Dominican poachers fined $413,000 or time in jail

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three days after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), seven Dominican fishermen were charged before the courts on Friday for poaching in Bahamian waters. According to the RBDF, patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, apprehended the seven Dominicans aboard two small go-fast type boats approximately […]

Police-involved shooting reported

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) reported a police-involved shooting over the weekend. According to police reports, shortly before 9:00p.m. on Saturday,  police responded to Wulff Road near to Minnie Street, after receiving reports of a male being armed with a firearm. While engaging the suspect, he produced a black firearm and […]

Over $12 million worth of marijuana seized for the year

Several multimillion-dollar drug busts made recently NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With just over two weeks remaining in the year, drug interdiction operations across The Bahamas to date have resulted in the seizure of more than 12,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of over $12.42 million, according to Eyewitness News Online’s analysis of reported seizures […]

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 […]

Major crime still trending downward

Major crime in the country remains down, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames, although he gave no exact figures. The national security chief, who spoke with Eyewitness News recently, attributed the curb in crime to increased patrols by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and its recently relaunched community neighborhood watch program. “All of […]