Immigration head: Persons found culpable in deadly Haitian voyage will be prosecuted

RBDF continues search, high-level meeting held to discuss deaths   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – If persons are found culpable in planning the tragic voyage which led to the death of 27 Haitians over the weekend, they should expect harsh consequences, according to Immigration Director Clarence A. Russell. “Director of Immigration Mr. Clarence A. Russell expressed his […]

Police following significant leads in weekend murders

Murders down 53% over 2018   Authorities were following significant leads yesterday into three murders that occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to officials. Minister of National Security Marvin Dames told Eyewitness News Online he was advised police had arrested suspects in connection with two of those incidents. “Our officers are on it and […]

Immigration and police arrest illegals in “Operation Fresh Start”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – One Jamaican male and 14 Haitian nationals were arrested during “Operation Fresh Start,” in a joint effort conducted by the Immigration Department and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on Friday. The operation covered the areas of Carmichael Road, Nassau Village, South Beach, Hamster Close, Nassau Street, Plantol Street and Island Drive. The […]

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 […]

DPM: Derek Rolle’s inheritance theft claims a “fanciful tale”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday dismissed allegations of a conspiracy involving government officials and the theft of multibillion-dollar inheritance from the estate of Bahamian Derek Rolle, as nothing more than a “patently absurd tale” that has spanned decades without substantiation. He said while the “unfounded allegations” died […]

Alleged exotic dancers charged in court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Eight foreign nationals who were arrested earlier this week in various nightclubs for allegedly engaging in exotic dancing were charged in a magistrate’s court on Wednesday. Appearing before Acting Assistant Chief Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans, Sidni Torres, Nataly Gutierrez, Valentina Blanco, Myra Varon and Yuly Palacio, all Colombian nationals; Maria Rodriguez, a Venezuelan […]

L.W. Young teachers claim no admin support to discipline students

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Teachers at the L.W. Young Junior High School on Wednesday claimed that they must endure the rude behaviour of some students because there is a lack of administrative support. A teacher at the school, who spoke to Eyewitness News on the condition of anonymity, alleged that students do not obey classroom rules […]

Bahamas drops rank in corruption index

Country maintains CPI score of 65   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas has dropped a rank in the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2018, continuing a trend observed since 2011. The report, which was published by Transparency International yesterday, measures the perceived levels of corruption in the public sector in 183 countries across the globe. […]

ORG says CPI rank drop should serve as “wake up call”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Noting that the government tabled legislation early on its term to strengthen its anti-corruption regime, but has failed to debate and pass those bills, Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) Executive Director Matt Albury said yesterday that The Bahamas’ drop in rank on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2018 should prompt the Minnis […]

Police seek public’s help in locating wanted suspects

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Royal Bahamas Police Force is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following persons who are wanted for questioning in connection with financial crime investigations. Wanted are: Charles Johnson, of Breadfruit Street, Pinewood Gardens, New Providence, Bahamas. Johnson is described as being of 5’11” medium build with dark brown complexion. Eddison […]