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 […]

Two-year-old gunshot victim in urgent need of blood

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The family of a two-year-old girl are appealing for blood donations after the toddler was critically injured during a shooting incident in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. Police have arrested two men suspected to be involved in the shooting at Baby Johnson Road on Saturday. The little girl has been identified as DaNyla Roberts, […]

Man, 22, in custody over triple shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police have in their custody a 22-year-old man assisting with investigations into a triple shooting on Belville Circle, Bel Air Estates, last week. Two victims from the shooting – including a 10-year-old girl – have succumbed to their injuries, while the third remains in stable condition. According to reports, a group of […]

10-year-old succumbs to shooting injuries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 10-year-old girl who was shot during a drive-by shooting last week has passed away in hospital this morning, according to police. Lorencia Simmons Walkes was among a group of people hanging out in front of a home at Belville Close off Iguana Way on May 29. According to reports, three men […]

Man killed hours ahead of emergency partial shutdown

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A man was shot and killed while standing outside a home in Stapledon Gardens just hours before a nationwide partial shutdown came into force, police said. According to reports, three men were gathered on Albatross Road shortly after 3am when a silver vehicle pulled up. Police said a man exited the vehicle […]

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 […]