Haitian migrants captured, second sloop apprehended within 24 hours

An undetermined number of migrants aboard two Haitian sloops were intercepted in Bahamian waters early Sunday morning in a joint agency operation, authorities confirmed. According to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), the capture was made in partnership with the United States’ (US) Operations Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) and the United States Coast Guard […]

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Murder victim identified, armed robbery at souse house

The man shot last Sunday on Homestead Street has now been identified as 30-year-old Shanindore Neely. According to reports, shortly after 3:00 p.m., a man was standing on Homestead Street when a Ford vehicle pulled up next to him, opened fire, and sped off. Police said the victim was transported to Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) […]

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Govt. addresses poaching dilemma

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard on Monday expressed the government’s resolve to tackle the issue of poaching in Bahamian waters. He remarks came after touring a Dominican vessel, which was apprehended by Royal Bahama Defence Officers yesterday. The vessel had 46 Dominican nationals aboard along with more than 60,000 pounds of illegally obtained fish, lobster and other […]

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RBDF apprehends 46 Dominican poachers

Forty-six Dominican fishermen were apprehended Sunday morning for poaching in Bahamian Waters, authorities said. According to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), the men were on board one of three Dominican vessels in Bahamian waters yesterday. Reports are that, intelligence led officers to the three foreign vessels in the area of Guinchos Cay. HMBS Madeira was immediately dispatched to […]

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Illegal migrants apprehended

A number of Haitian migrants were transported by plane to Matthew Town, Inagua Sunday morning, after being spotted by a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Operation Bahamas and Turks & Caicos (OPBAT), helicopter according to Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF). Reports say several additional migrants were found in the nearby bushes by the local community and law enforcement […]

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Foreign fishermen arrested for violation

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines apprehended a foreign fishing vessel with fishery products onboard on Friday afternoon while patrolling the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the force said. While conducting a routine patrol approximately one and a half miles southeast of Warderick Wells Cay, marines assigned to the area along with the park […]

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