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 […]

Bridge Authority meets with PI police officers

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS — The Bridge Authority yesterday met with senior officers of the Paradise Island Police Station to discuss matters of mutual importance. Representing the Bridge Authority was Acting Chairman Brad Mcphee, Board Director Peggy Williams and General Manager Tony Smith. The senior management team of the Paradise Island Police Station consisted of Chief […]

Ministry of National Security reveals new drones

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — During the introductory drone demonstration for the Bahamas National Unmanned Aerial Programme (BNUAP) yesterday, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames noted that these are only the first of the drones that will be used as part of national security initiatives being implemented to assist activities in all law-enforcement agencies under his ministry’s […]

Waterloo accuses police of “harassment”

“We are within our legal rights to operate” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Popular restaurant and lounge Waterloo has accused the Royal Bahamas Police Force of ‘harassment’, citing a “persistent campaign of intimidation, unsubstantiated raids and unprovoked shutdowns”. In a statement yesterday, Waterloo said these actions put more than 50 jobs at risk if it is forced […]

‘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 […]

COVID-19 Enforcement Unit still being “set up”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s COVID-19 Enforcement Unit (CEU) is still in the process of being set up, said Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday. The prime minister announced the unit has been established to help curb breaches of quarantine protocols and to carry out patrols of public spaces to ensure health […]

Cousins fined $500 after AirBnb argument

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two cousins were charged yesterday with breaking the weekend lockdown orders. The pair reportedly left an AirBnB around 1am on Saturday after one of the men got into an argument with his girlfriend. Thorne Sampson, 25, of Gambier Village and Terez Johnson of Gambier Village were arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes […]

Fort Charlotte Police Station closed due to COVID-19 exposure risk

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Fort Charlotte Police Station had to be shut down yesterday after a possible exposure to coronavirus, Eyewitness News understands. Police Staff Association Executive Chairman Sonny Miller told Eyewitness News that a number of his members, who work at the station, have indicated that they have gone into self-quarantine “However, there’s nothing official to say […]

Teen girl alleges she was sexually assaulted by a police officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A 14-year-old girl alleged on Tuesday that she was recently sexually assaulted by a man believed to be a police officer. Police confirmed yesterday that the allegation is under active investigation, but the teen’s mother said the incident has left her child traumatized. The minor, who spoke to Eyewitness News Online on […]

‘Light it up Blue’

Parliament illuminated in honour of World Autism Day NASSAU, The Bahamas — ‘Light it up Blue’ World Autism Day was recognized in Parliament Square in special ceremonies this evening, April 2, addressed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.  A number of Cabinet Ministers also participated in the annual event, hosted by REACH […]