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Man charged with Independence Day murder
Man charged with Independence Day murder

July 19, 2019

A 32-year-old man was yesterday charged with the murder of Nicartha Murphy on Independence Day. D'javon Johnson, of Cox Way, was not required to enter a plea to the charge when he made his initial appearance before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt. Murphy, 32, was fatally [...]

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Speaker closes down Mall debate
Speaker closes down Mall debate

July 19, 2019

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie ruled yesterday that Members of Parliament will not be allowed to raise matters related to the Town Centre Mall during proceedings...

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Woman found guilty of murdering baby
Woman found guilty of murdering baby

July 18, 2019

A woman who claimed demons told her to set her baby afire was yesterday found guilty of murder as jurors rejected her insanity defense. The jury wasted no time and returned the unanimous verdict against Phillipa Marshall, 41, for the murder of one-year-old Philicia in [...]

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Six face summer theft charges

July 18, 2019

SIX men were brought before the Freeport Magistrate's Court yesterday to face a laundry list of shopbreaking and stealing offences that occurred in the Eight Mile Rock and Freeport areas between June and July.

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ParrisWhittaker wins Shipping & Maritime Law firm of the year (Lawyers World)

July 17, 2019

Lawyers World Global provides the definitive guide to the world's leading law specialist, and they have recently named ParrisWhittaker as the Bahamas’ Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year - Bahamas under their Global Awards category!...

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Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

July 17, 2019

No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, [...]

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Death of man hit by car was no accident, prosecutor says

July 17, 2019

When Tyrone Francis knocked down three pedestrians in 2009, his actions were intentional, a prosecutor told jurors yesterday.

Francis is accused of the murder of Jonathan Linden and the attempted murders of his friends Elvardo Johnson and Jerome Charlton.

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Judge offers to recuse herself in rape case
Judge offers to recuse herself in rape case

July 17, 2019

AN attorney said yesterday he will consider a judge's offer to recuse herself from presiding over a Jamaican woman's lawsuit against the government over allegations she was raped by a senior immigration officer while in his custody five years ago...

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Ex-Atlantis worker fined for stealing from tourists when he was drunk
Ex-Atlantis worker fined for stealing from tourists when he was drunk

July 16, 2019

A FORMER Atlantis employee was fined over $1,000 yesterday for stealing $3,000 worth of merchandise from tourists at the Paradise Island resort while he was drunk.

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BML Properties files motion to dismiss CCA counterclaim

July 16, 2019

BML Properties Limited filed a motion in New York Supreme Court yesterday to dismiss a counterclaim filed against it by CCA Construction Incorporated (formerly China Construction America and also known as CSCECB), which had sought to dismiss BML's lawsuit against CCA. CCA's counterclaim sites shareholder [...]

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BOB bids to block receivership request
BOB bids to block receivership request

July 16, 2019

Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) is seeking a stay of a court order that awarded $6 million in damages to firms partially owned by the family trust of former State Minister of Legal Affairs Damian Gomez...

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Vasyli appeal closer to being heard
Vasyli appeal closer to being heard

July 16, 2019

A bid by the wife of an Australian multi-millionaire to quash a retrial order for his murder could be heard soon, as the country’s highest court granted her permission to appeal last month...

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Judges to decide on bond hearings for R. Kelly indictments
Judges to decide on bond hearings for R. Kelly indictments

July 15, 2019

Federal judges will decide how to proceed with bond hearings in two separate federal indictments against R. Kelly. The 52-year-old singer was arrested Thursday night while walking his dog on a 13-count indictment that includes sex crimes and obstruction of justice. A [...]

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21 years for people smuggler
21 years for people smuggler

July 15, 2019

A JAMAICAN man - who claims that he was born in The Bahamas and was being denied entry into the country after being deemed an "undesirable" - has been sentenced to more than two decades in a US prison for running a human smuggling operation.

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Businessman sues over post office move
Businessman sues over post office move

July 15, 2019

Businessman Scott Godet, who had entered into a public-private partnership with the government of The Bahamas under the Christie administration for the creation of a new building to house the General Post Office, is suing the government for violating that agreement, according to Damian Gomez, [...]

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Freeport man charged with two counts of attempted murder
Freeport man charged with two counts of attempted murder

July 15, 2019

A FREEPORT man on Friday was charged with two counts of attempted murder. Edvardo Evans, 33, of Bruce Avenue, appeared in court before Magistrate Charlton Smith where it alleged that on Sunday, July 7 at Freeport, he, being concerned with others, at

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Accused burglar charged
Accused burglar charged

July 13, 2019

A man accused of burglarizing three West Bay Street homes was yesterday remanded to prison...

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Mother charged with assault, son with causing harm
Mother charged with assault, son with causing harm

July 12, 2019

A MOTHER and her minor son were arraigned on Friday in the Freeport Magistrate's Court - one for assault and the other for causing harm...

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Marine denied bail
Marine denied bail

July 12, 2019

The man accused of the murder of Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Petty Officer Percival Philip Perpall and the attempted murders of Calvin Hanna and Ellis Rahming at Government House was denied bail yesterday...

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Fire death mother 'was ill, not evil'
Fire death mother 'was ill, not evil'

July 12, 2019

THE lawyer for Philippa Marshall, the woman accused of murdering her daughter by setting her on fire in December 2017, yesterday submitted that the accused was "not in her right frame of mind" when the offence took place and therefore called for the nine-woman jury to find her not guilty by reason of insanity...

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