Archive | July, 2013

Report: PSA Funds Mismanaged — PSA Chairman: Legal Action To Come

A 46-page document leaked to the Bahama Journal on how the Police Staff Association (PSA) spent and made its money confirms that for years, the PSA’s funds have been misappropriated, mismanaged and uncontrolled. The report, similar to an audit, was conducted between 2008 and 2009. The original plan was to conduct a review for the […]

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Police Crack Housebreaking Ring

A new crime trend has emerged. According to police, females are the prime suspects behind house break-ins in New Providence. The females would reportedly knock on doors, impersonating service providers. According to Assistant Superintendent, Cleophus Cooper, if someone is at home, the would-be robber would leave. In the event, no one answers, the individual would […]

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Poachers Arrested

The Bahamas continues to wrestle with the vexing issue of illegal fishing. On Monday, Defence Force officials apprehended a group of poachers in the northern Bahamas. Officers on board the HMBSP-45 were on routine patrol when they searched a catamaran, ‘Meat Hook,’ 0.32 nautical miles off Rocky Bar, Abaco. According to authorities, onboard were five […]

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HMP Calls On Canada For Training

Her Majesty’s Prisons is keen on ensuring that its officers are well trained, as the Fox Hill compound makes the move from a punitive to correctional facility. HMP officials are equally convinced that such training is absolutely essential to ultimately reducing or at least putting a dent in the recidivism rate. “It is important to […]

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Grieving Mother Bashes Ankle Bracelet

The distraught mother of the man whose badly decomposed body was discovered in bushes in southern New Providence Monday is convinced the electronic monitoring bracelet system does not work. The woman’s son was one of nearly 400 suspects out on bail wearing the tracking device. His body was discovered by a fisherman at the South […]

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Father Charged With Incest

By Kyle Walkine A 42-year-old father was yesterday charged with incest. His alleged victim was his 13-year-old daughter. The incident is alleged to have happened between June and July 3. The accused was not required to enter a plea. Furthermore, Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt said she could not make a decision on bail until Friday. The […]

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Cuban Detainees Have Nowhere to Go

By Kyle Walkine All the papers have been signed to deport Cuban detainees from The Bahamas; however, no country wants them, according to Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Fred Mitchell. Speaking to reporters outside Cabinet yesterday evening, the minister noted that America does not want the group, they cannot stay in The Bahamas and Cuba […]

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Crackdown On Shantytown Landowners Underway

Hundreds of families displaced in last week’s massive fire at a Joe Farrington Road shantytown are receiving some assistance, as the government’s crackdown on landowners who facilitate the substandard living conditions is underway. Elizabeth MP Ryan Pinder revealed as much on Tuesday before heading into the weekly Cabinet meeting. At the time, he told reporters […]

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386 Wearing Ankle Bracelets -ICS Confident System is Working

Nearly 400 suspects out on bail are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets and despite the criticisms, President and CEO of ICS Security Concepts Stephen Greenslade said he is confident the system is doing its job. On Monday a 30-year-old man was found in an advanced state of decomposition through a tract road near the South […]

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Anglican Diocese In Mourning

The Anglican Diocese is in mourning following the loss of one of its priests. Fr. Mervyn Sydney “Buck” Johnson died early Sunday morning at Doctor’s Hospital following an almost two year battle with brain cancer. He was 62-years-old. Fr. Buck began his career as a customs officer. He went on to become a manager and […]

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