‘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 […]

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 […]

New emergency order outlines partial reopening

Schools, restaurants and gaming houses to reopen with guidelines and some restrictions NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has signed a new emergency order outlining the partial reopening of the country next week Monday. The order delineates varying restrictions for the islands of The Bahamas and businesses, grouped under three schedules. It maintains […]

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 […]

Police seek help in locating missing juvenile

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members. Missing is 15-year-old Raven Rolle of Zion Boulevard, South Beach. Raven is described as being 5” 4’ to 5” 6’ tall, medium build with a brown complexion. Anyone knowing the […]

Man 23 latest victim of gun violence

The man shot killed in the Kennedy Subdivision Tuesday night has been identified as 23-year-old Tarino Bevan White of Willow Tree Street . White, according to police, was sitting in a vehicle near a bar in the area, when he was approached by a group of men, one of them armed with a handgun. The […]

National security minister commits to school policing

Police Staff Association says officers needed on school campuses National Security Minister Marvin Dames confirmed Tuesday that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) school policing program will recommence at the start of the new school year. “The force will be carrying on the school policing program, because it works. We will have our officers present […]

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 […]

Charred remains discovered in burned building

Investigators from the Central Detective Unit (CDU) are today investigating the discovery of charred remains, found amongst the rubble of a building that burned down in Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Officers attached to Grand Bahama Fire Services told Eyewitness News that they responded to a fire at a single story wooden structure around 1 o’clock […]

Police ups ante in crime fight

Dames tables 17-page police crime plan The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) top priority for this year is the prevention and reduction of crime with a concentration on “disrupting organized crime groups”, according to the Commissioner’s Police Plan 2018. In the 17-page document tabled in the House of Assembly on Thursday, Police Commissioner, Anthony Ferguson […]

Marijuana field discovered, seized; three Bahamian males arrested in Abaco

Police in Abaco discovered a large marijuana field earlier this afternoon. Reports are that shortly after 1:00 pm, officers acting on information went to an area off S.C. Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately 3,103 plants, ranging between three inches to four feet in height. The plants have a street […]

Two decomposed bodies found in Abaco

Police in Abaco are investigating the discovery of two badly decomposed bodies that were discovered on Saturday 13th January 2018. Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, police received information that a body was discovered in the S.C Bootle Highway area, some five minutes before Treasure Cay. Officers responded and upon further investigation they discovered two […]