LAY THE DOCUMENTS: Pintard questions whether Pine Crest development has proper approvals  

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Michael Pintard has renewed his call for the government to table in Parliament what he called critical documents to demonstrate the Pine Crest subdivision met environmental and construction standards set in law. As Parliament debated a resolution related to Crown Land for the project last month, Pintard made a similar […]

BE KIND: CIBC FirstCaribbean supports Bahamas Humane Society’s year-round Kindness

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – CIBC FirstCaribbean recently donated funds to the Bahamas Humane Society, (BHS) a non-profit organization that has sheltered thousands of animals in need of care for nearly 100 years. The donation came as, around the world, individuals and organizations recently observed a theme that the Bahamas Humane Society (BHS) personifies every day.  From the […]

DRUG COURT: Four men, including prison officer, arraigned on drug charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Four men were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on two separate drug-related matters, including a prison officer. Prison Officer Herman Major was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and taking prohibited articles into a correctional facility. Prosecutors alleged that on the day in question, Major attempted to smuggle in 5 3/4 ounces […]

TIMES UP: RBPF Operation Cease Fire to intensify

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police have hailed Operation Cease Fire as a “significant success” since its launch, with more than 150 arrests for various matters and the recovery of multiple guns and dangerous drugs. During the first week of the operation, between April 3rd and April 9th, officers successfully arrested 93 people in relation to murder […]

Elderly foreigner allegedly kills himself with family in guest house on Norman’s Cay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating the circumstances of an alleged suicide of a caucasian man on Norman’s Cay, Exuma, shortly after 10am yesterday. According to reports, officers on the island received reports that a man was found unresponsive with gun shot wounds and that suicide was suspected.  A team of detectives, headed by Assistant […]

DRUG HAUL: Three men arrested for possession of over $1.2m worth of suspected marijuana

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police seized 1,254lbs of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,254,000 in Coopers Town, Abaco, during a joint operation around 3pm on Sunday. According to reports, the Drug Enforcement Unit in a joint operation with OPBAT, US Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs Boarder Protection and Police Marine Support Unit executed […]

Man wearing bullet proof vest shot dead by police

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man wearing a bulletproof vest was shot dead by police who were responding to a robbery early this morning. Police Press Liaison Superintendent Audley Peters said officers were alerted to an incident on Delancy Street and began canvassing the area shortly after 1 am. During their patrol of Hospital Lane, the […]

“WE TAKE CRIME SERIOUSLY”: PM & COP outline plans to tackle gang warfare

Majority of Illegal firearms traced to south Florida Deputy Commissioner says 8-10 gangs operating in New Providence NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the nation grapples with an unprecedented level of bloodshed, Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis and senior officials of law enforcement yesterday outlined plans to tackle the scourge of violence that has resulted in 44 […]

NOT ALL OF US: Bus drivers hit back on accusations of predatory behaviour rampant in the industry

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  United Public Transportation Company’s President Harrison Moxey yesterday sought to dismiss harmful generalisations concerning bus drivers and their alleged relationships with school-aged girls that he claims has negatively impacted the industry.  Moxey was responding to sentiments made by Senator Maxine Seymour during a debate on amendments to the National Heroes Awards Honours. […]