Men charged with killing in the course of dangerous driving

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police reported on Monday, May 2, 2019, that Ricardo Butler appeared before Magistrate Caroline Vogt-Evans in court number six, charged with killing in the course of dangerous driving. Butler’s arraignment was in connection with a matter that occurred on Monday, April 1, 2019, in which motorcyclist Tito Ferguson was struck by a […]

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Three to be charged this week after $1.6 million drug bust

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three adult Bahamian males are expected to be formally charged before a magistrate court this week, after they were allegedly found in possession of a large quantity of marijuana on Friday, May 3, 2019. According to police reports, shortly after 6:00a.m. on Friday past, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers, Marine Support Services Officers […]

RBDF Marine charged with Govt. House murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jevon Seymour, 35, a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine, was charged on Friday with the April 28, 2019 murder of RBDF Officer Philip Perpall. Seymour, who was escorted into the magistrate court by more than a dozen armed police officers, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, charged with the shooting death […]

Dames: Security at govt. buildings will be significantly improved

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Security at all government buildings will be significantly improved, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who admitted that the recent shooting death of a Defence Force Officer on the grounds of Government House has exposed weaknesses in the current system. “I have a team working to create a policy for government […]

RBDF Officer shot to death at Government House

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Philip Perpall,52, a veteran Officer of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) was shot and killed early Sunday morning while on duty at Government House. Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling was not at Government House when Sunday’s shooting occurred, police told the media yesterday. According to police, Perpall, an RBDF […]

Auditors recommend comprehensive review of officers’ medical coverage

Report says officers should not have doubts about their healthcare coverage An audit into the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Reserves Branch has recommended that the police force revisit the government’s agreement with Colina Limited. According to the audit, the agency did not have a copy of the agreement on file, and a document subsequently […]

Tracking system within school for youth offenders’, part of policing plan

While much of Police Commissioner’s Anthony Ferguson’s policing plan for 2019 encompasses similar or largely the same initiatives outlined previously, the document tabled by Minister of National Security Marvin Dames Wednesday calls for the establishment of a tracking system where the National Crime Prevention Office (NCPO) and school liaison officers can “monitor youth offenders within […]

Dames: Audit not an indictment on RBPF reserves

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that the damning audit into the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Reserves Branch is not an indictment on the reserves that serve, but a road map to correct the discrepancies and long-standing challenges within the system made by successive governments. “There are committed officers, who […]

Reserves program largely consisted of “senior citizens”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Reserves Branch largely consisted of “senior citizens” with nearly 49 percent of reservists being over 55, a result of the program accepting retired officers instead of recruiting new candidates to diversify the program, and a lack of retirement criteria for reserves, according to a recently completed audit […]