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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]