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At least 17 migrants from Haiti died on Wednesday when their overloaded sailboat capsized as it was being towed to shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials in the British territory said.

Lawyers battle to save lives of killers

LAWYERS for two convicted murderers due to be executed today in the Bahamas were last night still desperately seeking last minute reprieves for the men, after all legal avenues had apparently been exhausted.

Lawyers fight to halt hanging

LAWYERS for two convicted murderers due to be executed today in the Bahamas were desperately seeking reprieves for the men last night after all legal avenues had apparently been exhausted.

Paradise murder man in court

A TEENAGER was due in court today accused of murdering the British schoolteacher Joanne Clarke at an exclusive Caribbean holiday resort. The 18-year-old local man has confessed to killing Miss Clarke and American Lori Fogleman, 32, whose body was found nearby on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, according to police.

Nose to nose with a hungry shark

Deborah Keeping spent a week diving with sharks in the Bahamas. Now she won't hear a word against them

Gunmen rob the Yard's top cop

THE SENIOR BRITISH police officer sent to the Bahamas last week to investigate the murder 10 days ago of British tourist Joanna Clarke was himself held up at gunpoint while visiting an island beauty spot, it emerged yesterday.

Murdered tourist victim of sex attack

JOANNE CLARKE, a British teacher murdered in the Bahamas last weekend, had been sexually assaulted and strangled, an American forensic expert said yesterday after an autopsy.

Wish you were here? Perhaps not

Over three thousand Britons have died while travelling abroad since 1994. When foul play is involved, their families can face massive indifference from the authorities if they try to find the culprits. No one wants trouble in a tourist paradise

The killer lurking in Paradise

PARADISE ISLAND in the Bahamas merits the marketing hyperbole. It has white sand beaches as soft as icing sugar, fringed with gently swaying palm trees. Its warm seas are a dazzling azure. The seafood is fresh and plentiful, and the rum is cheap.

Briton's body discovered in Bahamas

THE BODY of a British woman missing on holiday in the Bahamas has been found beside that of another woman. Both appear to have been strangled.

Soros slams drug war as $17bn flop

Clinton and Blair will tell the UN they are beating the narcotics trade. The facts don't bear them out, writes Phil Davison

Fishing lines; There was only one Onesimus

MRS USTONSON was determined that her newly born would make his mark in life. So when the vicar dipped her squalling youngster into the fount and asked for his name, she said firmly: "Onesimus".

Cuban exile lays down law on US entry

A Cuban baseball star who was given special clearance to enter the United States after escaping to the Bahamas is refusing to take up the offer until his fellow passengers are also allowed into the US.

Arts: Tomorrow Never Dies, And Nor Does 007 Bond

After 35 years of active service, most people would retire. But James Bond is about to take on his 18th mission. Jasper Rees raises a glass to his health, while David Thomson would rather he received a bullet all the villians who tried to fire a bullet

Column One: Things ain't so dandy for this tough old cowboy

The kids of today. Having goaded the once liberal Jack Straw into raging about child curfews and juvenile tagging, they have now driven poor old Desperate Dan into retirement.

Theatre review: You, too, might fall for the queen of tarts

The fasination in watching HRH, Snoo Wilson's new play about the dubious activities of Edward and Mrs Simpson during their wartime spell in the Bahamas, lies in the constant shifts in our sympathies. We succumb to the batty charm of an upper- class twit and his savvy American beauty only to recoil from the ghastliness of what they have to say. We're glamoured by the insider gossip (being king, Edward tells us, is a "bloody boring job"), titillated by details of Wallis' sexual adventures, and then chilled by the selfishness, snobbishness and anti-semitism (not to mention the friendship with Hitler). It's love 'em and loathe 'em.
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