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Man sentenced to nine months in prison for gun possession

April 06, 2020

An armed robbery victim, who admitted that he bought an illegal gun to protect himself, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Friday...

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Twenty-three accused of violating curfew appear in court
Twenty-three accused of violating curfew appear in court

March 30, 2020

Over 20 people who ignored a curfew put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic were arraigned today...

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Privy Council rejects appeal against Frank Smith's acquittal

March 26, 2020

The government suffered another legal blow yesterday, as the Privy Council denied the permission to appeal former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Frank Smith’s acquittal on corruption charges...

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Privy Council refuses appeal bid in Frank Smith case

March 25, 2020

Frank Smith.The Privy Council refused the Office of the Attorney General's bid to appeal the acquittal of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith on bribery and extortion charges....

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Press Release from the Office of the Chief Justice

March 23, 2020

On 17 March, 2020 the Court released phase 1 of the Court
Coronavirus Mitigation Protocols. At that time I stated that we
would continue to monitor developments on the ground and
respond accordingly...

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Courts to suspend new jury trials and try to wrap up cases
Courts to suspend new jury trials and try to wrap up cases

March 18, 2020

CHIEF Justice Brian Moree announced that the judiciary will postpone new criminal jury trials until April 14, try to wrap up ongoing Supreme Court criminal cases in the next seven days and limit the number of people in court rooms...

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Teen charged with Long Island murders
Teen charged with Long Island murders

March 04, 2020

A 19-year-old Long Island resident was charged today with the murders of Jane Harding and Melissa Hui. Nathan Harding was also charged with two counts of rape during his initial appearance before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt...

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FBI AGENTS RAID NYGARD'S US HQ: Task Force strikes after five-month probe into sex trafficking claims
FBI AGENTS RAID NYGARD'S US HQ: Task Force strikes after five-month probe into sex trafficking claims

February 26, 2020

US federal agents raided offices of Peter Nygard's fashion company yesterday amid a sex-trafficking investigation into the wealthy fashion mogul...

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400k Dorian Funds Lawsuit
400k Dorian Funds Lawsuit

February 20, 2020

GINA Knowles, a co-founder of the HeadKnowles Foundation, has sued her former partner Lia Head-Rigby and her husband, accusing them of using GoFundMe funds for personal use while violating a mandate to send all the donations to The Bahamas...

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Mother tells court: 'Oh Lord - I got shot'
Mother tells court: 'Oh Lord - I got shot'

February 18, 2020

A retired woman yesterday described the moment she was shot in the chest and leg from a hail of bullets while waiting for Junkanoo results at Freedom Park during the 2013 Fox Hill mass shooting...

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Dames: We Have Obligation To Investigate Nygard Claims
Dames: We Have Obligation To Investigate Nygard Claims

February 17, 2020

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said police will investigate claims that Peter Nygard concealed his alleged sexual crimes by bribing local law enforcement officials, saying the country's reputation is at risk...

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Nygard Hit With New Us Sex Lawsuit
Nygard Hit With New Us Sex Lawsuit

February 14, 2020

PETER Nygard has been accused of raping ten women, including nine Bahamians, in a wide-ranging criminal enterprise that involved intimidating victims and offering them hush money for over more than a decade...

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Man on bail for murder jailed for owning gun
Man on bail for murder jailed for owning gun

February 13, 2020

MAN previously on bail for murder was sentenced to over two years in prison yesterday after being caught with a loaded gun in his home two days ago. Magistrate Samuel McKinney sentenced Andre Thompson to two-and-a-half years in prison for being caught with a loaded 9mm pistol at his Winton Meadows home on Tuesday. Prior to being sentenced yesterday, the 26-year-old was on $20,000 bail ahead of his 2021 trial over allegations he murdered Joel Russell on January 10 last year...

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Justice In Sight - But 15 Years Late: Family Finally See Man Admit Brutally Killing Their Mother
Justice In Sight - But 15 Years Late: Family Finally See Man Admit Brutally Killing Their Mother

February 13, 2020

THE son of a woman fatally stabbed over a decade ago in front of her children is calling for swift justice over her murder, after the man charged with the killing confessed to the crime...

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Two more guilty of Breanna murder
Two more guilty of Breanna murder

February 12, 2020

A young mother burst into tears and fell to the floor in court in despair yesterday after she and her friend were unanimously convicted of murdering teenage mother Breanna Mackey two years ago...

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Moree plans moves to restore court integrity
Moree plans moves to restore court integrity

February 10, 2020

ACCEPTING the findings of Auditor General Terrance Bastian's audit into the Magistrates' Court as a "serious" matter, Chief Justice Brian Moree has said there will be fundamental changes with the system over the next six months in a bid to restore integrity...

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Next Stop's Court for Plastic Ban Offenders

February 07, 2020

RETAILERS who fail to comply with the 25 cent per plastic bag charge could be given a notice to appear in court, according to a representative of the Ministry of Environment and Housing. Dr Rhianna Neely-Murphy, the Department of Environmental Health’s senior environmental officer, told The Tribune while most businesses are in compliance with the plastic ban, there are a few “non-compliant” retailers that environment officials will be “addressing in short order...”

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Two Breanna accused stay silent
Two Breanna accused stay silent

February 05, 2020

TWO women opted to remain silent yesterday to allegations that two years ago they murdered teenage mother Breanna Mackey in an argument over an $80 smartphone...

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Officer sues over Exuma assault case
Officer sues over Exuma assault case

February 04, 2020

THE senior police officer who allegedly punched two women in an incident in Exuma that went viral on social media last year is suing the government for "unlawfully" interdicting him for offences he claims he did not commit...

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Fake lawyer reprimanded for claims based on 'dishonesty'
Fake lawyer reprimanded for claims based on 'dishonesty'

February 03, 2020

THE Court of Appeal has chastised a fake attorney for asking it to dismiss the Bahamas Bar Council's attempts to overturn a judge's order that he be given legal credentials, when that very order was based on his own "dishonesty".

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