Dames weighs in on police-involved shootings

National Security Minister Marvin Dames went on the record Wednesday about the increase in police-involved shootings this year. His comments came one day after Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed that there is no money to speed up the number of inquests in the Coroner’s Court, which deals with police-involved killings. While admonishing the public to be cooperative and allow […]

RBDF launches Operation Marlin Spike’s decisive phase

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) successfully launched its Operation Marlin Spike Decisive Phase on July 19 at the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) retreat. Operation Marlin Spike is a defence force-led initiative designed to heighten public awareness of RBDF duties and activities in safeguarding the people of The Bahamas, especially in the areas of marine […]

On the defence

RBDF on high alert at sea On the heels of civil unrest in Haiti where thousands of Haitians have violently protested their government’s decision to hike gas prices, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) confirmed Thursday that it is on high alert for any potential influx of Haitian migrants who may consider The Bahamas as […]

Rights Bahamas condemns govt. for ‘cleansing’ of shanty town residents

Class action suit still pending  Human rights group Rights Bahamas President Fred Smith, Queens Counsel (QC) berated the Free National Movement’s (FNM) government for what he claimed is “cleaning” of 11 shanty town communities in New Providence. Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes on Monday announced an extended deadline of August 10 for all shanty town […]

Comment on this article

MARCO Alert system launched

Parents and families with young children will now have an added piece of equipment helping to keep their children safe with the launch of the MARCO Alert system. The Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation (MARCO) was officially launched Thursday – nearly seven years since the project’s namesake, Marco Archer, was brutally killed. According to National Security Minister Marvin […]

Bahamas warned of corruption in US trafficking report

… While maintaining tier one compliance Although The Bahamas Government meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking according to the latest United States (U.S.) trafficking assessment, allegations of corruption are still a major concern. The comments come from the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released by the U.S. State Department on Thursday. “Credible allegations […]

Maritime border protection to be enhanced

A two-day training initiative, supported by the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism and geared toward enhancing maritime safety throughout The Bahamas got underway at the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Headquarters Tuesday morning. The event is a joint effort between the United States (U.S.), Canada and Bahamian armed forces. Brian Sullivan, the project’s programme manager, shared […]

Police force to launch new app

A new mobile application presently under development by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF)  will allow residents to report crimes anonymously, the national security minister said recently. Police, Public, Private Partnership or P3TIPS, according to Marvin Dames, is expected to strengthen the partnership between officers and the public. With 52 murders on record for the year, Dames said, […]

Woman robbed, police a no show

A resident of Victoria Gardens in the Tall Pines constituency cried shame on police Thursday, after they reportedly failed to show up to her house after she reported her car was stolen from her front yard that morning. Keva Bethel telephoned Eyewitness News shortly before 3:00 p.m. yesterday and requested our assistance with the dilemma. […]

Comment on this article

Reasonable force at discretion of RBPF officers, says Comissioner

Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said that reasonable force is left to the discretion of the officers, in response to questions about a number of recent police involved shootings To date, there have been eight police-involved shootings for the year. Family members of the latest victim, 20-year-old Deangelo Evans, continue to agitate for justice.

Tradewinds 2018 wraps up

Participants from 22 countries involved in the 2018 Tradewinds training program got a chance to put all the skills and information they learned into real-time practice Wednesday morning. The program, which took one year to plan and three weeks to execute, provided extensive training in combatting transnational crime and humanitarian disaster relief. The massive exercise […]