SUSPECTED SUICIDE: Man found hanging from ceiling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was found hanging from a ceiling in a home in Johnson Terrace shortly after 9pm on Tuesday, police said. Police said they were called to the residence and directed to the living room, where they found the body. Emergency Medical Services visited the scene and pronounced the man dead. His […]

IMPROVEMENTS LOADING: COP says police need more body cams; ShotSpotter tech being upgraded

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police (COP) Paul Rolle assured that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) body camera and ShotSpotter programs are active and working, noting that additional improvements are being made. Last August, the RBPF rolled out 200 body-worn cameras and 200 dash cameras in patrol vehicles. During a recent interview on ILTV’s […]

ONLY SO FAR: Social services to assist fire victims but only in immediate short-term

“If we expect in every incident that the government will make us whole, that is not realistic” Campbell suggests homeowners consider insurance options NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell yesterday assured that the families recently impacted by Sunday’s fire on Jennie Street are being assisted by his ministry. On Sunday, a massive […]

ACCOUNTABILITY: Officers do not have the right to take your phone or stop you from recording during interactions

Complaints and Corruptions Unit operates “fairly” and “effectively”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Recording your interactions with officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is not against the law, according to Officer in Charge of the Complaints and Corruptions Unit Superintendent Marlon Fulford. While appearing as a guest on the RBPF’s talk show “Cop Talk”, […]

OFFENDED: COP condemns sexual assault allegations against him; says matter turned over to CID

“I don’t want to go any further with that because I am offended by the comments” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday condemned serious allegations of sexual assault against him, and advised that the matter has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). A video, which has now been widely […]

“TRANSNATIONAL CRIME”: $3.1 million cocaine bust on Eleuthera believed to have overseas connections

No arrests made; suspects urged to turn themselves in NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police recovered 155 packages of suspected cocaine with a street value of $3.1 million in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, during a joint law enforcement operation yesterday. According to reports, personnel from Operation Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), the US Coast Guard, US Customs […]

Davis: “Chaos” in FNM evidences govt “unfit” to serve

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday suggested the recent resignation of at least two Cabinet ministers, and several Free National Movement (FNM) members, is evidence of internal “chaos” that makes the Minnis administration unfit to govern. House Speaker Halson Moultrie resigned last week, citing a “divergent and untenable” relationship […]

COP apologizes for suicide gaffe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following public outrage regarding his comments about men who committed suicide last year, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday apologized to the families of the men whom he may have offended. On Monday, during his annual press briefing, Rolle revealed that there was a 38 percent increase in suicides in The Bahamas, […]

RBPF to lose 250 officers by 2022

COP in the process of restructuring the police force Officers served transfer orders NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle advised yesterday that some 250 officers are expected to retire by the beginning of January 2022, due to attrition factors. As a result, the commissioner said he has begun a restructuring effort of the […]