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Fire Kills Man in Chippingham

Fire Kills Man in Chippingham

A 59-year-old man died in a house fire that occurred Friday night, police confirmed Saturday. The Bahama Journal spoke with the brother of the deceased who was identified by the name “Kevin.” “When I came home I saw the place was on fire but I didn’t know he was inside the house,” Kevin’s brother Herbert [...]

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Accused Drug Traffickers Jailed

Accused Drug Traffickers Jailed

Two Bahamian pilots and one Canadian man were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with that huge drug seizure that occurred on Monday at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Murillo Sullivan, 48, of Turtle Drive, Bel Air Estates, 37-year-old Darryl Bartlett of No. 4 Pink Coral Drive and 23-year-old Michael Webster of [...]

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Baha Mar On Schedule for December Opening

Baha Mar On Schedule for December Opening

Baha Mar officials on Thursday finally revealed the exact date that the multi-billion dollar mega resort is set to open and added that they are now in the market to hire more than 4,000 Bahamians in time for the now scheduled December 8 opening. According to Chief Marketing Officer Denise Godreau Baha Mar officials have [...]

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Witness Claims He Saw No Signs Of Struggle

Witness Claims He Saw No Signs Of Struggle

The attorney for the man accused of killing the mother of his two children, yesterday accused a witness of contriving his testimony after he revealed new evidence not disclosed in his original police statement during day three of the murder trial. Douglas Pratt, 27, is accused of the November 22, 2010 murder of Shande Cartwright. [...]

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Cancer Survivor Recounts Journey With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma–Encourages Bahamians To Get Healthy

Cancer Survivor Recounts Journey With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma–Encourages Bahamians To Get Healthy

While most 18-year-olds were getting ready for college, buying their first cars or moving out of their parents’ home, Joyce Brennen was readying herself for the biggest fight of her life – her battle with cancer. Her cancer journey began in 2006 when she started experiencing pain in her leg. She admits she dismissed the [...]

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Police Investigate GB’s Sixth Homicide

Police Investigate GB’s Sixth Homicide

An early morning home invasion, armed robbery and shooting in Grand Bahama left a Caucasian man dead Tuesday morning. It is reported that the victim is a businessman on that island. Reports are on Tuesday around 9:30 a.m., police received information that a male was fatally shot at a residence in the area. “Around 7:00 [...]

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Bell: Bahamians Must Respect The Dead –Minister Bemoans Gruesome Social Media Postings

Bell: Bahamians Must Respect The Dead –Minister Bemoans Gruesome Social Media Postings

If a Cabinet minister has his way, the government will look at the country’s laws and determine what can be done to prevent the “disturbing” trend of people taking and posting the photos of murdered victims on social media websites. Making the plea in the Upper Chamber yesterday was State Minister for National Security Senator [...]

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PM: US Proximity Harmful

PM: US Proximity Harmful

Blame the United States for the many social ills facing The Bahamas right now, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie who on Monday said the societal, economical and developmental problems which Caribbean countries suffer are the direct result of the proximity to the US. The prime minister was delivering a speech on the role of [...]

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East Street Shootout—Three Shot, One Dead

East Street Shootout—Three Shot, One Dead

Police officials could not confirm the official murder count up to press time but two more were recorded Saturday night after two men were killed and two others shot in separate incidents; one in a deadly shootout on East Street and the other stabbed to death in the Bain Town area. According to The Bahama [...]

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73rd Annual Red Cross Fair A Success

73rd Annual Red Cross Fair A Success

Bahamas Red Cross Society officials dubbed the 73rd annual Red Cross Fair, held this past Saturday, a success. Bahamas Red Cross Director General Caroline Turnquest told the Bahama Journal that everything went off without a hitch for the event as well as for the 77 vendors who occupied stalls providing the games, food and excitement. [...]

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