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 […]

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 […]