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40 years for brutal grandma's murder
40 years for brutal grandma's murder

February 23, 2018

A CARETAKER who had worked for an 86-year-old woman, who he had brutally stabbed to death in her Dannottage Estates home a decade ago, was yesterday sentenced to 40 years in prison by an acting Supreme Court judge...

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Smith trial to resume next week
Smith trial to resume next week

February 21, 2018

FORMER PLP senator Frank Smith's bribery and extortion trial will resume in a week's time after revelations the virtual complainant's health has improved to a level suitable enough for her to continue giving testimony...

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Judge grants partial stay of his Jean Rony ruling
Judge grants partial stay of his Jean Rony ruling

February 16, 2018

SUPREME Court Justice Gregory Hilton granted a partial stay of his landmark ruling in the case of Jean Rony Jean-Charles on Friday, releasing the government from his order to grant the Bahamas-born man status pending its appeal of his judgement...

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Credit the room That'll do nicely
Credit the room That'll do nicely

February 16, 2018

TWO Canadian exotic dancers were yesterday fined $1,000 by a magistrate for using the room key of a man they met at the Atlantis resort to fraudulently obtain over $4,500 worth of meals, drinks and merchandise from various outlets at the Paradise Island destination...

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Miss Florida denies drug charge
Miss Florida denies drug charge

February 14, 2018

A young woman who became an Internet sensation after making a viral video of her trip to Florida was among three people charged today with drug possession with intent to supply...

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Nygard 'outright bribery' of PLP
Nygard 'outright bribery' of PLP

February 14, 2018

ATTORNEY Fred Smith, QC, has accused Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard of "unadulterated outright bribery" of the Progressive Liberal Party...

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Law firm fraud: Five charged
Law firm fraud: Five charged

February 09, 2018

A WOMAN supervisor of a local accounting and business firm was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court yesterday over allegations she made false entries into the records of her workplace to show that five people were collectively entitled to over $280,000 in payments...

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500k college theft trial: Defendant stays silent
500k college theft trial: Defendant stays silent

February 07, 2018

FORMER College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs yesterday opted to remain silent over allegations she stole over $500,000 from the college over a seven year period...

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Free at last
Free at last

February 06, 2018

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday stressed the case of Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles has placed the government in a position uncovered by law or the Constitution, and urged the country to exercise restraint and let the law take its course following Mr Jean-Charles' release from custody yesterday...

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BREAKING: JEAN-RONY FREED
BREAKING: JEAN-RONY FREED

February 05, 2018

A judge today ruled that Jean Rony Jean-Charles is to be released from the custody of immigration authorities pending the hearing of an application to stay his ruling made in this matter last Tuesday...

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Jean Rony come home
Jean Rony come home

February 02, 2018

THE Passport Office has issued an emergency travel document valid for one year for Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles...

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Killer hit and run driver fined 12k
Killer hit and run driver fined 12k

February 02, 2018

A WENDY’S employee was yesterday fined more than $12,000 for hitting, rolling over and consequently killing a 52-year-old man with an unlicenced and uninsured vehicle on Monday night before leaving the scene...

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Six charged with stabbing death of teenage mother
Six charged with stabbing death of teenage mother

February 01, 2018

UNDER heavy police guard, four women, one of whom is pregnant, and two juvenile girls were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the stabbing death of a teenage mother in the Englerston constituency last week....

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The Mud inferno: suspect charged
The Mud inferno: suspect charged

February 01, 2018

A 42-year-old man was arraigned in Abaco’s Magistrate’s Court yesterday on ten counts of arson related to Sunday’s destructive fire in The Mud shantytown...

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Lawyer accuses police of beating
Lawyer accuses police of beating

January 26, 2018

THE attorney for one of three men accused of murdering a 58-year-old man in the Rock Crusher area on Friday yesterday lashed out at the "criminal behaviour" of officers at the Central Detective Unit...

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Woman jailed for smuggling drugs in a condom
Woman jailed for smuggling drugs in a condom

January 25, 2018

A 38-year-old Bahamian woman was sentenced to a year and a half in prison yesterday for attempting to smuggle almost ten ounces of cocaine into the United States earlier this week by concealing the drugs in a condom inserted in her vagina...

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Police officer on rape charge
Police officer on rape charge

January 23, 2018

A FORMER police officer was yesterday charged in a Magistrate’s Court with allegations he had sexual intercourse with a 25-year-old woman earlier this month without her consent...

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COB worker's pay changed, jury told
COB worker's pay changed, jury told

January 23, 2018

SUPREME Court jurors heard yesterday how former College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs' salary deductions and consequent net pay fluctuated both monthly and yearly, from 2008 to 2015...

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Accused 'offered to pay back' money from COB
Accused 'offered to pay back' money from COB

January 19, 2018

SUPREME Court jurors heard yesterday how former College of The Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs told officials, when confronted about allegations of theft, that she was willing to return some of the money she is accused of stealing from the institution...

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Ministry of Works staff on theft charges
Ministry of Works staff on theft charges

January 19, 2018

FIVE Ministry of Works employees were arraigned in a Magistrate's Court yesterday over allegations they conspired to and subsequently stole close to $1,500 worth of asphalt from their employer last year...

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