Twelve people arrested at bar for breach of emergency orders

Twelve people arrested at bar for breach of emergency orders
Police squad vehicle (FILE PHOTO)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police arrested 12 people at a bar and lounge on Peach Street shortly after midnight this morning for breach of curfew.

According to reports, officers acting on information went to the bar and met a number of people gathered.

The detainees are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court this week.

According to the latest emergency orders, bars, discos, regattas, festivals and fairs, among other events, remain prohibited for islands in the second schedule, including Grand Bahama and New Providence.

Islands in the second schedule, include Acklins, Abaco, Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Mayaguana, and New Providence.

Social gatherings at a private residence or facility for up to 10 people is allowed for these islands, with the exception of New Providence.

Police also reported a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, leaving a man hospitalized.

According to reports, a man was standing on the corner of Esmerelda and Taylor Street shortly after 1pm, when a white Nissan Sunny approached him.

A gunman stepped out of the vehicle and opened fire.

The victim was shot in the right thigh and was taken to the hospital by a concerned citizen in a private vehicle.

He was listed in stable condition.

Two men were also arrested on Tuesday in separate incidents after officers discovered a quantity of marijuana.

In the first incident, police said officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit armed with a search warrant went to a residence on Malaysia Way shortly before 1pm.

Officers deployed the police dog and moments later the dog alerted its handler to an object, which was discovered to be marijuana.

In the second incident, DEU officers acting of information, went to Commonwealth Boulevard shortly after noon, where they saw a man standing in a yard acting in a suspicious manner.

Officers searched the suspect and the surrounding property and recovered a quantity of marijuana.