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Police Make $500K Drug Bust

More than $500,000 worth of suspected marijuana was seized by police as a result of a joint law enforcement operation on Exuma. Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with police in Exuma, arrested three men ages 37, 34 and 27 for possession of a large quantity of marijuana on Monday, according to police. […]

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Suspect Captured For Davis’ Murder

Police have captured a suspect in reference to one of those homicides that occurred over the weekend. According to police, around 11:40 a.m. Sunday, officers from the Flying Squad Unit went into the Hanna Road area where they arrested a 32-year-old man for questioning in reference to a murder that occurred early Sunday morning. Twenty-two-year-old […]

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PM: Meetings On Crime and Economy Planned

Prime Minister Perry Christie has announced that several meetings will take place to discuss the economy and crime. “We are going to have special meetings over this specifically with respect to the economy and crime which are two major issues because unless we are able to cause both of them to improve significantly then the […]

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“A Nation Traumatised”–Spate of crime is crippling the country, says leading psychiatrist

While police officials have not confirmed his identity, the Journal has learned that the prime minister’s press liaison officer and Deputy Director of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Latore Mackey was gunned down early Monday morning. According to police, the 37-year-old received a bullet to the neck. When the Bahama Journal arrived at the murder scene […]

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Police Probe Three Murders

Police now believe that the vehicle that struck and killed a man early Sunday morning was the same vehicle driven by the suspects believed to be behind two weekend murders that occurred hours apart. According to reports, sometime around 1:30 a.m. a 20-year-old male resident of Lyon Road left his sister’s home through Strachan’s Alley […]

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Man Killed Was Recently Released From Prison

The man killed on Lyon Road off Shirley Street Thursday night was recently released from Her Majesty’s Prison. He was identified by his mother as 23-year-old George Nixon. Police captured a suspect – a 32-year-old man of Sutton Street in reference to this homicide Friday morning. Assistant Superintendent of Police B.K. Bonamy Jr. told reporters […]

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Four Island Traffic Fatalities Recorded

Three traffic fatalities have claimed the lives of four people on Abaco, Andros and Exuma in separate incidents over the weekend. According to sources in Abaco, 21-year-old Janero Stuart of Murphy Town was killed in a traffic accident Saturday. Reports are that shortly before 5:00 p.m., police received information that there was a traffic accident […]

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105 Haitians Apprehended

More than 100 Haitians were captured over the weekend in Ragged Island as part of a joint operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and the Department of Immigration. According to reports, while on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas on Saturday, HMBS Nassau received information that Ragged Island locals had spotted a Haitian […]

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RBC To Close PI Branch–Some Employees To Lose Jobs

RBC Royal Bank announced over the weekend that it plans to relocate its branch on Paradise Island effective October 17, 2014 and as a result there will be some employees who lose their jobs. The branch will be consolidated with RBC’s Main Branch on Bay Street as part of RBC’s strategy to reconfigure its branch […]

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School Officials Probed After Toddler Drowns

Police are questioning officials from a local elementary school regarding the death of a three-year-old who drowned at Montagu Beach on Thursday. Head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Superintendent Paul Rolle confirmed that several people were being questioned but that it was too early to say whether charges would be filed. “We are still […]

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