Murder count rises to 85

A man was killed in a shooting incident shortly before 3 p.m. today in Gamble Heights off Baillou Hill Road, police said.  The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unknown. Police said the man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The matter follows another killing, shortly after 10 p.m. last night […]

Murders down 26 percent in Q1

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Murders for the first quarter of 2019 remain down by 26 percent compared to the same period last year, according to an analysis of Eyewitness New Online’s records. There have been 19 murders in The Bahamas for 2019. Twenty-six murders were recorded between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018. A closer […]

Man charged with traffic death fined $10,500

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Twenty five-year-old Hartman Rolle Jr. of St. Alban’s Drive appeared before Magistrate Kara Deveaux-Turnquest on Tuesday, charged with killing in the course of dangerous driving, driving while not covered by third party insurance, and driving without a valid driver’s license. As a power outage impacted court proceedings on Tuesday and the standby […]

Police investigate shooting incident on Boatswain Hill Road

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the persons responsible for a shooting incident which has left a woman in hospital. According to police reports, shortly after 7:00a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 the woman was standing at the rear of a vehicle in front of […]

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 […]

Govt. eyeing increased security at public schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said the government has to consider introducing “technological, innovative” changes within the public-school system to increase safety and security in the wake of a fatal stabbing of a T.A. Thompson student last week. “I have had any number of conversations with the minister of education,” Dames […]

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 […]

Police seek help in locating missing juvenile

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members. Missing is 15-year-old Raven Rolle of Zion Boulevard, South Beach. Raven is described as being 5” 4’ to 5” 6’ tall, medium build with a brown complexion. Anyone knowing the […]

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 […]

Murders down 28%

Most murders recorded in June, 79 recorded in NP With less than two weeks left in 2018, murders have decreased 28 percent compared to the previous year, and are on par to remain under the triple digits for the first time in the last eight years, according to Eyewitness News Online’s records. Up to this […]

Woman robbed and sexually assaulted

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – Police in New Providence are investigating an armed robbery and sexual assault which occurred on Saturday. According to police reports, shortly after 2:00 p.m., an armed man entered a home  in the Eastern district of New Providence and held a female at bay. The armed man robbed the woman of cash then […]

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 […]

Police recover .45 pistol and ammunition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital have recovered a .45 pistol and seven rounds of ammunition on Sunday. According to police reports, the incident happened shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Sunday whenPolice and Defence Force Officers,who comprise “Operation Strong Finish” conducted a search of a home on Kenya Avenue, Flamingo Gardens and recovered the […]

Police report drug busts in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two separate drug discoveries on Grand Bahama carried out by officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) over the weekend uncovered over $20, 000 worth of suspected marijuana, authorities confirmed. The successful drug busts were executed shortly before 6p.m. on Saturday, according to police. Police reports indicate that DEU officers, while in […]