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Bella’s mother and boyfriend charged

A MAN was charged with murder yesterday and a mother arraigned on child cruelty charges in connection with the brutal death of four-year-old D’onya Bella Walker last weekend.

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Retrial ordered for man convicted of kidnapping, attempted armed robbery

THE Court of Appeal has reopened the appeal and ordered the retrial of a fourth man who was convicted of kidnapping and attempting to rob a senior immigration officer and his girlfriend in 2013.

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Former employees accused of stealing nearly $500,000

A manager at Battery and Tyre Specialists realised something was wrong when he discovered discrepancies on reviewing some of the company’s invoices, a court was told.

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RBDF officer charged with attempted murder

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer was yesterday charged with the attempted murder of his reported ex-girlfriend.

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DEU officer ‘found cocaine in shipment boxes’

A Drug Enforcement Unit officer yesterday testified to discovering 23 pounds of cocaine in three shipment boxes addressed to a man who had been wanted by police for more than a year.

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Security officer ‘tricked into giving cousin a ride to pick up marijuana’

A SECURITY officer said he unknowingly became an accessory to his relative’s crime after he was tricked into giving his cousin a ride to pick up a box of marijuana he claims he thought contained building tools.

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Drug trial adjourned

THE trial of a Dominican man and a Colombian man who denied smuggling cocaine into the country was adjourned yesterday after the prosecution’s witnesses failed to attend court.

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U.S. woman ‘had drugs for medicinal purposes’

AN AMERICAN woman who was caught with marijuana avoided receiving a conviction after she explained she had the drugs for medicinal purposes.

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Marine tells court her husband ‘threw garbage at her’ and ‘punched her repeatedly’

A FEMALE marine yesterday testified how her spouse threw garbage at her before punching her repeatedly and accusing her of contaminating their marital home.

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Two-and-a-half year sentence is affirmed

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the two-and-a-half-year sentence of a man who was caught riding in a car with two loaded firearms three years ago.

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Man accused of burglary and indecent assault

A 50-year-old man accused of burglary and indecent assault was yesterday denied bail.

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Dismissed BPL trio lose claim over $1.9m fraud

Three Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) staff accused of playing key roles in the $1.9m fraudulent invoices scam that rocked the state-owned utility have lost their wrongful/unfair dismissal claims.

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Man accused of indecent assault on remand pending probation report

A 60-YEAR-OLD man accused of indecent assault remained on remand pending a probation report to assist the magistrate in considering an appropriate sentencing.

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Court chaos over African prosecutor may hit 160 cases

A Supreme Court’s judge’s ruling that states that a rape accused’s voluntary bill of indictment was invalid as it was signed by a non-Bahamian prosecutor who was rejected for practice at the Bahamas Bar, could potentially impact “160 odd cases”.

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Man accused in Abaco attempted murder case

A MAN has been arrested in Grand Bahama for the attempted murder of a man in Abaco earlier this week.

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Drug counsel order for man

A 33-year-old man caught with $40 worth of marijuana was granted a conditional discharge on the agreement that he would attend drug counselling classes.

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Cubans deny damaging Detention Centre

FORTY-FOUR Cubans who denied damaging more than $18,000 worth of infrastructure at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre were yesterday remanded to prison leading up to their three-day trial.

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60-year-old accused of indecent assault by kissing teenage girl

A 60-year-old man who admitted kissing a teenage girl on her lips against her will was yesterday remanded into custody pending sentencing.

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Pay up or go to jail over drugs

A MAN caught with $600 worth of marijuana must pay more than twice that amount to avoid spending four months in prison.

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Murder convict fails to release $11.4m freeze

A convict serving a 50-year sentence for murder has failed in a bid to overturn an Order that froze up to $11.4m of his assets held by Bahamian financial institutions.

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Man denies possession of loaded gun

A MAN who denied being in possession of a loaded gun has been remanded pending a bail hearing.

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Woman ‘tried to delay police officers’

A WOMAN tried to stall police officers when they attempted to search her and her boyfriend’s residence for illegal drugs, a court was told yesterday.

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Child cruelty trial over children’s hostel does not start as scheduled

THE trial of six women charged with child cruelty in connection with the beating of a number of wards at the Children’s Emergency Hostel earlier this year did not start as scheduled yesterday.

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Man left to die had gunshot wounds to his back and arm

A MAN who was shot and left in the road to die five years ago had gunshot wounds to his back and left forearm, a forensic pathologist testified yesterday.

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Three-year sentence quashed over firearms

THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the three-year prison sentence imposed on a senior citizen who was resentenced after prosecutors appealed the $15,500 fine he was initially made to pay when he was convicted of a number of firearm and drug related offences last year.

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$500 marijuana fine - or go to jail

A 27-year-old man caught with $120 worth of marijuana must pay $500 to avoid two months in prison.

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Woman faces court accused of libel of Cabinet minister

THE woman accused of defaming former Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell was arrested when she went to a local station to speak with an officer, a court was told.

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Court rules comedian has case to answer

A magistrate on Friday ruled that comedian Wellington Roberts, who was last year accused of inciting a riot, does have a case to answer.

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Man sentenced to 18 months over brick of cocaine

A man caught with a brick of cocaine he claimed he found on a local beach was on Friday sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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45-year sentence for murder affirmed by Court of Appeal

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the 45-year prison sentence of a man who was convicted of killing his father two years ago.

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ON THE HOOK FOR OFFICER ATTACKS: Committee looking at ways to stop govt liability for brutality

A CABINET sub-committee will recommend how the government can stop incurring liabilities from court cases involving brutality from uniformed officers, with taxpayers presently on the hook for millions in damages and costs.

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Man says he found cocaine on the beach

A MAN who was caught with cocaine told police officers that he found the drugs on a Family Island beach, a court was told.

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Man accused of murder of ten-year-old boy

A 23-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murder and attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a ten-year-old boy earlier this year.

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Man and teen arrested in viral video case

A MAN and a teenager were yesterday charged with assaulting members of the police force in connection with an incident that was partly captured on a viral video showing what appears to be a plainclothes officer choking a woman outside a nightspot.

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Child abductor admits threat to kill woman

A WOMAN who is on probation for abducting four boys was yesterday placed on probation for yet another offence after she admitted threatening to kill another woman while they were both in police custody earlier this year.

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‘I smoked marijuana to cope with COVID losses’

A 25-YEAR-OLD man who claimed he smoked marijuana to cope with the number of relatives he lost to COVID- 19 was yesterday placed on six months’ probation.

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Atlantis theft accused granted bail

TWO women who denied stealing more than $500,000 from the Atlantis tips committee were yesterday granted bail before their trial.

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‘He was coming to a family party - then he was shot and left to die in the road’

THE girlfriend of a man who was shot and left in the road to die five years ago told a Supreme Court jury yesterday that he was supposed to attend a family function, but never made it back home.

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‘Assault was self-defence’

THE mother and son of a man accused of assaulting his child’s mother during an argument on Independence Day have supported his claims of self-defence.

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Security officer admits having unlicenced gun

A magistrate is set to determine the fate of a security officer who admitted having an unlicenced firearm that he claimed he kept with him for “protection”.

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Vagrant to have psychiatric evaluation

A VAGRANT accused of unlawfully entering someone else’s property was yesterday remanded into custody pending a psychiatric evaluation.

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Holiday ends in court over drugs

AN American couple’s honeymoon in paradise was cut short when they were caught with $30 worth of marijuana last week.

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Man accused of indecent assault in police cell

A PROSECUTOR has requested the maximum penalty for a man who masturbated in front of a woman with whom he shared a cell at a local police station last week.

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$80k for being punched by cop

THE Supreme Court has awarded $82,856 in damages to Pedro Morley after a police officer punched him in his mouth, damaging eight of his teeth.

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Tourists with drugs must pay $450 or be locked up

TWO American tourists who were caught with $320 worth of marijuana must pay $450 to avoid spending a month locked up abroad.

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Murder trial adjourned over accused’s illness

A SUPREME Court judge yesterday adjourned the murder trial of a woman who was accused of fatally shooting a man over five years ago, after she indicated that she was not feeling well.

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Two more are charged over $250k drugs

TWO more men were charged yesterday with conspiring to possess dangerous drugs in connection with the seizure of $250,000 worth of marijuana from a Stapledon Gardens home last month.

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Supreme Court refuses to strike out lawyer statement

A SUPREME Court judge yesterday denied a magistrate’s request to strike out a statement of claim made by a lawyer who was detained at the Magistrate’s Court after the judicial officer found her guilty of contempt four years ago.

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‘I broke in by accident’

A 22-year-old man who claimed he accidentally broke into a woman’s house because he was intoxicated and thought he was entering a relative’s home, was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison.

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‘Tenant took cheque book’

AN elderly woman has accused one of her tenants of illegally obtaining her cheque book and writing several cheques in her own name over a three-month period.

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Man denies injuring police officer

A MAN who denied injuring a police officer was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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‘Stay away from alleged victim’

A SAN Salvador woman has been ordered to stay away from a woman she allegedly assaulted until the matter is fully ventilated in court.

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Man who left his brother bleeding given probation

A 32-year-old man who left his brother bleeding after he struck him in the head during a disagreement was yesterday placed on a year’s probation.

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Tow truck driver: I did not knock down work colleague

A wheelchair bound tow truck driver denied knocking his colleague down with his vehicle when he was questioned in police custody, a court was told.

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Men accused of separate attacks

TWO men who denied harming a man and woman in separate incidents were both granted bail ahead of their trials.

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Teen in court over deadly shooting

A TEENAGER was yesterday charged with murder in connection with a shooting incident that left one man dead and a juvenile injured earlier this month.

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Suspect faces theft charges

A 28-year-old man accused of committing a number of car thefts and fraud offences over a four-month period will be outfitted with a monitoring device until his trial is completed.

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Nine people have police records expunged for minor offences

THE police records of nine people in Grand Bahama have been expunged for minor offences and Emergency Order violations.

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Man admits taking $872 found at Churchill Building

A MAN charged with stealing by discovery has been sentenced to probation after admitting to taking $872 he found at the Churchill Building, which is being demolished, according to press liaison officer Assistant Superintendent of Police Audley Peters.

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Appeal plan over invalid indictments

THE Department of Public Prosecutions intends to appeal a Supreme Court’s judge’s ruling that states that a rape accused’s voluntary bill of indictment was not valid as it was signed by an African prosecutor who was rejected for practice at the Bahamas Bar.

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Probation for woman who said she hit husband in self-defence

A 33-year-old woman who claimed she hit her spouse during an argument in an act of self-defence was yesterday placed on a year’s probation.

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‘Colleague hit me with his truck in parts row’

A tow truck driver yesterday testified of how an old colleague struck him with his truck after he confronted the man about parts that were stolen from his vehicle.

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‘Blind attorney’ loses over fresh $30m estate appeal

A Bahamian attorney who alleged he was “legally blind” has suffered another defeat in his bid to appeal sanctions imposed upon him relating to the management of a $30m estate.

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‘Stay out of trouble after $10 cocaine find’

TWO men found with a gram of cocaine were discharged on the agreement that they would stay out of trouble in the future.

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Woman told to avoid witnesses

A woman accused of grievously harming another woman was yesterday warned not to interfere with any of the witnesses involved in her case leading up to her trial.

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Three gave fake names when questioned

TWO men and a teenager who gave police fake names when they were stopped and questioned must complete 100 hours of community service to avoid spending a month behind bars.

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Now you can apply to get your records expunged

THE Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee has been directed to begin expunging the records of people convicted of breaking Emergency Orders, committee chairman Paul Farquharson said yesterday.

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Man accused of gun possession

A FREEPORT man was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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$800 fine for marijuana

A MAN caught with more than $200 worth of marijuana must pay $800 to avoid spending three months on remand.

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Two accused over separate killings

A MAN and a teenager were yesterday charged with murder in two separate incidents.

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Five in court over incident that ended in airport officer being shot

FOUR men and a woman were yesterday charged with conspiring to commit armed robbery in connection with an incident that resulted in an officer being shot at Lynden Pindling International Airport last week.

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‘It’s up to Golden Gates church members to decide council’

SUPREME Court Justice Ian Winder has ruled that it is up to the members of Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries to decide who will make up the church’s council, which in turn will be responsible for electing the executive committee that will manage the organisation.

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Defendants could be re-prosecuted if VBIs were signed by African prosecutor

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder revealed Friday that his team may have to re-prosecute defendants whose voluntary bill of indictments were signed by African prosecutor David Bakibinga.

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20-year manslaughter sentence quashed

THE Court of Appeal on Friday quashed the 20-year manslaughter sentence of a man who fatally stabbed another man he believed intended to rape him.

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Man accused of assaulting mother and son

A MAN slapped a 10-year-old boy before wielding a cutlass at the youngster’s mother, a court was told.

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Man who assaulted his girlfriend jailed for two months

A MAN who claimed he assaulted his girlfriend after she “put something in his drink” was sentenced to two months in prison on Friday.

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Vagrant jailed for breaking into liquor store, stealing alcohol

A VAGRANT who admitted to breaking into a liquor store where he stole an assortment of alcoholic beverages was on Friday sentenced to two years behind bars.

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Court chaos as prosecutor wasn’t approved for practice

SUPREME Court judge Deborah Fraser yesterday ruled that a rape accused’s voluntary bill of indictment was not valid as it was signed by an African prosecutor who was rejected for practice at the Bahamas Bar.

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Murder accused also faces charge of attack on officer

A MAN accused of committing murder will also stand trial for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

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Pair accused over guns and drugs

TWO men and a woman who denied being in possession of two loaded firearms and a quantity of marijuana will stand trial later this year.

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Man ‘hit his baby in face with beer bottle’

A MAN accidentally struck his baby in the face with a beer bottle after he stalked and tried to assault the young child’s mother earlier this year, a court was told.

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Canadian says he thought medical marijuana was legal

A CANADIAN who claimed he brought $230,000 worth of marijuana into the country because he was under the impression that medicinal marijuana was legal in The Bahamas was yesterday fined $50,000.

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Theft claim ‘was mistaken identity’

A man accused of stealing a woman’s purse five years ago vehemently denied the allegations as he gave closing arguments at the end of his trial.

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Canadian says he thought medical marijuana was legal

A CANADIAN who claimed he brought $230,000 worth of marijuana into the country because he was under the impression that medicinal marijuana was legal in The Bahamas was yesterday fined $50,000.

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Omar Archer denied appeal on libel charge

THE Court of Appeal yesterday refused Omar Archer’s application for conditional leave to appeal a libel charge to the Privy Council, after ruling that his proposed appeal did not raise a “genuinely disputable issue”.

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Rastafarian denies marijuana charge

A Rastafarian man who denied being found with $15,000 worth of marijuana seven years ago was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Man who said he found stolen goods in garbage is acquitted

A MAN who said he was arrested after he was found with stolen goods that he had collected from a garbage can was yesterday acquitted after a magistrate ruled that the Crown failed to prove their case to a “requisite” standard.

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Hundreds of Haitians charged in court

THREE hundred and sixty-eight Haitians were charged in an Inagua court on Monday with illegal landing.

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Man accused of murder

A Haitian man has been charged in the Magistrate’s Court with murder.

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Man admits punching boyfriend of his ex

A MAN who admitted punching his former girlfriend’s boyfriend during an argument was yesterday placed on six months’ probation.

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Nygard consents to being extradited to the U.S.

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard has consented to be extradited to The United States to face charges related to sex trafficking and racketeering, a court heard on Friday.

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Man charged with housebreaking, stealing, assault, causing damage

A 40-year-old Freeport man was charged in Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Thursday with housebreaking, stealing, assault and causing damage.

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Three accused over gun possession

TWO men and a woman who denied being in possession of a firearm they allegedly used to make an officer fear for his life were yesterday granted bail before their trial.

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$3,500 fine over marijuana

A man caught with $1,000 worth of marijuana and ammunition must pay $3,500 to avoid spending six months behind bars.

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Man held at airport with $90,000

FREEPORT - A man was arrested at the Grand Bahama International Airport with nearly $90,000 in US currency on Thursday.

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‘I was a minor’ claim in sex case

A TEENAGER has claimed he was a minor at the time he was accused of having sex with an underaged girl.

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Curfew for break-in accused

A 29-year-old man who denied breaking into another man’s house was yesterday placed on a daily curfew leading up to his trial.

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Discharge for woman over foul language

A magistrate yesterday discharged a woman who used foul language in the presence of officers who attempted to break up an argument between her and another woman.

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Nine months jail for burglary

AN ex-convict who admitted breaking into a woman’s house and stealing an assortment of building supplies was yesterday sentenced to nine months in prison.

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Man denies causing harm

A 26-year-old man who denied injuring a woman was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Visitor must pay $1,500 or go to jail

A VISITING North Carolina man who admitted smoking cannabis cigarettes must pay $1,500 to avoid spending four months in prison.

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Jailed for possession of $250,000 of marijuana

A 38-year-old man who was found with $250,000 worth of marijuana was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison.

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Two accused of robbery and gun offences

TWO men were remanded to prison yesterday after they were accused of committing armed robbery and a number of firearm offences earlier this month.

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Man accused of using debit card in frauds

A 33-year-old man who denied using his debit card to defraud several business establishments of over $10,000 worth of goods was yesterday remanded to prison pending a bail hearing.

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Three deny assaults

THREE men who denied assaulting three women in separate incidents were granted bail on Friday before their trials.

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Man accused of grabbing woman’s breast

A 46-year-old man was on Friday remanded to prison accused of indecently assaulting a woman 20 years his junior.

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Man admits trespass

A 39-year-old man who admitted going on another’s man property without permission was on Friday put on a month’s probation.

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U.S. tourist caught with cocaine

AN American tourist caught with cocaine he claimed he purchased from a local taxi driver must pay $500 to avoid spending three months in prison.

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TWO FACE COURT OVER ATTACKS

TWO young men were charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s court yesterday with murder and attempted murder.

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Teenager admits having ammunition

A TEENAGER who admitted having an assortment of ammunition must pay $7,500 worth of fines if he doesn’t want to spend two years of his life behind bars.

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Murder suspect to face Supreme Court

A 31-year-old man accused of killing a man in Andros last year will answer to the charges in the Supreme Court next month.

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Police probe suspected suicide

ABACO Police are investigating an apparent suicide on that island on Thursday after a man was discovered dead at a residence in Marsh Harbour.

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‘Cash thief was caught on camera’

SECURITY footage showed a worker at a local automotive services company taking funds out of the cashier’s drawer and pocketing it, according to one of the establishment's managers.

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Man accused of indecent assault

A 63-year-old man who denied indecently assaulting a minor was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Court to appoint lawyer in sex case

A MAN seeking to challenge the sentence he received after he was convicted of having sex with a minor five years ago will receive a court-appointed lawyer for his appeal application.

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American jailed for cocaine in suitcase

A 31-year-old man caught trying to travel with cocaine that he claimed he found while jet skiing near Paradise Island was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison.

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Cashier ‘told police of her part in $500k scam’

ONE of four cashiers accused of collectively stealing nearly $500,000 from their employer over a two-year period admitted being a part of the scam when her home was searched by police, a court was told.

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Assault accused granted bail

A MAN who denied assaulting another man was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Man who took food and cash ‘when hungry’ sent to jail

AN Andros man who admitted breaking into several businesses on the island to steal cash and food because he said he was hungry and thirsty was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison.

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Court of Appeal affirms sentences of two men convicted of firearm charge

THE Court of Appeal has confirmed the sentences of two men convicted of using a firearm to put another man’s life in danger over seven years ago.

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Man accused of having sex with underaged girls

A 32-year-old man was yesterday remanded to prison over allegations that he had sex with two underaged girls earlier this year.

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Two deny having loaded pistol

TWO men who denied having a loaded pistol were yesterday sent to prison pending a bail hearing.

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Murder and attempted murder accused in court

TWO men were charged with murder and attempted murder in separate incidents in a Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Man claims he was arrested trying to turn in drugs

A MAN who claimed he was arrested after trying to turn in $20,000 worth of cocaine that he found on a beach was on Friday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Court of Appeal refuses oil company's extension of time application

THE Court of Appeal has refused an extension of time application of an international oil company that was seeking leave to commence a judicial review of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest.

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Man changes plea over gun and drugs

A Grand Bahama man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of serious offenses, including possession of a firearm, ammunition and dangerous drugs in Freeport this week.

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$1k fine for man who tried to hide stash

A 27-year-old man who tried to hide his stash of marijuana when officers visited his home to search it was yesterday fined $1,000.

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25-year sentence upheld for robber of married couple

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the 25-year sentence of a man who was convicted of robbing a married couple armed with a handgun six years ago.

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Man accused of defaming Gibson may have case dropped

A man accused of defaming Water and Sewerage Corporation executive chairman Adrian Gibson could have his case thrown out if the prosecution fails to get their witnesses to attend court.

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Fake COVID test accusation for suspect

A MAN is on trial for attempting to use a fraudulent COVID-19 test to travel earlier this year.

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$750k for unlawful detention

THE Supreme Court has awarded $751,900 to a Ghanaian man who was unlawfully detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre for nearly seven years after he travelled to The Bahamas from Jamaica for a three-week vacation.

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Pair accused of armed robbery

A man and teenager were charged with armed robbery in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Bahamasair ‘eight’: Seek 10% pay rise in new industrial deal

EIGHT Bahamasair senior flight attendants have been told by a Supreme Court judge to seek the 10 percent pay increase they are demanding through a revised industrial agreement instead of litigation.

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Initiative to tackle courts’ backlog

CHIEF Justice Sir Brian Moree announced yesterday there will be a major contract signing to address the court backlog some time before the end of November.

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Stabbing sentence quashed

THE Court of Appeal has quashed the 18-month prison sentence of a man convicted of seriously injuring another man by stabbing him with a knife.

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Bail management system launched

THE Office of the Judiciary officially launched the Bahamas Bail Management System yesterday that aids in electronic bail applications.

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‘Assault by police left me ruined’

A SECOND person who claimed police tortured him at the Governor’s Harbour Police Station for a crime for which he was never charged, yesterday said the incident not only caused him injury but contributed to him experiencing considerable financial loss.

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‘Get answer wrong you hang yourself’

A STORY of terror and brutality filled a courtroom yesterday as Chavette Strachan recounted how police officers allegedly tortured her for a criminal confession at Eleuthera’s Governor’s Harbour Police Station in January, 2018.

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Two accused of robbery plot

TWO women, accused of plotting to commit robbery, were sent to prison to await trial.

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Two accused of robbery plot

TWO women, accused of plotting to commit robbery, were sent to prison to await trial.

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$700 fine for marijuana and pills

A 26-year-old man caught with marijuana and Percocet pills must pay $700 to avoid spending four months behind bars.

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Five-year sentence for gun and drugs upheld

THE Court of Appeal yesterday confirmed the five-year prison sentence of a man convicted of illegal drug and firearm possession over four years ago.

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Expired passport reported stolen lands woman in court after flight

A WOMAN seeking permanent residency in the United States found herself in court after she returned to The Bahamas on an expired passport which she had previously reported as lost, the court was told.

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Theft accused to face November trial

A 22-year-old man accused of stealing nearly $30,000 worth of car parts from vehicles parked in a mechanic’s yard is set to stand trial in November.

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Police ‘found loaded gun’ on suspect

OFFICERS recovered a loaded gun from a man who fled when he noticed a marked police vehicle on patrol, a court was told.

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14-year-old says she was ‘indecently assaulted’

A 14-year-old girl has accused her cousin of caressing her near her private parts last year.

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Former Cabinet minister’s fraud trial adjourned again

THE fraud trial of former Cabinet minister Elma Campbell has been adjourned once again to ensure the magistrate presiding over the case enforces the mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols in his court.

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Man accused of sex with 15-year-old

A 31-year-old man was remanded to prison over allegations that he had sex with a minor.

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Woman admits falsely accusing boyfriend

A 26-year-old woman who falsely accused her boyfriend of assaulting her yesterday avoided receiving a criminal record after she owned up to her mistake and took responsibility for her actions.

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Three men accused over schoolteacher's death launch appeals

THREE men accused of killing a schoolteacher in a 2015 robbery gone wrong have launched separate appeals against their convictions and sentences.

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Man beat girlfriend who he blamed for getting him sick

A magistrate yesterday discharged a man who assaulted his girlfriend for getting him sick during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Teen who pushed cop told to behave

A teenager who tried to intervene in the lawful arrest of her brother must stay out of trouble for three months to avoid spending 30 days in prison.

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Teen who pushed cop told to behave

A teenager who tried to intervene in the lawful arrest of her brother must stay out of trouble for three months to avoid spending 30 days in prison.

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17-year-old denies assault with knife

A teenager who denied assaulting another with a deadly instrument was granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Couple deny having sex in public

A couple accused of having sex in public are set to stand trial at the end of this month.

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‘It was inhumane to put me in cell with coughing man’

A FREEPORT woman who was charged with assault is claiming “inhumane” treatment after police allegedly put her in a male cell with a coughing man and ignored her requests to be transferred.

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Marine guilty of pulling gun on his ex-girlfriend

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer was convicted of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover yesterday and has been ordered to pay $5,000 to avoid spending 18 months behind bars.

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Crocus sack had marijuana inside, officer tells court

AN officer found a crocus sack of marijuana in the backseat of an ex-convict’s car two years ago, a court was told.

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Prison sentence for voyeurs ‘too harsh’

THE Court of Appeal has quashed the six-month prison sentences imposed on two men who watched a woman have sex through one of the windows of her home.

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Marine guilty of pulling gun on his ex-girlfriend

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer was convicted of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover yesterday and has been ordered to pay $5,000 to avoid spending 18 months behind bars.

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BOB secured $34,000 loan on stolen vehicle

Bank of The Bahamas secured a $34,000 loan on a vehicle despite being informed three days before that it had been stolen in Florida, a Supreme Court judgment has revealed.

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Marine accused of pulling gun says he was extorted

A MARINE accused of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover yesterday claimed the couple tried to extort him of $5,000 to drop the charges.

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Man accused of defaming Davis walks free

A MAGISTRATE yesterday discharged the man accused of defaming Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis after the prosecution’s main witnesses failed to attend his trial to give evidence.

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‘Inciting a riot? He has no case to answer’

THE attorney representing a social media entertainer who was last year accused of inciting a riot yesterday argued that his client does not have a case to answer.

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Suspect faces attempted murder charge

A MAN was charged in the Magistrate’s court on Monday with attempted murder.

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Stolen wedding gifts found in ceiling of neighbour

A WOMAN’S stolen wedding gifts were found stashed in the ceiling of one of her neighbour’s homes, a court was told.

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Teenager accused of being a ‘Peeping Tom’

A TEENAGER accused of being a “Peeping Tom” was yesterday remanded to prison pending a bail hearing.

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‘I hit car that ran a red light’

A MAN said he “totalled” his car when he “t-boned” another vehicle that had run through a red light.

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Nygard suffers new court defeat

THE United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed a complaint by Peter Nygard made under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations (RICO) Act in the United States.

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‘I took $1k of goods so I could play baseball with the kids’

A MAN told a court that he stole more than $1,000 worth of sporting equipment from a local school because he wanted to play baseball with the kids in his neighbourhood.

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Man acquitted over beer claim

A MAGISTRATE yesterday acquitted a man charged for patronising a bar earlier this year, after ruling the prosecution failed to prove their case.

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Officer says he found marijuana in boxes

A 37-year-old man accused of marijuana possession denied the allegations when he was questioned in police custody, a court was told.

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Robbery suspect: You have the wrong person

A 25-year-old man charged with armed robbery yesterday claimed that police had arrested the wrong person.

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Suspect wins $160k for police assault

A MAN who was unlawfully arrested, beaten by officers and falsely accused of stealing his own possessions was awarded over $163,000 in damages by the Supreme Court.

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Sign of the times as man accused of stealing FNM election posters

A 41-year-old man accused of stealing nearly $500 worth of Free National Movement paraphernalia from the Mount Moriah constituency was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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$25 of marijuana? Fined 20 times the value

A 23-year-old man who was found with $25 worth of marijuana must pay 20 times that amount to avoid spending a month in prison.

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Man who denied having pistol granted bail

A 21-year-old man who denied having a loaded pistol was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Court upholds sentence for man who killed ex’s new lover

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the nine-year manslaughter sentence of a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend’s new lover nearly a decade ago.

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Man charged in connection with two separate murders, two attempted murders

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court in connection with two separate murders and two attempted murders on Friday.

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Couple plead guilty to child cruelty

A GRAND Bahama couple was convicted of child cruelty against a 15-year-old minor and fined more than $15,000 on Friday after pleading guilty in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court.

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Couple plead guilty to child cruelty charges

A COUPLE accused of child cruelty were arraigned on various serious child-abuse related charges in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Abaco man accused of murder attempt

AN Abaco man was charged in the Magistrate’s court yesterday with attempted murder.

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Officer found marijuana blocks while looking for stolen building supplies

A POLICE officer testified yesterday of finding four packages of marijuana in a man’s home after conducting inquiries for stolen building supplies in his area.

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20-year sentence upheld for man who shot his victim in head in nightclub

THE COURT of Appeal has affirmed the 20-year prison sentence of a man convicted of fatally shooting another man nearly five years ago.

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Accused ‘fired six warning shots’ says police officer

A MAN fired six warning shots after a police officer tried to arrest him for pulling out a gun in a packed nightclub, a court was told.

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Man accused of manslaughter

A 36-YEAR-OLD man was charged with manslaughter yesterday.

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AG’s office wins damages court fight

THE Office of the Attorney General was successful in challenging a Supreme Court judge’s decision to award three men and a local non-profit group at the centre of an international fraud allegation damages for constitutional breaches.

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Car battery explanation lands man in court

A 64-YEAR-OLD man who could not give a satisfactory account of how he came to possess a car battery was yesterday placed on probation for six months.

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Ngumi wins increased damages - but only $750K for illegal detention

THE Court of Appeal yesterday increased the damages awarded to Kenyan native Douglas Ngumi to $750,950 after he challenged the figure originally awarded to him for his unlawful six-and-a-half-year imprisonment at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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Repeat offender to face investigation

A MAGISTRATE yesterday ordered the Department of Social Services to conduct an investigation on a repeat drug offender who admitted struggling with marijuana addiction.

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Pair in human trafficking case to learn trial date

A MAN and woman who were accused of conspiring to sexually exploit two teenage girls through human trafficking will learn their new trial date on Friday.

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Indecent assault charge

A 23-year-old man, who denied indecently assaulting a minor, was yesterday remanded to prison pending a bail hearing.

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‘Pay up for breaking AC’

A CONTRACTOR who damaged his ex-girlfriend’s AC unit was yesterday ordered to attend anger management classes and pay for the repairs.

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No extension for thief’s appeal bid

THE Court of Appeal yesterday refused the extension of time application of a man attempting to appeal the sentence he received for breaking into a humanitarian aid organisation in Abaco to steal building supplies.

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Activists in new court filing over oil drilling

TWO leading environmental groups have filed a Supreme Court application to discontinue a judicial review of the government’s approvals concerning Bahamas Petroleum Company’s exploratory drilling in Bahamian waters.

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Mother of seven jailed for four months

A MOTHER of seven who failed to report the abuse of two of her young children was on Friday sentenced to four months in prison.

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Tourist pleads guilty to possession of marijuana

AN American tourist who was found with 10 grams of marijuana must pay $500 to avoid spending three months locked up.

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Man denies damaging woman's vehicle

A 31-year-old man who denied damaging a woman’s vehicle after trying to pry off a car part was on Friday granted bail before his trial.

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‘Stay out of trouble or be fined’

A 27-year-old man who was caught smoking marijuana must stay out of trouble for six months to avoid being fined.

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Man accused of stabbing

A 25-year-old Grand Bahama man was charged with causing grievous harm in connection with a stabbing incident on Grand Cay, Abaco.

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Teacher on sex charge

A 39-year-old Grand Bahama primary school teacher was accused in the Freeport Magistrate’s court yesterday of having sex with an underaged girl.

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58-year-old accused of rape

A 58-year-old man was yesterday charged with rape.

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Man denies having loaded gun

A 21-year-old who denied having a loaded pistol was yesterday remanded to prison pending a bail hearing.

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Man denies breaking into fish fry

A MAN found with goods stolen from an Arawak Cay restaurant vehemently denied breaking into the Fish Fry stall.

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Administrator denies $100K bakery fraud

AN office administrator who denied defrauding a local bakery of more than $100,000 was yesterday granted bail before her trial.

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Teen accused of murder

A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder yesterday.

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Indecent assault accusation

A 23-year-old who denied indecently assaulting a woman was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Marijuana seller must pay $3K or go to jail

A MAN who admitted selling marijuana must pay $3,000 to avoid spending nine months behind bars.

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$140k of cocaine found by officer in shipment box

A CUSTOMS officer discovered $140,000 worth of cocaine in a shipment box addressed to a man who was wanted by police for more than a year, a court was told.

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Immigration officer ‘told police they couldn’t lock her up’

AN immigration officer told police they could not lock her up after they tried to detain her for interfering with a lawful arrest, a court heard.

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Haitian man forfeits $20,000

A HAITIAN man who failed to declare nearly $20,000 in cash when he attempted to travel back to his home country had his money forfeited to the Crown yesterday.

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$350 fine for gathering

A 23-year-old man who admitted attending a get-together earlier this year in violation of the COVID-19 Emergency Powers Orders was yesterday fined $350.

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Two accused of attempted murder

TWO men were charged with attempted murder in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Marijuana found in U.S. man’s home and boat

POLICE recovered a quantity of marijuana from an American man’s boat and home earlier this month, a court was told.

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COVID ambassador saw ‘red flag’ on test

A COVID-19 ambassador yesterday testified of noticing a red flag on the COVID test of a man who was attempting to travel earlier this year.

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Man accused of abducting teen

A 45-year-old man who denied abducting a teenage girl who was reported missing was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Pair behind bars as they wait bail ruling

TWO men who claimed they stabbed a third man in self-defence were yesterday remanded to prison pending their bail hearing.

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Woman denies trying to run man over

IN the Magistrate’s court today a woman denied trying to run over a man with a car on Friday.

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Second officer testifies about recovering loaded gun

A SECOND police officer on Friday testified of recovering a loaded gun from the underwear of a man who denied being in possession of an unlicensed firearm during his first court appearance.

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Man denies damaging, stealing vehicles

A MAN who denied damaging and stealing the vehicles of two women was granted bail on Friday before his trial.

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Men charged in connection with fight video

SEVERAL men were charged before a Freeport Magistrate’s court Friday after a video of a group of men fighting went viral on social media.

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Teen gets 18 months for loaded pistol

A TEENAGER who was found with a loaded pistol was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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Man jailed for repeated sex with 15-year-old

A MAGISTRATE yesterday sentenced a 21-year-old man to 18 months in prison after he admitted having sex with a teenager.

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High-speed chase ends with $1,800 fine for marijuana

A 40-year-old man who led police on a high-speed chase while attempting to evade arrest was yesterday fined $1,800 for marijuana possession.

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Man accused of threat to kill cop and his family

A MAN threatened to break into a police officer’s house and murder him and his entire family, a court heard yesterday.

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Bank ‘hopelessly deficient’ on $600k loan guarantee

Bank of The Bahamas’ “hopelessly deficient case” has left it unable to enforce a guarantee for a near-$600,000 delinquent mortgage owed on a property in south-west New Providence’s Coral Vista subdivision.

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$5,000 fine for man who defamed girlfriend online

A MAN who defamed his former police girlfriend online because he believed she was responsible for the deaths of his friends was yesterday fined $5,000.

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Fishermen prove they had correct licence

A magistrate yesterday discharged four fishermen who were accused of fishing with prohibited apparatus after they were able to prove they had the appropriate licence to do so.

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Thief has more than a year cut off sentence

THE Court of Appeal yesterday reduced the sentence of a man who was convicted of stealing an assortment of items from a woman almost two years ago.

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Man awaits psychiatric test

A MAN whose arrest by police was widely seen on social media was yesterday remanded into custody pending a psychiatric evaluation.

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Couple arrested after marijuana find

A FREEPORT couple were arrested by police following the discovery of suspected marijuana at a residence on Friday.

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Bar owner sold numbers without licence

A MAGISTRATE is set to determine the fate of a businessman who sold numbers at his bar without a valid licence.

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Man accused of raping child

A MAN was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with the rape of a minor.

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Child was sitting in back seat next to $42k of marijuana

POLICE officers found two men and a young child riding in the Carmichael Road area with $42,000 worth of marijuana in the back seat, a court was told yesterday.

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Two in court on drug charges

A 23-year-old and a minor were charged in the Magistrate’s Court on two counts of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

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Mexican tourists plead guilty to assault

THREE Mexican tourists went before the Magistrate’s Court on Friday, each having to pay $100 after pleading guilty to assault. After making the payment, they will be granted an absolute discharge.

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Officer testifies in marijuana case

A police officer yesterday testified of finding a quantity of marijuana at a man’s residence last month.

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Teen admits stabbing stepfather in argument

A TEENAGER who admitted stabbing his stepfather about the body during an argument was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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$2,500 fine for man who bought stolen electronics

A man who admitted purchasing an assortment of electronics which were stolen from a woman’s home was yesterday fined $2,500.

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Man accused ex-girlfriend in series of degrading posts

A MAN uploaded degrading posts of his former girlfriend online because he believed she was responsible for the murders of his friends, a court heard yesterday.

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‘Die’ Stubbs murder sentence is slashed

THE Court of Appeal yesterday reduced the 45-year murder sentence of Stephen “Die” Stubbs by ten years.

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Man told to pay $500 marijuana fine

A MAN caught with a quantity of marijuana earlier this month must pay $500 to avoid spending three months behind bars.

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Former ministry employee withdraws fraud appeal

A FORMER Ministry of Finance employee who was found guilty of defrauding the ministry of more than $250,000 has withdrawn his appeal that sought to challenge his conviction.

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Man ‘cut ex-girlfriend’s wrist with box cutter’

A MAN cut his former girlfriend on the wrist with a box cutter during a drunken rage, a court was told yesterday.

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Coroner’s court has still to reconvene

THE Bahamas has not had an inquest into a police-involved killing in at least 17 months, despite having one of the highest rates of police-involved killings in the world.

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19 migrants plead guilty

NINETEEN migrants found onboard a vessel at sea were charged with illegal embarkation in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court this week.

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Burglary accused given bail

A MAN who denied breaking into a woman’s house to steal an assortment of cash was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Pair granted bail in prostitution trial

TWO men who denied conspiring to exploit a woman through prostitution were yesterday granted bail ahead of their trial.

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A year in jail for teen who stashed loaded gun

A TEENAGER who admitted to stashing away a loaded pistol was yesterday sentenced to a year in prison.

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Conch shell killer gets sentence reduced by ten years in appeal

THE COURT of Appeal has quashed the 30-year sentence of a man who was convicted of bludgeoning another man to death with a conch shell over five years ago.

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Marine ‘pulled gun on ex’

A MAGISTRATE yesterday ruled that a Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine who was accused of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover has a case to answer.

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Man denies drug and gun charges

A MAN who denied growing marijuana plants and being in possession of an unlicensed firearm was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Man ‘hit love rival with cutlass’

A MAN “chapped” his former girlfriend’s new lover in the back of his head with a cutlass, a court was told yesterday.

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Suspect in bathroom escape bid

A SUSPECT pretended he had to use the bathroom in an attempt to escape a local police station, an officer testified yesterday.

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Man fined for violating bail conditions

A MAN who claimed he violated his bail conditions because he left his residence to “cool down” after getting into an argument with his girlfriend was on Friday fined $2,500.

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Second man charged in connection with shooting death

A SECOND man was Friday charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of another man at a local car wash over the Independence holiday weekend.

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Comedian 'used megaphone to encourage crowd to throw mace out'

A POLICE officer on Friday claimed that local comedian Wellington Roberts, Jr, used a megaphone to encourage a crowd of people to “throw the mace out of the House of Assembly” during a protest at Parliament last year.

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Man says he took puppy in tit-for-tat revenge theft

A 34-year-old man who said he took his cousin’s puppy after he allegedly stole his pet dog was yesterday discharged with a warning.

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Schoolteacher murder appeals are adjourned

THE Court of Appeal yesterday adjourned the substantive hearing of the appeals of three men who are seeking to challenge the convictions and sentences they received after they were tried for the robbery and murder of a schoolteacher in 2015.

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Govt bid to stay ruling on citizenship denied

THE Court of Appeal has denied the government’s application to stay the effect of its ruling affirming Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder’s landmark decision on citizenship rights in The Bahamas.

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Luxury goods retailer locked in $34m battle

A local luxury goods retailer is locked in a furious $34m legal battle with an overseas supplier who is asserting that the dispute threatens “to ruin the name of The Bahamas” if not resolved.

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Child abductor given probation

A SUPREME Court judge recently sentenced a woman who in 2019 abducted four boys and attempted to kidnap a fifth one to three years’ probation.

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Drug smugglers fail in challenge

THE PRIVY Council advised the dismissal of the appeal of alleged drug smugglers who sought to challenge their extradition to the United States to stand trial for a host of drug trafficking offences.

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Pickpocket offered women rides then took their cash

AN HABITUAL offender who stole money from two elderly women after offering to give them rides had her case adjourned to September pending an evaluation from the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre.

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Man denies stealing from car

A 38-year-old man who denied breaking into a woman’s car and stealing $2,000 worth of items was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Trying to stop arrest ends up costing $525

A WOMAN who tried to prevent her teen relative from being arrested must pay $525 to avoid spending a month behind bars.

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Court lawyer to represent man who killed godmother

A MAN seeking to challenge the sentence he received for strangling his 49-year-old godmother and leaving her dead in a bathtub will receive a court-appointed lawyer for his appeal application.

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Two men face court on murder charges

TWO men were charged with murder yesterday in connection with two separate incidents that occurred over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

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$1,000 or three months in jail for marijuana charge

A 21-year-old man who was caught purchasing marijuana must pay $1,000 to avoid spending three months in jail.

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Man pleads guilty to housebreaking and stealing

A MAGISTRATE is to determine the fate of a man who admitted to breaking into a woman’s house and stealing an assortment of cash earlier this year.

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Police officer 'found firearm, drugs at man's home'

A POLICE officer on Friday testified as to how he found a firearm and a quantity of drugs at a man’s residence last year.

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Man ‘stabbed his landlord in neck’

A TENANT stabbed his landlord in the neck multiple times during a confrontation last month, a court was told yesterday.

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Bail granted for customs broker in $2.5m fraud case

A CUSTOMS broker who denied stealing from and defrauding Cable Bahamas of more than $2.5m over a 12 month period was yesterday granted bail ahead of her trial.

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Man filmed fighting policeman jailed for eight months

THE 23-year-old man who was filmed fighting an officer who attempted to arrest him over a traffic violation was yesterday sentenced to eight months in prison.

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Govt olive branch on citizenship cases

THE government has offered not to detain or deport any person from The Bahamas who claims to be entitled to citizenship under Article 6 of the Constitution pending the Privy Council’s ruling on the Court of Appeal’s recent citizenship decision as long as the Court of Appeal simultaneously stays the effect of its ruling.

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30-year sentence stays for trying to kill ex-girlfriend

A MAN who was convicted of trying to murder his ex-girlfriend has been unsuccessful in appealing his 30-year prison sentence.

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Former postal chief tells of passbook ‘discrepancy’

A FORMER Acting Postmaster General testified yesterday that the passbook copies Bahamian businessman Rudolph “Rudy” King submitted when a discrepancy was found in his account did not appear to be genuine.

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Woman denies helping to launder money

A 46-year-old woman who denied helping another person launder nearly $50,000 into a foreign country was yesterday granted bail ahead of her trial.

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Man accused of setting fire to church

A 22-year-old man was denied bail yesterday over allegations he set fire to a local church.

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‘Vigilante’ attack

A MAGISTRATE is set to determine the fate of a 21-year-old man who claimed he assaulted another man because he believed his father was a sex offender.

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SUSPECT FACES FIVE MURDER CHARGES: Accused due in court for killings as police detain other gunmen

A MAN accused of five murders will face court today over a series of killings dating back to 2018.

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Man charged with armed robbery

A MAN was remanded to prison on Friday after he was charged with armed robbery.

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Man who denies pointing gun at officers given bail

A 26-year-old man who denied pointing a firearm at two police officers earlier this month was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Man caught on film fighting policeman awaits sentence

A 23-year-old man who was filmed fighting an officer who attempted to arrest him over a traffic violation was yesterday remanded to prison pending a magistrate’s sentencing.

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Suspect charged with June murder

A MAN was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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U.S. man told to pay $400 or go to jail

AN American man who was found with a small bag of marijuana must pay $400 to avoid prison.

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15-year sentence for robbery is quashed

A MAN who was convicted of robbing a gas station of $1,500 over five years ago had his 15-year sentence quashed by the Court of Appeal after the panel ruled the “misrepresentation” of the evidence by the judge during her summation of the case was “fatal” to him receiving a fair trial.

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$1,000 fine for running bar after curfew

A businessman who was caught running a bar after curfew hours earlier this year was yesterday fined $1,000.

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‘I grew marijuana by accident’

A 32-year-old man who was found with several marijuana plants claimed they accidentally sprouted when he threw the seeds out after smoking.

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Woman threatened relative in texts

A 27-year-old woman who threatened to harm a relative in text messages must stay out of trouble for two months to avoid spending a week behind bars.

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Officer tells of finding marijuana in search

A POLICE officer on Friday testified about finding a quantity of marijuana in a home that he and his team executed a search warrant on last year.

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Attempted murder conviction quashed, sentence set aside, new trial ordered

THE Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the 35-year sentence of a man who was convicted of attempting to murder three men at a cemetery in East Grand Bahama over three years ago.

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Man in tears after being found not guilty of sex with boy

A MAN was brought to tears yesterday after a Supreme Court jury found him not guilty of having sex with a three-year-old boy in November 2019.

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Govt can appeal citizenship - but no ruling on stay

THE Court of Appeal granted the government leave yesterday to appeal a landmark citizenship ruling to the Privy Council, but did not rule on whether to stay the judgement.

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Sebas blocked over Sun Cash takeover

Sebas Bastian’s investment house yesterday saw its bid to seize control of a Bahamian digital payments provider blocked by the Supreme Court.

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Jury to start deliberations in child sex case today

A MAN accused of having sex with a three-year-old boy will soon learn his fate after a Supreme Court judge gives a summation of the case today before turning it over to the jury for deliberation.

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Two face court accused over separate murders

A MAN and a teenager were yesterday charged with murder in connection with two separate matters.

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Marijuana conviction quashed

THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the conviction of a man who was previously fined $10,000 after he pleaded guilty to marijuana possession with the intent to supply.

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16-year-old accused of murder remanded

A JUVENILE was remanded to the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys yesterday after being charged with murdering a man in the Garden Hills area earlier this month.

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‘Pay $300 or go to jail’ over three grams of marijuana

A 36-year-old man was yesterday ordered to pay $300 or spend a month in prison after he was found with three grams of marijuana.

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Accused will face child sex charge

A MAN who denied having sex with a three-year-old boy was told by a Supreme Court judge that he does have a case to answer.

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Investigator ‘shocked’ at arrest for Davis defamation

A POLICE sergeant testified in Magistrate’s Court yesterday about his role in arresting private investigator Oswald Poitier for libel allegations made against him by Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis.

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AG’s office seeks stay on citizenship ruling

THE Office of the Attorney General on Friday filed documents asking the Court of Appeal to stay Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder’s consequential ruling on citizenship rights and to grant leave for the ruling to be appealed to the Privy Council.

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Haitian man accused over deaths at sea

A HAITIAN man was arraigned on manslaughter charges in Freeport yesterday in connection with the deaths of two Haitian migrants in waters off Grand Bahama.

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Man punched police officer

A MAN who assaulted a police officer after punching another man in the face while they were both detained in police custody was yesterday fined $200.

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Teenager accused of murder

A TEENAGER was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Nygard faces legal fight to stop seizure of properties

FASHION mogul Peter Nygard is facing more legal problems as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York moves to seize five California properties connected to him, including a Marina del Rey condo where he hosted some of his infamous “pamper parties.”

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Man charged with housebreaking, stealing and receiving

A 31-year-old man was remanded to prison on Friday after being charged with several housebreaking and stealing incidents.

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Bail for man who denied assaulting sister

A 43-year-old man who denied assaulting his sister earlier this week was on Friday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Woman pleads not guilty to assault

A HAITIAN woman was granted $3,000 bail on Friday after pleading not guilty to assaulting another woman last month.

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Officer’s killer - or innocent?

THE lawyer for a Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer accused of murder said the prosecution’s case was not fully investigated and that his client, who has maintained his innocence, had nothing to hide.

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Six years for thief

A REPEAT offender who claimed he went on a stealing spree to support his two children and unborn baby was yesterday sentenced to six years behind bars.

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Teenager charged with rape and armed robbery

A THIRD teenager was charged yesterday with the rape and armed robbery of a 47-year-old woman.

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Witness tells court that suspect visited his nightclub

A RETIRED petty officer yesterday testified how Able Seaman Jevon Seymour stopped by his nightclub on the morning Petty Officer Percival Perpall was shot dead at Government House.

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Overstay by ten years? Pay $3,000 or go to jail

A HAITIAN man who overstayed his welcome in the country for over a decade must pay $3,000 to avoid spending six months behind bars.

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Bid to block foreign fishermen ban fails

Top fisheries processors, boat owners and foreign workers have lost their bid to block the Fisheries Act’s implementation despite arguing it would cause the “possible collapse or bankruptcy of their businesses”.

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BIRTH RIGHT: Judges uphold landmark ruling over citizenship for Bahamian men’s children

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed a landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing Bahamian men to automatically pass citizenship to their children, regardless of whether their child is born out of wedlock to non-Bahamian mothers.

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Police officer tells of injured guard at night club

A POLICE officer testified yesterday how she met an injured security guard restraining a man when she responded to an altercation in the parking lot of a night club last year.

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Accused: I wasn’t angry with officer

ABLE Seaman Jevon Seymour denied being angry with Petty Officer Percival Perpall for reporting him absent without leave when he was questioned in police custody following the marine’s murder, a jury heard.

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Teens accused of rape of 47-year-old woman

TWO teens, one of which is a minor, were taken to court yesterday to face charges in connection with the rape and armed robbery of a 47-year-old woman.

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Former bank employee accused of stealing over $50,000 from customer accounts

A FORMER First Caribbean Bank employee was arraigned in Magistrates Court on Friday for allegedly stealing over $50,000 from customer accounts over a nearly three-year period.

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Woman in court on fraud-related charges

A 28-year-old woman was re-arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Friday on several fraud-related charges.

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9mm pistol used to kill RBDF officer on duty at Govt House

A 9mm pistol was the weapon an assailant used to kill Petty Officer Percival Perpall, according to the former director of the Forensic Science Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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Pair deny public sex charge

A MAN and woman who denied having sex in a public place were yesterday granted bail ahead of their trial.

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Haitian jailed for migration

A HAITIAN man who admitted illegally migrating to the country to secure a better way of life was yesterday sentenced to two months in prison.

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Court hears of officer injuries

A FORENSIC pathologist testified yesterday that Petty Officer Percival Perpall had multiple injuries at the time of his death, including a lung contusion, a fractured vertebrae and a “collection of blood” in his chest cavity.

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US businessman denies having pistol and ammunition

AN American businessman who denied having a .9mm pistol and a large quantity of ammunition was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Police corporal found Petty Officer ‘motionless’ with bullet wounds

A POLICE corporal testified yesterday that he found Petty Officer Percival Perpall “motionless” and slumped over on a couch with bullet wounds to his upper body when he responded to a shooting incident at Government House in 2019.

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Marine says he hid behind desk to avoid being shot

MARINE Seaman Calvin Hanna hid behind an office desk in Government House’s guardroom to avoid being shot by another marine who is accused of killing their superior in 2019, a jury heard.

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Marine says he hid behind desk to avoid being shot

MARINE Seaman Calvin Hanna hid behind an office desk in Government House’s guardroom to avoid being shot by another marine who is accused of killing their superior in 2019, a jury heard.

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Murder conviction overturned

THE Court of Appeal has overturned the 2019 murder conviction of Tyrone James Francis and replaced it with manslaughter. The court, in a ruling posted on its website on Thursday, has remitted the matter to the trial judge for resentencing.

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Ghanaian admits fake marriage

A GHANA native was fined after he pleaded guilty to entering into a false marriage with a Bahamian woman.

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AG’s Office in ‘inexcusable’ blunder on $1.5m freeze

An “inexcusable” blunder by the Attorney General’s Office and its US counterparts has resulted in the Court of Appeal refusing to refreeze the alleged $1.5m proceeds from an international fraud.

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Defence Force rape case dropped over ‘inconsistencies’

A RAPE case against a Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer was dropped due to “inconsistent evidence,” according to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Jailed for a year over unlicenced firearm

A 28-year-old who admitted to having an unlicenced firearm and illegal ammunition was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday.

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Absolute discharge over $50 store theft

A 34-year-old who admitted to stealing over $50 worth of items from a department store last week was granted an absolute discharge yesterday.

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‘I was drunk when I made death threat’

A 53-year-old man was arraigned yesterday after threatening to kill a man last week.

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Man ‘stole to support crack cocaine habit’

A FREEPORT man who pleaded guilty to multiple thefts to support his “crack cocaine” habit was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday.

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Freeport man accused over gun and drugs

A 34-year-old Freeport man was charged in Grand Bahama on gun, ammunition and drug possession charges yesterday.

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Prosecutors allege Rudolph King defrauded Post Office of more than $650,000

RUDOLPH King was re-arraigned on fraud charges in the Magistrate’s Court Thursday, with prosecutors increasing the amount of money he allegedly defrauded from the General Post Office to more than $650,000.

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Car salesman told to pay back stolen money

A CAR salesman who took money from a woman without giving her the vehicle she had purchased was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay back the stolen money.

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Post Office staff testify in Rudy King fraud trial

FIVE more Post Office Department employees testified yesterday that they conducted several transactions for Bahamian businessman Rudolph “Rudy” King who would frequent the various Post Offices on a regular basis.

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Man told to pay to repair ex’s door

A 24-year-old man who admitted breaking his former girlfriend’s door during a row was yesterday ordered to compensate her for her damaged property.

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Man in John Bull fraud case bailed

A MAN who last month denied defrauding several businesses of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise was yesterday granted bail before his trial.

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Judges throw out murder conviction

A MAN who was convicted of shooting and killing another man in 2013 had his 30-year sentence overturned in the Court of Appeal yesterday.

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Woman accused of throwing acid on ex-boyfriend’s lover

TWO police officers testified yesterday in the trial of a 23-year-old woman who is accused of throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend’s new lover.

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Couple acquitted after nephew was shot when gun went off accidentally

A MAGISTRATE yesterday acquitted a couple who were charged with child cruelty after their nephew was shot with a gun that accidentally went off when he and their son were playing with it.

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Man admits assaulting mother of his children

A MAN who admitted assaulting the mother of his children was ordered to keep the peace for one year.

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Man fined for threatening to kill former girlfriend

A 21-year-old man who threatened to kill his former girlfriend was on Friday fined $500.

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Judges reject killer’s appeal

THE Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the 25-year sentence of a man who was convicted of the manslaughter of a woman who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery over a decade ago.

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Man denies receiving stolen motorbike

A 31-year-old man who denied dishonestly receiving a stolen motorbike was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Man ‘beat me and held knife to my throat’

A WOMAN yesterday testified that a man brutally beat her before holding a knife to her throat during a domestic dispute earlier this year.

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Man admits assault - but says he did not hit victim

A 27-year-old man confronted another man with a piece of nail-ridden wood for firing gunshots near his mother’s home, a court was told.

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$5,000 fine for fake COVID test

A WOMAN who tried to travel to Grand Bahama with a fake COVID-19 test results was yesterday fined $5,000.

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Man accused of assaulting, threatening ex-girlfriend

A 23-year-old man accused of assaulting and threatening to harm his ex-girlfriend earlier this month was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Two in court in connection with marijuana field

TWO men were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the discovery of a marijuana field in East Grand Bahama, with an estimated street value of $7million.

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Man accused of Fox Hill murder

A 28-year-old man was sent to prison on Friday after being accused of murdering a man in the Fox Hill area earlier this month.

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Woman stole money from pair she gave rides to

A MAGISTRATE is set to determine the fate of a woman who offered to give two women rides to steal money from them.

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Bail for man who denied stealing part from bus

A 22-year-old man who denied stealing a part worth $5,432 from the bus of a local church was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Warning for man who scared girlfriend with a fake gun

A 24-year-old man who scared his girlfriend with a fake gun was yesterday discharged with a warning.

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Man charged with rape

A 28-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with rape.

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Man acquitted of rape is awarded $767,000 in damages

A FORMER food store manager who was acquitted of rape was recently awarded $767,000 in damages after he sued the government for malicious prosecution and unlawful arrest.

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Officers testify about human trafficking investigation

THE trial of a man and woman who were accused of conspiring to sexually exploit two teenage girls through human trafficking opened before the Chief Magistrate yesterday.

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Woman arrested for begging is discharged

A MAGISTRATE yesterday discharged a woman who was arrested for begging in a public place.

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$500 fine over 13 grams of hemp

A 29-year-old man, who was found with marijuana yesterday, was fined $500.

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Five deny stealing boat worth $50k

FIVE Harbour Island men who denied stealing a $50,000 boat from another man on the island were each granted bail yesterday before their trial.

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Judge grants order on ‘missing’ Cuban woman

IMMIGRATION officials have been ordered to prove that they acted lawfully when they allegedly detained a Cuban woman who was placed in their care and custody after the boat she was on capsized in Bahamian waters when she and a group of other people tried to sail from Cuba to the United States two months ago.

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‘Man set our house on fire’

A WOMAN testified yesterday that she believes her mother’s former partner set their house on fire and threatened to kill her.

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Bail granted in grievous harm trial

A 51-year-old who was accused of seriously injuring another man was granted $8,000 bail ahead of his trial.

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Woman denies smuggling firearms

A 25-year-old woman who denied trying to smuggle several firearms and ammunition in addition to a large quantity of drugs into the country was yesterday granted bail before her trial.

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Man charged in connection with Cat Island cocaine seizure

A 36-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Friday on several drug related charges in connection with a recent seizure of more than $1m worth of cocaine found on Cat Island several days ago.

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Probation for disorderly behaviour

A 29-year-old business owner who behaved in a disorderly manner when being questioned by police about a complaint made by Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper was on Friday placed on probation for a year.

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Man gets probation for assault on girlfriend

A HARBOUR Island man who admitted assaulting his girlfriend in an argument over money was placed on three months probation.

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‘I was drugged and raped by immigration officer at safe house’: Deported Suriname woman at centre of attack claim files legal action for justice

A 27-year-old Surinamese woman has sued the government, claiming that an immigration officer drugged her with alcohol and sexually violated her.

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Vagrant punched driver who refused to give him a dollar

A VAGRANT punched a driver who refused to give him a dollar at a traffic light, a court heard yesterday.

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Probation for behaving in disorderly manner

A HARBOUR Island man who behaved in a disorderly manner and cursed an officer who caught him buying a marijuana joint was yesterday placed on probation for a year.

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14 months in jail for possession of firearm

A 31-year-old man who was caught driving around with an illegal firearm was yesterday sentenced to 14 months in prison.

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$1,000 fine for threat to kill and assault

A 30-year-old man who threatened to kill a man before assaulting another was yesterday fined $1,000 and ordered to compensate both of his victims.

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Man accused of unlawful sex

A 20-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with unlawful sexual intercourse.

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Officer’s sentence quashed for assault

THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the six-month sentence of a former police reserve sergeant who was convicted of abducting and assaulting a teenage girl at a police station over two years ago.

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Man on marijuana charge to take drug counselling

A 41-year-old man who was charged with marijuana possession was conditionally discharged after he agreed to attend drug counselling classes.

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Conditional discharge for acting disorderly

A 21-year-old man who admitted acting disorderly when he was approached by officers must stay out of trouble for three months to avoid spending 30 days behind bars.

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Two held in cheque fraud probe

POLICE have two male suspects in custody in connection with an alleged cheque fraud.

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Brother in court after smashing car windows

A 66-year-old man who smashed the glass windows of his brother’s car during an argument was ordered to compensate his sibling for the damage he caused.

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$1,700 fine for failing to renew gun licence

A 34-year-old man who failed to renew his firearm licence was yesterday fined $1,700.

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Four held after $600k drug find

FOUR Bahamian men were arrested following a major drug discovery and seizure of some $600,000 worth of suspected cocaine in the Dover Sound area, police reported yesterday.

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Community service over fraud scheme

A MAN who got caught up in a credit card scheme must complete 100 hours of community service to avoid spending four months in prison.

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Omar Archer launches legal challenge over criminal libel

OMAR Archer, Sr, has appealed a Supreme Court judge’s decision to dismiss his motion for constitutional relief concerning a criminal libel charge that was brought against him six years ago.

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‘Stay out of trouble for 30 days or go to jail for a week’

A 27-year-old woman who admitted acting disorderly when she was pulled over by officers must stay out of trouble for 30 days to avoid spending a week behind bars.

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Caregiver tells court of relative’s threat

A CAREGIVER yesterday testified that the daughter-in-law of the elderly woman she was hired to look after threatened to harm her earlier this year.

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Man accused of defaming PLP leader granted bail

A MAN who denied last year that he defamed Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis on social media was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Fraud accused granted bail

A 26-YEAR-OLD man, who denied defrauding three people of thousands of dollars, was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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‘My boss’s son brought a man to shoot my brother’

A HAITIAN man yesterday testified that his employer’s son brought another man to his residence to shoot his brother because the man was angry that his mother had “put him out”.

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Three-year sentence upheld over ammunition

THE COURT of Appeal yesterday affirmed the three-year sentence of a man who was convicted of being in possession of a quantity of illegal ammunition.

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Fred Smith pleads for no more demolitions until court rules

FRED Smith, QC, made an impassioned plea for government to cease further demolition until the Supreme Court has made its final ruling on whether a standing injunction, which bars the government from evicting shanty town residents and disconnecting services in their communities, will be extended to cover unregulated communities in Abaco.

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Guilty plea to harming pregnant woman

A HAITIAN woman was granted a conditional discharge Friday after admitting to harming a pregnant woman from her neighbourhood during an argument earlier this month.

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Former Immigration chief testifies in wedding case

A FORMER chief executive officer of the Department of Immigration yesterday testified that she could not recall interviewing a Bahamian-Jamaican couple who were accused of entering into a fraudulent marriage, without her interview sheet.

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RIFLE SEIZED BY POLICE OFFICERS

GRAND Bahama Police say they discovered a high powered weapon believed to have been used in a serious incident on the island.

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Drug counselling ordered

A 22-year-old man who said he smoked marijuana to get “a good sleep at night” must attend drug counselling classes for a year to avoid spending six months behind bars.

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Man assaulted ex-girlfriend

A 23-year-old man who assaulted his former girlfriend during an argument was yesterday ordered to compensate her for her injuries.

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Court to rule on shanty towns

A SUPREME Court judge will tomorrow determine if a standing injunction, which bars the government from evicting shanty town residents and disconnecting services in their communities, will be extended to cover unregulated communities in Abaco.

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Top banker loses dispute linked to soccer bribe chief

A senior Bahamian banker’s claim for wrongful/unfair dismissal over his dealings with a key figure in world soccer’s recent bribery scandal was this week rejected by the Supreme Court.

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Woman accused over drugs

A 52-YEAR-OLD woman was charged with possession of dangerous drugs in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Haitian man to be jailed

A HAITIAN man who was caught residing in the country without the required legal documents will spend two months in prison before being deported back to his home country.

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Man jailed for possession of marijuana and cocaine

A 32-year-old man who was found with $26,000 worth of marijuana and cocaine was yesterday sentenced to nine months in prison.

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Woman who hurt ankle awarded $70,000

THE Supreme Court has awarded more than $70,000 in damages to an elderly woman who suffered ankle injuries after falling down a utility conduit at Arawak Cay nearly nine years ago.

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Man arrested after shooting

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in connection with a shooting incident this week in the Freeport area, a senior police official reported.

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Attorney’s ‘negligence’ cost twins their home

Twin sisters have been given permission by the Supreme Court to enter a default judgment against a Bahamian attorney whose “negligence” cost them their Harmony Hill condominium.

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Pair accused of robbery

A WOMAN and a teen were charged with armed robbery in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man denies hitting girlfriend

A MAN who denied harming his former girlfriend was yesterday granted $3,000 bail ahead of his trial.

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Man ‘paid $150 for fake stamp’ to stay in country

A JAMAICAN man who paid another man $150 for a fake immigration stamp he tried to use to extend his stay in the country was yesterday sentenced to six months behind bars.

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Siblings attacked neighbour

TWO siblings who attacked their neighbour during an altercation last week were ordered to keep the peace and compensate the woman.

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Teenagers accused of fatal stabbing

FOUR teenagers were yesterday charged in the Magistrate’s Court with murder in connection with two separate incidents.

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Woman facing fraud trial given court date

A TRIAL date has been set for the 35-year-old woman who was charged with over 100 fraud-related offences in connection with the recent trend of fake COVID-19 test results.

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Man accused of sex with girl, 12

A 39-year-old man was remanded to prison over allegations he had sex with a girl when she was just 12-years-old.

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Woman admits fake marriage

A BAHAMIAN woman pleaded guilty to entering into a fraudulent marriage during her arraignment in a Grand Bahama courtroom on Friday.

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$5,000 fines for falsified COVID test results

TWO women who attempted to travel to Eleuthera with falsified COVID-19 test results were each fined $5,000 on Friday.

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Date set for sentencing over drug possession

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt is next week set to determine the fate of a 32-year-old man who on Friday confessed to being in possession of $26,000 worth of marijuana and cocaine.

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60-year-old charged with indecent assault

A 60-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with indecent assault.

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58-year prison sentence overturned

A MAN, convicted of murdering one man and attempting to kill two others, had his 58-year prison sentence overturned in the appellate court recently.

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Man accused of hiring someone without permit

A Bahamian man accused of breaching the Immigration Act was charged in Freeport on Wednesday.

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Community service over fake car disc

A 28-year-old man who was caught driving a car with a fraudulent inspection disc was yesterday ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.

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Thief admits stealing $672 of car parts

A 28-year-old man who admitted stealing $672 worth of car parts from a man’s vehicle was yesterday remanded into custody before his sentencing.

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28-year murder sentence quashed

THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the 28-year sentence of a man who was found guilty of trying to kill another man over five years ago.

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Probation for buying hemp ‘for wife of boss’

A JAMAICAN man who was caught with $60 worth of marijuana he claimed he bought for his employer’s wife was yesterday placed on probation for one year.

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Man denies running club against pandemic orders

A MAN yesterday denied violating Emergency Orders by operating a prohibited business earlier this year.

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Fraud accused granted bail

THE 35-year-old woman who was charged with over 100 fraud-related offences in connection to the recent trend of fake COVID-19 test results was yesterday granted bail prior to the reading of the remaining charges brought against her.

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Suspect denies firearm possession

A 27-year-old man who denied being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and quantity of ammunition was granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Brother of shooting victim in court for crossing crime tape line

THE brother of one of the men who was shot and killed during a suspected gang attack last Thursday was yesterday placed on probation after he admitted going beyond the crime scene tape in an attempt to get to his dying sibling.

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$10m Capo damages facing substantial cut

A $9.67m damages award made against the Bimini Bay resort’s original developer for demolishing a tenant’s business faces a substantial cut following yesterday’s Privy Council ruling.

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26-year-old on rape charge

A 26-year-old man was charged with rape in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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Man accused over gun and ammunition

A 29-year-old man was charged with illegal firearm and ammunition possession in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Suspect accused over fatal stabbing

A 23-year-old man was yesterday charged with murder in connection with a stabbing incident that left one man dead last week.

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Man accused of attack on police officer

A 34-YEAR-OLD man was charged with assaulting a police officer, causing damage, making death threats, resisting arrest and using obscene language.

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Man who punched his wife ordered to attend anger management classes

A 66-year-old man who punched his wife during a heated argument was on Friday ordered to compensate her for injuries and attend anger management classes.

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Woman fined $5,000 over false COVID test results

A 21-year-old woman who tried to use falsified COVID-19 test results to travel to Grand Bahama was fined $5,000 in the Magistrate’s Court.

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Man accused of attempted murder of police officers denied bail

AN ANDROS man accused of assaulting three police officers with rocks and a conch shell a day before he allegedly tried to kill them was on Friday denied bail ahead of his trial.

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Tourist told to pay $200 to avoid jail for marijuana possession

AN American tourist who bought marijuana from a man on a local beach was ordered to pay $200 to avoid spending two months in jail.

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Court of Appeal affirms nine-year robbery sentence

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the nine-year sentence of a man who was convicted of robbing a woman of an assortment of personal items over four years ago.

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$200 FINE OR THREE MONTHS IN PRISON FOR FAKE COVID TEST

AN Abaco man who paid nearly $200 for a fake COVID test that he presented to officials at the airport in an attempt to return home must now pay $5,000 to avoid spending three months behind bars.

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Peter Nygard extradition proceedings set for November 15

EXTRADITION proceedings for Peter Nygard have been scheduled to take place in Canada on November 15.

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Probation for making false report

A 20-year-old man, who lied to police officers when he told them that two men had robbed him of his car at gunpoint, was placed on six months probation yesterday.

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Man launches appeal against 35-year prison sentence

A MAN convicted of attempting to murder three men at a cemetery in East Grand Bahama over three years ago has launched an appeal against his 35-year prison sentence.

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Lyford Cay broker in $22m bribery scheme

A Lyford Cay-based commodities trader has become embroiled in a $22m bribery scheme after one of its former senior executives pled guilty to corrupting government officials in Ecuador.

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Teenager placed on daily curfew after fight

A TEENAGER who last month fought another youngster who accused him of being a homosexual was yesterday placed on a daily curfew.

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Haitian man and woman must pay $300 to avoid prison

A HAITIAN man and woman who admitted travelling to the country illegally must each pay $300 to avoid spending a year in prison prior to their deportation.

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Man charged with murder

A 21-year-old man was yesterday charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court.

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21-year-old mother jailed for false COVID test result

A 21-year-old mother was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for presenting a false Doctor’s Hospital COVID-19 test result when she attempted to travel earlier this week.

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54-year-old faces three charges

A 54-YEAR-OLD man was arraigned Friday on three charges, including possession at night of a housebreaking instrument.

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Man accused of years of indecent assaults denied bail

A 43-year-old man accused of indecently assaulting a 21-year-old female over a period of several years was remanded to prison yesterday.

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‘PAY $1,500 FINE OVER DRUGS OR GO TO JAIL’

A 57-year-old man who was found with over four ounces of marijuana last week was yesterday ordered to pay $1,500 or spend eight months in prison.

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NO FACE MASK? THAT’S $250

A MAN was fined $250 yesterday after police found him at a local establishment without a face mask.

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Man must pay ex-girlfriend

A MAN who admitted harming his ex-girlfriend during a heated argument was yesterday ordered to compensate the woman for her injuries.

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WOMAN SAYS SHE PAID FOR TEST

AN attorney representing a woman accused of using forged test results in an attempt to travel to Abaco last week said she paid for what she thought was a legitimate test from fraudsters purporting to operate a mobile unit connected to a hospital.

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Additional charges for pair accused of human trafficking

PROSECUTORS brought additional charges on Thursday against a man and woman who were last week accused of conspiring to sexually exploit two teenage girls through human trafficking.

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Seven fined for fraudulent COVID-19 test results

THE chief magistrate on Thursday fined seven people who tried to use fraudulent COVID-19 test results to travel to four different family islands between March 25 and 31.

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Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man who exposed himself to girl

A 29-year-old man who admitted exposing himself to a young girl while she was on her way to school was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation before he is sentenced.

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Jail term upheld for police boat chase

THE Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the four-year sentence of one of two men who led officers on a high speed boat chase after he and his partner were caught sailing on the open seas with a quantity of dangerous drugs.

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Three accused of armed robbery

THREE men were charged with armed robbery in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Man to face trial over kissing girl, 10

A MAGISTRATE is set to determine the fate of a 25-year-old man who was accused of kissing a ten-year-old girl on the lips during a game of spin the bottle nearly two years ago.

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Man must pay $150 over marijuana

A 27-year-old man who was caught with over $100 worth or marijuana must pay $150 to avoid spending a month behind bars.

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MARINE FACES FIREARM CHARGE

A 30-year-old Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer from New Providence was arraigned in Grand Bahama on a firearm and ammunition possession charges yesterday.

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Three accused over shooting

THREE male residents of Eight Mile Rock, including a juvenile, were charged yesterday in connection with the shooting of a young man last week on Grand Bahama.

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Man’s knife not big enough to break law

A MAGISTRATE discharged a man who was arrested for unlawfully carrying arms after he explained the knife he was found with did not exceed the six-inch blade limit stipulated in law.

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‘Pay $200 or go directly to jail’

TWO American tourists who attempted to travel back to their home states with marijuana infused candy in their luggage were each ordered to pay $200 to avoid spending a month in jail.

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‘Is that a gun in your underwear?’

A POLICE officer yesterday testified that he recovered a loaded gun from the underwear of a man who denied being in possession of an unlicensed firearm during his first court appearance.

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Appeal court upholds revenge porn sentence

THE Court of Appeal yesterday confirmed the nine month sentence of a man who last year defrauded his ex-girlfriend of over $1,000 before hacking her social media accounts to expose nude photos of her online.

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Man ‘grabbed cop to protect him from dogs’

A 34-year-old who claimed he assaulted a police officer because he was trying to protect him from being attacked by the dogs in his yard was yesterday placed on probation for six months.

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Smith criticises govt's use of Act to repossess shanty town land

ATTORNEY Fred Smith accused the government of using the Building Regulations Act for reasons that are contrary to the intention and purpose of the law – namely, to repossess shanty town land.

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13 months in jail for firearm guilt

A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 13 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to an illegal firearm and ammunition possession in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Wife was in US when husband killed in Fox Hill shootings

A WOMAN yesterday testified how she had left her husband in The Bahamas to go on a trip with her children out of the country, only to find out later that he was one of four people killed in the 2013 Fox Hill mass shooting. Helen Davis, taking the wi

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Man cleared over friend's Independence Day shooting

THE Court of Appeal has overturned a man’s manslaughter conviction in connection with the shooting death of his friend on Independence Day 2017.The appellate tribunal of Sir Hartman Longley, Stella Crane-Scott and Milton Evans unanimously set aside D

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Dupuch hits govt with $28m writ over debt

A PROMINENT Bahamian publishing company - which is in no way connected with The Tribune and its affiliates - is suing the government for $28.8m with interest to secure payment for the production of more than five million publications promoting and advertising The Bahamas.

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Peruvian found not guilty of killing DJ in club

A PERUVIAN man has been acquitted of killing a disc jockey and attempting to kill another man following a scuffle in a downtown nightclub three years ago.

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GB resort loses out on under-insurance

A Grand Bahama resort has lost out in its dispute over a Hurricane Matthew insurance claim because it failed to realise what would happen if the property was under-insured.

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Former Renew Bahamas CEO 'was spotted sitting on forklift'

FORMER Renew Bahamas CEO Michael Cox being spotted sitting on a forklift at a local scrapyard without a valid work permit ultimately led to him being charged with a criminal offence, though the immigration officer who spotted him did not say whether he was actually operating the machine.

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Two jailed for series of housebreaking offences

TWO men accused of multiple charges of stealing, housebreaking, attempted housebreaking and receiving, were yesterday sentenced to more than two years each on two-thirds of the counts.

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Sentencing adjourned for man who has admitted sexual relationship with girl, 14

A 22-year-old man who has admitted to carrying out an extended sexual relationship with 14-year-old girl yesterday had his sentencing hearing adjourned to January 25, 2019 to allow for a probationary report to be completed.

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Inquiry ordered after man awaiting bail hearing walks free

A SUPREME Court judge has ordered an inquiry into the circumstances that allowed a man, awaiting his bail hearing, to walk free from custody at the Magistrate’s Court last week.

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Pair’s conviction thrown out over man’s death in bar brawl

THE Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction for a woman and her child’s father previously sentenced to over a decade in prison each for killing a man in the course of a brawl at a bar on Carmichael Road six years ago.

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Visa fraud suspect is out on bail

THE Haitian-Bahamian justice of the peace at the centre of an FBI probe into visa fraud in the Bahamas has pleaded not guilty to charges in the United States, The Tribune was told.

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Five women fined for overstaying in the Bahamas

FIVE Hispanic women were fined upwards of $1,000 each yesterday for overstaying their time in The Bahamas, with three of them further fined for being caught with altered immigration stamps in their passports by immigration authorities.Senior Magistra

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Cousins cleared of role in murder

A SUPREME Court jury has acquitted two cousins of the role they were alleged to have played in the slaying of businessman Leo Rahming at the car rental company and carwash he owned in the Marathon area last year.

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Woman fined for breaking police prosecutor’s fingers

A 26-year-old woman was fined more than $4,000 on Friday for breaking two of a woman police prosecutor’s fingers during a row outside the officer’s Gamble Heights home last month.

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Community service for pair who stole refrigerator from ministry

TWO men who stole a $850 refrigerator from the Ministry of Education earlier this week have been ordered to put in 15 hours of community service as penance.

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Murder charge is dropped

JUST over three months after a 20-year-old man was arraigned on charges of murder and attempted murder, prosecutors yesterday produced a written directive from the Office of the Attorney General requesting the more serious charge not be pursued.Matth

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