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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 [...]
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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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Locked Away For 15 Years – Judge Rejects Call Not To Jail 700k Cob Thief

April 24, 2018

FORMER College of The Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Supreme Court judge yesterday for stealing over $700,000 from the tertiary institution over a seven-year period...

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Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit
Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

April 17, 2018

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled.

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49 years for Blair murderer
49 years for Blair murderer

April 17, 2018

THE man convicted of the October 2014 home invasion and consequent shooting death of Blair Estates resident Andre Cartwright was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison yesterday by a Supreme Court judge.

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Dorsett extortion charges dropped
Dorsett extortion charges dropped

April 11, 2018

THE Crown has decided to drop the four counts of extortion and one count of misconduct in public office against former Environment and Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett, The Tribune can confirm...

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Man convicted of aiding killer tells court he is innocent
Man convicted of aiding killer tells court he is innocent

April 06, 2018

A MAN sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for aiding the person responsible for killing the teenage son of convicted drug traffickers Dwight and Keva Major yesterday said he feels like "giving up" for being imprisoned for a crime he insist he had no involvement in.

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Dwight Major charged with another man over 280k of marijuana
Dwight Major charged with another man over 280k of marijuana

April 06, 2018

Dwight Major and another man were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with being found with over $280,000 worth of marijuana earlier this week with plans to distribute the drugs to others...

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Police 'fined' 120k for refusing to return car
Police 'fined' 120k for refusing to return car

April 06, 2018

THE government has been ordered to pay a man more than $120,000 in damages because police failed to release his car from custody after charges against him were dropped...

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Gibson's extortion charges to be dropped
Gibson's extortion charges to be dropped

April 03, 2018

THE prosecution in Shane Gibson's trial has indicated it will only pursue bribery charges against the former Cabinet minister, according to Wayne Munroe, one of the lawyers on Gibson's team...

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Lawyers' chief: We're under attack
Lawyers' chief: We're under attack

March 29, 2018

INCENSED over protracted delay in the appointment of a substantive chief justice, the Bahamas Bar Association yesterday suggested the constant undermining of democracy has pushed the country to an existential and constitutional crisis.

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Birbal finally admits molesting student
Birbal finally admits molesting student

March 29, 2018

Admitted pedophile Andre Birbal has lost his permanent residency, The Nassau Guardian has learned. Birbal, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison on Wednesday as part of a plea deal. Birbal, who worked as an art [...]

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Unlawful order led to 'Bahamian nightmare'
Unlawful order led to 'Bahamian nightmare'

March 28, 2018

CANADIAN Bruno Rufa has endured a "Bahamian nightmare" since being subjected to an unlawful deportation order, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday...

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Man seeking to appeal 50-year murder sentence
Man seeking to appeal 50-year murder sentence

March 23, 2018

A MAN sentenced to half a century in prison for murdering another man as he was dancing with his girlfriend in a sports bar in Grand Bahama four years ago is seeking to appeal his sentence.

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Lawyers file writ to free limbo inmate
Lawyers file writ to free limbo inmate

March 23, 2018

THE 42-year-old schizophrenic man jailed for nearly four years without charge, will finally get his day in court next month.

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