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GB police officer faces charge of raping woman

A Grand Bahama police constable was interdicted from the police force and charged yesterday with raping a 28-year-old woman.

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Woman charged with libel after police sex claim

A WOMAN has been charged with intentional libel after allegedly claiming that a male officer asked to have sex with her in exchange for dropping criminal charges against her relatives.

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Registrar General questioned over properties bought by Gibson between 2019 and 2023

REGISTRAR General Camille Gomez-Jones admitted under cross-examination yesterday that she could not say how Long Island MP Adrian Gibson bought properties between 2019 and 2023.

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Police criticised over delay of evidence being presented in Blair shooting inquest

THE coroner once again criticised the police as an inquest into the police-involved killing of three men in Blair Estates in 2019 resumed yesterday, calling it “unacceptable” that only eight of the 15 weapons officers used to kill the men were submitted as evidence.

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Bail granted to man accused of breaking into a New Providence home on New Year’s Eve

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of breaking into a home on New Providence on New Year’s Eve.

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Man charged with importing gun and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in Eleuthera

A MAN was sent to prison after he was accused of importing more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition into Eleuthera in a 40 ft shipping container last month.

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Man disappears before murder trial leaving family $30k fee

A GRANDMOTHER and a mother must pay $30,000 after the man for whom they stood surety allegedly threw his ankle monitoring bracelet into a well and disappeared months before his murder trial.

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POLICE KILLINGS RULED HOMICIDE: ‘Justice is served’ says mother after jury returns finding

THE mother of one of two men police killed on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on December 2, 2017, said “justice was served” after a Coroner’s Court jury returned a homicide by manslaughter finding at the end of an inquest yesterday.

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Pair charged with running brothel and prostitution

A BAHAMIAN man and a Cuban woman faced rare charges yesterday when they were accused of operating and performing in an illegal brothel in Ardastra Estates.

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61-year-old accused of incest with grandchild

A 61-year-old man was sent to prison yesterday accused of molesting his granddaughter over a four-year period.

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Pistol used by police was engraved with ‘headshots’

THE word “headshot” was engraved on a police gun used in the fatal shooting of two men on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway in 2017.

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Man denied bail over accessory charge

A MAN was imprisoned yesterday after he was accused of being an accessory to the murder of a man in Chippingham during a car theft earlier this month.

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Woman ordered to attend drug counselling

A WOMAN was ordered on Friday to attend drug counselling for six months as a part of a conditional discharge.

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Man accused of killing woman on Ragged Island

A 34-year-old man was remanded in custody on Friday accused of killing a 39-year-old woman in a drive-by shooting on Ragged Island Street last month.

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Woman charged with causing harm

A WOMAN was granted $2,500 bail on Friday after she was accused of injuring someone in an argument earlier this month

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Six month sentence for breaching bail

A man was sentenced to six months in prison after he admitted to breaching his bail on firearm charges.

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Man ordered to attend counselling after drug charge

A MAN was ordered to attend counseling on Friday after he admitted to having three grammes of marijuana last week.

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Woman accused of death threats and assault

A WOMAN was granted $2,500 bail on Friday after being accused of threatening to kill two people and attacking one of them.

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MEN KILLED BY POLICE ‘HAD FIRED AT CROWD’: Officer testifies men shot at them near bar then fled in car

AN officer testified yesterday that police opened fire on two men killed in a chase on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway in 2017 after they allegedly fired a gun at a crowd outside a bar.

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Suspect remanded over 283 breaches of his bail

A MAN who allegedly breached his bail 283 times over two years was remanded to prison yesterday.

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Man on 12 months probation after stealing two mannequins

A MAN was placed on 12 months probation after admitting to trying to steal $566 worth of property from a department store earlier this week, including two mannequins.

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One-month sentence for man admitting to drug possession

A MAN was sentenced to one month in prison after admitting to having drugs downtown earlier this week.

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Man charged with murder of Davinique Gray

A 26-year-old man was remanded yesterday for allegedly killing Davinique Gray, a 16-year-old murdered while charging her phone at home in Nassau Village last month.

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Mother of Harold Brown claims in inquest, ‘doctors left my son to die’

THE mother of Harold Brown, one of two men police killed in a chase on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway in 2017, claimed doctors left her son to die in hospital after the shooting as the Coroner’s Court inquest into the matter continued yesterday.

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Man accused of murder sentenced to four years’ prison for possession of a loaded gun

A MAN awaiting trial for murder was sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of having a loaded gun yesterday.

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Woman who allegedly abandoned her three underage children was granted $9,000 bail

A MOTHER was granted $9,000 bail after she allegedly abandoned her three underaged children at home earlier this month.

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Inquest into fatal shooting of two men by police begins

THE families of two men killed in a fatal 2017 police chase on Tonique William Darling Highway were asked to leave the courtroom yesterday as close-ups of one of the men’s blood-stained corpse lying on the sidewalk was shown after the inquest into the matter began.

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Omar Archer’s unlawful arrest case dismissed

THE Supreme Court dismissed an unlawful arrest lawsuit Omar Archer brought against the government and ordered him to pay legal costs.

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EXTRA PAYOUT OVER UNLAWFUL DETENTION: Court orders $396k settlement for Cuban held without charge

THE damages awarded to a Cuban-born man who was falsely and unlawfully detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre have increased by $148k after the Court of Appeal reviewed his case.

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Man charged with having a prohibited weapon and ammunition in his house

A 40-year-old man was granted $10,000 bail after police allegedly found a banner assault rifle and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in his house on Carmichael Road last week.

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Man accused of sex assault of teen girl last September

A 32-year-old man was jailed yesterday after he was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl last September.

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Man ordered to do community service after admitting to choking his female co-worker

A MAN was ordered to attend community service yesterday after he admitted to choking his female co-worker on the ground at Chances on Meadow Street earlier this month.

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Man gets seven months prison for breaching bail conditions

A MAN was sentenced to seven months in prison yesterday after admitting to breaching his bail for allegedly robbing a former parliamentarian outside his home with a gun in 2020.

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Man pleads guilty to three counts of drug possession, fined $2,000

A MAN was fined $2,000 yesterday after he was found with several illegal drugs last week.

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Man accused of stealing $9,000 from woman granted $12,000 bail

A MAN was granted $12,000 bail yesterday after being accused of stealing $9,000 from a woman last week.

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American man charged with importing guns and ammunition granted bail at $9,500

AN American man with dual citizenship was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of being involved in a firearm smuggling scheme in 2020.

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20-year-old charged with two counts of murder

A MAN was remanded in custody on Friday after being accused of two fatal shootings in New Providence in the last two months.

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Man accused of assaulting woman with cutlass

A MAN was granted bail on Friday after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a cutlass in December.

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Six month sentence for cruelty to children charge

A FATHER choked up in court after being sentenced to six months in prison having admitted to allowing his infant daughter to eat his marijuana gummies last month.

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Man charged with unlawful sexual intercourse granted bail

A MAN was granted $30,000 bail last week as he awaits trial for a sexual offence.

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Man accused of killing mother and daughter denied bail for own safety

A SUPREME Court judge cited concern for an alleged murderer‘s safety as she denied bail to the 24-year-old man accused of killing Allison Thompson, 37, and her 14-year-old daughter, Trevonika Thompson, last year.

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Psychological evaluation ordered for teen accused of staying in a vacant hotel room

A 19-year-old boy was ordered to have a psychological evaluation after he was accused of staying in a vacant room at the Baha Mar Resort without permission earlier this week.

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American man accused of fatal stabbing of his father granted bail

A 26-year-old American man accused of fatally stabbing his father on New Year’s Day was granted bail yesterday.

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Women accused of trying to knock down police officers charged with five counts of assault

A WOMAN was taken into custody after being accused of trying to knock down five police officers in a stolen car, attracting gun fire from the officers earlier this week.

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Court told of 28 wounds in police shooting probe

THE mother of Valentino Pratt, one of three men killed by police in Blair Estates in 2019, gasped as a pathologist described the estimated 28 gunshot wounds her son suffered as the Coroner’s Court inquest into the matter continued yesterday.

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Two years for having loaded gun

A 37-year-old male was sentenced to two years in prison after he admitted to having a loaded gun in his car on Tonique Williams Darling Highway last week.

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21-year-old accused of taking car at gunpoint

A 21-year-old man was imprisoned yesterday after he allegedly robbed a man of his car at gunpoint on the Eastern Road in December.

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Man charged for two counts of rape over separate incidents

A 26-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents in New Providence in the last four months.One of his victims was a Mexican woman he allegedly abducted at knifepoint on Paradise Island, where he sexually abused her in his car.

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Court of Appeal revives $1.8m lawsuit against Defence Force

THE Court of Appeal revived a $1.8m lawsuit against the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after the appellants' vessel sank and sustained significant damage while in the RBDF’s custody.

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Constable removed from RBPF and charged with stabbing man at stadium

A POLICE constable was removed from the force and charged in court yesterday with allegedly stabbing someone at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium last November.

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Guilty plea to possession of dangerous drugs

A MAN was bound to keep the peace for six months yesterday after he pleaded guilty to having drugs on his person last weekend.

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Man awaiting a retrial jailed for breaking curfew

A MAN awaiting retrial for his alleged involvement in a fatal graveyard shooting in Grand Bahama in 2016 was sentenced to four months in prison yesterday after he admitted to breaking curfew.

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Water and Sewerage’s CFO questioned over contracted companies ownership

THE Chief Financial Officer of the Water and Sewage Corporation (WSC) testified yesterday that Adrian Gibson was not named the owner of three companies under scrutiny for the contracts they received during his time as executive chairman of the company.

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Coroner: ‘Unacceptable’ to fail to disclose toxicology report

THE failure of a senior police forensics officer to disclose a toxicology report on three men police killed in Blair Estates in 2019 was deemed “unacceptable” by the coroner yesterday as the inquest into the matter continued.

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Teen given probation after admitting to stealing $100

A 19-year-old was placed on one year’s probation yesterday after he admitted to breaking into a house in Cat Island last week and stealing $100.

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Man charged with defrauding someone of a $100k drill truck

A MAN was granted $15,000 bail yesterday after being accused of defrauding someone of their $100,000 Drill Truck and being found with a fake bill of sale.

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Customs officer testifies that police asked for details of imported shipments

A SENIOR customs officer testified yesterday that senior officers requested he provide details about imported shipments for Adrian Gibson and Baha Maintenance and Elite Maintenance.

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15-year-old boy charged with attempted murder

A 15-year-old boy was remanded to Simpson Penn Centre for Boys yesterday after he was accused of shooting a 17-year-old in a botched motorcycle theft on Charles Vincent Street last week.

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Jury finds Rodrigo Rolle guilty in murder of Janice Kessinger

A JURY found Rodrigo Rolle guilty of murdering an elderly American woman during a 2017 home invasion in Cat Island yesterday.

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Young man gets two years after guilty plea on possession of a loaded firearm

A 22-year-old male was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to having a loaded gun on Robinson Road last month.

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Man gets 18 months jail after admitting to breaching his bail

A 61-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday after admitting to breaching his bail on a pending armed robbery conspiracy charge.

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WSC manager claims she was asked, ‘What ways can we find to increase costing?’

A SENIOR manager at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) claimed in court yesterday that Adrian Gibson asked her how the corporation could increase the cost of maintenance contracts awarded to companies he allegedly ordered to be contracted.

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American man accused of stabbing death of his father claimed it was in self-defence

THE lawyer of a 26-year-old American man accused of fatally stabbing his father on New Year’s Day claimed his client acted in self-defence during a bail hearing yesterday.

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Police squadron leader recounts the events that led to death of three men

THE leader of the police squadron that conducted a fatal raid at a Blair Estates mansion in 2019 testified that officers were executing a search warrant for Tony Smith as the Coroner’s Court inquest continued yesterday.

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Man receives 18-month jail sentence for breaching bail

A MAN broke down in tears as he was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to once again breaching his bail on a pending murder charge.

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Woman accused of abusing her son granted $8,000 bail

A 30-year-old mother was granted bail yesterday after being accused of abusing her eight-year-old son last month.

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Man charged in stabbing death of Sanchez Gittenz

A 20-year-old man was imprisoned yesterday after being accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Sanchez Gittenz as he attended a friend’s party at a bar last weekend.

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Gibson’s lawyer cross examines Cargill-Sherman focusing on her claim of being terminated

TESTIMONY continued in the criminal trial of Long Island MP Adrian Gibson and his co-accused yesterday, with a defence attorney attacking a witness’ claim that she was “terminated” from a senior position within the Water & Sewerage Corporation.

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Boy says unarmed dad was shot in the back by police

AN 11-year-old boy who saw police kill his father testified during an inquest in the Coroner’s Court yesterday.

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Man pleads guilty to housebreaking and car theft and receives six-months in prison

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison after admitting to stealing a car from a residence in Pride Estates last week.

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Man found guilty of possession of loaded gun gets three-and-a-half years jail time

A MAN was sentenced to three and a half years in prison yesterday after being found guilty of having a loaded gun on Commonwealth Boulevard in 2021.

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Man accused of disarming a police woman charged with attempted murder

A MAN was imprisoned yesterday after being accused of attacking and disarming a woman police officer last month after a high-speed chase following an alleged housebreaking.

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Witness in Gibson trial claims she ‘cried out’ over abuse while at WSC

A WITNESS in Adrian Gibson’s criminal trial claimed she suffered abuse when she headed the health and safety department at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), prompting her to ask the former chairman to relieve her of the post.

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Father said ‘don’t shoot, there are children here’

A SIX-year-old boy who witnessed his father’s shooting death allegedly told his grandmother his father had his hands in the air and begged police not to shoot because children were around – a plea officers ignored.

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Man accused of attempted rape of 18-year-old girl remanded

A 47-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after being accused of attempting to sexually abuse an 18-year-old girl in New Providence last week.

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Trial of man accused of threatening to kill Davis is delayed again

THE trial of a 21-year-old man accused of threatening to kill Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis last February was once again delayed yesterday because the prosecution is still waiting for a Bahamas Telecommunications Company representative to testify.

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Grand Bahama man convicted of child abduction receives three-year prison sentence

A 27-year-old Grand Bahama man was convicted of child abduction and sentenced to three years in prison in Grand Bahama last week.

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Man jailed for breaking into former girlfriend's house, causing over $4,000 worth of damage

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday after he admitted to breaking into his former girlfriend’s house last month and setting fire to over $4,000 worth of her property out of revenge.

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Three teenagers charged with causing harm

THREE teenage males were granted $4,000 bail after they allegedly injured a man in a fight in Acklins last month.

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American tourists fined for drug possession

TWO American tourists were fined on Friday after they admitted to have a quantity of drugs in New Providence in two separate incidents last week.

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Man charged with rape

A 36-year-old man was put behind bars on Friday accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl in New Providence last week.

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BLAIR DEATH PROBE ‘WAS NOT DEFICIENT’: Police officer defends two-paragraph report into fatal shooting

THE officer who led the investigation into the 2019 Blair Estates police-involved killing of three men denied yesterday that his investigation was deficient after lawyers noted that his report was only two paragraphs long.

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Man on trial for murders has bail revoked by judge after breaching conditions ten times

A SUPREME Court judge revoked the bail of a man who allegedly breached his bail more than 10 times ahead of his murder and attempted murder trial, which is set for next month.

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Man accused of having loaded gun in car gets bail for $7,500

A MAN was granted bail after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun in his car near Kemp Road earlier this month.

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Man fined $150 for exposing himself while drunk at webshop

A MAN was fined yesterday after admitting to getting drunk and exposing himself outside a gaming house in Nassau Village earlier this week.

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Man charged with molesting 13-year-old bail set at $7,500

A 58-year-old man was granted $7,500 bail yesterday after he was accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl two years ago.

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Man admits to four bail breaches, fined $2,000

A 20-year-old man was fined $2,000 after admitting to breaching his curfew while on release for a pending murder charge.

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American man fined $500 for having methamphetamines

AN American tourist was fined yesterday after admitting to having drugs in New Providence earlier this week.

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Man charged with housebreaking while on bail for murder charge

ASSISTANT Chief Magistrate Carolyn Vogt Evans charged Samuel McCoy, 34, with housebreaking, stealing and receiving.

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$10b lawsuit by Mexico to hold gun makers accountable for weapon trafficking revived

A US appeals court on Monday revived a $10 billion lawsuit by Mexico seeking to hold American gun manufacturers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of weapons to drug cartels across the US-Mexico border, according to Reuters.

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Did ‘common sense go out the window’, asks lawyer

ROMONA Farquharson-Seymour, a lawyer representing the estate of three men police killed at a mansion in Blair in 2019, asked an investigator during a Coroner’s Court inquest yesterday if “common sense goes out the window if officers are involved in a shooting investigation”.

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‘I WAS FIRED FOR FOLLOWING RULES’: Adrian Gibson trial hears claim of WSC manager termination

AS Adrian Gibson’s criminal trial resumed yesterday, a Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) manager claimed she was “terminated” after refusing to pay companies awarded landscaping contracts because she lacked necessary documentation.

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Teen on bail for murder ordered to pay $1,000 fine for curfew breach

A 19-year-old boy was fined $1,000 after admitting to breaching his curfew while on release on a murder charge.

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Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl in Eleuthera granted $5,000 bail

A 20-year-old man was granted $5,000 bail yesterday after he allegedly molested an 11-year-old girl in Eleuthera last week.

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American man sentenced to 30 months in prison on possession of $75k worth of hemp

AN American male was sentenced to two and half years in prison yesterday after admitting to having over $75,000 worth of marijuana in his airport luggage last Sunday.

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MOMS WEEP AS BLAIR SHOOTING CASE BEGINS: Inquest to probe police killing of three men in 2019

THE mothers of three men police killed in Blair Estates in 2019 burst into tears when close-ups of their sons’ bloody corpses were shown in court yesterday after the long-awaited inquest into the matter began.

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Man charged with vehicular manslaughter of two people

A MAN was granted $10,000 bail yesterday after he was accused of causing the death of two people on a motorcycle in a traffic accident on East Street last October.

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Man remanded on charge of attempted rape of a woman

A 52-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after he allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman last week.

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Man charged with last week’s murder at Parkgate Road

A 33-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after he allegedly murdered a man who was on bail for murder on Parkgate Road.

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Woman who fell at Corporate Centre wins case – awarded over $100k in damages and fees

THE Supreme Court awarded a 72-year-old woman $62,500 in damages and $55,000 in costs after she sued the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre following a slip and fall accident she had in 2001.

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Conditional discharge for man accused of damaging woman's car

A 54-year-old man who admitted to damaging a woman’s car last week was given a conditional discharge on Friday.

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Man accused of attempted fraud

A 31-year-old man was granted bail after he was accused of trying to defraud a bank of more than $5,000 earlier this month.

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Man charged with murder of Lashawn Higgs

A MAN was yesterday charged with the murder of Lashawn Higgs after a fight outside a bar on January 12 on Carmichael Road yesterday and sent to prison until his trial starts.

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Man sent to prison after pleading guilty to possession of an unlicenced firearm

A 20-year-old man had a tearful embrace with his mother before he was sent to prison for 18 months after admitting to a gun charge yesterday.

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Young mother sentenced to one year of prison for abandoning her two sons

A 23-year-old mother appeared unfazed as she was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday for child abandonment.

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Man charged with armed robbery outside bank

A MAN was imprisoned yesterday after he allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint outside a bank parking lot last November.

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Man accused of paralysing woman charged

A 26-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly paralysed a 47-year-old woman last weekend.

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Three juveniles accused of stabbing 13-year-old for not joining gang in GB

THREE juveniles were charged in the Magistrate’s Court in Grand Bahama on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old boy.

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Abaco man accused of raping a woman in Marsh Harbour last year remanded

A 29-year-old man was imprisoned yesterday after he allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman in Abaco last March.

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Man fined over failing to pay outstanding rifle licence fees

A MAN was fined $2,000 yesterday after admitting to failing to pay outstanding rifle licence fees.

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Man accused of stealing car to be evaluated at Sandilands

A MAN was remanded to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre for psychological evaluation yesterday after he allegedly stole a car last Sunday in New Providence.

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Man accused of ambushing and murdering another man in Montell Heights last week

A 44-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly ambushed and gunned down a 28-year-old man in his car in the Montell Heights area last week.

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Woman accused of insurance fraud scheme granted bail

A WOMAN was granted bail yesterday after she was allegedly involved in an insurance fraud scheme where she attempted to steal over $9,000 in the last two months.

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Teen granted $5,000 bail after stealing from school

A 16-year-old boy was granted $5,000 bail after he was accused of breaking into a primary school over the Christmas break and stealing $800 in school property.

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Man on bail for murder put on probation after curfew breach

A man on bail for attempted murder was placed on probation after  admitting to breaching his curfew last Sunday.

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Eleuthera man charged with possession of eight pounds of hemp and gun

A MAN was granted bail after he was allegedly found with a loaded firearm and eight pounds of marijuana in Eleuthera last weekend.

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Man on bail for murder fined for failing to charge monitor

A MAN on bail accused of murdering ten-year-old Lorencia Walkes in 2020 was sent to prison yesterday after being accused of again failing to charge his monitoring device.

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Woman admits stealing $1,000 while employed at Starbucks

A WOMAN was ordered to do 200 hours of community service after admitting to stealing over $1,000 from Starbucks in Marina Village while she was working there last month.

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Man charged with murder of grandmother last week

A MAN is behind bars after allegedly shooting and killing a 57-year-old grandmother and injuring her four-year-old grandson as they were driving in Lily of the Valley last week.

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Man on bail accused of gun threats against two men

A BUSINESSMAN was granted bail after he allegedly threatened two men with a gun at a bar on Blue Hill Road last weekend.

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Mother of murdered teen charged with harbouring criminal

The mother of Davinique Gray, the 16-year-old who was killed in a shooting incident last weekend, appeared emotionless before the court on Friday as she was charged with harbouring a man wanted by police.

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Man accused of attempting to kill three people in a car

A 22-year-old man was sent to prison on Friday accused of attempting to kill three people in a car earlier this month.

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Bail for man accused of shop breaking

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail after he was accused of breaking into the same shop twice in Cat Island earlier this month

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Man charged with unlawful sexual intercourse

A 20-year-old is behind bars after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl twice in the last four months.

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Two men charged for the murder of Gerrard Coakley remanded

TWO men were remanded yesterday after they allegedly chased and gunned down a 31-year-old man in his South Beach home while he was on release for attempted murder last week.

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Two charged with separate counts of murder

TWO MEN are behind bars after they were allegedly involved in two separate murders in New Providence in the last month.

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Man jailed for breaching bail

A MAN was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday after he admitting to breaching his bail while on release for pending armed robbery charges.

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Teen charged with causing harm

A 16-year-old male was granted bail after he was accused of injuring someone in a fight outside the mall last November.

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18-year-old jailed for possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition

AN 18-year-old was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday after admitting to owning a loaded gun found in a car Sea Breeze last week.

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Teen sent to Simpson Penn after being charged with Christmas Day murder

A 15-year-old boy was sent to Simpson Penn yesterday after he allegedly fatally shot a 38-year-old man on Jerome Avenue on Christmas Day.

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Man accused of fatal stabbing of father must receive medication for sickle cell anemia

A 26-YEAR-OLD American man suffering from sickle cell anaemia must receive medical attention in prison after he was remanded over the weekend for the year’s first murder.

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Man and woman allegedly found with a loaded gun granted $7,500 bail

A MAN and woman were granted bail yesterday after they were allegedly found with a loaded gun and a large quantity of ammunition at a residence in Nassau Village last week.

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52-year-old man accused of molesting his four-year-old son remanded

A 52-year-old man was locked behind bars yesterday after he was accused of molesting his four-year-old son last October.

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Judge dismisses woman’s injury claim against Commonwealth Brewery Ltd

A SUPREME Court judge dismissed a lawsuit from a former Commonwealth Brewery Limited employee last week after the woman sued the company for injuries she allegedly received after falling over a box at work.

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Man in court on murder, firearm charges

A 24-year-old appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on Friday to face murder and firearm charges.

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American man accused of killing his father

A 26-YEAR-OLD American man faced Magistrate’s Court on Friday accused of the first murder of 2024.

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Man charged with assault with shotgun granted bail

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail after he allegedly assaulted someone with a shotgun on New Year’s Day.

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Anger management classes for man after attack on hospital worker

A MAN was ordered to attend anger management classes after he attacked and injured a hospital worker on Shirley Street last year.

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Man accused of failing to charge monitor gets bail

A MAN on bail for armed robbery was once again granted bail after he allegedly failed to charge his electronic monitoring device.

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Four men charged over $2.9m worth of marijuana

FOUR MEN were granted bail yesterday after they were allegedly found with $2.9m worth of marijuana off the coast of Ragged Island last week.

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16-year-old granted $5,000 bail on charge of robbing a person at knifepoint last week

A 16-year-old male was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of robbing a person at knifepoint last week.

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Teen fined and given two years probation for having a firearm

A 17-year-old male was fined $2,000 and placed on two years probation after admitting to a gun charge yesterday.

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Man charged with abusing his daughter sent for evaluation

A FATHER was ordered to be evaluated at Sandilands after he was accused of abusing his six-year-old daughter on New Year’s Eve.

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Man remanded after being charged with firing an assault rifle at three officers

A MAN is behind bars after he allegedly engaged police with an assault rifle last month near Grant Street before officers shot him.

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Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after accident leads to man drowning

A MAN was remanded after he is alleged to have caused the death of a man in Abaco who drowned in a car accident on Christmas day.

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Ex-pat couple charged for being found with a loaded gun at an airport in Abaco

A COUPLE was granted bail after they were allegedly found with a loaded gun in their luggage at the airport in Abaco last month.

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Man pleads not guilty to stabbing another man on Shirley Street, granted $5,000 bail

A 26-year-old man was granted $5,000 bail yesterday after he was accused of stabbing a man multiple times last week on Shirley Street.

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Man accused of stabbing 50 year-old man in the head remanded until trial

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he allegedly fatally stabbed a 50-year-old man in the head on Finlayson Street last week.

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Three charged with separate murders

THREE MEN are behind bars after they were allegedly involved in three separate murders that occurred over the Christmas weekend in New Providence.

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Three face firearm, ammunition charges

THREE men were granted bail after they were allegedly found with a loaded gun in New Providence last month.

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Woman accused of attacking man with rock

A WOMAN was granted bail on Friday after she allegedly injured a man with a rock on Davis Street last month

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Woman who attacked man with cutlass to take anger classes

A WOMAN was placed on six months probation and ordered to attend anger management classes after she admitted to assaulting a man with a cutlass on Christmas Eve.

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Man with drugs for personal use, gets six months probation

A MAN was put on six months probation after he admitted to having a quantity of cocaine and marijuana for his personal use earlier this month.

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Woman accused of stealing purse granted $4,000 bail

A WOMAN was granted bail yesterday after she was accused of stealing a purse containing $2,400 in cash in a store last holiday weekend.

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Man charged with possession of assault rifle, death threats

A MAN was sent to prison until the New Year after he was allegedly found with an assault rifle following a police-involved shooting near Grant Street over the holiday weekend.

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Man held in prison after breaching his bail ten times

A MAN was sent to prison yesterday after he allegedly breached his curfew and failed to charge his monitoring device ten times this year while on bail for stealing charges.

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Man charged with molesting 7-year-old girl remanded

A 20-year-old man was locked behind bars yesterday after he was accused of molesting his seven-year-old niece earlier this month.

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Man charged with having illegal firearm granted bail

A MAN was granted bail after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun outside a bar on Nassau Street following a brief police pursuit last week.

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Serial sex offender Sidney Cooper charged with indecent exposure

SERIAL sex offender Sidney Cooper was charged with indecent exposure and released on bail Wednesday after allegedly flashing his privates and making unwanted sexual advances to a woman on Christmas Eve.

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Man charged with Village Road murder

A MAN is behind bars after he allegedly shot and killed a man outside a bar on Village Road last weekend.

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Three face drugs and ammunition charges

THREE MEN were granted $7,500 bail on Friday after they were allegedly found with a quantity of dangerous drugs and ammunition that police suspected them of trying to sell.

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Woman accused of stabbings granted bail

A 44-year-old woman was granted $5,000 bail yesterday after she was accused of stabbing two other woman at a bar in the Grove community last week.

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Man accused of molesting 12-year-old girl

A 23-year-old is locked behind bars after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old girl twice this month.

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Man charged with stealing $5k of cigarettes from shop

A MAN was ordered to pay $5,000 bail after being accused of a shop break-in in Eleuthera that led to the theft of more than $5,000 worth of cigarettes.

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Man accused of injuring a man with a sword gets bail

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he allegedly injured a man with a sword in Nassau Village last week.

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Two men charged with robbing a man at gunpoint remanded

TWO men were sent to prison yesterday after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in the South Beach area last week.

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Man accused of injuring two women in Exuma granted bail

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of injuring two women at a restaurant in Exuma and violently resisting arrest last weekend.

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Man given ankle monitor over housebreaking charge

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail after being accused of a recent housebreaking in New Providence.

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Man held accused of having unlicenced gun a second time

A MAN was sent to prison until the new year after facing a gun-related charge less than three months after being charged with a similar offence.

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Three years jail for woman in $30k vehicle import scam

A WOMAN was ordered to spend three years in prison yesterday after she failed to repay almost $30,000 in a vehicle import scam in 2020.

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JOHNSON BANNED AND FNM GAGGED: Judge’s decision given after recent altercation involving vice chairman

FREE National Movement Secretary General Serfent Rolle said a Supreme Court judge yesterday banned FNM vice chairman Richard Johnson from attending the party’s meetings or visiting its headquarters or precincts until any further court order.

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Man breaches bail while out on armed robbery charges

A MAN was fined $2,000 after admitting that he failed to charge his monitoring device while on bail for armed robbery.

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Man ordered to pay $1,500 fine after admitting to having hemp

A MAN was fined $1,500 after admitting to having eight and a half ounces of Indian Hemp on him last week.

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Teen charged with stabbing another teen outside mall

A 17-year-old youth was accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy multiple times outside the Mall at Marathon earlier this month.

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Man charged with stealing scooter and cash granted bail

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after being accused of stealing a man’s scooter and extorting $200 cash from him last week.

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‘Unacceptable’ delay on ‘Ninety’ ruling, says judge

A SUPREME Court judge said he regretted the “unacceptable” and “inexcusable” length of time it took him to issue his judgement on Samuel “Ninety” Knowles’ legal action against government officials who surrendered him to the United States in 2006 before his habeas corpus application was heard in The Bahamas as scheduled.

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Man charged with possession of hemp with intent to supply

A MAN was fined $6,500 yesterday after admitting to having $3,040 worth of marijuana products in his home last week.

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Four Eleuthera teens charged with grievous harm of a youth

FOUR Eleuthera teenagers were accused of seriously injuring another juvenile on that island earlier this month.

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Man charged with stealing and 24 breaches while on bail

A MAN was sent to prison yesterday after he allegedly breached his curfew 24 times this year while on bail for four counts of armed robbery.

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Man pleads guilty to stealing $1,200 in Junkanoo tickets, gets six months in jail

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison yesterday after admitting to stealing $1,200 worth of Junkanoo tickets earlier this week.

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Woman pleads guilty to having large amount of marijuana cookies in her home fined $3,500

A WOMAN was fined $3,500 after admitting to having 51 marijuana-infused cookies in her house this week.

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Two men charged with spree of armed robberies collectively stealing $2,000 cash

TWO men were sent to prison after they were accused of being involved in a spree of armed store robberies last month.

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Man charged with attempted murder of another man at dock in Eleuthera

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he allegedly attempted to kill another man at a dock in Eleuthera last weekend.

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Four granted bail after they allegedly threatened man and stole his phone

TWO men and two women were granted bail yesterday after they allegedly threatened a man with death and stole his phone by force.

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American tourist was granted conditional discharge after being found with marijauna

AN American tourist admitted to having marijuana on his person while visiting Parliament Street earlier this week.

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Man accused of firing on three police granted bail

A MAN allegedly engaged three police officers in a gunfight in Bain Town last week.

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Man pleads not guilty to being found with firearm

A MAN was granted bail after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun in Pinewood Gardens following a brief police chase.

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Forensic pathologist testifies that Adderley was killed by a bullet to his heart

A FORENSIC pathologist testified that Royal Bahamas Defence Force leading seaman Rodney Adderley, Jr, died from a bullet wound to the heart.

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Man gets more than two years for three break-ins in Andros

A 51-year-old man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after admitting to a series of house break-ins in Andros over a period of a year.

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Teen admits to stabbing another youth outside Mall

A 16-year-old boy admitted to stabbing another teenager multiple times while they were standing outside the Mall at Marathon earlier this month.

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Video shows Adderley lunged at RBPF officer

BODY camera footage of the fatal police-involved shooting of Royal Bahamas Defence Force leading seaman Rodney Adderley, Jr, showed the marine lunged at an officer before he was shot.

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CEO denied Alana Major’s request as information ‘not received’

THE CEO of Family Guardian insisted yesterday that his company denied Alana Major’s request to work from home during her difficult pregnancy because she didn’t get back to them with sufficient information about her doctor’s advice.

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Fifteen immigrants from Dominica charged with illegal embarkation

FIFTEEN immigrants were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with breaching the Immigration Act.

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Man charged with armed robbery, stealing a wallet at gunpoint

A MAN was in custody yesterday after he allegedly robbed someone at gunpoint, taking their wallet containing $300.

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Four men on bail for murder charged with spree of shop break-ins in Grand Bahama

FOUR New Providence men on bail for murder were charged on Monday with a spree of shop break-ins and stealing incidents on Grand Bahama.

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$1,500 fine for drug possession

A MAN was fined $1,500 after admitting to having a pound of marijuana in his house last week.

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Man charged with violation of bail conditions

A MAN was remanded to prison after he allegedly failed to charge his monitoring device while on bail for assault with a deadly weapon.

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Man pleads guilty to causing harm, resisting arrest and deceit charges

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison after he admitted to injuring an officer responding to a burglary incident last week.

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Four-year sentence for violent robbery

A MAN was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday after he admitted to stealing over $2,000 from two women in a violent robbery last week.

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Coroner’s Court jury rules police justified in shooting Ishido Saunders

A CORONER’s Court jury ruled that police were justified in killing Ishido Saunders, an ex-con who demanded $3,000 to start a new life moments before he was shot on Antigua Street on April 28, 2022.

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Seven in court over $14k theft

SEVEN men were each granted $5,000 bail yesterday after they were accused of stealing $14,000 worth of electronics from a store during a break-in last month.

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Man accused over deadly shooting of Ricardo Rolle

A MAN is behind bars after he allegedly shot and killed a man in New Providence last week.

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Saunders demanded $3,000 to start a new life – moments before he was shot dead

A BISHOP testified yesterday that Ishido Saunders showed up to the Golden Gates Assembly Church in 2022 and demanded $3,000 from him to start a new life before police fatally shot him.

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Accused of carrying loaded gun

A MAN was sent to prison after he was allegedly seen walking with a loaded gun at his waist on Lily of the Valley Corner last weekend.

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$6,500 fine over marijuana in car

A MAN was fined $6,500 after admitting to having 4.8lb of marijuana in his car near Potter’s Cay Dock earlier this week.

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Man charged with two counts of attempted murder remanded

A MAN was sent to prison after allegedly trying to kill two people last week.

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Three men charged with loaded gun possession

THREE men were granted bail after they were allegedly found with a loaded gun in their car on Cowpen Road last week.

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Man allegedly robbed woman at gunpoint on Carmichael Rd

A MAN is behind bars after allegedly stealing a woman’s purse at gunpoint at a bus stop on Carmichael Road last week. Two civilians reportedly detained the suspect before police arrested him.

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‘Footage shows Saunders shot at police before killed’

A POLICE inspector testified yesterday that security footage showed Ishido Saunders chasing and shooting at a police car before two officers fatally shot him near Golden Gates Assembly Church in 2022.

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Atlantis supervisor of woman on jury duty scolded by Judge

A SUPREME Court judge in the Adrian Gibson corruption trial declined to fine an Atlantis supervisor yesterday, but reprimanded her for allegedly telling a juror to take vacation leave while on jury duty.

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‘My son threatened a pastor before police shot him dead’

THE mother of Ishido Saunders testified that her son threatened a pastor at Golden Gates Assembly Church before he was killed.

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Suspect accused of raping woman in Shirley St home

A MAN was remanded yesterday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a residence on Shirley Street last week.

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Man remanded after being charged with manslaughter

A MAN was remanded yesterday after he was accused of causing the death of a person last month.

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Man charged with murder in the killing of Angelo Antonio

A MAN was remanded after he allegedly gunned down a 37-year-old man who was sitting in his car outside a bar on West Bay Street last month.

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Legal dispute erupts on $1.3m Post Office deal

A fledging Bahamian company that won a $1.323m bid to digitise the Post Office’s services has launched legal action over allegations it has been prevented from fulfilling the contract award.

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Man charged with murder granted bail after three years on remand

A MAN charged with murder was granted bail after spending three years on remand awaiting trial.

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Man awaiting murder retrial charged with firearm possession

A MAN awaiting retrial for murder was sent to prison after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun after being chased by police in the Big Pond area last week.

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Two charged over boat theft

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of stealing a $25,000 boat in Eleuthera last month.

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Woman ordered to pay $1,000 to her former girlfriend after beating and attempting to stab her

A WOMAN was ordered to pay $1,000 as compensation to her former girlfriend after admitting to beating her and attempting to stab her with a knife at her home last week.

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HEAD BOY LOCKED UP UNLAWFULLY: $50k damages after student behind bars for 17 hours and missed BGCSE examinations

THE head boy of Westminster College was arrested, forced to sleep on the floor while in custody for 17 hours, and made to miss several BGCSE exams in what a Supreme Court judge ruled was a case of unlawful arrest and false imprisonment, awarding him $50,120 in damages and $12,000 in costs.

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Man accused of stabbing another man near his eye

A MAN was sent to Sandilands yesterday after he allegedly stabbed another man near his eyes outside Super Wash on Nassau Street earlier this week.

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Possession of a gram of marijuana leads to $1,300 fine for man

A MAN was fined $1,300 after admitting to having a gram of marijuana last weekend.

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Man accused of having gun and ammo granted $9k bail

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was allegedly found with the shell of a gun and 11 rounds of ammunition last week.

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Man accused of sexually abusing mentally ill woman gets bail

A FORMER corrections officer was granted bail yesterday after he twice  allegedly sexually abused a mentally ill woman this summer.

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Funeral chief’s partial win in stolen auto loan battle

A funeral home principal has won a partial victory in her legal appeal over a case where Bank of The Bahamas extended a combined $74,000 in auto loans despite knowing one vehicle was stolen.

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Bail granted to man who was accused of injuring woman during a domestic dispute

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he allegedly injured a woman during a domestic dispute last week.

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Man granted bail after allegedly being found in possession of submachine gun

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of being found with a loaded submachine gun in his home last week.

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Man accused of murder during armed robbery loses bail appeal

A MAN accused of killing someone during an armed robbery earlier this year had his latest bail application rejected by the Court of Appeal.

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Man ordered to drug counselling after guilty plea to stealing from heart centre

A MAN was ordered to attend drug counselling for six months after admitting to stealing a car battery outside the Bahamas Heart Centre last week.

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Nipped in the Bud: Brewery reversal over 40-year tie-up

Commonwealth Brewery yesterday suffered a reversal as the Court of Appeal sided with Budweiser’s global parent in the dispute over the termination of their 40-year Bahamian distribution deal.

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Man charged with assaulting and injuring a woman with a box cutter

A MAN was granted bail after he allegedly injured a woman and threatened her with a box cutter last week.

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Man remanded after allegedly molesting a 15-year-old girl

A 39-year-old has been remanded after he allegedly molested a 15-year-old girl earlier this month.

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Cat Island woman’s murder trial sees testimony focus on victim’s body

A POLICE officer testified that the body of American Janice Kessinger was found nude on a beach in Cat Island in 2017 with gold jewellery on a cord around her neck.

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Witness that testified against Gibson admits to being questioned by police on fraud

A SENIOR engineer at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) who has given testimony harmful to Adrian Gibson and his co-accused admitted police questioned her for suspected fraud last year.

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200 hours of community service for debit card fraud

A MAN was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service yesterday after he admitted to using over $1,000 off a man’s debit card earlier this month.

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Man accused of breaking into gas station sent to Sandilands

A MAN was sent to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre after he allegedly attempted to break into a gas station in Andros earlier this year.

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Man found with 8 ounces of marijuana fined $1,000

A MAN was fined $1,000 after admitting to having more than eight ounces of marijuana in his Bain Town home last week.

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Woman sues passport office for $21k over chair collapse

A WOMAN is seeking more than $20,000 in special damages and other awards after a Passport Office chair she sat in collapsed in 2018.

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COURT FIGHT AHEAD OVER NATIONAL FLAG: Supreme Court rules full trial needed on Bahamas copyright

The Supreme Court has dismissed a second Government bid to strike out a $328.5m damages claim over allegations that it pirated the design for the Bahamian national flag.

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Bail for man charged over fight outside mall

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of injuring someone in a fight outside the mall last week.

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Man fined $500 for marijuana possession

A MAN was fined $500 after admitting to having 4 3/4oz of marijuana on him earlier this month.

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Woman accused of stealing handbag containing $1,400

A WOMAN was granted bail yesterday after she was accused of stealing a handbag containing $1,400 in cash earlier this month.

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Three charged over firearm

A MAN, a woman and a 17-year-old girl were granted bail after allegedly being found with a loaded gun in an abandoned building after the man had been shot and injured in a gunfight.

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Bahamas broker’s clients: ‘We’ll be left with nothing’

Deloitte & Touche liquidators and their attorneys have been awarded over $1m in costs despite clients of a collapsed Bahamas broker/dealer voicing fears this payment leaves nothing for them to recover.

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Jailed for breaking into customs area

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to breaking into the Department of Customs area at the Andros airport this week.

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Pair bailed over loaded firearm

A MAN and a woman were granted bail after allegedly being found with a loaded gun in their home by police responding to a domestic incident.

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$500 fine for man over marijuana possession guilt

A MAN was fined $500 after admitting to having 11 grams of marijuana last week.

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Police officer says confession was not beaten out of suspect

A POLICE inspector denied beating a confession out of Michael Newland after Newland admitted in a police interview to being part of the armed robbery of a bus on East Street in 2014 that left a 43-year-old male passenger dead.

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Parents of two-year-old found dead granted bail

THE parents of Daniel Nixon, a two-year-old found dead in bushes in Fox Hill last week, were granted $7,000 bail yesterday after spending two nights in prison.

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Man accused of stealing solar panels from Bahamas Harvest Church

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail yesterday after he allegedly stole $21,218.22 worth of solar panels from Bahamas Harvest Church over the summer.

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Man charged with damage, grievous harm, threats of death

A MAN was granted bail after he allegedly stalked, threatened and injured his ex-girlfriend last month.

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Accused ‘confessed to being part of fatal armed robbery’

A POLICE INSPECTOR testified yesterday that a man confessed to being part of the armed robbery of a bus on East Street in 2014 that left a 43-year-old male passenger dead.

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Man accused of threats to PM cleared of bail violations

A MAN accused of making death threats against the Prime Minister was acquitted of bail violation charges yesterday because of insufficient evidence.

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Man charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm

A MAN was granted bail after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun on Junkanoo Beach last week.

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Three month sentence for razor attack

A WOMAN was sentenced to three months in prison after admitting to attacking someone with a razor last week.

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Court hears woman’s body found buried on beach in Cat Island

A POLICE officer testified yesterday that authorities found the nude body of an elderly American woman buried on a beach on Cat Island in 2017 with a cord around her neck.

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Parents of baby Daniel accused of cruelty

THE parents of Daniel Nixon, a two-year-old found dead in bushes in Fox Hill last week, were remanded to prison yesterday for cruelty to children.

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‘Suspect’s DNA found under victim’s nails’

A DNA analyst testified that Rodrigo Rolle’s DNA was found under Janice Kissinger’s fingernails after the elderly American woman was killed in Cat Island in 2017.

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Cruise passenger beat cousin’s head into bathroom basin

AN American cruise passenger admitted to beating her cousin in the bathroom of their room while their cruise was near Abaco last week.

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Suspect accused of gunning man down on his porch

A MAN is behind bars after he allegedly gunned down a 21-year-old man on his porch in Kennedy Subdivision this spring.

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Man facing murder charge accused of assault with a deadly weapon

A MAN facing a pending murder charge was denied bail after he allegedly assaulted someone with a gun last month.

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Triple murder accused gets eight month sentence for violation of bail conditions

A MAN on bail accused of a triple murder was sentenced to eight months in prison after he admitted to consistently failing to sign into his local police station.

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Nurse testifies she treated murder accused after his arrest

A NURSE testified that she treated Rodrigo Rolle following his arrest for his alleged involvement in the murder of an elderly American woman in Cat Island in 2017.

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Burglary and aggravated assault charges

A MAN was remanded over the weekend after he allegedly broke into the home of a woman in Exuma and attacked her.

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Two men accept plea deal for string of armed robberies - sentenced to six years prison time

TWO men were sentenced to six years in prison as part of a plea agreement for a string of armed robberies that occurred from 2017 to 2020.

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Man accused of molesting 15-year-old girl granted bail

A 34-year-old man was granted $5,000 bail after he allegedly molested a 15-year-old girl.

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Man who held woman hostage on his bus and raped her gets ten-year sentence

A BUS driver was sentenced to ten years in prison for trying to rape a woman he held hostage outside the Mall of Marathon in 2021.

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Man remanded after being charged with unlawful sex with an underage girl

A 21-year-old has been remanded after he allegedly sexually assaulted an underage girl earlier this year.

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Man charged with the murder of a man on Deveaux Street last week

A MAN was remanded after being accused of killing a 33-year-old man on Deveaux Street last week.

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Teen ordered to compensate woman after damaging and stealing parts from her car

AN 18-year-old youth was ordered to pay $2,760 to compensate a woman after admitting damaging and stealing parts from her car.

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Detective and DNA analyst testify in Cat Island woman’s murder case

A POLICE officer testified that he photographed the burned safe and vehicle that Rodrigo Rolle allegedly stole from the home of an elderly American woman he is accused of killing in Cat Island in 2017.

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Man says he helped murder accused out of fear of him

A MAN testified that he gave Rodrigo Rolle the pickax he used to break into the safe of an elderly American woman he allegedly killed in Cat Island in 2017.

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Two men fined after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana, both granted bail

TWO men were each fined over $1,000 after admitting to two separate drug charges.

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Man allegedly found with a loaded gun and drugs in his house granted bail

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun and drugs in his house last week.

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Man accused of attempting to steal woman’s vehicle while armed with a gun

A MAN was remanded after allegedly trying to steal a woman’s car at gunpoint last week.

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Testimony over blood samples in 2017 murder of elderly woman

A DOCTOR and police officer testified yesterday in the trial of a man accused of the murder of an elderly woman in Cat Island.

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Man charged with having unlicenced gun in his car

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after a loaded gun was allegedly found in his car last week.

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Accused of armed robbery and having forged money

A 22-year-old was remanded after he allegedly was responsible for an armed carjacking last week. He was reportedly also found with $3,510 in counterfeit cash at his residence.

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Jamaican woman and Bahamian man charged with human trafficking

A JAMAICAN woman and a Bahamian flight mechanic were granted $9,000 bail after they were accused of trafficking three Jamaican women into the country this year.

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Tanks didn’t need anything, said a WSC manager in Gibson case

A WATER and Sewerage Corporation employee testified in the Adrian Gibson corruption trial yesterday that water tanks were in “fairly” good condition in 2020 before $260k contracts were awarded for companies to paint them.

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$1,000 fine for stealing motorcycle

A MAN was fined $1,000 after admitting to stealing a motorcycle last week.

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Man fined $3,700 for possession of firearm part, ammunition, drugs

A MAN was fined over $3,000 after he admitted to having a firearm magazine containing 19 rounds of ammunition in his car earlier this year.

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Drug conviction quashed for three men

THREE men had their two and a half year sentence for possession of $336,000 worth of drugs overturned after a Court of Appeals judge found that there was insubstantial evidence to convict them.

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TOP EXEC’S DAUGHTER GOT WSC CONTRACT: New revelation about current chief emerges in Adrian Gibson trial

ADRIAN Gibson’s corruption trial began yesterday with Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) executive chairman Sylvanus Petty admitting under cross-examination that his daughter had a contract with the company.

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44-year-old man granted bail, charged for allegedly molesting 13 year-old girl

A 44-year-old man was granted bail yesterday after he allegedly molested a 13-year-old girl in April.

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Man accused of having $11k of marijuana

A MAN was granted $7,500 bail after he was allegedly found with $11,000 worth of marijuana at a business on Montrose Avenue last week.

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Man accused of stealing two generators from the Bahamas Red Cross last month

A MAN accused in connection with the theft of two generators from the Red Cross last month was charged in court yesterday.

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Two accused of $1.4m theft from security car at airport

TWO men accused of stealing more than $1m from a bank security car at an airport last week were in court yesterday - where they were each granted $250,000 bail.

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Police investigate an armed robbery of a business in Marsh Harbour, Abaco

ABACO police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a business establishment on that island early this week.

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Man ordered by court to pay $4,000 after injuring his child’s mother in a fight

A MAN was ordered to pay the mother of his child $4,000 yesterday after he admitted to seriously injuring her in a fight last week.

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Man on bail gets three months prison for failing to charge monitoring device

A MAN was sentenced to three months in prison after admitting to failing to charge his monitoring device while on release on a pending armed robbery charge.

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Customs officer accused of falsifying accounts to steal over $1.8m in 2019

A CUSTOMS officer testified yesterday that former customs broker Precious Miller Moxey falsified accounts to steal over $1.8m in funds in 2019.

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Attorney for former police officer withdraws representation

AN ATTORNEY for a veteran police officer facing drug related charges has withdrawn representation of his client.

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Man accused of stabbing with a broken bottle gets $3k bail

A MAN was granted $3,000 bail after he allegedly stabbed a man with a broken bottle.

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Man gets three months in jail for motorcycle theft

A MAN was sentenced to three months in prison after admitting to stealing and damaging a motorcycle last month.

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Man accused of stealing iPhone and $2,500 cash at gunpoint

A MAN was remanded after he allegedly robbed someone at gunpoint of $2,500 last month.

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Three men charged over attempted murder and shootout with police in Yellow Elder area

THREE men were remanded after they allegedly attempted to kill someone and engaged police in a shootout in Yellow Elder Gardens last Friday.

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Woman granted $4k bail after allegedly stabbing boyfriend

A WOMAN was granted $4,000 bail yesterday after she was accused of stabbing her boyfriend during a fight last weekend on Carmichael Road.

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Man in jail for large amount of drugs sentence loses appeal

THE Court of Appeal upheld a man’s two-and-a-half-year prison sentence after he was convicted while being a passenger in a car that had $340,000 worth of marijuana in North Bimini in 2017.

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Man charged with being found with loaded gun, granted bail

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after he was allegedly found with a loaded gun last weekend.

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Man fined $2,000 for body armour he claims he found in the garbage

A MAN was fined $2,000 yesterday after admitting to having police body armour that he claimed he found in the garbage last week.

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Dismissed worker wins just under $2,000 of the more than $50,000 he sued Ministry of Tourism for

CHIEF Justice Ian Winder ruled that the government pay $1,963.19 to a former Ministry of Tourism contract worker, far less than the more than $50,000 the man sought.

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Two charged over fraudulent extensions for foreign nationals

AN immigration officer and a civilian were charged and granted bail yesterday after allegedly forging fraudulent approval and extension forms for foreign nationals.

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Bahamian importer said he was unaware of guns American man shipped through his service

A POLICE officer testified yesterday in the trial of a businessman who allegedly imported ten firearms and more than 100 rounds of ammunition through a courier company in June.

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Man accused of five sexual assaults of a friend’s two younger sisters

A MAN is accused of five times sexually assaulting a friend’s two younger sisters in the last two months.

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Man charged with murder of Darren Bastian in Nassau Village in May

A MAN has been remanded after allegedly killing a 24-year-old man on bail in a drive-by shooting in Nassau Village in May.

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Police-involved killing of Garth Harrison ruled a justifiable homicide

THE family of Garth Harrison III was stunned after a Coroner’s Court jury ruled yesterday that the 24-year-old’s police-involved killing in 2019 was a justifiable homicide.

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Man whose passenger died in Abaco car crash charged

A MAN was charged yesterday with causing the death of a passenger in a car crash in Abaco this summer.

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Man charged with killing Valentino McKenzie last week

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday accused of killing a 21-year-old man who was on bail for firearm charges.

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Man accused of sex with 17-year-old boy

A 44-year-old man was imprisoned accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy earlier this month.

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Man accused of stealing $2,000 worth of property granted $4,000 bail

A MAN was given $4,000 bail after he was accused of stealing $2,000 worth of property last month.

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16-year-old accused of murder

A 16-year-old was sent behind bars on Friday after being accused of killing a former convicted murderer who was out on bail awaiting retrial earlier this month.

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Man pleads not guilty to shop-breaking and vagrancy

A MAN was sent to prison after he allegedly attempted to break into a business on West Bay Street last week.

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Immigration officers charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery

TWO Immigration officers were granted bail on Friday after they were allegedly caught in a bribery scheme to extend foreign nationals passports and visas in The Bahamas.

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Man accused of $25k bank fraud and money laundering granted $8,000 bail

A 20-year-old man was granted $8,000 bail after being accused of defrauding a bank of over $25,000 this year.

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Two men bound over to keep the peace after admitting to possessing marijuana

TWO MEN were bound over to keep the peace after admitting to two separate drug offences yesterday.

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Man receives one year in jail for molesting six-year-old

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday after he was found guilty of molesting a six-year-old girl two years ago.

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Teen boy sentenced to 20 months after admitting to possession of a loaded pistol

AN 18-year-old was sentenced to 20 months in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun in the ceiling of his house last weekend.

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Man and woman accused of stealing $3,000 granted bail

A MAN and woman were granted bail after allegedly stealing over $3,000 from a business earlier this year.

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Man charged for sex abuse of mentally ill woman

A 24-year-old man was sent to prison yesterday after allegedly sexually abusing a mentally ill woman twice this summer.

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Man and woman accused of stealing $3,000 granted bail

A MAN and woman were granted bail after allegedly stealing over $3,000 from a business earlier this year.

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Man accused of attacking police with car gets $2k bail

A MAN was granted $2,000 bail after allegedly attacking a police officer with his car last month.

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Man pleads guilty to drug possession fined $1,000

A MAN was fined $1,000 after admitting to having 2oz of marijuana earlier this week.

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Gas leak victim’s damages cut 77%

The Court of Appeal has slashed by 77 percent the damages awarded to a Bahamian homeowner after fuel leaks from a nearby Rubis gas station contaminated and polluted her property.

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Nygard to take stand in his defence in sex assault trial

FORMER fashion mogul and Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard is expected to testify in his own defence as his sex crime trial continues in Toronto, Canada.

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Man accused of murder over fatal shooting on Gibbs Corner in 2021

A MAN was accused of murder yesterday over a fatal shooting on Gibbs Corner in 2021.

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Mother charged with abusing her baby gets $8,000 bail

A MOTHER, accused of abusing her nine-month-old son during the summer, was given $5,000 bail.

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Man gets over two years jail for attempted robbery

A MAN was sentenced to 28 months in prison after admitting to breaking into a woman’s home and attempting to steal a safe last week.

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Three men and three women plead not guilty to gun charge

THREE men and three women were granted bail yesterday after allegedly being found with a loaded gun in their car on Wulff Road last weekend.

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Man accused of indecent assault and having porn videos of girl

A 50-year-old man was sent to prison yesterday after he allegedly attempted to solicit a 14-year-old girl for sex and had nude videos of her on his phone.

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Florida woman accused of theft of diamond ring on cruise ship

AN American woman allegedly stole a 14-carat diamond ring on a cruise ship last week.

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Two men charged for two separate murders

TWO men were remanded in custody yesterday after they were accused of being involved in two recent fatal shootings in New Providence.

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Man ordered to attend drug counselling

A MECHANIC was ordered to attend drug counselling Friday after police found him with $400 worth of marijuana this week.

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Prison officers accused of smuggling drugs, contraband into BDOCS

TWO WOMEN prison officers accused of smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) were granted $4,000 bail Friday.

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Two Bahamians, Florida man in court on guns and ammunition charges

TWO Bahamians and a Florida man were charged in Freeport Magistrate’s Court with possession of illegal firearms and ammunition in connection with a police raid early this week.

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Three face gun charges

TWO men and a woman were charged with possession of an illegal firearm in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court this week.

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Web shop loses challenge over $1m Gaming Board ‘withdrawal’

A Bahamian web shop operator’s challenge to the Gaming Board taking $1m from its accounts to finance development of an industry-wide compliance and monitoring system has been rejected by a judge.

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45-year-old woman charged with making false rape report

A 45-year-old woman was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for making a false rape report.

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45-year-old woman charged with making false rape report

A 45-year-old woman was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for making a false rape report.

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Dad of child who shot himself facing multiple charges

THE father of a boy who shot himself in the abdomen last week has been charged with a crime.

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Man accused of stabbing death

A MAN was sent to prison on Friday accused of stabbing a man to death on Rosebud Street last Saturday.

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Senior Family Guardian VP testifies in miscarriage case

A SENIOR Family Guardian vice president testified on Friday that they denied Alana Major’s request to work from home during a difficult pregnancy because she didn’t get back to them with further information from her doctor.

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Psychiatrist testifies over miscarriage risk

A PSYCHIATRIST testified yesterday that work stress could have contributed to the miscarriage Alana Major experienced in 2019.

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Two men charged with possession of an unlicenced firearm granted $7k bail each

TWO men were granted bail after they were accused of having a loaded gun in their jeep outside a lounge on West Bay Street last week.

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Man granted $9,000 bail after allegedly being found with $40k worth of cocaine

A MAN was granted $9,000 bail after allegedly being found with $40,000 worth of cocaine in his Stapledon Gardens home earlier this week.

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Woman accused of stealing car and money granted bail

A WOMAN was granted $4,000 bail yesterday after allegedly stealing a man’s car and $560 last month.

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Man accused of attempted murder fined for bail breach

A MAN on bail for attempted murder was fined $2,500 after admitting to breaching his bail conditions.

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20 months in jail for man who admitted to having gun

A MAN was sentenced to 20 months in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun in his car on Bay and George Streets last Friday.

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Man accused of stealing over $15,000 from GG Youth award

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after being accused of stealing over $15,000 from the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) earlier this year.

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Woman passenger dies after car crashed into utility pole

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman is dead after a traffic accident on Bernard Road early yesterday morning.

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Man charged with September murder of Macenzi Cajuste

A MAN is behind bars after he was accused of killing a man on bail outside a grocery store in Coconut Grove last month.

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Brazilian man charged for $10m drug bust on Long Island

A BRAZILIAN man was taken into custody accused of smuggling more than $10m worth of cocaine through Long Island’s Stella Morris Airport in August.

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Man accused of possession of unlicensed firearm

A 29-year-old Freeport man accused of possessing an unlicensed firearm was charged this week in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court.

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Man fined $600 for possession of marijuana, another man fined $500

A MAN was fined $600 after admitting to having over six and a half ounces of marijuana in his house earlier this week.

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Man granted $10,000 bail after being accused of firing a gun at another man

AN Exuma man was granted $10,000 bail yesterday after allegedly firing a gun in the direction of a man with whom he fought.

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Two teens accused of armed robbery of a food store remain on bail

TWO teenagers are accused of robbing a food store last year of $700.

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Man on bail for murder granted bail after failure to charge ankle monitor

A MAN on bail for trying to murder a woman was once again granted bail after he allegedly failed to charge his monitoring device.

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Man on prison sentence for firearm possession loses appeal

A MAN’s 28-month firearm prison term was upheld yesterday after the Court of Appeal found there was little chance of him successfully overturning the sentence.

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Man accused of two counts of attempted housebreaking granted $3,000 bail

A MAN was granted $3,000 bail after he allegedly attempted twice to break into a man’s house on West Bay Street last week.

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Two teens ordered to pay another $2,500 after pleading guilty to grievous harm charge

TWO teen boys were each ordered to pay another teenager $2,500 after admitting to jumping and seriously injuring him last weekend in Victoria Gardens.

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Teen sent to Simpson Penn Centre for boys after allegedly stabbing another boy in the chest

A 16-year-old boy was sent to Simpson Penn Centre for Boys after allegedly stabbing a neighborhood boy in his chest last week.

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American man charged with causing harm to a woman

AN American man was granted $1,000 bail after allegedly injuring a woman during a physical altercation earlier this week.

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Father and son charged with assault with a deadly weapon

A FATHER and son allegedly assaulted two people with a gun last week.

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Man charged with attempted murder

A MAN is behind bars after allegedly shooting a man who was repairing his generator.

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Over four-year sentence after man found with eight guns and 900 rounds of ammo

AN Office of the Prime Minister employee was sentenced to four and a half years in prison yesterday after admitting to having eight firearms and over 900 rounds of ammunition.

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Man gets 18 months in prison after admitting to gun possession, asks judge for leniency

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun he claims he got from a murder victim shortly after the man was shot in 2021.

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Two men accused of stealing a vehicle last month each granted bail at $5,000

TWO men were ordered to pay $5,000 bail yesterday after they were accused of stealing a car last month.

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Man fined $2,500 after admitting to wearing unauthorised body armour

A MAN was fined $2,500 yesterday after admitting to wearing unauthorised body armour when police caught him following a brief car chase last week.

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Man accused of attempting to kill two police officers in 2020 and gun possession

A MAN is accused of trying to kill two police officers on Quakoo Street in 2020.

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Former attorney jailed for 18 months

A FORMER attorney was allowed one last weekend with his family before he will be taken into custody on Monday to serve an 18-month prison term after he accepted a plea deal for stealing $1.7 million from his clients.

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Not guilty plea to murder, attempted murder charges

A MAN in court on Friday denied the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Montell Heights earlier this year.

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Man charged with indecent assault

A physical education teacher was accused yesterday of inappropriately touching a teenage Eleuthera girl earlier this month.

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Man accused of molesting two sisters aged 9 and 6

A 23-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of molesting his nine and six-year-old sisters last week.

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Man pleads guilty to stealing schoolgirl’s bag and belt, ordered to pay $500 fine

A MAN was fined $500 yesterday after admitting to stealing a schoolgirl’s bag and belt on Marathon Road earlier this week.

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Man accused of murder granted $10,000 bail after failing to charge ankle monitor

A MAN on bail for murder was granted $10,000 bail after he was accused of failing to charge his monitoring device and breaching curfew multiple times.

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Man receives four-year sentence for possession of a unlicenced gun and ammo

A MAN was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun in a pet store on Ross Corner earlier this year.

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Man says he ‘was checking her breathing’, denies inappropriately touching stepdaughter

A MAN accused of inappropriately touching his stepdaughter in 2019 claimed he simply went to check on the girl because she suffers from seizures and did not touch her inappropriately as alleged.

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Man on bail for murder of Jahkeil Armbrister jailed after breaching curfew four times

A MAN on bail for murder was imprisoned after he was accused of breaching his curfew four times.

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Man remanded on charges of murder and intent to endanger life for shooting of Theo Williams

A MAN was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of fatally shooting a man, who was on bail for murder, outside a bar on Hospital Lane earlier this year.

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Man accused of attacking landlord’s son with knife granted $3,000 bail

A MAN was given $3,000 bail yesterday after being accused of assaulting his landlord’s son with a knife earlier this year.

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NYGARD SEX CRIME COURT CASE BEGINS: Bahamians among the alleged victims of sexual assaults

THE sex crimes trial of Peter Nygard - a former long-time resident of Lyford Cay - began in Canada yesterday, two years after prosecutors in North America began accusing him of brazen attacks in multiple countries across several decades.

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Man admits to possession of 5 pounds of marijuana with intent to supply

A MAN was fined $5,500 after admitting to having over 5lbs of marijuana last week.

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Man serving 50-year sentence for murder has second appeal dismissed

A FORMER death row inmate sentenced to 50 years for murdering a man in 2001 on Johnson Alley had his second sentence appeal attempt dismissed.

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Man remanded on four counts of attempted murder of police officers

A MAN on bail for two murders was sent to prison yesterday after he was accused of attempting to kill four police officers last week.

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RBC’s $22m payment suspicion ‘reasonable’

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled it was “reasonable” for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to find that $21.957m paid to a Bahamian businessman by a Slovakian he has never met for investment in his sand mining venture was “suspicious”.

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Court awards man $26k for wrongful arrest

THE Supreme Court has awarded $26,500 to a man police considered a gang leader after a judge found he was wrongfully arrested and detained in 2015 and 2016.

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Murder accused pleads guilty to curfew breaches

A MAN on bail for attempted murder was jailed for six months after admitting to breaching his curfew five times.

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Man granted $7,500 bail on unlicenced firearm charges

A MAN was granted $7,500 bail yesterday after he was accused of having a loaded gun in the Nassau Village area last Friday.

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Teen accused of assaulting a man with a shotgun

A 19-year-old youth allegedly assaulted a man with a shotgun last week.

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Man sentenced to 55 years for murder of 15-year-old girlfriend loses appeal

A MAN sentenced to 55 years in prison for murdering his 15-year-old girlfriend outside a bar in Grand Bahama in 2014 had his latest appeal attempt dismissed.

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Man charged with incest

A 22-year-old man was behind bars yesterday accused of molesting his 14-year-old sister last week.

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Teenage boy charged with grievous harm

A TEENAGE boy allegedly stabbed a fellow RM Bailey student during a brawl at a bus stop on Marathon Road last week.

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Man remanded to prison for firearm, ammunition charge

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday for allegedly having a loaded gun on Second Street earlier this week.

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Man charged with fraud, money laundering, stealing

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday for allegedly defrauding several people of over $15K this year while on bail for 44 other fraud charges.

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Man accused of stealing boat

A MAN was granted $9,000 bail yesterday after he was accused of stealing a $149,688, 25ft boat last week.

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Three years for firearm, ammunition charges

A MAN was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday after admitting to having a banned assault rifle and ammunition hidden in a wall in his room during a police raid of an auto shop last week.

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19-year-old fined for marijuana infused candies

A 19-year-old youth was fined $1,500 yesterday after admitting to having 27 marijuana-infused candies last week.

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Man charged over sex attack

A 35-year-old man was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a business establishment last week.

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Suspect out on bail accused of using gun to make threat

A MAN on bail for murder was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of threatening someone with a gun and failing to obey his bail conditions.

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Siblings accused of robbery

A BROTHER and sister were remanded in custody yesterday after they were accused of robbing a man at gunpoint on Bacardi Road.

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18 months jail over loaded gun

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in jail yesterday after he admitted to having a loaded gun last week.

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ArawakX’s fate now in Supreme Court hands

The Supreme Court will hear arguments from all sides on October 13 as to whether The Bahamas’ first-ever crowd funding platform should be wound-up due to regulatory concerns about its solvency and operations.

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Murder accused remanded to prison

A MAN was remanded to prison on Friday accused of the fatal shooting of his masked accomplice last week in Yellow Elder Gardens.

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Man remanded to prison on rape charge

A MAN was sent to prison on Friday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his house as she responded to a call for a senior citizen welfare cheque earlier this month.

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Man charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a dependent, cruelty to children

A MAN was put behind prison bars on Friday, accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl he helped raise, by getting her drunk earlier this month.

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Andros man gets nine months probation for cutlass attack and threats of death

AN Andros man was placed on nine months probation yesterday after admitting to attacking someone with a cutlass and damaging their car over the summer.

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Man on bail for armed robbery charges fined $4,000 for not charging monitor

A MAN on release for a pending armed robbery charge was fined $4,000 after admitting to not charging his monitoring device.

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15-year-old boy accused of stealing motorcycle placed under house arrest

A 15-year-old boy was placed under house arrest after he was accused of stealing a motorcycle earlier this week.

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Men accused of possession of a loaded gun in their car granted $7,000 bail

TWO MEN were granted $7,000 bail yesterday after they were accused of having a loaded gun in their car near Boyd Road earlier this week.

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Man, 21, denies ‘threatening PM outright’

THE trial of a 21-year-old man accused of threatening to kill Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis in response to Lincoln Bain’s arrest after a protest in February began yesterday.

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Man who threw drugs on roof fined $1,500

A 49-year-old man was fined $1,500 yesterday after admitting to throwing a quantity of marijuana on the roof of his house last week.

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Father jailed for gun in sock drawer

A 38-year-old father was sentenced to 20 months in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun hidden in his sock drawer at his family home earlier this week.

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Teen accused of shooting that killed family’s dog

A 19-year-old male denied involvement in a shooting on Sisal Road this May that resulted in more than $3,000 in property damage and caused the death of a family’s pet dog.

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Three young men accused of clothing theft worth $4,000

A YOUNG man was granted $2,500 bail after he admitted to stealing over $4,000 worth of clothing from a man’s home last week.

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Man accused of sexually abusing 15-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man was sent to prison accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in Harbour Island over the summer.

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Man charged for having unlicenced gun and ammo

A MAN was granted $9,500 bail yesterday after he was accused of having two high-powered weapons in his home last weekend.

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Atlantis veteran wins over ‘unfair’ dismissal

A 32-year Atlantis veteran’s summary dismissal due to a misunderstanding over a drink-related tip was affirmed as “unfair” yesterday by the Court of Appeal, which rejected the mega resort’s challenge to her initial $15,480 damages award.

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Man on bail for murder granted bail again after five curfew violations

A MAN on release for murder was granted bail again after he was accused of failing five times to obey his curfew.

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Man gets two years in jail for possession of a firearm and 32 rounds of ammunition

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after admitting to having a loaded gun his home, along with 32 rounds of live ammunition.

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Harbour Island man remanded after being accused of molesting 15-year-old girl

A 39-year-old man was sent to prison yesterday after he was accused of twice molesting a 15-year-old girl in Harbour Island last month.

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Fine for failing to obey curfew

A MAN on bail for murder was fined $6,000 after he admitted to failing four times to obey his curfew.

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Bail for man accused of assaulting neighbours with knife

A MAN was granted $10,000 bail after he was accused of assaulting three of his neighbours with a knife last month.

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Man found guilty of 2019 murder

DWAYNE Lodimus was found guilty of the 2019 murder of Elroy “Skully” Burrows on Mackey Street as he was walking away from a bar.

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Teenager with prior offence ordered to pay $2,000 fine for marijuana possession

A teenager, who admitted to a drug offence, was fined $2,000 yesterday.

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Sentenced to 18 months prison for boat theft

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison after  admitting to stealing a $40,000 21ft boat last weekend.

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Man remanded for failed armed robbery charge

A MAN was behind bars yesterday after he was accused of a failed armed robbery using a fake handgun earlier this week.

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One year prison for failure to charge monitor

A MAN on bail for murder was sentenced to a year in prison after he admitted to consistently failing to charge his monitoring device.

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Privy council orders man’s resentencing

CONVICTED child killer Roger Watson has been ordered to be resentenced after a successful appeal before the Privy Council.

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Man charged with attempted murder remanded to prison

A MAN was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of shooting a man outside his house in Pinewood Gardens over the summer.

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Man in custody on charge of molesting 5-year-old boy

A MAN was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of molesting a 5-year-old boy three times this year.

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Woman admits to having drugs told to make donation

A WOMAN was ordered to make a charitable donation after she admitted to possession of six grams of marijuana last weekend.

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Man on bail for murder pays $2,500 for not charging device

A MAN on bail for murder was fined $2,500 after he admitted to failing to charge his monitoring device.

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Two men each granted $7.5k bail for loaded gun charges

TWO MEN were each granted $7,500 bail after they were allegedly found with a loaded gun in their car near Soldier Road north late last month.

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Bail violation by man accused of murder lands him in prison

A MAN on bail for murder was sentenced to four months in prison yesterday after he admitted to failing to charge his ankle monitor.

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Eleuthera man accused of housebreaking granted bail

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail after he was accused of a recent housebreaking in Eleuthera.

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Man charged with stealing a woman’s car granted bail

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail after he was accused of stealing a woman’s car last week.

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Man accused of groping young girl granted bail

A MAN was granted $8,500 bail yesterday after he was accused of groping an underaged girl inappropriately earlier this year.

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Woman accused of making false kidnapping report

A 33-year-old mother was granted $2,000 bail after she was accused of making a false kidnapping report claiming that a man tried to abduct her 2-year-old daughter at a food store last week.

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Not guilty plea to 24 counts of violation of bail conditions

AN 18-year-old youth is behind bars accused of breaching his bail 24 times in the last year.

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Man charged with possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition

A MAN was granted $7,000 bail after he was allegedly caught with a loaded gun on a motorcycle after a police chase near Robinson Road earlier last month.

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Jet ski operator charged with indecent assault

A jet ski operator was granted bail after he was accused of groping a female tourist’s private parts on Paradise Island last week.

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Woman charged in drive-by shooting

A woman was remanded to prison yesterday for her alleged involvement in a drive-by shooting on Rupert Dean Lane last week that left a 25-year-old man dead and a four-year-old boy injured.

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BAHAMIAN FACING GUN CHARGES IN US: Some weapons accused allegedly bought found at Bahamas murder scenes

A BAHAMIAN man living in Florida allegedly bought 89 guns between January 2022 and July 2023, some of which were recovered from murder scenes in The Bahamas.

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Man admits to trespassing and trying to steal hat from car

A MAN is behind bars after he admitted to trespassing on a man’s yard and attempting to steal a hat from his car earlier last month.

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Pistol found near Deangelo Evans’ body ‘not police-issued’

A POLICE officer testified yesterday that a .40 Springfield pistol allegedly recovered near Deangelo Evans’ body was not a police-issued weapon.

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Four months for drug possession

A MAN was sentenced to four months in prison after admitting to having over $1,500 worth of drugs in his home earlier this week.

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Woman charged with attempted murder

A WOMAN is behind bars accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the neck during a fight last weekend.

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Man fined $5,000 for seven pounds of marijuana

A MAN was fined $5,000 after admitting to having $7,000 worth of marijuana last week.

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Man on attempted murder charge pleads guilty to gun and ammunition possession

A MAN accused recently of a botched murder attempt in Nassau Village was sentenced to 15 months in prison after he admitted to having a loaded gun in his bedroom closet.

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Doctor testifies she observed 11 gunshot wounds on the body of Deangelo Evans

A FORENSIC pathologist testified that she observed 11 gunshot wounds on Deangelo Evans’s body during an autopsy, concluding he died as a result of gunshot wounds to the torso and extremities.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a night of drinking

A MAN was sent to prison yesterday accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a night out drinking in July.

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Man accused of murdering Jean Rony Jean-Charles charged

A 53-year-old man was charged yesterday with murdering Jean Rony Jean-Charles, the Bahamas-born man of Haitian descent who famously sought constitutional relief after being detained and deported to Haiti in 2017.

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Man admits to possession of a loaded rifle in his home, gets two years jail

AN 18-year-old youth was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to having a loaded rifle in his home.

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Grand Bahama police are looking for two men for armed robbery of a businessman

GRAND Bahama Police are investigating an armed robbery involving a local businessman who was robbed of his truck and cash last Friday.

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Man accused of shooting his 62-year-old girlfriend

AN elderly man was granted bail after he was accused of shooting his 62-year-old girlfriend with a shotgun at her home last week.

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Men charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply

TWO MEN were granted $9,500 bail after they were found with dangerous drugs last week, including 327 methamphetamine pills.

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Man accused of not charging monitoring device and escaping police pleads not guilty

A MAN on bail for armed robbery and kidnapping was sent to prison after he was accused of failing to charge his monitoring device and trying to escape police.

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Man charged with housebreaking and death threats gets $5k bail

A MAN was granted $5,000 bail after he was accused of housebreaking and threatening a woman with death.

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Prosecution makes closing arguments against brothers accused of murder

THE prosecution closed its case yesterday concerning two brothers accused of murdering a man in 2019.

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Young boy admits to car theft, sent to Simpson Penn Centre pending probation

A JUVENILE boy was remanded to Simpson Penn after he admitted to a carjacking.

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Man fined $2,500 for marijuana valued at $1,300 found in his closet

A MAN was fined $2,500 yesterday after he admitted to having $1,300 worth of marijuana hidden in his bedroom closet on Monday.

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Lawyer resumes representing brothers accused of murder

A JURY heard yesterday that the outfit matching a gunman who killed a man in 2019 was found in the defendants’ car.

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Three men plead not guilty to charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition

THREE men were granted bail after they were accused of having a loaded firearm in their vehicle on Soldier Road last weekend.

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Lawyer’s ‘disservice’ in Azario finding challenge

A JUDGE told the lawyer representing the officers who killed Azario Major that he was doing his clients a “disservice” by insisting the inquest finding should be quashed because the coroner did not consider his constitutional motion claiming that pretrial publicity prevented a fair inquiry.

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Lawyer withdraws after dispute with client in murder trial

THE lawyer for two brothers standing trial for murder unexpectedly quit as their attorney yesterday.

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Two men get $10k bail for stealing a safe from an inn

TWO San Salvador men were granted more than $10,000 bail yesterday after they were accused of breaking into an Inn last weekend and stealing a safe containing over $12,000.

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PARENTS ACCUSED IN GIRL’S RAPE CASE: Mother charged with causing harm to daughter by committing abortion

A MOTHER was charged yesterday with causing harm to her underaged daughter for the purpose of committing an abortion while her husband was charged with having sexual relations with the young girl.

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Man remanded to jail pending bail on charge of attempted murder

A MAN was sent to prison after being accused of a botched murder bid earlier this summer.

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Harbour Island man granted $8,000 bail charged with importing ammunition

A MAN from Harbour Island was granted $8,000 bail after he was accused of importing 50 rounds of ammunition into the country last week.

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Manslaughter by negligence charge for couple in infant’s death

A YOUNG couple was jailed after they were accused of causing the death of Jeremiah Thurston, their infant son, who was found hanging out of their car window earlier this month.

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Man jailed for threatening to kill his father

A MAN was sentenced to two months in prison after he admitted to threatening to kill his father earlier this month.

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Man charged with unlawful entry and indecent assault

A MAN was granted $3,500 bail after he was accused of illegally entering the home of an 11-year-old girl in Andros last week and groping her.

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Open verdict in police-involved shooting death of Ronald Mackey

JURORS returned an open verdict in the police-involved killing case of Ronald Mackey, finding yesterday that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that his 2017 shooting death was justified or not.

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Court quashes gun sentence of 81-year-old grandmother

THE Court of Appeal ordered the release of an 81-year-old great-grandmother yesterday, citing her age and medical condition while releasing her from a one-year prison sentence.

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Nan sentenced to 22 months for $4,000 worth of drugs with intent to supply

AN elderly man was sentenced to 22 months in prison after admitting to having $4,000 worth of marijuana.

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Man remanded on charges of gun possession with intent to supply

A MAN is behind bars after police allegedly found him throwing a bag with two guns out his house window on Eastern Road earlier this week.

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Police testified they 'feared for their lives' as Mackey drove toward them

A police officer who helped investigate the 2017 police-involved killing of Ronald Mackey said Mackey was drunk when two officers shot him.

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Man remanded on attempted murder and firearm possession charges

A MAN was sent to prison accused of a botched murder attempt last week.

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Mother pleads guilty to holding knife to her infant son's throat

A MOTHER is behind bars after admitting to putting a knife to her infant child’s throat last weekend.

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Mom weeps as photos of Ronald Mackey were shown at coroner’s inquest

THE inquest into the 2017 police-involved shooting of Ronald Mackey began yesterday, with officers testifying that the 28-year-old fled the scene of an accident and was shot in the back of his head during a car chase.

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Woman gets bail on having a gun with intent to cause harm

A 33-year-old Freeport woman was charged with two counts of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger the lives of two people.

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Man gets two years for gun possession, also charged with spree of sex assaults

A MAN accused of a spree of sexual assaults in Carmichael earlier this year was sentenced to 24 months in prison after admitting he had a gun in his room.

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Man gets $7,500 bail accused of possession of loaded gun and ammunition in his car

A MAN was granted $7,500 bail after allegedly being found with a loaded firearm in his car last week.

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Man charged with Rosedale Street fatal drive-by shooting incident

A MAN was remanded to prison after he was charged with a fatal drive-by shooting off Rosedale Street earlier this month.

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Man charged with Rosedale Street fatal drive-by shooting incident

A MAN was remanded to prison after he was charged with a fatal drive-by shooting off Rosedale Street earlier this month.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl, remanded to prison

A 32-year-old man has been remanded in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl twice last year.

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Father charged with child cruelty and assault with a deadly weapon

A 33-year-old father in Andros was accused of beating his two-year-old daughter and threatening to shoot and kill her and his wife.

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Man jailed for shopbreaking, stealing

A MAN was sentenced to eight months in prison after he admitted to breaking into a restaurant and stealing over $2,000 worth of property earlier this year.

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$1,500 in fines for possession of ammunition, drugs and breaching probation

A MAN was fined $1,500 after he admitted to having an unfired round of ammunition and drugs in his car in Sunshine Park last week while still on probation for a prior drug offence.

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Man fined for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply

A MAN was fined $2,000 in court last week after admitting to having over 11lbs of Indian Hemp.

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Fraud allegations hit trucking chief's estate

Fraud allegations have ensnared the estate of a former Independent Truckers Association chairman over the true ownership of two heavy equipment vehicles.

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39 migrants charged with a variety of immigration offences

THIRTY-NINE migrants were charged with various immigration offences in court yesterday before being handed back to immigration officials.

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Two-and-a-half year sentence for housebreaking charge

A MAN was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he admitted to breaking into his neighbours’ house and stealing $154.61 worth of property last week.

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Man accused of inappropriately touching 14-year-old girl

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl last month.

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Man gets three-year sentence for drug and gun possession

A MAN was sentenced to three years in prison after he led officers on a chase through Pinewood last year where they recovered an assault rifle and 33lbs of marijuana.

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American woman charged with plot to kill husband

Lindsay Shiver, 36, of Thomasville, Georgia, made a bail variation application before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson.

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Man charged with sex with 15-year-old boy

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after he was allegedly caught having sex with a 15-year-old boy last weekend in Palmdale.

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Man gets 18 months in jail for unlicenced firearm possession

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to having an unlicensed gun while in Nassau Village last week.

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Two men held in jail, charged with separate sex assaults

TWO men were sent to prison after being accused of two separate attempted sexual assaults of two women in New Providence earlier this month.

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Man on bail for murder gets six months for bail violations

A MAN on bail for murder was sentenced to six months in prison after he admitted to not obeying his bail conditions for the fourth time since being charged.

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Deangelo Evans: Alleged gun 'not on scene by time CSI arrived'

AN officer testified that the gun police allege Deangelo Evans had at the time of his shooting death was not on the scene by the time Crime Scene Investigators arrived.

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Man jailed after admitting escape from Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre

A man facing pending murder and armed robbery charges was sentenced to six months in prison after he admitted to escaping from Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre last month.

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Man charged with murder over drive-by shooting

A MAN was remanded to prison after he was charged with a fatal drive-by shooting off Peter Street in June.

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Man charged with indecent assault, possession of child pornography

A MAN from Abaco was granted bail after he was accused of touching a 9-year-old girl’s private parts and having nude images of a 17-year-old girl on his phone in Green Turtle Cay last week.

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Gov’t fails in strike-out bid on oil terminal land

The Government’s bid to strike out a rival ownership claim to 180 acres of land that is now sub-leased to a major foreign investor was this week dismissed by the Supreme Court.

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Officer defends work in Deangelo Evans case

THE officer who investigated Deangelo Evans’ police-involved killing in 2018 defended the quality of his work yesterday under tough cross-examination from the lawyer representing Evans’ estate.

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Gunpoint robbery accusation

A MAN was remanded in custody on Thursday after being accused of robbing a man at gunpoint while walking near CC Sweeting High School last week.

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Accused over double shooting

A MAN is behind bars after being charged with a double shooting off Peter Street that left a 33-year-old man dead last weekend.

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24 months in jail over unlicenced firearm

A MAN on bail for murder was sentenced to 24 months in prison after admitting to having an unlicensed gun in his room in Gambier Village last week.

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‘Gun only seen after police taped off area’

A WOMAN testified in the Coroner’s Court yesterday that footage capturing the aftermath of Deangelo Evans’ police-involved killing in 2018 was erased after police confiscated her phone, but that she later retrieved the video with the help of Evans’ father.

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Woman gets three-and-a-half year sentence for hit-and-run that left killed a man

A WOMAN was sentenced to three and half years in prison yesterday after admitting to killing a man with her car on John F Kennedy Drive last February.

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Six months prison after twelve curfew breaches for man on bail for sex assault

A MAN on bail for sexual assault was sentenced to six months in prison after he admitted to breaching curfew 12 times.

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Three Chinese men held on charges of human trafficking

THREE Chinese nationals were jailed after allegedly being implicated in a human trafficking scheme in the Berry Islands earlier this year.

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Officers questioned whether Evans was identified as a suspect before shooting

AN attorney representing Deangelo Evans’ estate questioned police assertions that Evans was the suspect in an armed robbery that preceded his death in 2018.

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Challenge on religious use of cannabis fails

A SUPREME Court judge rejected a challenge from the Rastafarian community on the constitutionality of laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana, even for religious purposes.

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Shop-breaker held on charges including attempting to kill an officer and robbery

A MAN is behind bars after a recent string of robberies in New Providence, including an incident involving police shooting him at the scene last month.

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Bus driver found guilty of sex assault of woman on bus

A BUS driver was found guilty yesterday of sexually assaulting a female passenger while threatening her with a hammer outside the Mall of Marathon in 2021.

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American woman and two Bahamian men charged with conspiracy to commit murder

AN American woman was granted $100,000 cash bail after she and two Bahamian men were accused last week of being a part of a plot to kill her insurance executive husband.

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WITNESS: DEANGELO RAISED HANDS IN AIR – Crowd shouted that man shot by police did not have a gun

TWO men testified about the chaos that consumed Masons Addition after police killed Deangelo Evans in 2018 and the crowd’s scepticism about officers’ claim that the 20-year-old had a gun.

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Bail set at $50k for man on $1.2m cocaine possession with intent to supply charge

A MAN was granted $50,000 bail after police allegedly found him with $1.22m worth of cocaine that it was said he was trying to smuggle out of the country last month.

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One month prison for mother on child neglect charge after abandoning daughter last month

A MOTHER was sentenced to one month in prison after neglecting her four-year-old daughter last month.

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Sentence appeal upheld for woman in murder conspiracy

THE Privy Council has asked the Court of Appeal to re-sentence a woman found guilty of conspiracy with others to murder O’Neil Marshall.

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Woman and two men charged with conspiracy to commit murder

An American woman and two Bahamian men were arraigned in the Magistrate Court on Friday on murder conspiracy charges.

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Man held without bail on charge of rape of 67-year-old woman

A 35-year-old man was imprisoned after being charged with raping a 67-year-old woman during a home invasion in Exuma last weekend.

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Man granted bail on charge of intentional libel against his wife

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of libel against his wife.

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Man fined $750 for trying to hit a police officer with his car

A MAN was fined $750 after trying to hit a police officer with a car at a station last week.

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Man charged with murder of Frantwion Newton

A MAN has been charged with a double shooting off Market Street that left a young man dead last week.

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GB man charged with murder accepts lesser charge of manslaughter

A Grand Bahama man charged with murder has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

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Man on bail for armed robbery accused of curfew breach

A MAN was imprisoned after he was accused of failing to obey his residential curfew while on bail for armed robbery.

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Men on separate charges of murder and attempted murder remain on bail

TWO MEN denied involvement in separate murder and attempted murder incidents in New Providence last year.

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Court of Appeal upholds sentence for woman charged with murder

THE Court of Appeal upheld the 42-year prison sentence of a Jamaican woman who fatally stabbed her girlfriend in 2018.

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Coroners inquest into Evans’ death begins again

THE Coroners Court inquest into the death of Deangelo Evans began yesterday –– five years after his police-involved killing sparked a firestorm in Masons Addition, prompting hundreds to attend a vigil where they mourned his death and demanded answers.

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Businessman charged with 14 firearm-related offences

A BUSINESSMAN who allegedly imported ten firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition through a courier company last month was charged with 14 firearm-related offences yesterday.

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Man gets bail again after another violation of bail

A MAN on bail for murder was again granted bail after allegedly failing to charge his electronic monitoring device four times.

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Man charged with murder of Murray Walkes remanded

A MAN was remanded in custody after allegedly killing a missing person found inside a vehicle off Cowpen Road earlier this month.

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Man charged for murder of Teran Taylor pleads ‘not guilty’

A MAN was charged with killing Teran Taylor in Sunset Park on July 10, 2021.

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Woman cries while testifying that bus driver sexually assaulted her

A YOUNG woman cried while testifying about how a bus driver allegedly threatened her with a hammer, dragged her back into a bus and sexually assaulted her outside the Mall at Marathon in 2021.

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Man accused of raping young woman held until trial

A MAN was remanded after he was charged with allegedly raping a young woman in New Providence earlier this month.

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Man granted $50k bail on charge of $300k of cocaine

A MAN was granted $50,000 bail after police allegedly found $294,000 worth of cocaine in his house last week.

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Court of Appeal rejects Adrian Gibson's constitutional motion

THE Court of Appeal rejected Adrian Gibson’s latest constitutional motion on Friday, paving the way for his corruption trial to begin on Monday.

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Two charged with recent murders

TWO MEN were locked behind bars after they were accused of two separate murders in New Providence earlier this month.

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Two men deny sex charges in separate incidents

TWO MEN, charged in the Supreme Court on Friday, denied sexual assault charges in separate incidents involving minors.

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Iconic Nassau business at centre of legal battle

A legal battle has erupted among one of Nassau’s most prominent families that centres on a long-standing Bahamian business with a corporate history dating back 60 years to before Majority Rule.

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18 months in jail over gun

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to having an unlicenced gun on Hospital Lane earlier this week.

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Two jailed for housebreaking

TWO men were sentenced to two years in prison after they were found guilty of housebreaking in New Providence earlier this year.

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Relief for 23-year-old cleared of armed robbery

A YOUNG man breathed a sigh of relief after he was cleared of armed robbery charges in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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Charged with bail violation after murder accusation - and granted bail again

A MAN on bail for murder who allegedly failed to charge his electronic monitoring device was granted bail again yesterday.

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Investor’s $2.2m San Sal hotel claim ‘unenforceable’

A US investor’s $2.239m claim against the family owners of a well-known San Salvador resort has been branded as “unenforceable” by a Supreme Court judge and rejected in its entirety.

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Teen on stealing charge ordered to 350 hours of community service

A TEENAGER was ordered to serve 350 hours of community service or risk four years in jail after stealing a flamingo charm earlier this week.

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Man accused of attacking woman with axe at clinic granted bail

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of attacking a woman with an axe near South Beach Clinic on Monday.

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Teen accused of two murders and two attempted murders remanded

AN 18-year-old is behind bars after he was accused of several murders and attempted murders in New Providence last month.

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Possession of drugs and guns gets man over two years jail

A MAN was sentenced to two and half years in prison after admitting to owning two guns recovered when police raided his house last weekend.

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Security guard charged for possession of ammunition

A SECURITY officer was granted bail after he was accused of having almost 100 rounds of rifle ammunition in his home last weekend.

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Man accused of failing to charge monitoring device

A MAN on bail for murder was remanded in custody after allegedly failing to charge his electronic monitoring device (EMD).

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Man accused of killing his brother’s murderer denied bail

THE Court of Appeal denied bail to a man accused of killing his brother’s alleged murderer in Exuma last year.

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Three men charged with armed robbery and murder

THREE men were remanded in custody after they were charged with a series of armed robberies in New Providence, including a botched attempt that ended in a man being shot and killed in February.

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Man accused of rape held until trial date

A MAN has been charged with rape after allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman in New Providence in April.

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Two months sentence for stealing $20 worth of Lysol

A MAN was sentenced to two months in prison after admitting to stealing $21 worth of aerosols last week.

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Man receives two-year sentence for unlicensed firearm and ammunition

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to having an unlicensed gun in his home.

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Six people charged in Magistrates Court in Grand Bahama for various crimes

Six persons were charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Monday for various serious offenses, including armed robbery, stealing, burglary, and unlawful sexual intercourse and willful damage.

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Man accused of having loaded gun

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of having a loaded gun in Eleuthera on Independence weekend.

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Woman placed on probation for stealing by reason of employment

A WOMAN was placed on two years probation after admitting stealing more than $1,000 from a Starbucks where she was formerly employed.

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Man charged in connection with the smuggling of $9m worth of cocaine

A MAN was charged with aiding in the smuggling of $9 million worth of cocaine into Long Island late last month.

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Man accused of Independence day cutlass attack granted bail

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of a cutlass attack in New Providence on Independence Day.

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Three-year sentence for possession of loaded gun

A MAN was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of having a loaded gun in 2021.

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Police officer charged with vehicular manslaughter

A POLICE officer was charged with causing the death of a 28-year-old woman in an alleged drunk driving accident last December near the Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium.

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Supreme Court seizes luxury goods for US company

THE Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of merchandise in a case involving local luxury goods.

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Florida man charged with gun possession granted bail

AN AMERICAN man was granted bail after he was accused of taking a loaded gun to the South Bimini Airport last week.

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Man on remand after being charged with jet ski theft

A MAN was remanded in custody after he was accused of jet ski theft while on bail for an earlier offence.

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Man on bail on charged with touching young girl’s breast

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of touching a child’s breasts last weekend in New Providence.

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Father accused of sexual assault of his daughter on two occasions

A FATHER is behind bars after he was accused of sexually assaulting his teenage daughter twice over almost two years.

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Man gets sentenced to 18 months for possession of drugs and ammunition

A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to having 50 rounds of live ammunition and $8,500 worth of marijuana in his home last week.

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Women accused of stealing over $200k from hotel where she worked granted bail

A WOMAN was granted $8,000 bail after being accused of stealing over $200K from an inn in Harbour Island where she once worked.

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Two men charged with killing Garath Pyfrom in Marshall Road area

TWO MEN were charged yesterday with killing Garath Pyfrom as he attended a pool party on Marshall Road earlier this month.

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Bail granted for four Ecuadorian migrants accused of drug smuggling

FOUR Ecuadorian migrants were granted bail after being accused of smuggling 100lb of cocaine into The Bahamas while enroute to the United States of America.

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Mother pleads guilty to cruelty to children charge

A MOTHER was sent to prison last Wednesday after admitting to neglecting her 4-year-old daughter.

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18-year-old charged with unlawful sexual intercourse

An 18-year-old man, accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in April, is behind bars after being remanded in custody.

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‘MOTION DENIED’ IN GIBSON TRIAL: Long Island MP’s constitutional motion ‘improper’, judge said

A SUPREME Court judge rejected Adrian Gibson’s latest constitutional motion to impact his corruption trial yesterday.

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Marine on charge of attempted murder after missed gunshot

A 21-year-old marine was charged with shooting an unarmed club patron after getting into an argument with a separate group of men last Saturday.

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Man on bail for murder fined for failing to charge monitoring device

A MAN on bail for attempted murder was fined $2,500 for failing to charge his electronic monitoring device.

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Woman accused of stealing $17k from Island Luck granted bail

A WOMAN was granted bail after she was charged with stealing over $17,000 from an Island Luck store in Abaco earlier this year.

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$6k bail for man accused of death threat to girlfriend

A MAN is in custody after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s house in Cat Island last month and threatening to kill her.

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Man held on charge of arson

A MAN is behind bars after allegedly setting fire Sunday night to a home occupied by a mother and her child.

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Man gets three-and-a-half years for gun charges

A MAN was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after being found guilty of having a loaded gun during a police chase in 2018.

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Man ‘tried to rape girl on her way to school’

A MAN is behind bars, accused of attempting to sexually assault a teenaged girl on Soldier Road as she was on her way to school in February.

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Baseball bat murder suspect faces court

TWO men were charged with murder yesterday, including a man accused of killing an elderly man with a baseball bat last month in Malcolm Allotment East.

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Bail granted for man accused of throwing loaded gun away

A MAN on crutches was granted $10,000 bail after he was accused of throwing a loaded gun away in a bag last week.

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Boys accused of armed robbery

TWO teen boys were remanded to prison after being accused of an armed robbery in Gladstone Road last week.

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Man and woman jailed for drug charges

A MAN and a woman were sentenced to two and half years in prison after being found guilty of bringing nearly $240,000 worth of cocaine into Lynden Pindling International Airport from Inagua last year.

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Court shown knife suspected of being used in home invasion and rape

AN OFFICER presented the knife suspected of being used in the 2021 Cat Island home invasion where a 78-year-old woman was allegedly attacked and raped, as the suspect stood trial on Friday.

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Man acquitted of rape of minor

ARTHUR Damien Brown was unanimously acquitted of the rape of a minor on Friday in the Supreme Court.

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Tour boat explosion: Captain faces retrial

THE Exuma tour boat captain, whose exploding vessel killed one tourist and seriously injured four others, was yesterday ordered to face a new Supreme Court trial on charges of manslaughter and causing harm “by negligence”.

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Man charged in double murder for march Fox Hill park killings

A MAN was charged yesterday with killing two people on Fox Hill park in March.

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Court battle begins over man accused of sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl in Grand Bahama

ARTHUR Damien Brown is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl and then offering to pay $15,000 to the parents not to pursue any police action, a court prosecutor said in her closing arguments on Thursday.

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Four men charged with smuggling $9m worth of cocaine

FOUR MEN were charged with smuggling $9m worth of cocaine into Long Island in a drug bust last Friday.

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Man accused of unlawful sex with a young girl awaits his fate as court adjourns

The rape trial of Arthur Damien Brown is under way in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama.

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Three year sentence for man found in possession of unlicenced gun in his home

A MAN was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to having an unlicenced gun in his home last week.

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Teen charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, held in prison until trial

AN 18-year-old youth is behind bars after being accused of trying to kill a police officer in a botched robbery attempt that left his alleged accomplice dead earlier this month.

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Jamaican man charged with murder of Omar ‘Punch’ Penn in GB, denied bail

A JAMAICAN man accused of murdering Omar “Punch” Penn outside a Freeport gaming establishment two years ago was charged with murder yesterday.

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Three Bahamians and 18 migrants plead ‘not guilty’ to cocaine smuggling charges

A GROUP of 18 migrants burst into tears when they were told they were going to prison after being accused of smuggling 100lb of cocaine into The Bahamas while en route to the United States of America.

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Man denied bail while facing 14 firearm-related charges

A MAN is behind bars after allegedly possessing ten illicit firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition which were recovered in a raid on a courier company last week.

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20-year-old charged with armed robberies and rape

A 20-year-old man was jailed after he was accused of a series of home invasions as well as rape and attempted rape in New Providence over the past year.

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Lanisha Rolle denies charges of bribery and conspiracy to commit fraud

Former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle denied charges of bribery and conspiracy to commit fraud in the Supreme Court on Friday.

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‘I didn’t sign up for no VBI’ says man accused of sexual assault

A MAN refused to enter a plea after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a beach last year.

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‘I WISH YOU ROT IN JAIL’ SAYS VICTIM: Man sentenced to 15 years for running over mother of his child

“I WISH you rot in jail,” a woman told the father of her child yesterday as he was jailed for 15 years for trying to kill her by running her over with a car as she held their infant.

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Man charged in killing of two people on Market Street last year held in jail

A MAN was charged yesterday with killing two people last year on Market Street.

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Man fined $2,000 for failing to charge monitoring device

A MAN on bail for murder has been fined $2,000 for failing to charge his electronic monitoring device.

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Woman accused of stabbing lover granted $5,000 bail

A WOMAN has been accused of stabbing her lover multiple times at her home.

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Man who raped and tried to drown woman gets sentence reduced

A MAN, convicted of raping and attempting to drown a woman at Potter’s Cay Dock in 2019, has had his ten-year prison sentence reduced by the Appeals Court.

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GB police arrest man with gun, other suspect escapes

A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the discovery of an illegal firearm and a large quantity of ammunition in the Lucaya area early this week.

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Man with pending murder charge denied bail after being accused of aiding in another murder attempt

A MAN was denied bail after being accused of aiding in a murder attempt last year.

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Pilot granted judicial review after Civil Aviation refuses to renew his licence

THE Supreme Court granted a pilot leave to launch judicial review proceedings against the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority’s refusal to renew his pilot’s licence.

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Counselling ordered for mother who beat child with drop cord

A MOTHER was ordered to attend counselling sessions after admitting beating her 11-year-old son with an extension cord last week.

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Police-involved killing of Shanton Forbes ruled a homicide by manslaughter

THE family of Shanton Forbes breathed a collective sigh of relief and hugged each other Friday after a Coroner’s Court jury ruled that the 21-year-old’s police-involved killing in 2019 was a homicide by manslaughter.

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Man accused of robbing grocery store with machine gun

A MAN was remanded to prison on Friday after being accused of holding up a grocery store with a machine gun last October and stealing over $1,400 in cash.

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Man on bail for murder charge faces firearm, ammunition charges

A MAN who was recently granted bail for murder is once again behind bars after he was accused of possession of a firearm and ammunition on Friday.

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Man jailed for six months for possession of gun ammunition

A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison after admitting to having six unfired rounds of ammunition and a gun magazine. Marlon Whyte, 26, and Michael Sands, 31, were charged with possession of a component of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

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Man charged with possession of child pornography on his phone

A 28-year-old man was imprisoned after allegedly having child pornography of underage boys on his phone.

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Woman accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old boy

A 36-year-old woman is behind bars after being accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy last month.

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Man remanded to jail on charge of attempted murder of Chinese national

AFTER a Chinese national was attacked in his store on East Street South last week, a man faced court yesterday accused of attempting to murder him.

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Man held in jail charged with sex assault of 14-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl twice in the last year is behind bars after being remanded in custody.

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Bail application denied in rape and home invasion case

A MAN had his bail application denied for the alleged rape of a woman in a home invasion in Andros last year after the court found he had a previous burglary charge.

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Man accused of sex assault of 8-year-old boy three times

A 26-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a young boy three times over the course of a year was sent to prison on Monday. The first assault may have taken place when the boy was as young as eight years old.

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Man sentenced to 30 months in jail for unlicenced firearm

A MAN who had a banned assault rifle in his home last week has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

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Man charged with making child pornography, aiding sex assault

A 20-year-old man has been accused of aiding in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl - and of making child pornography of the incident.

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Man held on charges of Hospital Lane murder and attempted murder

A MAN is behind bars after being accused of causing the death of a 20-year-old male last month and wounding three people in a shooting incident early in January.

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Ex-Sky chief blasts 'travesty of justice'

Sky Bahamas principal yesterday slammed as "a travesty of justice" a Supreme Court ruling that ordered the now-defunct airline to pay $220,000 plus interest to the owner of its hangar at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

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Four year sentence for drug charges

A MAN was sentenced to four years in prison for having nearly $2m worth of marijuana in two separate drug arrests.

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Man accused of having unlicensed gun, body armour

A MAN was granted bail on Friday after he was accused of having an unlicensed loaded gun and body armour earlier this month.

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Man accused of assault with intent to rape, jailed for deceit of public officer

A MAN was jailed for deceit of a public officer after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her apartment while she was quarantined for COVID-19 last year.

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Sidelined prison commissioner’s trial date set for November 27

THE trial date for prison commissioner Charles Murphy’s lawsuit against the government has been set for November 27.

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Exuma man accused of $3,000 shopbreaking spree remanded until trial

A MAN was denied bail after being implicated in a shop-breaking spree in Exuma where he allegedly stole more than $3,000 worth of goods.

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Court upholds $10k fine ruling in reckless driving death appeal

THE Court of Appeal upheld a man’s $10k fine for causing his uncle’s death in a reckless driving incident in 2020.

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Man found guilty of fraudulently distributing Crown Land

A MAN was found guilty of fraudulently distributing Crown Land acquisition letters to two churches in 2021.

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Murder held accused of homicide while on bail for murder

A MAN was jailed after allegedly killing someone on bail for murder last month –– the same man he allegedly attempted to kill earlier this year.

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Man on murder charge gets bail after failed to charge ankle monitor

A MAN awaiting retrial for a murder charge was granted bail after he was accused of failing to charge his court-ordered electronic monitoring device (EMD).

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Man on bail charged with death of 10-year-old, fined for failing to charge ankle bracelet

A man on bail for his alleged involvement in the death of ten-year-old Lorencia Walkes was fined $3,500 yesterday for failing to charge his court-ordered electronic monitoring device (EMD).

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Three charged with tourists’ kidnapping and robbery in Exuma

THREE MEN were jailed yesterday after being accused of abducting and robbing two tourists in Exuma last week.

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Toxicologist says Azario was ‘under the influence of alcohol’ at death

A POLICE forensic toxicologist testified yesterday that Azario Major was under the influence of alcohol when he died but had no illegal drugs in his system.

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Guilty plea for man in $2m hemp possession

A MAN pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally having nearly $2m worth of marijuana in separate incidents.

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‘Bad behaviour’ cited by judge as she changes FNM injunction

A SUPREME Court judge has varied the terms of an injunction involving Free National Movement leaders after finding that Richard Johnson failed to disclose how his allegedly “bad behaviour” prompted the FNM’s executive committee to exclude him from future meetings.

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Man on bail for murder in court on gun charge

A MAN on bail for murder was brought before the chief magistrate yesterday on a new firearm charge.

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Man held on charges of a spree of sexual assaults

A MAN was jailed yesterday after being charged with a spree of sexual assaults in the Golden Isles area this month.

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