Illegal firearms recovered, one arrested

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police, acting on information, recovered several illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence in separate incidents. In the first incident, shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, South Western Division Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of an area located on Opulent Avenue and recovered three firearms, namely, a […]

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Bahamian allegedly attacked while in Florida

Opposition calls on govt. to state position and classify incident   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An investigation has reportedly been launched by police in South Florida, after Harold Williams, a Bahamian citizen, was allegedly attacked on Saturday while visiting a restaurant in Pembroke Pines to use the bathroom. Williams, a manager at Bahamasair in Grand Bahama, […]

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Another Jamaican charged with impersonating dentist

Jahvonie Akeino Montagu, a 19-year-old Jamaican national, was arraigned in court on Monday before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux for impersonating a dentist. Montagu was charged with unlawfully practicing dentistry, advertising dentistry, and unlawfully possessing dental appliance equipment on October 28, 2018, and March 13, 2019. The Jamaican national initially pleaded not guilty to the first two […]

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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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Despite bouts of crime, Nassau Village residents say they feel safe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite a recent shooting incident in Nassau Village that later became a homicide over the weekend, residents of the southern area told Eyewitness News on Monday that they are not alarmed. And while Nassau Village residents shared mixed views yesterday about crime unfolding in the area, they all shared the same belief […]

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Man killed in double shooting in Fox Hill

16 murders recorded for 2019   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A man was shot and killed and another injured as a result of a drive-by shooting in Fox Hill, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash said yesterday. Speaking to reporters at the scene, Cash said another man was shot in the leg during the incident and transported to hospital. […]

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GB Cooper family refutes power theft allegations

Says restaurants were using an “energy-saving” device   FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – The Cooper family, the owners of Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Pollo Tropical franchise in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Sunday vehemently denied that any of their businesses are stealing generation from Grand Bahama Power. “The Cooper family is deeply saddened by […]

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Police investigate shooting incident in Nassau Village

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the persons responsible for a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nassau Village. According to police reports, shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, a man was at a party on Samson Street […]

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Police recover illegal firearms in separate weekend incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital recovered several illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence in separate incidents over the weekend. SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019 Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Mobile Division Officers, acting on information, responded to a report of gunshots on East Street north of the Independence roundabout. Once the […]

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Man arrested for drug possession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A male was arrested on Friday, March 15, 2019, for alleged drug possession. According to police reports, shortly after noon on Friday, Mobile Division Officers, while on routine patrol on Beatrice Avenue, observed a male in a vehicle acting suspiciously. The officers subsequently stopped the vehicle, conducted a search and recovered a […]

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Foreign nationals charged with illegal landing, overstaying

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Six foreign nationals were charged in a magistrate’s court last Thursday, March 14, 2019, on charges of illegal landing or overstaying. According to a statement issued from the Department of Immigration, the foreign nationals comprised of five Haitians and one Jamaican, who were arraigned before magistrate Carolina Evans in magistrate court number […]

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