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'Demons told me to burn my daughter'
'Demons told me to burn my daughter'

July 17, 2018

A MOTHER accused of setting her one-year-old daughter on fire last year told psychiatric specialists she was coaxed to do so by "demonic voices" which had been "commanding" her to kill herself and do other "bad things", Supreme Court jurors heard yesterday...

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Man facing court for drive-by killing
Man facing court for drive-by killing

July 17, 2018

A 21-year-old man was charged in a Magistrate's Court yesterday with shooting another man to death in a drive-by shooting in New Providence last week. Walter Johnson, of Milton Street, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with...

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RBDF investigating threats made on social media after arrests
RBDF investigating threats made on social media after arrests

July 16, 2018

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force has addressed threats made on its social media page allegedly by foreign nationals after 46 Dominican poachers were charged in Bahamian courts. In a press release issued on Saturday, the RBDF assured the public that is...

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Peter Nygard guilty of contempt of court
Peter Nygard guilty of contempt of court

July 13, 2018

A SUPREME Court judge has found Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard guilty of contempt of court for the third time for breaching her order prohibiting him from engaging in any illegal dredging near his property in Lyford Cay...

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Vera Watkins Sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

July 11, 2018

Vera Watkins was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony...

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Statement from the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions
Statement from the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions

July 03, 2018

The public is advised that today the Privy Council allowed an appeal by Stephen Romel “Die” Stubbs, Andrew Davis and Clinton Evans...

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Privy Council orders new appeal for policeman's killers
Privy Council orders new appeal for policeman's killers

July 03, 2018

THE Privy Council has ordered a new hearing of Stephen "Die" Stubbs and two other convicts' appeal of their convictions and sentences for the murder of a policeman at a nightclub almost 20 years ago...

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Keith Thompson Sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal

June 20, 2018

Keith Thompson was sworn-in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling...

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No more monitor for Donna Vasyli
No more monitor for Donna Vasyli

June 20, 2018

DONNA Vasyli is no longer required to wear an ankle monitoring device before her retrial for the murder of her podiatrist husband...

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Minister met Smith accuser
Minister met Smith accuser

June 13, 2018

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday admitted to meeting with the virtual complainant in Frank Smith's bribery and extortion trial ahead of a police investigation into her claims, something counsel for the accused claimed amounted to "political interference"...

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Gavin Gaskin Sworn in a s Country's First 'Constitutionally Appointed' Independent DPP

June 12, 2018

The former Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Mr. Garvin E. Gaskin, was sworn in Monday (June 11, 2018) as the country’s first Constitutionally Appointed Independent Director of Public Prosecutions...

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Dames to testify today in Frank Smith trial
Dames to testify today in Frank Smith trial

June 12, 2018

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames is expected to give sworn testimony today in former Progressive Liberal Party Senator Frank Smith's bribery and extortion trial, it was revealed yesterday...

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Man accused of helping suspect in boy's killing evade justice
Man accused of helping suspect in boy's killing evade justice

June 12, 2018

Suspect Johnny St Luc was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court yesterday, charged with accessory in connection with the death of seven-year-old Camron Cooper, who was killed by a stray bullet on Tuesday last week...

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Defence demands answers in new Smith trial twist
Defence demands answers in new Smith trial twist

May 16, 2018

THE CHIEF prosecution witness in the Frank Smith extortion and bribery trial became agitated yesterday during cross-examination by the defence, with several aspects of her statement of account being called into question...

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Crown closes case in police custody death

May 09, 2018

The prosecution yesterday closed its case in the manslaughter trial of two police officers. Constables Akiel Smith and Carl Smith are accused of the unlawful killing of Aaron Rolle at the Southern Police Station on February 9, 2013. Rolle died of a ruptured bowel caused [...]
The post Crown closes case in police custody death appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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Bahamian Austin Knowles Handed Over To US DEA
Bahamian Austin Knowles Handed Over To US DEA

May 05, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas reports that, pursuant to the Extradition Act 1994, Bahamian national Mr. Austin Knowles was turned over to US authorities today, 4 May 2018, to face charges of drug smuggling.

Mr. Knowles is now in US custody in the United States.

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Judge orders document chase in Frank Smith corruption case
Judge orders document chase in Frank Smith corruption case

April 27, 2018

A SUPREME Court judge has given six government agencies two weeks to turn over “any and all” documents pertaining to controversial Crown witness Barbara Hanna and her cleaning company to counsel involved in former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial...

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Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations
Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations

April 26, 2018

A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers...

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Nygard: Just another day at court
Nygard: Just another day at court

April 26, 2018

CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard was yesterday ordered to pay legal costs for Save The Bays after his legal team’s bid to amend certain legal submissions ultimately caused an adjournment of his appeal of his contempt of court conviction last year for engaging in dredging activities off the coast of his Lyford Cay home in defiance of a court order...

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Nygard loses fight to avoid New York trial
Nygard loses fight to avoid New York trial

April 25, 2018

A NEW York appeals court has ruled that a 2015 defamation lawsuit filed by billionaire Lyford Cay homeowner Louis Bacon against his neighbour, Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, can be heard in the state...

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