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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Dr. Ferguson: 10 to 20 cases of ‘fake dentists’ reported

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After a Jamaican national was charged in court last week with falsely operating as an orthodontist, Dr. Sparkman Ferguson, head of The Bahamas Dental Council Registrar revealed that at present, some 10 to 20 cases of fake dentists operating in The Bahamas have been reported. “Although some of them are foreigners [the] […]

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PSA president: There’s no proof that retirement exercise was political

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite the recent claims of the opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), President of the Police Staff Association (PSA), Sonny Miller said that he does not believe that the recent police retirement announcements were politically influenced. “We don’t believe that it was political because we had no proof or anything to say that […]

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11 foreign nationals charged for various offences

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 11 foreign nationals were arraigned in a magistrate’s court on Tuesday on various charges ranging from possession of a fraudulent extension stamp, overstaying, illegal landing and engaging in gainful occupation without the right to work. The foreign nationals appeared in court number eight before Magistrate Subusola Swain. A statement […]

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Police seize drugs, pistol in two separate incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital recently recovered a quantity of drugs and a pistol in two separate incidents. In the first incident, police arrested a Bahamian male after he was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana on Monday, March 11. According to police reports, shortly before 11:00 p.m., officers from the […]

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Man allegedly caught sexually assaulting 8-year-old step daughter

A 70-year-old resident of Grand Bahama was arrested on Sunday night after it was alleged that he sexually assaulted his eight-year-old stepdaughter. Eyewitness News understands that police were called to the home in Hudson Estates after the mother contacted the Police Control Room to report the matter. A team of uniformed and plainclothes officers were […]

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Mother recounts terrifying ordeal of son’s alleged abduction

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It was a terrifying 45 minutes for a 23-year-old mother of five who said she was inside cooking dinner on Wednesday when she was told that her son was kidnapped while playing basketball just a foot away from their home. As of today, police are still searching for a woman who allegedly […]

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Social Services head: Abduction investigation under review

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes suggested on Tuesday that due process may not have been followed in the alleged abduction, reported molestation and subsequent return of an eight-year-old girl. “Unfortunately the ball may have gotten dropped and in this situation. It seems that things may have gone awry where persons were […]