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Immigration stepping up apprehension efforts

his past Friday and Saturday (August 18 and 19) local Immigration officers took 11 male Haitian nationals into custody. The group was processed and is expected to be transported to New Providence to the Detention Center. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BID)

The Bahamas Immigration Department has intensified its efforts in ridding the country of all illegal immigrants. This past Friday and Saturday (August 18 and 19) local Immigration officers took 11 male Haitian nationals into custody. Napthali Cooper, Bahamas Immigration Department Grade One Officer told The Freeport News that the men were taken into custody, because…
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GSYSCC Back-to-School event set for this weekend at Independence Park

The Grand Bahama Shipyard Social and Community Club is set to host its Second Annual Back-to-School Fun, Walk and Run for students on the island this Saturday, August 26. Coordinators for the event held a press conference on Monday (August 21) at the Grand Bahama Shipyard to provide information about this initiative. Jecholiah Barnett, president…
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Fox hauled to court for possession of illegal firearm

Officers escorted Emmanuel Fox into the Freeport Magistrate Court on Monday, August 21 to face charges of firearm and ammunition possession. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Emmanuel Fox, 27, of #29 Amberjack Street was hauled before the court yesterday – Monday, August 21 – where serious charges were levied against him. Fox, who appeared before Magistrate Charlton Smith was charged with possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional…
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DosSantos’ Indecent Assault case dismissed

Former educator Michael DosSontos (left) is pictured with his lawyer Paul Wallace-Whitfield (right) outside the courthouse on Monday, August 21 after charges of Indecent Assault against him were dismissed by the courts. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The Indecent Assault case against Michael DosSantos was dismissed Monday, August 21. The teacher and girls’ soccer coach spoke to The Freeport News about this matter after it’s dismissal at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre. Back in April last year, a team member had accused the then auto-mechanic teacher of St. Georges’ High School and…
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