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Man, 43, faces separate charges of murder and attempted murder
Man, 43, faces separate charges of murder and attempted murder

May 23, 2019

A New Providence man was charged with murder and attempted murder in the Freeport Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with two separate shooting incidents in Grand Bahama...

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Ex-banker charged with unlawful sex with boy, 14, to stand trial in 2020

May 23, 2019

A FORMER banker accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy will stand trial in April of next year, a Supreme Court judge has said. Paul Lewis, 37, of Yamacraw Shores, was given the dates of April 6 through 10, 2020, for trial by Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson yesterday...

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Video shows man returning with firearm

May 21, 2019

VIDEO surveillance captured inside and around the Backyard Restaurant, the scene of the 2014 police shooting death of Andrew Stubbs, shows the deceased being led out of the establishment and returning, seemingly armed, roughly 20 minutes later.

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'Lawful killing' in police shooting
'Lawful killing' in police shooting

May 09, 2019

THE shooting death of a 20-year-old at the hands of police officers in the Masons Addition area four years ago was justified in the circumstances, a jury found yesterday...

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Minister for Grand Bahama happy with repairs being carried out at Freeport Court House

May 07, 2019

Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson said Friday that work being carried out at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre will result in a partially brand new court house. The Minister’s remarks came during a tour of work being carried out at the centre...

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10k fines for killer motorists
10k fines for killer motorists

May 07, 2019

A MAN was fined $10,000 yesterday for hitting and killing a motorcyclist with his truck last month. Ricardo Butler received the fine from Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans after pleading guilty to killing Tito Ferguson on April 1...

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Marine due in court on officer's murder
Marine due in court on officer's murder

May 03, 2019

A ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force marine is expected to be arraigned in Magistrate's Court today in connection with the murder of Petty Officer Philip Perpall who was shot multiple times in his upper body at Government House earlier this week...

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'Fears for my men as shots rang out'
'Fears for my men as shots rang out'

May 01, 2019

TESTIMONY in the Coroner's Court inquest into the police shooting death of 20-year-old Deangelo Bodie Wallace continued yesterday, with a jury being told responding officers were greeted at the scene by a "bareback man" running for his life...

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Smith trial witness loses PHA contract
Smith trial witness loses PHA contract

April 26, 2019

THE cleaning contract for the Princess Margaret Hospital and its eye care clinic, previously held by Barbara Hanna's Magic Touch cleaning company, has now been split between two companies...

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Man accused of indecent assault on co-worker
Man accused of indecent assault on co-worker

April 17, 2019

A WOMAN who claimed her Haitian co-worker fondled only did so to avoid the "unnecessary drama" of her police boyfriend finding out she had caught a ride home with the accused and that they had stopped at her former lover's house along the way, an attorney asserted yesterday.

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1,500 fines for overstaying
1,500 fines for overstaying

April 17, 2019

TWO Jamaican cousins were fined over $1,000 each for overstaying in The Bahamas by almost a month, after having secured fake immigration time extension stamps to remain in the country...

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Murphy declares no tolerance on corruption at prison

April 16, 2019

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that the government is looking at the process of the police investigating the police after a recent Coroner's Court ruling found that a 2016 police-involved shooting was unlawful. On April 9, a five-member jury unanimously ruled that [...]

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Brothers charged with murder

April 16, 2019

Two brothers were yesterday arraigned on a murder charge. Anton Lodimus, 21, and Dwayne Lodimus, 25, were charged in the Magistrate's Court with the March 19 murder of Elroy Burrows. Police reported Burrows was on the corner of Wilton Street and Mackey Street when he [...]

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Man on double murder charge
Man on double murder charge

April 16, 2019

A 34-year-old Bimini man was arraigned on double murder charges in the Freeport Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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AG awaits report on fatal cop shooting
AG awaits report on fatal cop shooting

April 15, 2019

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said his office is awaiting a report about an unlawful killing ruling at the Coroner's Court last week to decide what happens next...

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Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl acquitted

April 15, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has acquitted a man previously sentenced to almost a decade in prison for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl some five years ago...

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Simone Fitzcharles Sworn-in as President of the Industrial Tribunal

April 12, 2019

Simone Fitzcharles, left, was sworn in as vice-president of the Industrial Tribunal by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General...

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Suspend officers who unlawfully kill It's not my job
Suspend officers who unlawfully kill It's not my job

April 12, 2019

POLICE Commissioner Anthony Ferguson yesterday sidestepped calls for action to be taken against officers found to have carried out unlawful killings...

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Woman charged with child abductions
Woman charged with child abductions

April 11, 2019

ALLEGED child abductor De'Edra Michelle Gibson was charged in a Magistrate's Court on Thursday afternoon with abducting three little boys, one as young as three, in separate incidents between February and March.

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Parents of unlawful killing victim demand: Give us justice
Parents of unlawful killing victim demand: Give us justice

April 11, 2019

THE parents of a man unlawfully killed by police in 2016 say their quest for justice won't be complete until the officer responsible for their son's death is criminally prosecuted...

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