Rights Bahamas: “Police Force out of control”

Dames: More emphasis will be placed on recruiting those who respect human rights   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of alleged brutality claims levied against the Central Detective Unit (CDU) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Rights Bahamas organization on Thursday called for a full and independent investigation of the Force’s alleged culture […]

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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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Man found dead on GB service road

Victim’s sister grapples with loss   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A man was found dead on a service road off Pioneers Way near Coral Road in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Saturday, authorities reported yesterday. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Samuel Butler, police were investigating the death as a homicide. He told Eyewitness News Online […]

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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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COP: Police making progress in solving abduction cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson expressed on Thursday that despite the recent abductions that have left many parents alarmed, the public should not be fearful as the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is making progress to ensure that these cases are solved. “I expect pretty shortly that we will bring some resolution to […]

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Lawyer representing CDU tells court Marvin Pratt was never arrested

DEU now has seven days to give an account   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Ryan Sands, the laywer who represents head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), Chief Supt. Solomon Cash, told the supreme court on Thursday that Cash nor anyone else at CDU arrested Marvin Pratt, a man who was reported missing by his mother […]

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Rights Bahamas calls for urgent intervention at Immigration Dept. after US report

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Rights Bahamas is calling on the Royal Bahamas Police Force  (RBPF) to launch an immediate and thorough investigation into the Bahamas Immigration Department in light of the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Human Rights Report. The report, released earlier this week on Wednesday, outlined that there has been “widespread, credible” reports that […]

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Illegal firearm, ammo and dangerous drugs recovered

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in New Providence recovered an illegal firearm and dangerous drugs from the streets of New Providence on Thursday, March 14, 2019. According to police reports, shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, Criminal Detective Unit Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of an abandoned building on Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder […]

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Suicide rocks community

A quaint community in eastern New Providence is faced with coming to grips with a late-night suicide which claimed the life of a 41-year-old father who allegedly hung himself on Wednesday; according to sources. Unconfirmed reports from a neighbour of the deceased indicated that the male victim is believed to be Dimaggio Darrell, a 1995 […]

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U.S. govt. highlights corruption in immigration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There have been “widespread, credible” reports that Bahamian immigration officials physically abused detainees and officials “solicited bribes” to either prevent detention following raids or facilitate release, according to the United States government. “Numerous Haitian migrants reported being detained by immigration officials and solicited for bribes of $3,000 Bahamian dollars (one Bahamian dollar […]

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U.S. Human Rights report points to prison, immigration deficiencies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States has highlighted a series of shortcomings in The Bahamas’ immigration and detention process as well as its legal framework, and said while there have been efforts to improve procedure as it relates to migrants, gaps remain as it relates to the treatment, conditions and imprisonment of people in this […]

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US Govt.: Violence against women in The Bahamas a “serious, widespread problem”

Human Rights report claims jet ski operator accused of rape was a minor   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Violence against women in The Bahamas continued to be a “serious, widespread problem” in 2018, according to the United States government. The U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Human Rights Report, which was released yesterday, pointed to the increased […]

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New animal rights group demands action over dog shootings

BAAM urges owners of seriously injured and killed dogs to take police, immigration to court NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamians Against Animal Mistreatment (BAAM) on Wednesday demanded that senior Police and Immigration officials take forceful and immediate action to discipline the officers who shot three dogs without legal cause or provocation, killing one and seriously injuring […]

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Stabbings, gunshot wound cases presented to hospitals decline

A&E cases also declined overall over a five-year period   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Stabbing and gunshot wound victims admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in New Providence and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama in the 2017/2018 fiscal year declined 27 percent and 40 percent respectively compared to the previous fiscal period, according to […]

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