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Jah Cure pleads not guilty over Atlantis fracas, charges dropped

JAMAICAN reggae star Jah Cure found himself in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon accused of committing a misdemeanour that stemmed from an argument at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort on Sunday that was captured on video and shared thousands of times on social media.

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Palacious: Make marijuana possession a misdemeanour

ANGLICAN Archdeacon James Palacious wants marijuana possession reduced to a misdemeanour so it would not show up on a person’s police record, but he opposes the complete decriminalisation of the plant, saying Bahamians have more than enough vices alr

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Jah Cure in court over fight - but accusation is dropped

JAMAICAN reggae star Jah Cure found himself in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of committing a misdemeanour that stemmed from an argument that was captured on video and shared thousands of times on social media.

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New assault case against Wisconson billionaire

A second woman has accused Wisconsin billionaire Samuel Curtis Johnson III of sexual assault.

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Senators speak out over impact of curfew on criminal records

SENATORS JoBeth Coleby-Davis and Lisa Bostwick-Dean both expressed concern yesterday regarding Bahamians having permanent stains on their criminal records for curfew infractions.

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Ya Hear?

• Ya hear Nicki Minaj made iTunes history? According to AllHipHop.com, a Young Money rep revealed that the femcee set a new record for female rappers on iTunes.

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Police should act on social media falsehoods

I refer to The Tribune editorial (October 13) on the misinformation churned out daily by social media, which appears to result in public alarm and panic.

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EDITORIAL: As elections near, a warning over spending wars

AS ELECTIONS near, there are certain things we know to expect in The Bahamas.

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Man accused of receiving stolen car is denied bail

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court concerning a stolen $28,000 car that was allegedly found in his possession.

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‘I grew marijuana by accident’

A 32-year-old man who was found with several marijuana plants claimed they accidentally sprouted when he threw the seeds out after smoking.

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Al Jarrett dies, aged 69

RETIED banker, economist and patriot Alfred Jarrett, pictured, died early yesterday morning after a massive heart attack.

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Corrections officer must seek bail after alteraction at Market Street bar

A CORRECTIONS officer will have to seek bail from the Supreme Court after he was remanded to prison following his arraignment in Magistrate’s Court in connection with an alleged altercation at a bar off Market Street.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP: Ya Hear?

• Ya hear Nikko released a song about his freaky sex tape with Mimi?

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Cruise passenger ‘thought marijuana was legal’

PAY the fine or do the time was a magistrate’s order yesterday to an American man who pleaded guilty when charged with possession of dangerous drugs.

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Man charged with assault in connection with social media video

A MAN faces up to three years imprisonment if convicted at trial of aggravated assault concerning an alleged incident that was videotaped and shared on social media.

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US Embassy helps to create links in family court system

CONTINUING co-operation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, the US Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section organised a consultative opportunity on family court systems and digital transcription for Bahamian justice sector professionals March 19-22.

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Activist ‘thrilled’ at reluctance to apply tough immigration penalties

FRED Smith, president of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, said yesterday he was “thrilled” that the courts are “not responding” to the government’s policy change to ensure harsher penalties for breaches of the Immigration Act.

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FAMILIES’ AGONY AS THREE SHOT DEAD: Yet another bloody toll on our streets as gunmen strike again

THE mothers of two men who were shot and killed during a triple homicide in Fort Fincastle on Friday night both said they are struggling to come to terms with their sons’ brutal deaths.

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Newbold arrested by Florida police

A MEMBER of the Bahamas team for next weekend’s Carifta Games has been arrested in the US after an incident involving a gun.

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Traffic safety system aims too reduce casualties

MINISTER of Transport and Local Government Frankie Campbell was recently given a proposal on a proposed traffic public safety system for the Bahamas which company representatives say aims to reduce vehicular accidents, injuries, death and property da

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