Crime

Pay back 522 by friday or go to jail, fraudster told
Pay back $522 by friday or go to jail, fraudster told

July 29, 2016

A MAN has until Friday to return $522 he stole from a woman's Scotia Bank account.

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Migrants paid 5,500 each to be smuggled into the U.S.

July 28, 2016

FIFTEEN people who had paid more than $80,000 to be smuggled from Grand Bahama into the United States were left stranded on a disabled boat at sea by the captain, who promised to return after he had been picked up by another vessel.

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Judge to consider sentence on men guilty in triple killing
Judge to consider sentence on men guilty in triple killing

July 27, 2016

A JUDGE has reserved his decision on what sentences he will impose on two men convicted of having a role in the fatal shooting five years ago that claimed three lives, including a pregnant woman due to give birth to her son.

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Residents threaten action after spate of boat thefts

July 27, 2016

A RASH of boat thefts in Abaco in the past week are causing such concern to frustrated residents that they are threatening to take matters into their own hands to stop the culprits.

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I prayed with men who robbed me says Dr. David Allen

July 27, 2016

RENOWNED psychiatrist Dr. David Allen said he prayed with the three young men who held him at gunpoint during a home invasion early on Tuesday morning.

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12 Cuban migrants detained by coast guard

July 26, 2016

TWELVE Cuban migrants were taken to Grand Bahama by US Coast Guard officials late Friday evening and handed over to Bahamian authorities at Freeport Harbour.

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Prosecutor challenges Vasyli lawyers over appeal basis

July 26, 2016

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin yesterday challenged a woman's belief that a jury may not have convicted her of murdering her millionaire husband if the judge had directed the panel to her lack of antecedents on the day the unanimous guilty verdict was returned.

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Bail denied for pair accused of armed robbery
Bail denied for pair accused of armed robbery

July 26, 2016

TWO men were charged with armed robbery in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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Rape convict told to take appeal on life sentence to Privy Council
Rape convict told to take appeal on life sentence to Privy Council

July 26, 2016

A MAN who believes his life sentence for a rape conviction is unlawful was told by a Supreme Court judge yesterday to take his plea for redress to the country's highest court.

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Jury sworn in for armed robbery trial
Jury sworn in for armed robbery trial

July 26, 2016

A JURY sworn to hear evidence in an armed robbery trial was excused yesterday while lawyers for the prosecution and the accused held legal discussions with the presiding judge.

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Dr. Gerald Forbes 'a wolf disguised in sheep clothing'

July 25, 2016

DR. GERALD Forbes was described as "a wolf disguised in sheep clothing" by the prosecution during closing arguments in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama on Friday.

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14 Cuban migrants caught off Highbourne Cay by Defence Force patrol boat

July 25, 2016

FOURTEEN Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre in New Providence after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday afternoon.

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Fourteen Cubans detained after being found near Highbourne Cay

July 25, 2016

FOURTEEN Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre in New Providence after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on Saturday afternoon.

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Office manager says doctor flirted with alleged rape victim

July 22, 2016

A FORMER office manager at Dr Gerald Forbes' clinic testified that the woman who has claimed the doctor allegedly raped her was "flirtatious" with the accused when she worked at his medical clinic.

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Three accused of killing student to face trial in 2018
Three accused of killing student to face trial in 2018

July 22, 2016

THREE men will stand trial in Supreme Court in May 2018 concerning the murder of a 16-year-old honour roll student at Government High School.

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Jury hears evidence in drive-by shooting case

July 21, 2016

A JURY yesterday listened to nearly two hours of closing arguments from Crown and defence counsel on whether two accused men were the shooters or at least played a role in the drive-by shooting of a man at a funeral repast.

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Killer named by dying victim sentenced to 40 years in jail
Killer named by dying victim sentenced to 40 years in jail

July 21, 2016

A MAN was sentenced yesterday to 40 years in prison for a murder a judge said only served to underscore the "wave of uncharacteristic and unprecedented violence" in the Bahamas.

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Man accused of attempted killing during home invasion denied bail
Man accused of attempted killing during home invasion denied bail

July 20, 2016

A MAN was remanded to prison without bail yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with a recent home invasion and the attempted killing of a man in an inner-city community.

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Doctor in rape case says abortions against beliefs

July 20, 2016

DR GERALD Forbes insisted that he does not perform abortions at his Grand Bahama clinic because it is against his religious beliefs as a Catholic and has denied writing a prescription for abortion tablets, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.

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Police issue wanted notices after spate of armed robberies

July 20, 2016

POLICE are investigating several armed robberies that took place in New Providence and Grand Bahama earlier this week.

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