Prison officers say “no” to strip search

Wilson says strip search procedure is demoralizing   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new security procedure implemented at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) has prison officers up-in-arms, and the Correctional Officers Staff Association has called on BDOCS officials to rethink the move which subjects all prison officers to a daily strip search. The strip […]

More illegal migrants apprehended in Abaco

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Immigration officers continued their search over the weekend for any additional undocumented Haitians who may have been onboard a wooden sloop which landed in Abaco last Thursday. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) confirmed Friday that an overnight search of outlying areas uncovered an additional 25 undocumented Haitian nationals. Immigration officials initially […]

E. Sally-Ann Lockhart-Pratt appointed as new Registrar-General

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Sunday announced the appointment of Mrs. E. Sally-Ann Lockhart-Pratt, to the position of Registrar-General in the Registrar General’s Department. Lockhart-Pratt’s qualifications include, a Bachelor of Arts in Banking and International Finance as well as a Master of Arts degree […]

Haitian migrants apprehended in Abaco

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just three days into the new year, immigration officials apprehended 54 Haitian nationals in the Abacos on Thursday afternoon. The apprehension was the result of a joint operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Immigration Department. A statement released last night by the RBDF outlined […]

Christian Council welcomes sex offenders register

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said he welcomes the Attorney General’s announcement that a sex offenders register will be established in The Bahamas early next year. “We thank the AG for indicating that the register will be coming in the new year,” Fernander told Eyewitness News Online. “I think as […]

Police investigate latest murders: Stapledon Gardens, Malcolm Rd.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following what police have labeled as a “suspicious shooting incident” which unfolded in the quiet residential community of Stapledon Gardens on Friday night, authorities are actively looking for a male who is believed to have been involved in that incident which left another man dead. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton […]

Dames: 2019 will ring in a new regime in crime fighting

ShotSpotter, drones and other tech-savvy gadgets to be introduced   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With the start of 2019 just days away, Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security confirmed that government will officially sign off on a number of contracts which will make new tech-savvy gadgets available to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to assist […]

Dames: Police-involved shootings ‘hurt all parties involved’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There have been nearly one dozen police-involved shootings recorded in 2018, and despite mounting public concern, National Security Minister Marvin Dames assured that in many instances, police officers are faced with challenging situations during as they continue to tackle crime. He also assured that due process is being followed as it relates […]