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Watkins to serve as acting CJ
Watkins to serve as acting CJ

August 27, 2018

JUSTICE Vera Watkins will serve as acting chief justice of the Supreme Court until a successor to the substantive post is named, according to Press Secretary Anthony Newbold...

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Man wanted by police in Grand Bahama
Man wanted by police in Grand Bahama

August 24, 2018

POLICE in Grand Bahama are seeking the public's help with locating a wanted man from New Providence...

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Statement by Cabinet on the Passing of Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs
Statement by Cabinet on the Passing of Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs

August 24, 2018

It is with profound regret that we confirm the passing of the Chief Justice, the Honourable Stephen Gerard Isaacs, this morning at 11:00 am at Doctors Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas...

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Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs dies

August 24, 2018

Two weeks after he was sworn in as chief justice, Stephen Isaacs died, his family confirmed today. Isaacs was 63...

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Theft and laundering case delay
Theft and laundering case delay

August 24, 2018

A 23-year-old man awaiting trial on three counts of theft and one count of money laundering in connection with more than $60,000 his girlfriend stole from her employer over a seven-month period, had the case against him adjourned to September 4 yesterday...

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Three years jail for US cocaine smuggler
Three years jail for US cocaine smuggler

August 23, 2018

AN American man was convicted yesterday and sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a drug seizure at the Lynden Pindling International Airport over the weekend...

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Three jailed over seizure of marijuana
Three jailed over seizure of marijuana

August 21, 2018

A BAHAMIAN man and two Jamaican men were sentenced to three and a half years in prison yesterday for last week's seizure of 375 pounds of marijuana at a residence on Meadow Street.Two additional people - a Jamaican woman and a Bahamian man - were also...

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American caught with 43k coke in luggage
American caught with 43k coke in luggage

August 20, 2018

AN American man found with more than $40,000 worth of cocaine in his luggage was one of several people arrested for drug offences over the weekend...

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Judge recuses herself from murder trial
Judge recuses herself from murder trial

August 17, 2018

A SUPREME Court judge on Friday discharged a jury empaneled to hear the murder trial of Ashley Hield, taking the necessary steps to recuse herself of the case on the grounds of potential bias....

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Appeal in drive-by shooting death case dismissed
Appeal in drive-by shooting death case dismissed

August 17, 2018

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a man's appeal to have his conviction and sentencing overturned on the grounds that he had no case to answer for his involvement in a 2010 murder...

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Three face court on murder charges
Three face court on murder charges

August 17, 2018

THREE men were arraigned yesterday in Magistrate's Court accused of two separate murders.In the first matter, Jameine Bethel, 22, stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subsola Swain faced with one count of murder concerning a Saturday, August 4, incident...

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GIBSON TRIAL: Witnesses' testimony 'coached' by police
GIBSON TRIAL: Witnesses' testimony 'coached' by police

August 17, 2018

LAWYERS for former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson filed documents in the Supreme Court yesterday alleging the statements of two key prosecution witnesses have been "tainted" and are not reliable, painting a picture of "unprecedented levels of witness coaching and evidence alteration" at the hands of lawyers and the Anti-Corruption Unit...

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Nygard told to pay up 2.2m in legal costs
Nygard told to pay up 2.2m in legal costs

August 17, 2018

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay non-profit environmental advocacy group Save The Bays a combined total of $2.2 million in legal costs.The costs were ordered in four separate certificates of taxation...

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Teenager accused of sex attack on ten-year-old
Teenager accused of sex attack on ten-year-old

August 17, 2018

A 19-year-old boy was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court yesterday charged with the indecent assault of a ten-year-old girl at her residence and the early morning burglary of the home.Peter Estamble, of Watkins Street, stood before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney...

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Drugs case delayed by lack of translator
Drugs case delayed by lack of translator

August 16, 2018

A SENIOR magistrate yesterday had to adjourn the drug case against five foreign nationals involved in the discovery and seizure of 100 pounds of suspected marijuana after her court was unable to secure a Spanish translator for the duration of the hearing...

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RBC customers concerned after card skimming alert
RBC customers concerned after card skimming alert

August 15, 2018

THE Office of the Data Protection Commissioner yesterday expressed "grave concerns" over Royal Bank of Canada's confirmation that some of its Bahamian Visa debit and Visa credit card holders have fallen victim to "skimming," as it called on the bank...

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Community service for cosmetics thief
Community service for cosmetics thief

August 15, 2018

A MAGISTRATE yesterday ordered a 29-year-old woman to serve 120 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to stealing $632 in premium cosmetic products from a Paradise Island outlet.The order by Magistrate Samuel McKinney came after the accused...

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Four face court over murders

August 14, 2018

THREE men and a juvenile were arraigned yesterday in Magistrate's Court accused of two separate murders.In the first incident, Omar Thompson, 23, stood before Magistrate Subsola Swain faced with one count of murder concerning a Saturday, July 28, incident...

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Importer jailed over gun found in his car
Importer jailed over gun found in his car

August 14, 2018

A 31-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to two and half years in prison yesterday after he was found guilty of two firearm-related charges stemming from the discovery and seizure of a pistol and ammunition in May.Kevin Wright, the operator of a...

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Drug case delayed by accuseds illness
Drug case delayed by accuseds illness

August 14, 2018

WITNESS testimony in the $280,000 Dwight Major drug case was yesterday adjourned to September 4 after Major's attorney submitted a sick certificate to the court on his behalf.Major, 50, who is on trial for conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with...

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