Tourism tackles crime

Officials of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation on Wednesday hosted a one-day Tourism safety and security workshop for tourism industry stakeholders and law enforcement agencies. The workshop, held at the British Colonial Hilton was facilitated by the Ministry’s Visitor Safety and Security Department, and was held to offer strategies that would bring greater […]

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DEU arrests 3 drug smugglers

Authorities successfully nabbed three suspected drug smugglers, a Bahamian female and two Surinamese men, between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, police confirmed. According to police reports, a Bahamian woman was arrested Wednesday morning after trying to smuggle suspected marijuana into the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC). The suspected drugs were hidden in a plate of […]

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Gov’t. looking into stiffer penalties for brazen Dominican poachers

The three Dominican “motherships” with a total of 124 fishermen who were poaching in Bahamian waters over the weekend arrived at the Defence Force Base on Tuesday. But it was not the ships’ arrival that surprised those present, but the contents found. Discovered just a few feet below one of the vessels, disguised by a […]

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Another prison officer to be charged for drugs

Just one week after a Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC) officer was arrested and charged before the courts for possession of drugs, another officer has been arrested. According to police reports, around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, a police team was conducting an operation in the area of Crooked Island Street and Andros Avenue, when they […]

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$266k in drugs seized on Grand Bahama

Law enforcement officers discovered thousands of dollars’ worth of dangerous drugs in Grand Bahama Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Authorities confirmed that the major bust came as a result of information provided by an anonymous tipster. Reports are that shortly before 4:00 pm Tuesday, Central Detective Unit (CDU) officers, along with the K-9 Unit and […]

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Police, Fire Dept. to investigate case of burnt govt. vehicles

After four government vehicles were extensively damaged by fire over the weekend, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said the police and the fire department has launched an investigation into the blaze, which is believed to be arson. Reports are that shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a fire at a […]

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Police seek public’s help in solving two shooting incidents

Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in solving two shooting incidents that has left several persons detained in hospital on Saturday. In the first incident around 9:00 p.m., several persons were at a social gathering in Montel Heights, when two males armed with […]

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Police probe suspected arson of govt. vehicles

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that extensively damaged four government vehicles on Saturday. Reports are that shortly after 11:30 p.m. police received a report of a fire at a government building on Carmichael Road. When Fire Services officers arrived on the scene they met four government-registered vehicles ablaze. The fire was immediately […]

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