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Man accused of robbing officer claims he was asleep at home

A man accused of the armed robbery of a police officer yesterday claimed he was asleep at home when the crime occurred. Brandon Cooper is on trial for the February 17, 2016, armed robbery of Corporal Arnold McKenzie. Cooper testified in his defense at his trial before Justice Deborah Frazier. According to Cooper, he arrived home around 11 p.m. on ...

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Jury seated in murder trial

A jury was yesterday seated in the murder trial of Garvin Adderley and Jermaine Missick. Prosecutors allege that Adderley and Missick fatally shot Marcus Miller in January 2014. Miller was shot outside his home on Turtle Drive in Miller’s Heights on January 6. He died from his injuries on January 13. Both men denied the charges at their trial before ...

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Voter register is in a mess

Hundreds of discrepancies exist on the voter register, including the names of people who are registered multiple times in multiple constituencies, and dates of birth that are questionable or invalid. The names of hundreds of people appear on the register twice. The register shows some voters’ dates of birth as being in the 1700s and 1800s — no doubt typos. ...

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Voter register is in a mess

Hundreds of discrepancies exist on the voter register, including the names of people who are registered multiple times in multiple constituencies, and dates of birth that are questionable or invalid. The names of hundreds of people appear on the register twice. The register shows some voters’ dates of birth as being in the 1700s and 1800s — no doubt typos. ...

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Road march date unchanged

The decision to postpone Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a “stupid” and “political” one, according to president of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Band Owners Association Dario Tirelli, who said the band owners will still have their road march on the initial date, May 6. On Monday, Prime Minister Perry Christie confirmed reports that the festival, previously scheduled for May 4–6 in ...

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Road march date unchanged

The decision to postpone Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a “stupid” and “political” one, according to president of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Band Owners Association Dario Tirelli, who said the band owners will still have their road march on the initial date, May 6. On Monday, Prime Minister Perry Christie confirmed reports that the festival, previously scheduled for May 4–6 in ...

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A funeral for the unknown

A voyage from Haiti to The Bahamas that began with hope and determination on a wooden sloop, came to a devastating end with the bodies of eight unidentified Haitians being lowered into the earth in small wooden boxes at the Southern Cemetery on Spikenard Road yesterday. After four months of being in the custody of the coroner, the bodies, all ...

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A funeral for the unknown

A voyage from Haiti to The Bahamas that began with hope and determination on a wooden sloop, came to a devastating end with the bodies of eight unidentified Haitians being lowered into the earth in small wooden boxes at the Southern Cemetery on Spikenard Road yesterday. After four months of being in the custody of the coroner, the bodies, all ...

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Omar Archer remanded to prison

Free National Movement (FNM) crusader Omar Archer Sr. was yesterday remanded to prison until April 11 after a magistrate revoked his bail for failing to attend court four months ago. Archer, 45, who was charged with intentional libel and threats of death in 2015, was ordered to present a defense to the charges on December 29, 2016. Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis ...

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Omar Archer remanded to prison

Free National Movement (FNM) crusader Omar Archer Sr. was yesterday remanded to prison until April 11 after a magistrate revoked his bail for failing to attend court four months ago. Archer, 45, who was charged with intentional libel and threats of death in 2015, was ordered to present a defense to the charges on December 29, 2016. Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis ...

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