Crime

Pleading for the slate to be cleaned
Pleading for the slate to be cleaned

May 06, 2021

AFTER receiving his first conviction three years ago, Raymond Ward Jr says he's now hoping to have a fresh start by getting his criminal record expunged to fulfil his goals of becoming an electrical engineer.

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60 seek records expunged

May 05, 2021

CHAIRMAN of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee Paul Farquharson said the group is currently reviewing some 60 applications from Bahamians seeking to have their criminal records expunged.

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One dead, two injured in drive-by
One dead, two injured in drive-by

May 03, 2021

ONE man is dead and two others injured in hospital after a shooting incident on Saturday off Nassau Street.
While one victim is in critical condition, the other is listed as stable, police have said.

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Guilty plea to harming pregnant woman
Guilty plea to harming pregnant woman

April 30, 2021

A HAITIAN woman was granted a conditional discharge Friday after admitting to harming a pregnant woman from her neighbourhood during an argument earlier this month.

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Police say 'could be more than four' involved in killing
Police say 'could be more than four' involved in killing

April 30, 2021

POLICE now believe more than four people were possibly involved in the brazen ambush and murder of six men two weeks ago at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road.

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Mass parties show guard is slipping
Mass parties show guard is slipping

April 28, 2021

A LOCAL infectious diseases expert is again urging Bahamians to not let their guards down and become relaxed with current health protocols, insisting that the country's fight with the novel coronavirus is far from over.

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831 COVID citations issued so far this year
831 COVID citations issued so far this year

April 27, 2021

COVID-19 ambassadors and police officers have issued 831 citations so far this year for breaking COVID-19 emergency rules, a number that corresponds to $551,800 in fines.

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73,000 of suspected marijuana found
73,000 of suspected marijuana found

April 27, 2021

A WOMAN was arrested by officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit after they found more than $73,000 worth of suspected marijuana at her residence.

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Alarm as relative searches for detained Cuban woman
Alarm as relative searches for detained Cuban woman

April 27, 2021

A RELATIVE of a Cuban woman who is allegedly being detained at an immigration facility in the country is appealing to officials to allow her to speak with her loved one.

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Teenagers accused of fatal stabbing

April 27, 2021

FOUR teenagers were yesterday charged in the Magistrate's Court with murder in connection with two separate incidents.

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Woman admits fake marriage
Woman admits fake marriage

April 26, 2021

A BAHAMIAN woman pleaded guilty to entering into a fraudulent marriage during her arraignment in a Grand Bahama courtroom on Friday.

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Activists query validity of 'rape' investigation
Activists query validity of 'rape' investigation

April 26, 2021

HUMAN Rights Bahamas is calling for a “full and independent investigation” of an allegation of sexual assault by a male officer against a female migrant who was detained at the Department of Immigration’s safe house.

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5,000 fines for falsified COVID test results
5,000 fines for falsified COVID test results

April 23, 2021

TWO women who attempted to travel to Eleuthera with falsified COVID-19 test results were each fined $5,000 on Friday.

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Date set for sentencing over drug possession
Date set for sentencing over drug possession

April 23, 2021

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt is next week set to determine the fate of a 32-year-old man who on Friday confessed to being in possession of $26,000 worth of marijuana and cocaine.

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60-year-old charged with indecent assault
60-year-old charged with indecent assault

April 23, 2021

A 60-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate's Court on Friday with indecent assault.

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Immigration denies officer raped woman in detention
Immigration denies officer raped woman in detention

April 23, 2021

THE Department of Immigration has asserted that there is "no substance" to an allegation of inappropriate conduct by a male officer against a female migrant who was detained at the department's safe house.

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Probe into detainee's rape claim

April 21, 2021

A WOMAN was allegedly raped while detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, sparking an investigation into the claim by the Department of Immigration.

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Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Charges
Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Charges

April 20, 2021

Derek Chauvin was found... GUILTY! Convicted on all charges! Second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Jury Has Reached a Verdict - George Floyd Trial
Jury Has Reached a Verdict - George Floyd Trial

April 20, 2021

#BREAKING NEWS: The jury has reached a verdict at murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death. It is expected to be read later this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Alarm over rise in attacks on police
Alarm over rise in attacks on police

April 20, 2021

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Ashton Greenslade has expressed concern about the recent increase in assaults on police officers on Grand Bahama, particularly during routine traffic stops.

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