DRUG COURT: Four men, including prison officer, arraigned on drug charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Four men were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on two separate drug-related matters, including a prison officer. Prison Officer Herman Major was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and taking prohibited articles into a correctional facility. Prosecutors alleged that on the day in question, Major attempted to smuggle in 5 3/4 ounces […]

TIMES UP: RBPF Operation Cease Fire to intensify

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police have hailed Operation Cease Fire as a “significant success” since its launch, with more than 150 arrests for various matters and the recovery of multiple guns and dangerous drugs. During the first week of the operation, between April 3rd and April 9th, officers successfully arrested 93 people in relation to murder […]

DRUG HAUL: Three men arrested for possession of over $1.2m worth of suspected marijuana

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police seized 1,254lbs of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,254,000 in Coopers Town, Abaco, during a joint operation around 3pm on Sunday. According to reports, the Drug Enforcement Unit in a joint operation with OPBAT, US Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs Boarder Protection and Police Marine Support Unit executed […]

Man wearing bullet proof vest shot dead by police

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man wearing a bulletproof vest was shot dead by police who were responding to a robbery early this morning. Police Press Liaison Superintendent Audley Peters said officers were alerted to an incident on Delancy Street and began canvassing the area shortly after 1 am. During their patrol of Hospital Lane, the […]

“WE TAKE CRIME SERIOUSLY”: PM & COP outline plans to tackle gang warfare

Majority of Illegal firearms traced to south Florida Deputy Commissioner says 8-10 gangs operating in New Providence NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the nation grapples with an unprecedented level of bloodshed, Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis and senior officials of law enforcement yesterday outlined plans to tackle the scourge of violence that has resulted in 44 […]

NOT ALL OF US: Bus drivers hit back on accusations of predatory behaviour rampant in the industry

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  United Public Transportation Company’s President Harrison Moxey yesterday sought to dismiss harmful generalisations concerning bus drivers and their alleged relationships with school-aged girls that he claims has negatively impacted the industry.  Moxey was responding to sentiments made by Senator Maxine Seymour during a debate on amendments to the National Heroes Awards Honours. […]

ROBBERY AT GUNPOINT: Fernander says authorities concerned about recent trend amid viral video of armed robbery

Surveillance footage shows man pleading for his life during armed robbery in Fox Hill NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Footage of a man being robbed at gunpoint by two men as he stood outside his Fox Hill home made the rounds on social media yesterday, sparking residents to express concern about armed robberies, gun violence and the […]

REPORT: Challenges in justice system and police force see few drug trafficking cases prosecuted in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Challenges in cooperation between police and prosecutors and the lack of early involvement of prosecutors in criminal investigations has led to few drug trafficking cases being prosecuted in The Bahamas, according to a United States Department of State report. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), released this month, said: “Individuals charged […]

INSIDE JOB: Stapledon’s own residents responsible for area crime, says neighborhood watch council

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Stapledon Gardens Neighborhood Crime Watch Association has discovered that a small group of perpetrators who reside within the community has been the cause of multiple criminal incidents. The association hosted a press conference to provide an update on its efforts to curb crime in the area and to announce its Shaunae […]

Men shot and killed hours apart

Murder count stands at 15 for 2022 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two men were shot and killed and a third injured in separate incidents just hours apart last night. Officers responding to reports of a shooting around 7pm on Blue Hill Road found the body of a man lying in the street with gunshot wounds. According […]

Man shot dead in Pinewood Gardens

Victim saw gunman and attempted to run away NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot dead as he walked along Wild Guava Street in Pinewood Gardens on Thursday night. According to Superintendent Audley Peters, the shooting took place around 11pm. Responding officers found the victim, who was in his mid-20s, lying on the ground with […]