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THREE SHOT DEAD IN UNDER 24 HOURS: Man killed in a club shooting in Eleuthera, two teenagers killed on Faith Avenue

THREE people were killed in less than 24 hours yesterday, pushing the murder tally for the year to 30.

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Former policeman charged with four counts of attempted murder

A FORMER police officer was charged with four counts of attempted murder yesterday after he allegedly shot at three officers during a car chase near Bahamas Games Blvd last week.

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Gibson’s brother ‘did not know’ about transactions at company

THE brother of Long Island MP Adrian Gibson testified yesterday that he did not know about the day-to-day operations or financial transactions of a company for which Mr Gibson allegedly asked him to be a shareholder.

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More groups to give back Junkanoo seed money

FIVE more Junkanoo groups could follow the Prodigal Sons and be required to refund the government’s seed money for failing to participate in the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day parades, according to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg.

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American tourist dies after falling from vessel

Police in Abaco are investigating an alleged drowning involving a male American tourist early on Tuesday.

BAARK urges govt to enforce laws against animal cruelty

A BAHAMAS Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness (BAARK) leader is urging the government to enforce laws against animal cruelty and breeding, saying the problem is worsening.

Govt defends reallocating $25,000 from a disabilities commission to an Obie Wilchcombe memorial

OFFICE of the Prime Minister director of communications Latrae Rahming yesterday defended the government’s decision to reallocate $25,000 from the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to memorials at Baha Mar for the late Obie Wilchcombe.

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Fire at Potter’s Cay destroys five boats

AFTER a fire at Potter’s Cay Dock destroyed five vessels yesterday morning, including a freshly refuelled boat with groceries headed for a Family Island, a top dock official blamed derelict boats and debris for the blaze’s size.

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THE BIG QUESTION: Who are the women who made a difference in your life?

March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’d like readers to let us know the women who made a difference in their lives.

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Atlantis holds Crystal Awards honouring employees

Atlantis Resort held its Crystal Awards - Diamond Gala, ‘Once Upon a Time in Paradise’ - on Friday, awarding employees in seven categories.

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Man charged in relation to two separate murders

A MAN was jailed yesterday after he was accused of two separate killings in Coconut Grove this year, including the death of 15-year-old Chester Forbes, Jr.

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Man charged with five counts of breaching bail

A MAN awaiting a murder trial was sentenced to three months in prison yesterday after admitting to breaking curfew while on release.

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Man charged with possession of ammunition with intent to supply

A MAN was sent to prison after he was allegedly found with 150 rounds of 9mm ammunition in his Bozine Town home last week.

Many tourists ‘disheartened’ by stray dog population in The Bahamas, says Humane Society

BAHAMAS Humane Society president Kim Aranha said tourists are “disheartened” by the stray dog population they encounter in The Bahamas.

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Three in custody after man shot dead on Harbour Island

Police in Eleuthera have arrested three men in connection with the shooting death of a man on Harbour Island early on Monday.