Shooting victim dies in hospital

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man has died in hospital after he was shot multiple times by gunmen yesterday evening. According to reports, a woman passerby was also shot in the leg during the incident, which took place on Hepburn Alley shortly after 6pm. Assistant Superintendent Audley Peters said police were told that three men exited […]

Crime report: Drug seizures, firearm arests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Crime-fighting strategies implemented by the Royal Bahamas Police Force resulted in the arrest of five people for firearm possession and the removal of dangerous drugs on Exuma and New Providence in separate incidents. Acting on information while on Exuma, a joint operation was launched by OPBAT which included the U.S. Coast Guard, […]

Man shot in Bimini, another stabbed in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot and injured shortly before 11pm on Saturday in Bimini, according to reports. The man told police that he was sitting in his vehicle at a resort when another man he knew, approached him, produced a handgun, and opened fire. He was transported to the clinic with non-life-threatening injuries. […]

Law enforcement agencies retooling crime strategies for storm-hit islands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that law enforcement agencies are adjusting their crime-fighting strategies in order to better address the concerns of residents on Abaco. Dames, along with Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle and Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Raymond King, visited Abaco on Sunday where they toured the […]

Teenage trio arraigned on robbery charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A woman and two men were arraigned in the Magistrates Court yesterday for allegedly robbing a man of jewelry and $3,000 in cash. Mya Smith, 18; Demetrius Bastain, 19; and Kelito Johnson, 18, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney and were charged with the September 10 robbery of Delgado Culmer. Prosecutors alleged that […]

‘Catfish’ romance scam defrauds victims of thousands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police have sounded the alarm on an online scam that deceives victims with fake relationships to defraud thousands. Assistant Superintendent Audley Peters said the Financial Crime Investigations Branch was alerted to the online scam that sees the fraudster fake their identities and contact victims via social media. In one case, he said […]

Man found dead off Bacardi Road

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The body of a man was found wrapped in a sheet shortly after midnight on a track road off Bacardi Road, according to police. Police said they received reports from a concerned citizen around 8pm on Saturday, advising that a homicide may have occurred on Blyden Road off Bacardi Road. Acting on […]

Toddler drowns in Bimini

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are investigating the drowning of a three-year-old toddler in Bimini. According to reports, shortly after 9pm on Tuesday, the child was found at the bottom of a pool of a resort on Bimini. The child was rushed to the Bimini Clinic and later airlifted to New Providence for further medical attention at […]

Lawyer encourages AG office to utilize plea bargains to address court backlog

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prominent Attorney Christina Galanos yesterday expressed growing concern over the building backlog of criminal cases that have yet to be tried in the Supreme Court – an issue she believes has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. “Even before COVID-19 criminal Supreme Court matters were extremely backlogged and they were not being […]

Mount Tabor suspends in-person service

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —Mount Tabor Church has moved to immediately suspend in-person church gatherings following the resurgence of new coronavirus cases over the past week. In a statement today, the church said it has been closely monitoring the pandemic both at home and in the United States, which recorded more than 65,000 new cases on Saturday. […]

NEMA partners with U.S. Dept. of Defense to test hurricane response

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) plans to conduct a full-scale exercise next month to test the national hurricane response throughout the country with assistance from the United States Department of Defense. According to a statement, NEMA will partner with U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) to execute “Restore Island Cays” on August 17-20, […]

Haitian man arrested at Marsh Harbour airport over passports

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Haitian man was arrested at the airport in Abaco after authorities discovered $11,000 and three Haitian passports in his possession, police said. According to reports, the man presented to security screening at Leonard Thompson International Airport around 7am on Saturday. When questioned about the cash and three Haitian passports, the man […]