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Three dead after two separate shooting incidents
Three dead after two separate shooting incidents

June 28, 2019

IN less than 14 hours, three people were killed in two separate shooting incidents in New Providence, police have confirmed.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear 1998 embassy bombings case

June 28, 2019

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about billions of dollars awarded by a court to victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More than 200 people died in the [...]

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Schizophrenic mother claims demons told her to set fire to young child
Schizophrenic mother claims demons told her to set fire to young child

June 28, 2019

A jury yesterday saw graphic photos of the charred body of a one-year-old girl who died from being set afire by her schizophrenic mother who claimed demons told her to do it, a court heard yesterday.

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Murder conviction quashed because dying man's words dismissed as weak evidence
Murder conviction quashed because dying man's words dismissed as weak evidence

June 27, 2019

A MAN has had his murder conviction overturned after Court of Appeal judges found a dying man's declaration that the accused had shot him was weak evidence.

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32-year-old accused of murdering Mdeez
32-year-old accused of murdering Mdeez

June 27, 2019

SHAMANO Cooper is responsible for murdering Bahamian singer Devon "Mdeez" Knight last week, police have alleged.

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26-year-old remanded over robbery charges
26-year-old remanded over robbery charges

June 26, 2019

A 26-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday over allegations he robbed four people at gunpoint of over $1,000 worth of money and merchandise on the same day...

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Rastas sue for right to use marijuana
Rastas sue for right to use marijuana

June 26, 2019

Members of the Rastafarian community have followed through on a threat to sue the government for the right to use marijuana in their religious sacrament...

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Private attorney to defend minister in BPL case
Private attorney to defend minister in BPL case

June 26, 2019

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday defended the decision to award Bahamas Hot Mix three contracts for water improvement projects on the Family Islands, noting that all of the other companies that submitted bids were disqualified for not meeting the requirements of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)...

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Three men charged over store break-in
Three men charged over store break-in

June 26, 2019

THREE Grand Bahama men were charged in the Freeport Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with a break-in at the Solomon's Wholesale store, where over $50,000 was stolen from a bank ATM machine...

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AG Bethel tells web shops: Pay your taxes and go to court later
AG Bethel tells web shops: Pay your taxes and go to court later

June 25, 2019

AS the legal and regulatory framework for a tax agreement between the government and domestic gaming houses nears its competition, Attorney General Carl Bethel has warned those still fighting the deal to "pay your tax" and go to court later...

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Two more charged over drive-by shooting
Two more charged over drive-by shooting

June 25, 2019

TWO more men were charged yesterday with murdering a 21-year-old man during a drive-by shooting that was captured on surveillance video two weeks ago...

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17-year-old charged with murder of 16-year-old
17-year-old charged with murder of 16-year-old

June 25, 2019

A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate's Court yesterday. The minor, who was accompanied by his mother in court, is accused of the stabbing death of 16-year-old Joshua Davis, of Carissa Street, Freeport...

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Man faces 16,000 fine after pleading guilty to firearm offences
Man faces $16,000 fine after pleading guilty to firearm offences

June 25, 2019

A MAN who pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition at his arraignment in the Freeport Magistrate's Court yesterday was fined $16,000 or, in default he must spend 18 months in prison. Kingsley Cooper, 28, of Scott Avenue...

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Addressing the backlog in the courts

June 24, 2019

We welcome the appointment of the new chief justice. Like his predecessors, Brian Moree comes to the job with good legal pedigree. He achieved senior partner status in a leading multi-specialty legal firm, McKinney Bancroft & Hughes, and has previously served as an acting Supreme [...]

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Court of Appeal reduces rape sentence by five years
Court of Appeal reduces rape sentence by five years

June 21, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a man's attempts at overturning his 25 year sentence for breaking into a young woman's house and raping her at gunpoint while her children slept in the bed. However, the court took five years off his sentence because the original was considered "unduly harsh"...

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Court cuts sentence of man who raped woman with children in bed
Court cuts sentence of man who raped woman with children in bed

June 21, 2019

A man who raped a woman as she lie in bed with her children has had his 25-year prison term cut on appeal to 20 years. Anthony Penn, who is also known as Anthony Smith, was convicted of rape, burglary and armed robbery in 2012. [...]

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Nygard wants 'biassed' judge recused from case
Nygard wants 'biassed' judge recused from case

June 21, 2019

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard is seeking to have a Supreme Court judge recuse herself from presiding over his pending sentencing hearing due to her alleged bias...

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Newly elected Bar Assn Real Estate Chair Sharlyn Smith: €˜Land reform top priority€™
Newly elected Bar Assn Real Estate Chair Sharlyn Smith: ‘Land reform top priority’

June 20, 2019

The newly-elected chair of the Bahamas Bar Association’s real estate division, Sharlyn R. Smith, vowed today to use her post to address what she called “an urgent need for land reform and matters which impact land administration.”...

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Rastas' lawsuit to be filed today
Rastas' lawsuit to be filed today

June 20, 2019

Attorneys for the Rastafarian community intend to file an action in the Supreme Court this morning following the government’s failure to adequately respond to a request to use marijuana for religious purposes, Wayne Munroe, QC, said yesterday...

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Man accused of offering to pay witness not to testify
Man accused of offering to pay witness not to testify

June 20, 2019

A man accused of offering to pay a witness not to testify at his trial pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice yesterday...

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