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Male, 19, charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, pornography

CHARGED – Nineteen-year-old Hayward Dorsett (center) of Holmes Rock was hauled before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court Wednesday (April 21) morning, where he was charged with one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, and one count of child pornography. (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS)

A somber faced 19-year-old Hayward Dorsett of Holmes Rock was hauled before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court #3 Wednesday (April 21) morning, appearing before Magistrate LaQuay Laing.  Dorsett was charged with one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, and one count of child pornography. Laing informed the defendant of the charges before him, noting that the particulars allege…
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PM: ‘Fully vaccinated travelers to get ‘COVID Test’ exemption

DR. HUBERT MINNIS, Prime Minister

“Travelers within The Bahamas who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus will be exempted from COVID-19 test requirements, that are currently in place when traveling from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera.” So, said Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Wednesday, April 21 – during a communication in the House of…
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Men charged with rape, intent to endanger life, resisting arrest

HEADED TO COURT – Pictured in photo at left is Theo Astwood and in the photo at right is Percival Taylor. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

Thirty-four-year-old Percival Taylor and 34-year-old Theo Astwood appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson Monday (April 19) morning. Taylor was arraigned on a rape charge. He was represented by local Attorney Carlson Shurland. Appearing in court #1, clad in a blue and gray plaid shirt and gray pants, Ferguson Taylor was told by Ferguson of the particulars,…
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PLP candidates for GB closer to being ratified

RATIFICATION NEAR – The Freeport News has been reliably informed that the five Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) representatives for Grand Bahama have been selected by the party’s Candidates Committee and ratification can come as early as mid-week. Pictured from left are Obie Wilchcombe, aspirant; Robyn Lynes, PLP Deputy National Chairman speaking with Kirk Russell, aspirant. (PHOTOS: TFN FILES)

The Freeport News has been reliably informed that the five Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) representatives for Grand Bahama have been selected by the party’s Candidates Committee. However, as of Monday, April 19, they had not been ratified. This daily also learned that the potential candidates were scheduled to fly into the capital early this week and their…
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