Court

10m message to stop injustice
10m message to stop injustice

May 07, 2021

GHANA native Joseph Amihere is suing the government for $10.6m with interest for illegally detaining him for nearly seven years at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, during which time he endured poor treatment where he was "physically, emotionally and psychologically abused".

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Pleading for the slate to be cleaned
Pleading for the slate to be cleaned

May 06, 2021

AFTER receiving his first conviction three years ago, Raymond Ward Jr says he's now hoping to have a fresh start by getting his criminal record expunged to fulfil his goals of becoming an electrical engineer.

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Four held after 600k drug find
Four held after 600k drug find

May 06, 2021

FOUR Bahamian men were arrested following a major drug discovery and seizure of some $600,000 worth of suspected cocaine in the Dover Sound area, police reported yesterday.

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1,700 fine for failing to renew gun licence
1,700 fine for failing to renew gun licence

May 06, 2021

A 34-year-old man who failed to renew his firearm licence was yesterday fined $1,700.

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Community service over fraud scheme
Community service over fraud scheme

May 06, 2021

A MAN who got caught up in a credit card scheme must complete 100 hours of community service to avoid spending four months in prison.

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'Stay out of trouble for 30 days or go to jail for a week'
'Stay out of trouble for 30 days or go to jail for a week'

May 05, 2021

A 27-year-old woman who admitted acting disorderly when she was pulled over by officers must stay out of trouble for 30 days to avoid spending a week behind bars.

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Omar Archer launches legal challenge over criminal libel
Omar Archer launches legal challenge over criminal libel

May 05, 2021

OMAR Archer, Sr, has appealed a Supreme Court judge's decision to dismiss his motion for constitutional relief concerning a criminal libel charge that was brought against him six years ago.

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Fred Smith pleads for no more demolitions until court rules
Fred Smith pleads for no more demolitions until court rules

April 30, 2021

FRED Smith, QC, made an impassioned plea for government to cease further demolition until the Supreme Court has made its final ruling on whether a standing injunction, which bars the government from evicting shanty town residents and disconnecting services in their communities, will be extended to cover unregulated communities in Abaco.

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Guilty plea to harming pregnant woman
Guilty plea to harming pregnant woman

April 30, 2021

A HAITIAN woman was granted a conditional discharge Friday after admitting to harming a pregnant woman from her neighbourhood during an argument earlier this month.

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Families tell of trying to find loved ones
Families tell of trying to find loved ones

April 30, 2021

SEVERAL witnesses testified in the Coroner's Court yesterday about their efforts to find missing loved ones after Hurricane Dorian passed in 2019.

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831 COVID citations issued so far this year
831 COVID citations issued so far this year

April 27, 2021

COVID-19 ambassadors and police officers have issued 831 citations so far this year for breaking COVID-19 emergency rules, a number that corresponds to $551,800 in fines.

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Teenagers accused of fatal stabbing

April 27, 2021

FOUR teenagers were yesterday charged in the Magistrate's Court with murder in connection with two separate incidents.

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Woman admits fake marriage
Woman admits fake marriage

April 26, 2021

A BAHAMIAN woman pleaded guilty to entering into a fraudulent marriage during her arraignment in a Grand Bahama courtroom on Friday.

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Date set for sentencing over drug possession
Date set for sentencing over drug possession

April 23, 2021

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt is next week set to determine the fate of a 32-year-old man who on Friday confessed to being in possession of $26,000 worth of marijuana and cocaine.

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60-year-old charged with indecent assault
60-year-old charged with indecent assault

April 23, 2021

A 60-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate's Court on Friday with indecent assault.

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BTVI faces action on dismissal
BTVI faces action on dismissal

April 20, 2021

BAHAMAS Technical and Vocational Institute is being accused of wrongful dismissal after making good on its warning and firing an employee of the IT department, citing him for breach of an internal policy on open communication.

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Man who punched his wife ordered to attend anger management classes

April 16, 2021

A 66-year-old man who punched his wife during a heated argument was on Friday ordered to compensate her for injuries and attend anger management classes.

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Woman fined 5,000 over false COVID test results
Woman fined 5,000 over false COVID test results

April 16, 2021

A 21-year-old woman who tried to use falsified COVID-19 test results to travel to Grand Bahama was fined $5,000 in the Magistrate's Court.

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Man accused of attempted murder of police officers denied bail
Man accused of attempted murder of police officers denied bail

April 16, 2021

AN ANDROS man accused of assaulting three police officers with rocks and a conch shell a day before he allegedly tried to kill them was on Friday denied bail ahead of his trial.

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United in grief
United in grief

April 15, 2021

TWO strangers united in grief yesterday while testifying about the fate of their spouses during a Coroner's Court inquest into the presumed deaths of people reported missing after Hurricane Dorian.

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