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Supreme Court grants bail to Duane Cargill

A government worker was granted bail by the Supreme Court after he was charged with attempted murder, raising questions about special treatment.

Duane Cargill, who works in the Ministry of Finance, was arraigned in the Magistrates Court on an attempted murder charge on Monday.

The Magistrates Court does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail for such a serious offense so Cargill went to the Supreme Court, which granted bail.

As a result, Cargill avoided being sent to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services along with others accused of committing murder and attempted murder.

The matter has drawn suspicion over whether Cargill’s place of employment and connections to higher-ups played a part in him getting bail.

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