Man murdered on Mackey Street while buying a drink

Incident pushes count to 18   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Another brazen daylight shooting on Tuesday marked the country’s 18th murder for the year, according to Eyewitness News Online records. According to police, this latest shooting took place shortly after 11:00 a.m. yesterday while the victim was buying a drink from a business on Mackey Street. […]

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Michelle Reckley case transferred to another magistrate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The money laundering, extortion and fraud case involving former Urban Renewal director Michelle Reckley was transferred to Magistrate Ambrose Ambrister in court #10 on Monday, after Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said she and two other magistrates were mindful not to adjudicate the matter for various reasons. The chief magistrate also stated that […]

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25 beds gifted to PMH; at least 200 more needed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the 25 beds gifted to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) by the PMH Foundation on Thursday is a start to eliminating old beds and decreasing the existing bed shortage, at least 200 more are needed, said Lyrone Burrows, Deputy Managing Director at the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). At yesterday’s official bed […]

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Sister of woman shot alleges she was constantly living in fear

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Lithera Bethel, 32, was shot multiple times early Sunday morning during an alleged altercation with an ex-boyfriend, according to her sister who spoke with Eyewitness News on Monday. The young woman said her sister constantly lived in fear for her life, after filing multiple police reports and getting little to no help. […]

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Mother recounts terrifying ordeal of son’s alleged abduction

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It was a terrifying 45 minutes for a 23-year-old mother of five who said she was inside cooking dinner on Wednesday when she was told that her son was kidnapped while playing basketball just a foot away from their home. As of today, police are still searching for a woman who allegedly […]

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PLP alleges ACP Reckley was forced to retire

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Clarence Reckley has allegedly been forced to retire, according to Progressive Liberal Party leader, Phillip Brave Davis. ACP Reckley is the husband of former Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley, who was recently charged with money laundering offences and defrauding the urban renewal small homes repair programme […]

BTC employees stage sickout; Union boss claims it was food poisoning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) workers called in sick on Thursday, forcing the closure of 12 retail outlets nationwide. In an interview with Eyewitness News Online, Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) president Dino Rolle confirmed that around 90 per cent of BTC workers called in sick. However, he maintained […]

Three charged on separate counts with murder

Joel Bullard, 21, in the plaid shirt and blue jeans, 28-year-old Rashad Paul aka eyes, in the black jacket and black Nike shirt, and 25-year-old Shaquille Culmer in the black jacket and grey shirt were all arraigned before chief magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt on Monday, charged with three separate counts of murder. Culmer is accused of […]

Govt. signs MOU with correctional services of Canada

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Correctional Services of Canada to assist with the transformation of the Bahamas Department of Corrections from a penal institution to a correctional facility. National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday’s Charter of Commitment signing demonstrates the government’s commitment and focus […]

Frank Smith acquitted of bribery and extortion charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Frank Smith, a former senator and chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority was on Friday acquitted of bribery and extortion charges, following a trial that lasted nearly two years. Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said there was not a scintilla of evidence to support that there was a meeting between Smith and the […]

Teachers, students lead demonstration at Black Point All-Age School

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Teachers and students at the Black Point All-Age School in Exuma demonstrated on Monday, after they claim the poor conditions of the classrooms have left several students and teachers sick. In several photos sent to Eyewitness News Online, you can see what appears to be mold in several classrooms and bathrooms. There […]