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Pair spared death penalty for roles in Andros double murder
Pair spared death penalty for roles in Andros double murder

January 18, 2017

TWO men were spared the death penalty yesterday in the double murder and kidnapping of a Department of Immigration officer and his girlfriend in Andros...

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Second man accused in cocaine case
Second man accused in cocaine case

January 18, 2017

A SECOND man was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with a $250,000 cocaine seizure that occurred last week in western New Providence...

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Swift Justice Initiative, a Sweeping Success

January 14, 2017

In her address at the ceremony to mark the opening of the Legal Year, Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs highlighted Swift Justice among the “successes” and “sweeping changes” that the judicial system has seen in the last four years...

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Bishop Boyd: Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly

January 14, 2017

The Rt. Rev’d Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands, called on attendants at a church service to mark the Opening of the Legal Year to view their jobs as service to their nation...

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Judicial Year Opening Ceremonies-Chief Justice and AG

January 14, 2017

The Chief Justice of The Bahamas, the Hon. Sir Hartman Longley (centre) and Attorney General of the The Bahamas, Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson (right), were in Grand Bahama on Friday, January 13, 2017, for the Opening of the 2017 Legal Year - Northern Region...

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Save the Bays contradicts Greenslade over claim that complaint was not filed
Save the Bays contradicts Greenslade over claim that complaint was not filed

January 13, 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL advocacy group Save The Bays yesterday denied claims by Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade that the group has not filed an official complaint with the Royal Bahamas Police Force against Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard for allegedly orchestrating a murderous plot against his billionaire neighbour Louis Bacon and lawyer Fred Smith, QC...

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Chief Justice and AG attend Opening of 2017 Legal Year-Northern Region

January 13, 2017

Members of the Judicial System gathered at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre on Friday, January 13, 2017, for the Opening of the 2017 Legal Year - Northern Region...

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Save The Bays: Stunned at Commissioner's Comment Original Complaint Filed February, 27,2015 Still Awaiting Action

January 12, 2017

Save The Bays representatives said they were “stunned and dismayed” to hear Commissioner of Police say that no complaint had been filed by or on behalf of the organization to request an investigation into threats against members of the outspoken environmental association...

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AG: Conviction rate doubled since 2012
AG: Conviction rate doubled since 2012

January 12, 2017

The conviction rate in The Bahamas has doubled since 2012, according to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Allyson Maynard-Gibson...

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Corrections officer must seek bail after alteraction at Market Street bar
Corrections officer must seek bail after alteraction at Market Street bar

December 23, 2016

A CORRECTIONS officer will have to seek bail from the Supreme Court after he was remanded to prison following his arraignment in Magistrate's Court in connection with an alleged altercation at a bar off Market Street...

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Judge to rule in January on papers in Nygard case
Judge to rule in January on papers in Nygard case

December 23, 2016

A JUDGE said yesterday that she will rule in January 2017 on the admissibility of correspondence and/or other documents concerning Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard that were prepared before December 2014 when alleged dredging activities were occurring on or around Nygard Cay...

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Psychiatric study for man accused of killing mother
Psychiatric study for man accused of killing mother

December 21, 2016

A PSYCHIATRIC evaluation has been ordered for a man who was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the fatal stabbing of his mother in their family home...

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Teen arraigned for burglary
Teen arraigned for burglary

December 15, 2016

An 18-year-old man accused of burglary and stealing was remanded to prison yesterday. Prosecutors allege that Maurice Thompson, of Third Street, The Grove, broke into the home of Odia Richardson between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. on December 10 with the intent to steal. While in the house...

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Man accused of armed robbery spree denied bail
Man accused of armed robbery spree denied bail

December 15, 2016

A 20-year-old man accused of carrying out a series of armed robberies was yesterday refused bail by a Supreme Court judge, Selvin Seymour appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs with his lawyer Geoffrey Farquharson...

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Man accused of killing his mother faces court hearing
Man accused of killing his mother faces court hearing

December 13, 2016

A MAN accused of murdering his mother appeared in the Supreme Court for a status hearing yesterday...

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Sentence delayed for the killers of immigration officer and his girlfriend
Sentence delayed for the killers of immigration officer and his girlfriend

December 13, 2016

A JUDGE yesterday said she required more time to consider what punishment she will impose on two men convicted of the murder and kidnapping of a Department of Immigration officer and his girlfriend in Andros...

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File mix-up forces new trial date in sex case
File mix-up forces new trial date in sex case

December 13, 2016

A NEW trial date will be fixed for a man who denied having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl seven years ago due to a mix-up in the prosecution's file...

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Bostwick appeal to be heard next year
Bostwick appeal to be heard next year

December 09, 2016

The Court of Appeal won't hear former Senator John Bostwick's appeal against a conviction for possession of ammunition until next year. At a hearing before the appellate tribunal yesterday, Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin and Bostwick's lawyer, Wayne Munroe, QC, both agreed...

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Supreme Court hears robbery case update
Supreme Court hears robbery case update

December 08, 2016

A MAN awaiting trial on a number of armed robbery charges appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday for a case management hearing...

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Backlogged cases discontinued
Backlogged cases discontinued

December 08, 2016

Two backlogged cases that have been pending for over a decade were nolled yesterday in the Supreme Court. Julio Wilchcombe was accused of the December 2, 2001 armed robbery of the now-closed Super Saver Discount on Rosetta Street...

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