PM orders full probe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has ordered a full probe into the protocol and organizations involved in the Byron Ferguson plane crash, in an effort to possibly change national emergency response protocol, according to an official statement released Sunday from the Cabinet office. “I will order a full review by competent experts […]

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Sea, shoreline search for pilot continues

More airplane debris recovered Sunday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three rounds of search dives led by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines on Sunday marked day 10 of search and recovery efforts for pilot Byron Ferguson. Ferguson’s twin engine aircraft crashed in waters off the western tip of New Providence on Nov. 8, but only pieces of […]

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RBDF on the defense

Commodore says he will address AG in another forum   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Tellis Bethel was on the defense Friday following scathing remarks made by Attorney General Carl Bethel. Bethel, while speaking last Thursday in the Senate, reprimanded the armed forces on their handling of investigations into search […]

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Rights Bahamas calls for action following “police slapping” video

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After a video of a Royal Bahamas Police Force officer slapping a man went viral over the weekend,  Rights Bahamas has called on Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson and Minister of National Security Marvin Dames to take immediate action. “We urge you to reprimand this behavior and publicly apologize to the people […]

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RBPF working with FBI on alleged visa scam probe

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now working in consultation with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to determine whether any laws may have been broken with respect to an alleged visa scam in The Bahamas. Responding to an affidavit filed in Washington, D.C., by FBI […]

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Acting prison chief vows to stamp out corruption

Newly appointed Acting Commissioner of the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC), Charles Murphy, on Monday stressed that he has a zero-tolerance approach for any acts of impropriety at the correctional facility. “I go to work every day just to give service to mankind and to my country,” said Murphy, who has served at the BDOC […]

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Police: Uptick in armed robberies reported in recent months

Police say no trend of women being targeted Following a spate of women being robbed at gunpoint over the weekend, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said yesterday authorities have observed an uptick in armed robberies in recent months, but there has been no evidence to suggest women have been increasingly targeted. Authorities reported five […]

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Investigators to examine other factors in plane crash

As authorities continue to search for the pilot and aircraft that plunged into the sea a quarter of a mile off Nirvana Beach last Thursday night, Kendal Dorsett Jr, the operations investigator for the Air Accident Investigation Department said investigators will begin to examine other factors to determine what led to the crash. “The occupant […]

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Port Department, RBDF investigate floating container unit

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is warning boaters to stay clear of an unidentified floating container unit found in waters off Farmer’s Cay in the Exuma chain on Saturday. The estimated 20 feet x 40 feet metal container is currently located at position: Latitude: 23.57 North and Longitude 076.11 West (Farmer’s Cay Cut). The residents […]

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Pinder shuts down visa fraud scam claims

Director of Labour John Pinder on Thursday shut down speculation that the department might be involved in the reported visa fraud scam and the issuance of work permits by senior immigration officials investigated by the United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In an interview with Eyewitness News, Pinder explained that the Labour Department […]

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