CORONER’S INQUEST TO COME: Investigation into RBDF officer slain by cop completed

Family will see police bodycam footage at coroner’s inquest RBDF commander explains protocol for handling marines who may experience mental health challenges  NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commander Dr Raymond King advised yesterday that the investigation into the shooting death of Leading Seaman Rodney Adderley by police has been completed and will […]

BALANCING ACT: Mitchell says govt’s approach to shantytowns must consider both intl obligations and local laws

“It is the job of the minister and his government to find the right balance” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday urged the government to find the “right balance” in managing unregulated shantytowns and following its international treaties. Mitchell’s comments come days after United Nations human rights experts called […]

DORIAN INQUEST: 59 bodies recovered after storm, 25 identified

Vast majority of victims were not identifiable NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A pathologist yesterday outlined several recommendations to the government for the handling of victims, decomposing bodies and surviving family members of national disasters, following the challenges experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Dr. Kiko Bridgewater testified during the continuation of a coroner’s inquest into people […]

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Auditor general reviewing Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture expenses

Bastian claims it’s “ordinary” and had been planned before Rolle resigned NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Office of the Auditor General is currently reviewing the expenses of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National Sports Authority (NSA). In an interview with Eyewitness News yesterday, Auditor General Terrance Bastian confirmed the audit will be […]

Dames: Time for Bahamians to see who sexual offenders are and where they live

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With an increase in sexual offenses last year, parents must be more responsible for their daughters, said Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday. According to police statistics, there was a 34 percent increase in sexual offenses in 2020 involving rape, unlawful sexual intercourse and attempted rape, with the Sexual Offences Unit […]

Decomposed body found on New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The badly decomposed body of a man was found on East Avenue off Carmichael Road yesterday. According to police, the body was discovered at the rear of a residence situated on East Avenue, and reported shortly before 4pm. Assistant Superintendent Audley Peters said: “Officers responded, and on their arrival, they were directed […]

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 […]

Businesses warned against price gouging

Commission has received numerous complaints, inspections underway NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm, barreling toward the northwest Bahamas, businesses are being cautioned against any attempt to take advantage of consumers. According to operations and communications manager for the Consumer Protection Commission, Machelle Carroll, said were reports of merchants hiking prices ahead […]

Eight injured at Grand Bahama shipyard

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Chaos erupted at the Grand Bahama shipyard on Monday after a crane collapsed at the shipyard’s dry dock. According to Grand Bahama police, eight employees were injured but none of the injuries were life threatening. At the time of the collapse, repairs were reportedly being carried out on the Oasis of […]

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 […]

CDU chief: Force is actively investigating abduction cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of the latest child abduction case on Saturday, March 30th, head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash on Monday reassured Bahamians that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is using all of its manpower –  both technical and human –  to investigate the recent abductions […]

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 […]