RBPF Call Centre in dire need of tracking device for emergency location

The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Control Unit for its 911 Emergency Call Centre is without a monitoring system to track down its caller’s locations according to police officials. Superintendent Officer Brian Miller who oversees the control room told Eyewitness News that operators receive over 1,000 calls per day with some 20 per cent of […]

Police to get Drones, CCTV and Gunshot Spotters

Drones, closed-circuit television and gunshot spotters are just some of the crime-fighting tools that the Royal Bahamas Police Force will introduce in an effort to tackle and address the existing crime scourge. The announcement was made Monday by National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who estimated that the technological gadgets will be introduced to all field […]

Department of Corrections under scrutiny

Officers give tell-all account of working conditions Reports of alleged victimization, scare tactics, unreported escape attempts, poor treatment, bullying and sexual harassment are just some of the complaints levied upon the top brass at the Bahamas Department of Corrections. Officers at the facility said they are fed up and have had enough. Officers were led […]

12-week crime and violence prevention programme launched for youth

At-risk youth are being given what some may term a second chance at taking life in a new direction, as government’s Security Justice and Security Program (CSJP) is expected to do just that, according to Gadville McDonald, Executive Director at the National Training Agency (NTA). Recent statistics released by the Ministry of Labor at mid-point […]

HMBS Bahamas arrives from the Netherlands

After completing her refit at the Maaskant Shipyard in Stellendam, The Kingdom of The Netherlands, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) BAHAMAS departed The Netherlands on October 4 arriving at Coral Harbour Base on Saturday, October 27. The 24-day journey took the ship’s company from The Netherlands through the English Channel, and west of the coasts […]

Govt. looking to improve quality of life for inmates, officers

Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames on Tuesday expressed that the appalling conditions of prisoners and prison staff at The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services is no different from those in other countries. His comments came on the heels of a documentary that aired last week Wednesday on Eyewitness News. The documentary dubbed, “Sentenced to […]

Security measures tightened at boys reform school

The Simpson C. Penn School for Boys has implemented short and long-term security measures to ensure that there are no future breaches, said Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell. The move comes after five boys who absconded from the reform school in recent weeks still remain at large. Campbell told Eyewitness News over the weekend that […]

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 […]

Dames attends Defense Ministers conference in Mexico

Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames is attending the 13th Conference of Defense Ministers of The Americas (CDMA) in Cancun, Mexico from October 7-10, 2018. The CDMA was formed in 1995, and it is comprised of 34 Member States inclusive of countries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The CDMA is an international […]