Search ongoing for aircraft after pilot’s distress call

Investigators communicating with Haitian, Jamaican aviation authorities   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As United States (U.S.) authorities with the assistance of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continued to search across Great Inagua for an aircraft following a mayday call from a pilot, investigators were yesterday speaking to aviation authorities in Jamaica and Haiti to determine whether […]

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Search for aircraft in Great Inagua ongoing

Pilot reported engine failure to authorities   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities were yesterday searching for an aircraft after the pilot of a plane reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that he had experienced the loss of an engine and was losing altitude, though after several hours of searching it was unclear if the plane crashed. […]

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Police continues investigation into missing Oban file

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – More than 10 months after authorities confirmed they were investigating the disappearance of a file on the controversial Oban Energies project, which reportedly went missing from the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology(BEST) Commission, the Commissioner of Police confirmed yesterday that the investigation is still ongoing. “Let me say I think sometimes what people […]

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Father of kidnapped boy alleges he was brutalized

Files complaint with RBPF’s Complaints and Corruption Unit   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The father of 3-year-old Shavard Bain Jr. who was kidnapped on Sunday and returned the next day has made an official complaint to the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Complaints and Corruption Unit, alleging police brutality. Sharvard Bain Sr., said that while offering information […]

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Abducted child dropped off at laundromat

Incident highlights law enforcement’s failure to use Marco Alert system   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are searching for two women who allegedly abducted three-year-old Shavard Bain on Saturday evening while he was riding his bicycle in the area of South Beach Estates. At 3:00 a.m. Sunday, police issued an all-points bulletin for Shavard Bain. By […]

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Sears gives govt. advice to address EU’s listing of The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After the Bahamas was listed earlier this week by the European Union College of Commissioners as a high-risk country for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) deficiencies, a former attorney general on Thursday cautioned the government against rushing off to the EU’s headquarters in Brussels to make any ‘ill-considered appeasements and […]

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Police seek help in locating missing juvenile

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members. Missing is 14-year-old Anniase Francois of #11 Rosedale Street. Francois is described as being 5” tall of slim build with a dark brown complexion. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Anniase Francois is asked […]

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Haitian charge d’Affaires: We will solve this “madness”

Charging that the governments of the Republic of Haiti and Commonwealth of The Bahamas must continue to work together to bring an end to illegal migration amidst the worst migrant boating tragedy on record, Haitian Charge d’Affairs Francois Michel said yesterday that a solution must be found “for this madness”. His comments were made at […]

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More bodies recovered from Haitian vessel

Death toll increases to 32   Two more bodies were found yesterday afternoon among the wreckage of a sunken vessel than ran aground and capsized last Friday, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 Haitian migrants, Eyewitness News Online understands. The latest find pushes the death toll to 32. Authorities pulled two bodies out […]

Two more bodies of suspected Haitian sloop passengers found

Authorities continue search for additional survivors, bodies    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities pulled two more bodies out of waters off Abaco on Tuesday and suspect they were passengers onboard a Haitian sloop that ran aground and capsized in waters off Man-O-War Cay last weekend. Yesterday’s discovery pushed the death toll to 29. According to authorities, […]

Family gravely concerned for missing 12-year-old girl

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On December 14, 2018, 12-year-old Yolanda Mericidian left her Englerston home to head to school at CH Reeves. To date, six weeks later, Yolanda’s distraught family members are still holding out hope that she is alive and will return home safely. After realizing that her daughter was in fact missing, Natasha Jean, […]

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Family of missing Marvin Pratt still holding out hope

Mother has since visited morgue, flyers distributed   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The family members of 40-year-old Marvin Pratt are still holding on to hope. They believe that their missing relative is still alive, and they are still holding firm to their allegations that members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force arrested Pratt last month and […]

Police seeking public’s help to locate suspect

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide investigation. The suspect 26-year-old Andre Thompson of Sequoia Street, Pinewood Gardens. Thompson is described as being 6’3” tall, medium build with brown complexion. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Andre Thompson is asked […]

Investigators to complete preliminary crash report in March

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) continue to probe a plane crash that took place last November in waters off Nirvana Beach, investigators will complete their preliminary report and make it available to the public in March. Kendall Dorsett, the operations investigator for the AAID, told Eyewitness News Online that in […]