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BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

| 25/04/2017
(CNS): Noel Vaughan Douglas has denied causing the death of Matthew Owens (31) in September 2015 in a collision in the early hours of the morning on the Linford Pierson Highway. Vaughan (36) was driving a BMW 328i, while Owens, who died at the scene of the crash, was on a motorbike. Douglas appeared [...]

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Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

| 25/04/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Theresa Chin, the former owner of 123 Travel, has been acquitted of more than a dozen deception offences in relation to her failed business. It took a jury just over a couple of hours to find Chin not guilty on 14 counts of obtaining and attempting to obtain property by deception in connecti [...]

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Cops concerned by booze fueled call-outs

Cops concerned by booze fueled call-outs

| 24/04/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Police have had another very busy weekend, with some twenty people arrested and over 100 calls for officers to attend incidents on Friday night alone, many of which involved drink. In one call-out early Saturday morning, a 37-year-old man from George Town was tasered and arrested after offic [...]

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Robbers cut victim’s wallet from pants

Robbers cut victim’s wallet from pants

| 24/04/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): A victim of a robbery in George Town at the weekend was lucky not to be injured when he was attacked by the two men outside a central restaurant. The man stepped outside of Singh’s Roti Shop and Bar on Shedden Road at around 11:30pm Friday to make a phone call, when two men ran […] [...]

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Cops on hunt for shirtless muggers

Cops on hunt for shirtless muggers

| 23/04/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS) Updated with location details: Two bare-chested men robbed a woman of her handbag in Bodden Town on Friday evening and made off into the bushes on foot. Police said they received the report just before 7:00pm (21 April) that a 40-year-old woman from Bodden Town was getting out her car when t [...]

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Security firm brought to brink by $420k theft

Security firm brought to brink by $420k theft

| 23/04/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The theft of more than $420,000 from The Security Centre Ltd by its former financial controller over a three-year period has almost ruined the business, the court heard Friday when Patti Jane Ebanks (51) appeared for a sentencing hearing. The local woman, who is suffering from mental health p [...]

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Cops charge suspect six months after burglary

Cops charge suspect six months after burglary

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): A local man appeared in court on Friday charged with a burglary that happened six months ago. The 23-year-old from George Town was allegedly involved in a scuffle with the resident of the home he broke into after the victim interrupted the crime at his home on Templeton Street in George Town [...]

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Rivers denies murder and gun possession

Rivers denies murder and gun possession

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (38) has pleaded not guilty to killing Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January. He has also denied having a gun or threatening another victim, despite being involved in a family hostage situation and a [...]

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Youngest lifer given 28-year term

Youngest lifer given 28-year term

| 21/04/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Chakane Jameile “CJ” Scott, the youngest person in HMP Northward who is serving a life sentence for murder, has been given a 28 year minimum tariff under the Conditional Release Law. As he delivered his ruling Friday, Justice Alex Henderson said that because Scott was just 18 year [...]

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East End gas station robbed at gunpoint

East End gas station robbed at gunpoint

| 21/04/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the hunt for another armed robber following a hold-up at the Rubis gas station in East End on Thursday night. The suspect entered the service station store on Sea View Road at around 10:00pm with his face covered, brandishing a firearm, and demanded cash from the register. The r [...]

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Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

Lawyer: Stupidity is not dishonesty

| 21/04/2017
(CNS): A defence attorney said that his client may have been a “terrible business woman” who was reckless and irresponsible when she got herself into financial trouble with her travel agency but she is not “a thief, crook or con artist”. Nick Dixie said stupidity was not dishonesty, as he ad [...]

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