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 […]

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 […]

Three charged in separate traffic death incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Shauna Smith, 22, appeared before magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux on Monday, in connection with the February 25th accident that left a woman dead and man in serious condition in hospital. Smith was charged with killing during the course of dangerous driving, failing to remain on the scene of an accident, driving without insurance and […]

Motorcyclist is country’s 18th traffic fatality

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country recorded its 18th traffic fatality for the year on Monday, April 1, 2019. The incident, according to police reports, unfolded shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Monday on Carmichael Road and Cedar Way when a motorcyclist collided with a truck. Police said paramedics were called to the scene and confirmed the man […]

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 […]

Teen boy charged in Nassau Village killing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A teenager faced a magistrate Monday on two separate charges in connection with a shooting incident which unfolded in Nassau Village in October 2018. Prosecutors allege that Deshawn Hart, 18,  is responsible for the shooting death of Ricaro Mallory Bullard, 24, on October 5, 2018. The victim, police said, was shot dead […]