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Body found in Carmichael Road area 'a homicide'

POLICE are currently investigating the discovery of a body at a Lake Grove Road house late Thursday as a homicide, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash has said.

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Man convicted of home invasion killing seeking to appeal

THE man who shot and killed Blair Estates resident Andre Cartwright during a home invasion five years ago is maintaining that he did not commit the crime.

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Jamaican fined $3,000 as he admits impersonating dentist

A Jamaican teenager who goes by the nickname “Pumpkin” has been fined $3,000 for admitting to impersonating a local dentist over the last five months.

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Robber’s killing ruled lawful

A POLICE officer was justified in killing a teenager who was said to have robbed one man and attempted to rob another while armed with a fake gun less than an hour before his death in 2012, a jury has found.

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Video footage of two shootings goes viral

VIDEO footage depicting Sunday’s two fatal shootings has gone viral on social media, sparking outrage at the level of brazen, violent crime in the country.

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Pair face murder charge

TWO Grand Bahama men accused of attempted murder were arraigned in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Woman denies swindling her employer of $200,000

A 54-year-old woman was charged with 76 counts of fraud yesterday over allegations she swindled her employer out of more than $200,000 over the last year, then used some of the money to pay for real estate.

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Supreme Court to decide if Archer gets new appeal

THE Court of Appeal has ordered that a Supreme Court judge will determine whether Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer’s appeal of his conviction for threatening a former assistant commissioner of police in a social media post should be reinstated.

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Ecuadorian pair admit overstaying

TWO Ecuadorians who admitted to coming to The Bahamas to be smuggled to the US were arraigned on Tuesday in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court for being in breach of the Immigration Act.

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Killer paid off bills with ‘blood money’

A MAN previously admitted to police that he murdered another man in the Woods Alley area three years ago not only in furtherance of a murder plot, but because he and the deceased were gang rivals.

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Man shot dead on Mackey Street

POLICE are investigating the country’s latest homicide after a man was found dead at the junction of Mackey Street and Wilton Street Tuesday morning.

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Reckley trial moves a step closer going to court

FORMER Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley is one step closer to standing trial over allegations she defrauded the government of $1.2m via the Urban Renewal Small Homes Repair programme in Grand Bahama.

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Jamaican teenager denies pretending to be a dentist

A JAMAICAN teenager who goes by the nickname “Pumpkin” yesterday refuted allegations he posed and billed himself as a local dentist over the last five months.

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Gospel singer on rape charge

CHRISTIAN Massive lead singer Cartnel Kent Johnson was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday with allegedly raping a woman earlier this month.

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AG's Frank Smith appeal adjourned until May

THE Crown’s appeal of former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s recent acquittal of 15 bribery and extortion related charges was adjourned by over a month because the prosecution has not received the trial transcripts.

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