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WSC worker denies being coerced to testify against Gibson

A SENIOR employee at the Water and Sewerage Corporation denied a defence attorney’s suggestion yesterday that she was coerced into giving evidence against Adrian Gibson and his co-accused to avoid being charged in the case.

Cross Country: QC, SAC finish on top

THE sports rivalry between the Queen’s College Comets and St Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine continued over the weekend at St Andrew’s School for the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) Cross Country Championships.

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‘Buddy’ Hield thriving in starting role for Pacers

SINCE being added to the Indiana Pacers’ starting unit in late November, Bahamian guard Chavano “Buddy” Hield has thrived in his starting role.

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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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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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Comedian cleared over sex video accusations

COMEDIAN Khing Kloud was acquitted yesterday of voyeurism and intentional libel after his accuser failed to show up for trial, ending what he said was an emotionally distressing saga that diminished his career and robbed him of economic opportunities.

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Ministry of Agriculture giving $64k held to Potters Cay vendors affected by fire

POTTER’S Cay Dock vendors whose stalls were destroyed during a recent fire will share $64,823 from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources to rebuild.

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FNM files complaint with police on Johnson’s accusation over attack

LEADERS of the Free National Movement party filed a complaint with police about Richard Johnson, the organisation’s vice-chairman, saying he falsely accused them of orchestrating the physical attack he experienced last week.

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Catholic Primary Schools Finals: Shockers go up 1-0

THE Sts Francis and Joseph School Shockers boys and girls advanced to a 1-0 series lead after game one of the Catholic Board of Education Primary Schools Championships yesterday at Loyola Hall.

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UB Mingoes In 1-1 draw with Western Warriors

THE University of The Bahamas men’s soccer team came into the Bahamas Football Association match against The Western Warriors looking for a win and a shot to move up the standings.

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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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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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Coroner to oppose police appeal in Azario Major case

THE Coroner’s Court will oppose police officers’ attempt to appeal the Azario Major homicide by manslaughter finding in the Supreme Court.

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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.

Cases of sex infections reduced over ten years

THE public healthcare system recorded 2,169 sexually transmitted infections in 2022, 61 per cent –– or 1,320 –– of which were syphilis cases.

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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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Monetary donations are at all-time low, say charities

THE Good Samaritan Senior Citizens Home has received many donations this holiday season –– but the gifts have been smaller than in the past.

NPBA: High Flyers earn victories

THE Sand Dollar High Flyers division one and two teams added another victory to their win columns after defeating the Island Development Rebels and BIBT Great Whites on Wednesday night at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

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Bahamas Youth Flag Football League champions crowned

THE 2023 Bahamas Youth Flag Football League (BYFFL) season is now in the books after three champions were crowned over the weekend on the playing fields opposite the original Thomas A Robinson stadium.

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‘HATE CRIME’ ATTACK ON TRANS WOMAN: American tells court ‘five or six men’ beat her at Bay Street club

A LAWYER claimed an American transgender woman was beaten “black and blue” during a “hate crime” at a club on West Bay Street on Saturday.