NEW SEASONS COMING: Shock Treatment social reform program and TV show returns

Previous Shock Treatment participant was one of six men killed in Jerome Ave mass shooting NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is expected to relaunch the Shock Treatment program and reality TV show in January 2022, announced Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe yesterday. During a press conference announcing the reintroduction of the initiative, Munroe advised […]

What happened to Bella?: Police confirm 4-year-old died from blunt force trauma

Sex offenders registry and parole registry to monitor offenders after prison release NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police have confirmed that four-year-old D’Onya “Bella” Walker died in hospital on Friday as a result of blunt force trauma to her body, which resulted in multiple fractures. Little Bella was reportedly taken to Princess Margaret Hospital injured and unresponsive […]

NO CURFEW? NO PROBLEM: RBPF not anticipating uptick in crime as COVID emergency orders end

“Everyone is responsible for crime in their communities; everyone is a police officer” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) does not anticipate an uptick in crime after the public state of emergency and emergency orders end on November 13, according to Police Press Liaison Officer ASP Audley Peters.  “We do not anticipate […]

CRIME DOWN: Overall crime down by two percent; murders trending upward when compared to 2020

87 murders recorded in the first nine months of 2021 Retaliation and conflict are most common motives for murders NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Overall crime decreased by two percent between January and September this year when compared to the same period in 2020, according to statistics released by Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday. During a […]

RESTRUCTURING: Reassigned officers rejoin RBPF executive leadership team

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Three senior police officers who were placed on leave in 2019 will now serve in leadership positions on the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), announced Commissioner of Police (COP) Paul Rolle yesterday. Assistant Commissioners Clayton Fernander, Leamond Deleveaux and Ken Strachan returned to active duty as of September 27, just days after […]

OFF THE HOOK?: RBPF unable to investigate Gibson or Fitzgerald without formal complaints, says COP

“I don’t have any authority to go and dig into nobody’s business unless there’s a complaint” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As he dismissed questions surrounding any possible investigation into Long Island MP and outgoing Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said yesterday police have not received any formal […]

WAITING FOR ELEVATION: Commissioner tells officers to ‘hold on’ for promotions

“Only one person can do promotions and that is the commissioner” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday urged police officers who are still awaiting possible promotions to “hold on”. Rolle was asked about the promotions of several officers ahead of the September 16 General Election, along with reports that more officers were […]

CHANGE OF PLANS: PSA revisits vaccine position amid record COVID surge; urges officers to get the jab

PSA unsure how many members’ deaths in the past few weeks have been related to COVID Chairman says even “losing one member is far too much” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police Staff Association (PSA) Executive Chairman Sonny Miller said yesterday that the association has changed its position on COVID-19 vaccinations and is now “pleading” with its […]

Five murders over Independence holiday weekend

COP reveals several men to be arraigned for high-profile murders 25 -year-old man to be charged for December 3, 2018, killings of George Deveaux & Ashley Hilton at Sandilands and the June 29, 2019 murder of Ian Porter aka Irey and Raymond Adderley NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After a long holiday weekend, police have reported a […]