Archive | November, 2013

4 SHOT, 1 DEAD

A mom of two was shot dead in a hail of bullets outside a Deveaux Street home last evening. Two of her relatives and a male friend were also shot. The group was sitting outside on the porch at 7:00 p.m. when the shootings occurred. The incident occurred just feet away from the Our Lady’s […]

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Two Men Arrested For Recent Murder

Two men were arrested Monday evening for murdering a man whose gunshot riddled body was found along a dirt road off Cowpen Road Friday night. Authorities have identified the victim as 29-year-old Vernon Robert Rolle, Jr. of Monastery Park. His body was found in Hollywood Subdivision around 9:30 p.m. Friday. When police arrived on the […]

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School Policing A Success, Says Nottage

Despite earlier political sentiment that school policing was an ineffective use of police resources, the programme has brought about a significant reduction in the number of crimes committed on school campuses, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage said Monday. Dr. Nottage, who had just attended a crime forum with high school students, touted the programme’s […]

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Prison Officers To Seek Legal Advice

Officials in the Bahamas Prisons Association (BPA) are scheduled to meet with a team of lawyers today in a last ditch effort to get the government to respond to a plethora of issues they have been complaining about for a number of years. According to BPA President Gregory Archer chief among their concerns is the […]

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Love Triangle Murder Trial Begins

A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend had confided in his relative that he was going to carry out the deadly plot. Rashid Dean, 28, is accused of murdering 27-year-old Club Med security officer Onieka Johnson two years ago. The love triangle murder trial began yesterday in the Supreme Court. Justice Indra Charles is presiding […]

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IDB Concerned With Bahamas Justice System

Officials at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have expressed major concerns with the administration of justice in The Bahamas, particularly as it relates to the low conviction rate and the fact that more than 300 accused murderers are out on bail. In fact, the IDB is so concerned with the dismal statistics that the organisation […]

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FNM Hits Back At Businessman

A day after prominent businessman Franklyn Wilson bashed the former Free National Movement (FNM) Government for overspending and the country’s poor economic state, the party’s chairman Darron Cash has jumped to its defence saying that the FNM’s spending was an attempt to save the country from the “brink of disaster.” Mr. Cash said Mr. Wilson’s […]

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Bomb Scare At The Punch

Police found what appeared to be an unexploded hand grenade at The Punch’s Farrington Road office, which was vandalised Monday. Police Superintendent Stephen Dean said vandals struck the Punch Publications Limited building late Monday night. No one was in the tabloid’s office at the time. At 11:45 p.m. police received a report that the alarm […]

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Bahamas Observes Universal Children’s Day Today

The Bahamas and other United Nations (UN) member states are today observing Universal Children’s Day. Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Melanie Griffin is now urging all parents and guardians to recommit themselves to ensuring the care, protection and well being of their children. On December 14, 1954 the UN passed a resolution recommending […]

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Woman Dies After Stabbing

Police now have a murder investigation on their hands and the prime suspect is one of their own. The 39-year-old mother who was stabbed multiple times Wednesday night succumbed to her injuries in hospital. A police press statement sent out after 2:00 p.m. Friday confirmed that her death marks another murder for the country, the […]

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