Man found dead behind preschool

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was found dead following a shooting incident behind a preschool on Marmalade Close early this morning. Responding officers arrived at the scene shortly after 9am. According to Police Press Liaison ASP Audley Peters, officers found the victim lying on the ground with gunshot wounds about his body. He was pronounced […]

Two men arrested for unlicensed firearms

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two men were arrested shortly before 11pm on Wednesday for possession of unlicensed firearms. According to reports, officers conducting routine patrols on Augusta Street, Bain Town, noticed two men in a green Honda CRV, who aroused their suspicion. Police signaled the vehicle to stop, but the driver sped off and a chase […]

Two men murdered an hour apart

Third killing in the past 24 hours NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was killed near John Road and Baillou Hill Road last night, while another man was shot on Finlayson Street an hour later and died in hospital. According to police, officers responding to a shooting on John Road west and Baillou Hill Road around […]

Man shot in head on Grand Bahama

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot and killed on East Sunrise Highway, Grand Bahama, shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday, police said. According to reports, a gunman approached the victim while he was standing at the entrance of Island Luck Web Café. Police said the assailant shot the victim “in the head” and fled on foot. […]

RBDF marine charged with rape

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officer was yesterday arraigned in Magistrate’s Court for the rape of a woman marine. According to prosecutors, Renaldo Wilkinson, 35, raped a 32-year-old woman marine at the defense force base in Matthew Town, Inagua, on February 5. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt. Wilkinson was […]

Woman raped on Inagua

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating an alleged rape of a 31-year-old woman on Inagua. Details were limited up to press time. Police said: “We are in the early stages of the investigations; more information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Man charged with murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Cleso Rolle, 27, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney today charged with the January 3 murder of Deandre Thompson. Police said on the day in question, officers responded to a shooting incident at the intersection of Sapodilla Boulevard and Willow Street in Pinewood Gardens, where they found a man’s bullet-riddled body slumped over […]

Man shot and killed on Deveaux Street

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man believed to be in his mid-30s was shot and killed shortly before 9am today on Deveaux Street, east of Market Street. Police said officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area and found the bullet-ridden body of a man next to a vehicle. According to reports, a small vehicle […]

Man killed in drive-by shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was killed in a drive-by shooting on Mall Drive off Soldier Road last night, police reported today. According to the report, two men were sitting in a vehicle in front of a residence in the area around 7pm when the occupant of a “small vehicle” approached and fired in their […]

Detained asylum seekers sue govt. for freedom

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorneys for a group of asylum seekers, who have been detained by the Department of Immigration, have filed a writ of summons seeking immediate release from the detention center. The writ, filed by Calenders & Co on January 20, 2021, claims that the plaintiffs fled their countries due well-founded fear of persecution by […]

Dames says police-involved shootings reflect “the world we are living in today”

37 complaints against officers ended in disciplinary action 11 people killed in police-involved shootings in 2020 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames attributed the slight increase in police-involved shootings last year to “the world we are living in today”. Dames insisted that officers are being faced with assailants who have more high-powered […]