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‘Elron promised he would stop robberies’, said mother

THE mother of Elron Johnson, the 17-year-old who police killed after he tried to rob the Double Dragon Restaurant on East Bay Street last year, said two months before he was killed, her son promised her he would stop committing robberies while on remand at Simpson Penn.

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COP: murders up 27 percent over last year

POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander provided statistics yesterday showing murders are up 27 percent, while armed robberies have declined by 43 percent.

Five charged with defrauding Water and Sewerage Corp, including two former employees

FIVE people, including two former Water and Sewerage Cooperation (WSC) employees, were granted bail yesterday after they were accused of defrauding WSC of tens of thousands of dollars from 2019 to 2020.

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Fernander: 'Somthing sexual happened' in tourist rape claim

Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said investigations were still ongoing to determine whether rape charges would be brought against the men accused of sexual assault by two women cruise ship passengers two months ago.

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Tearful mother unable to complete testimony

THE mother of 17-year-old Elron Johnson broke down in tears and could not complete her testimony in the Coroner’s Court yesterday as the inquest into the teen’s police-involved killing after trying to rob the Double Dragon Restaurant on East Bay Street last year continued.

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‘15 years too little for killing my son’

THE mother of Omar Davis, Jr –– the high-achieving young accountant killed in 2022 –– said the 15-year sentence her son’s killer has received is a “slap on the wrist” that does not bring justice.

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Police search for suspects after woman sexually assaulted on Paradise Island

Police are searching for two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a 51-year-old woman at gunpoint on Paradise Island last night.

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Man found dead near fruit stand

A man was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound to the head off Cowpen Road last night.

Man pleads not guilty on drug charges granted bail

A MAN was granted $9,900 bail after he was accused of having illicit drugs last week.

Witness tells how teen robber killed by police

A WOMAN said she was terrified when 17-year-old Elron Johnson entered a Chinese restaurant with a gun last year.

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Bimini Police investigate Porgy Bay homicide

Bimini Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Thursday morning in North Bimini.

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Justifiable homicide ruling in Kwondrick Lowe case

A CORONER’S Court jury returned a unanimous finding of justifiable homicide yesterday concerning the police-involved killing of 18-year-old Kwondrick Lowe near Kemp Road in 2023.

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Ex-teacher accused of indecent assault

A FORMER teacher was granted $8,000 bail after he was accused of assaulting a 15-year-old girl last week.

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BOY ACCUSED OF KILLING RELATIVE: Mom at school play when told of deadly Eleuthera stabbing

THE mother of one of the country’s latest murder victims was at a school play on Friday when she learned Topaz Baillou, 25, had been stabbed to death - allegedly by a minor who is related to the victim.

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Court of Appeal denies govt appeal in matter of former officer in wrongful arrest case

THE Court of Appeal refused to grant the government leave to appeal to the Privy Council after the courts found that a former police officer was entitled to damages because he was wrongfully arrested and detained by his colleagues in 2016.