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Judge tells men: 'If you cannot control your liquor, don’t drink'

TWO men who were caught fighting at the Independence Junkanoo parade were ordered to be on good behavior for six months or risk going to prison.

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Cannabis Bill debate to start on Monday

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said he does not anticipate any amendments to the compendium of cannabis bills scheduled to be debated on Monday despite the outcry from the Rastafarian community.

Hatian man accused of marijuana possession with intent to supply denied bail

A HAITIAN man accused of drug possession told a magistrate on Friday that it was her “fault” she couldn’t speak his native language after expressing difficulty understanding English during his arraignment.

Teen girl ordered to pay $1,000 for punching woman

A TEENAGER who punched a woman in the face and gave her a black eye last month was warned not to make the same mistake again after being ordered to be on good behavior for six months.

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Police probe calls in Scotland Yard

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has formally asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to send diplomatic notes requesting Scotland Yard’s help investigating voice notes that purport to capture a quid-pro-quo arrangement involving a senior police officer and a gang leader, according to a senior Davis administration official.

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‘Bar Association chief should speak on probe’

ATTORNEY Romona Farquharson believes the Bahamas Bar Association (BBA) president should say whether an attorney at the centre of a high-profile investigation involving a senior police officer would be allowed to sit on the association’s committees pending the outcome of the police probe.

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Police hold two men over shared video of man having sex with young girl

GRAND Bahama police took two men in custody after the social media circulation of a video showing an adult male having sex with a young girl.

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Mom ‘didn’t want gender identity to be distraction’

TAYLOR Casey’s mother said she was hesitant to reveal her daughter’s transgender identity because she did not want it to distract from efforts to find the missing Chicago native.

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Minnis calls for commission of inquiry into gang activity in the country

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis called for a commission of inquiry into gang activity in The Bahamas as the Royal Bahamas Police Force faces controversy following the release of voice notes that purport to capture a financial quid-pro-quo arrangement involving a senior police officer and a murdered gang leader.

Man found with gunshot wounds to his head becomes country’s 63rd murder

A MAN was killed yesterday morning, the 63rd murder of the year.

Toddler dies at hospital after reportedly drowning in a bucket

A ONE-YEAR-OLD boy died in hospital a day after reportedly falling into a bucket.

Police: Still no answers from govt after medical insurance cancelled

SOME members of security branches are still seeking information from the government after their families’ medical insurance policies were cancelled.

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Celebrating The Bahamas’ 51st Independence Day

THE country’s 51st Independence Day was celebrated at Clifford Park on Tuesday night, with crowds waving their Bahamian flags with pride, joy, and love.

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Overturned tanker spills diesel near Abaco homes

A SUN Oil tanker carrying oil to Bahamas Power and Light flipped over in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on Tuesday, spilling 8,600 gallons of diesel, according to Roscoe Thompson, chairman of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Township.

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'Accusation involving senior officer terribly disturbing’

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he found voice notes purporting to capture a quid-pro-quo arrangement involving a senior police officer and a gang leader “terribly disturbing”.