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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Major crime still trending downward

Major crime in the country remains down, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames, although he gave no exact figures. The national security chief, who spoke with Eyewitness News recently, attributed the curb in crime to increased patrols by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and its recently relaunched community neighborhood watch program. “All of […]

Wanted man turns himself in

Murder suspect Valantino Pratt, also known as “T-Boy”, has turned himself in, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) said. Officers attached to the Central Detective Unit (CDU) in Grand Bahamas said, Pratt, 22, who is wanted wanted for murder turned himself in at Central Police Station on Saturday, shortly after 5pm. There has been no […]

Man loses life in gun violence

A web shop was the scene of the country’s latest homicide which occurred on Friday morning at about 10 a.m.  Police said a man believed to be in his early 30’s got into an exchange of words with another customer in the Flowers web shop off East St. and Balfour Avenue, when one of the […]

Murder and robbery charge for duo

A woman and a man were arraigned in Magistrate’ s Court Wednesday, charged with armed robbery and murder. Anita McDonald, 31, also known as Kaylana, and Dontee Riley, 20, in the grey sweater, appeared before  Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt, accused of the  July 17tharmed robbery of Wesley smith. It is alleged that McDonald and […]

Attempted murder suspects behind bars

Two men suspected in connection with a recent attempted murder got their day in court on Friday. Kevin Johnson, 21, and Marcus Defrand, 24, both appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the attempted murder of Shawquan Johnson. The two were not allowed to enter a plea and were ordered to return to court on […]

Wanted man in custody; arraigned today

Five others still at large The active nation-wide man hunt by the police force for six of the country’s most dangerous men, has led to the arrest of one of the murder suspects, initially identified only as “Conch Man”. Police said Antone Brown was taken into custody yesterday, just three days after being profiled on […]

Active nation-wide hunt for 6 most wanted

“Revolving bail door poses threat”   Six of the country’s most dangerous men are actively being pursued in a nation-wide man hunt, police said at its East Street headquarters Monday. The men are all wanted in connection with the 18 murders currently on record. The intensified search, police said, is part of the Royal Bahamas […]

Two arraigned for murder; Suriname national issued prison sentence, deportation

Two men were arraigned yesterday on three separate counts of murder. Twenty-five-year-old, Stephen Volter, stood before Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of the February 15 murder of Matthew Mortimer. Volter was not allowed to enter a plea. Eighteen-year-old, Deante Pinder, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. He stands accused […]

Man wanted for questioning in murder

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing murder investigation. Eighteen-year-old Ramero Rolle is described as 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, dark brown complexion and slim build. Anyone with information of Rolle’s whereabouts is asked to contact the police anonymously at 911 or 919 or […]