Court

Coroner's court has still to reconvene
Coroner's court has still to reconvene

July 28, 2021

THE Bahamas has not had an inquest into a police-involved killing in at least 17 months, despite having one of the highest rates of police-involved killings in the world.

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19 migrants plead guilty
19 migrants plead guilty

July 28, 2021

NINETEEN migrants found onboard a vessel at sea were charged with illegal embarkation in the Freeport Magistrate's Court this week.

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Burglary accused given bail
Burglary accused given bail

July 28, 2021

A MAN who denied breaking into a woman's house to steal an assortment of cash was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Pair granted bail in prostitution trial
Pair granted bail in prostitution trial

July 28, 2021

TWO men who denied conspiring to exploit a woman through prostitution were yesterday granted bail ahead of their trial.

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A year in jail for teen who stashed loaded gun
A year in jail for teen who stashed loaded gun

July 28, 2021

A TEENAGER who admitted to stashing away a loaded pistol was yesterday sentenced to a year in prison.

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Conch shell killer gets sentence reduced by ten years in appeal
Conch shell killer gets sentence reduced by ten years in appeal

July 28, 2021

THE COURT of Appeal has quashed the 30-year sentence of a man who was convicted of bludgeoning another man to death with a conch shell over five years ago.

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Man denies drug and gun charges
Man denies drug and gun charges

July 27, 2021

A MAN who denied growing marijuana plants and being in possession of an unlicensed firearm was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Man 'hit love rival with cutlass'
Man 'hit love rival with cutlass'

July 27, 2021

A MAN "chapped" his former girlfriend's new lover in the back of his head with a cutlass, a court was told yesterday.

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Marine 'pulled gun on ex'
Marine 'pulled gun on ex'

July 27, 2021

A MAGISTRATE yesterday ruled that a Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine who was accused of pulling a gun on his former girlfriend and her new lover has a case to answer.

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Suspect in bathroom escape bid
Suspect in bathroom escape bid

July 27, 2021

A SUSPECT pretended he had to use the bathroom in an attempt to escape a local police station, an officer testified yesterday.

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Man fined for violating bail conditions
Man fined for violating bail conditions

July 23, 2021

A MAN who claimed he violated his bail conditions because he left his residence to "cool down" after getting into an argument with his girlfriend was on Friday fined $2,500.

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Second man charged in connection with shooting death
Second man charged in connection with shooting death

July 23, 2021

A SECOND man was Friday charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of another man at a local car wash over the Independence holiday weekend.

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Comedian used megaphone to encourage crowd to throw mace out
Comedian used megaphone to encourage crowd to throw mace out

July 23, 2021

A POLICE officer on Friday claimed that local comedian Wellington Roberts, Jr, used a megaphone to encourage a crowd of people to "throw the mace out of the House of Assembly" during a protest at Parliament last year.

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WHY ARE THEY STILL DETAINED Govt in court again over Chinese tourists held by Immigration
WHY ARE THEY STILL DETAINED Govt in court again over Chinese tourists held by Immigration

July 23, 2021

ATTORNEY Fred Smith has filed a writ of habeas corpus to compel the government to explain why four Chinese nationals are being kept at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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Man fined for violating bail conditions
Man fined for violating bail conditions

July 23, 2021

A MAN who claimed he violated his bail conditions because he left his residence to "cool down" after getting into an argument with his girlfriend was on Friday fined $2,500.

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Man says he took puppy in tit-for-tat revenge theft
Man says he took puppy in tit-for-tat revenge theft

July 23, 2021

A 34-year-old man who said he took his cousin's puppy after he allegedly stole his pet dog was yesterday discharged with a warning.

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Schoolteacher murder appeals are adjourned
Schoolteacher murder appeals are adjourned

July 23, 2021

THE Court of Appeal yesterday adjourned the substantive hearing of the appeals of three men who are seeking to challenge the convictions and sentences they received after they were tried for the robbery and murder of a schoolteacher in 2015.

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Adjournment request in missing Cuban case
Adjournment request in missing Cuban case

July 22, 2021

THE attorney of the Cuban woman said to have drowned at sea after the boat she was on capsized yesterday requested an adjournment in her habeas corpus application to invoke an Article 28 jurisdiction to supplement the "lack of discovery" in the government's returns.

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Govt bid to stay ruling on citizenship denied
Govt bid to stay ruling on citizenship denied

July 22, 2021

THE Court of Appeal has denied the government's application to stay the effect of its ruling affirming Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder's landmark decision on citizenship rights in The Bahamas.

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Child abductor given probation
Child abductor given probation

July 22, 2021

A SUPREME Court judge recently sentenced a woman who in 2019 abducted four boys and attempted to kidnap a fifth one to three years' probation.

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