Corrections Officer in custody for drug possession

A corrections officer is in police custody after he was allegedly caught attempting to smuggle marijuana into The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. According to police reports, shortly before 2:00p.m. on Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with Bahamas Department of Corrections Officers in a joint operation, conducted a search […]

AG mum on DPP’s decision

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday dodged questions about government’s assertion that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will be appealing magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to allow three of six persons to walk free in the highly controversial Michelle Reckley money laundering and fraud case. Magistrate Armbrister’s decision last […]

Three charged in separate traffic death incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Shauna Smith, 22, appeared before magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux on Monday, in connection with the February 25th accident that left a woman dead and man in serious condition in hospital. Smith was charged with killing during the course of dangerous driving, failing to remain on the scene of an accident, driving without insurance and […]

Teen boy charged in Nassau Village killing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A teenager faced a magistrate Monday on two separate charges in connection with a shooting incident which unfolded in Nassau Village in October 2018. Prosecutors allege that Deshawn Hart, 18,  is responsible for the shooting death of Ricaro Mallory Bullard, 24, on October 5, 2018. The victim, police said, was shot dead […]

10 foreign nationals charged with various offenses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two Colombians and one Haitian were arraigned in the Freeport magistrate’s court #2 before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson on March 29, 2019. Gary Alexander Paez Manotas and Diana Mireya Quintero Briceno were arrested on March 28, 2019 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The duo was charged with Overstaying and both were fined $3,000 each […]

Frank Smith case resumes today

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands is expected to give testimony in the extortion case against former Progressive Liberal Party  (PLP) Senator Frank Smith which resumes today, Eyewitness News understands. Smith is accused of Extorting $60,000 from Barbara Hanna, owner of Magic Touch Cleaning Company. It is alleged that Smith assisted Hanna in obtaining a contract […]

Court orders gaming tax delay

A small victory for gaming operators after they were able to secure at least another month before any additional taxes are implemented. Government agreed to “hold off” until after the matter can be heard before the courts. Attorneys representing members of the Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) appeared before Justice Indra Charles Friday morning for […]

Man accused of web shop murder charged

William Etienne, 26, appeared before deputy chief magistrate Subusola Swain charged with the August 24 murder of Alvin Strachan According to reports, shortly after 9 a.m., an armed male entered FML webshop on East Street and Balfour Avenue and exchanged words with Strachan before going into the restroom. A few minutes later, the assailant approached Strachan […]

Condolences for family of CJ by DNA

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) on Friday, offered condolences to the family of fallen Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs, who passed away at Doctors Hospital at 11 o’clock Friday morning. He was 63. The party, in a statement from DNA Deputy Leader Arinthia Komolafe said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chief […]

Frank Smith back in court

After a lengthy delay, the highly publicized extortion case involving former Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), Frank Smith; returned to the Nassau Street Complex. Chief Magistrate, Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, expected to move forward with today’s proceedings, which allege that Smith attempted to bribe and extort money from a privately contracted cleaning company, while he […]

Two arraigned for murder; Suriname national issued prison sentence, deportation

Two men were arraigned yesterday on three separate counts of murder. Twenty-five-year-old, Stephen Volter, stood before Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of the February 15 murder of Matthew Mortimer. Volter was not allowed to enter a plea. Eighteen-year-old, Deante Pinder, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. He stands accused […]

Man arraigned for club murder

A 25-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrates Court this afternoon in connection with a club shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded. Vernal Johnson, of Dumping Ground Corner, appeared before Magistrate Subusola Swain and was charged with one count on murder and two counts of attempted murder stemming from the incident on […]