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 […]

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 […]

Motorcyclist is country’s 18th traffic fatality

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country recorded its 18th traffic fatality for the year on Monday, April 1, 2019. The incident, according to police reports, unfolded shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Monday on Carmichael Road and Cedar Way when a motorcyclist collided with a truck. Police said paramedics were called to the scene and confirmed the man […]

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 […]

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 crushed to death by vehicle

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A residential community in eastern New Providence is still trying to come to grips with the death of woman who was reportedly rolled over by a vehicle. According to traffic police reports, an adult female was crushed to death in a traffic mishap which unfolded in the residential area of Sheila Close […]

Murder count climbs to 85

Man succumbs to injuries in Ridgeland Park shooting NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A deadly shooting incident which left one man dead and two others fighting for their lives in hospital on Saturday evening pushed the country’s murder count to 85. Police reports indicate that the tragic incident unfolded in the residential area of Ridgeland Park West […]

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 […]

Murder count climbs overnight

Man shot in car, dies in hospital The murder count climbed again last night after a man was killed in what police said was gun violence in the southeastern district of New Providence. Police said the victim was sitting in his vehicle outside a bar in Kennedy Subdivision off Soldier Road, when he was approached […]

Condolences for family of CJ by DNA

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) on Friday, offered condolences to the family of fallen Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs, who passed away at Doctors Hospital at 11 o’clock Friday morning. He was 63. The party, in a statement from DNA Deputy Leader Arinthia Komolafe said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chief […]