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Nottage defends police promotions
National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage yesterday defended several ranks that have been reintroduced on the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), noting that the organization required “refinement and improvement” to better combat crime – ...
 
 
New crime fighting strategies coming, but no details yet
National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage said yesterday the government has developed several new crime fighting strategies it hopes will bear “positive results” on the “recent spike in certain types of criminal activity”. “You should...
 
 
Migration report: Immigrants represent 18 percent of population
The total immigrant population in The Bahamas stood at 64,793, representing 18.4 percent of the population up to 2010, according to the Migration Report which was released this month. The report relies on data contained in the latest census. “The...
 
 
Christie says he was surprised by BTC bonuses
Prime Minister Perry Christie said he was surprised to learn that Bahamas Telecomunications Company (BTC) executives associated with the sale of 51 percent of the company in 2011 were awarded $1.5 million in bonuses. “[I was] surprised, but I wasn...
 
 
PM defends Hilton sale to Chinese
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday defended his government’s approval of the sale of the British Colonial Hilton to Chinese investors and blasted former Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette who said the sale should be cause for concern....
 
 
School enrollment declining, stats show
Despite data provided by the Department of Statistics which indicates that the percentage of enrollment in primary schools decreased by nearly 10 percent in 2012 and nearly 20 percent in secondary schools, Director of Education Lionel Sands said educ...
 
 
Man says bank foreclosure prompted drug deal
A police officer’s son allegedly became involved in a drug deal to help save his family’s home from foreclosure, according to his lawyer. Omah Hanna, 34, of Canterbury Park, yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession with intent to s...
 
 
ICS technician gets probation on drug charge
A young woman who monitors suspected criminals for a living yesterday admitted to breaking the law. Brittany Alexis Greenslade, 22, of Ocean Club Estates, pleaded guilty to having marijuana at her arraignment before Magistrate Andrew Forbes. Police...
 
 
Bahamian elected to United Nations General Assembly committee
Tishka Francis, first secretary in the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations, has been elected to serve as vice chairperson of the Second Committee of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Second Commit...
 
 
Murders up 10%
Despite government and police officials repeatedly pointing to a downward trend in crime overall, murders are up 10 percent compared to this time last year, The Nassau Guardian can reveal. According to The Guardian’s records, there were 89 murders...
 
 
FNM MPs express alarm at violent crime
St. Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman and Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn said they are alarmed by the level of violent crimes that have recently occurred in their constituencies. They were referring to a recent murder in Blair Estates on Tuesday morning. ...
 
 
Police identify Fox Hill murder victim
Police have identified Jamal Gibson as a suspect in the murder of Alton John Davis, who was shot while riding a bicycle in Fox Hill on Tuesday night. Police said Gibson, also known as “Eggy”, of Armbrister Street, was also wanted for questioning...
 
 
Turnquest questions return of chief superintendent rank
Former Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest yesterday expressed surprise that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) has reinstated the rank of chief superintendent, after it was previously recommended that the force phase it, and others, out...
 
 
Sick American triggers Ebola response protocol
A woman traveling to The Bahamas from the United States yesterday triggered the national preparedness protocol for Ebola after she displayed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea while on an aircraft, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health....
 
 
Another shantytown burns
About eight homes in a shantytown off Fire Trail Road were destroyed by fire yesterday, leaving an untold number of people homeless, Fire Services officials said. The fire took place one day after immigration officials conducted a raid in the area a...
 
 
Rolle: No cover-up on criminals posing as cops
Despite concerns that criminals have been posing as police officers in the execution of crimes for at least a week, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said he had not received any reports of such activity until Tuesday. Earlier this month, a warning th...
 
 
Attempted murder trial set to begin
Two men accused of the attempted murder of a man who was shot in 2012 will begin their defense today. Vilnere Desir and Delano Taylor are accused of the shooting of Jefferson Pierre Louis at Quakoo Street. They have pleaded not guilty to the charge...
 
 
Crown appeals bail decision for murder suspect
A judge’s decision to free a murder suspect on bail has been suspended pending an appeal of the decision. Justice Bernard Turner yesterday set bail at $15,000 for Cameron Vincent, who is accused of the August 11, 2013 death of 17-year-old Altarnik...
 
 
Man gunned down protecting family
Forty-four-year-old Andre Cartwright died in his stepfather's arms early yesterday morning after he was gunned down during a home invasion in the Blair Estates community, loved ones said. Police said around 1:40 a.m., three men kicked down the front...
 
 
Man killed in Fox Hill
A man was shot and killed on Johnson Road in Fox Hill last night. Details were still coming in up to press time, but preliminary reports are that the man was riding his bicycle on the street around 8 o’clock when an assailant opened fire on him....
 
 
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