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Bail for man accused of armed robberies

A YOUNG man allegedly flogged with a cutlass by police while in custody over a litany of armed robbery charges has been granted bail ahead of his trial.

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Jury finds police killing was lawful

A POLICE officer was justified in killing a man who shot him and his partner with a high-powered weapon after leading them on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle two years ago, a jury determined on Friday.

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Three arrested after drugs found

THREE adult males were arrested after police recovered a quantity of illegal drugs in two separate incidents Thursday.

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LOCK THEM UP: Judge warns jail terms needed for illegal migrants

A JUDGE yesterday lamented that court fines do not seem to be a deterrent to illegal immigration and were “making things worse”, adding undocumented migrants will “go to jail for a longer time” if they keep coming to her court.

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Man accused of gun possession

A Freeport man was arraigned on firearm and ammunition possession charges in the Freeport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Brandon Miller, 24, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson and faced charges of possession of an unlicensed f

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Public to foot bill for Archer killer's lawyer

KOFHE Goodman is to be assigned an attorney at the public’s expense to better enable him to appeal his latest sentence for murdering 11-year-old Marco Archer eight years ago, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.The appellate tribunal of Justices Jon

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Hunt for gunman after robbery

POLICE are looking for the gunman who robbed a man of cash in a parking lot on Mackey Street on Tuesday. The victim was robbed shortly after 9am when a gunman approached him in the business’ parking lot and stole a bag containing cash. The thief es

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Crown loses bid to add jail time for former prison officer

A FORMER prison officer remains a free man after the Crown lost its bid to have him committed to prison for attempting to smuggle $1,000 worth of drugs into the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services earlier this year. Appellate Justices Jon Is

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'Don't send me to jail, I have bullets inside me'

A 23-year-old man charged with murder yesterday claimed he isn’t “fit” for jail because he has two bullets lodged in his upper body. Stephon Davis, upon being remanded for allegedly killing Anthony Wright, said he has a bullet in the back of his hea

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Court orders police to reconsider promotion

A SUPREME Court judge has ordered the Royal Bahamas Police Force to “properly consider” a constable’s previously overlooked application for promotion to corporal.Justice Indra Charles, in an October 11 written ruling, ordered that P/C Delmar Taylor a

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Man robbed outside home

A MAN was robbed by armed men outside his home in Fox Hill yesterday morning. According to police, the victim had just arrived at his home on Fox Hill Road shortly after 2am when he was approached by armed men, who robbed him of cash, jewelry and ot

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Officer fired on biker 'after he pulled out gun'

A POLICE officer shot a man who allegedly pulled a gun on him while riding a motorcycle. Police said the incident happened shortly after 11am on Monday when the officer was on routine patrol. The officer saw a man riding an unlicenced motorcycle and

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Man accused of murder and firearm possession

A FREEPORT man was arraigned on attempted murder and firearm possession charges in Magistrates Court yesterday. Vacara Morley, 26, of Tamarind Street, appeared before Magistrate Rengin Johnson on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of poss

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Row ends with man shot dead

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left a man dead on Monday night.

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Four hurt after series of attacks

POLICE are investigating two shootings and a stabbing that left four men in hospital over the weekend.Shortly after 9am on Sunday, two men were standing outside a home on Ida Street, when the occupants of a pink Nissan March, licence #AT1657, opened

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