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Athletes competing in the BAAA Scotiabank National Track and Field Championships smashed 15 national high school records over the course of the three-day meet, which culminated on Saturday night. On the track, the Saint Augustine's College (SAC) senior girls quartet of Devynne Charlton, Danielle...
Following months of an extensive training and grooming regimen, the 15 beauties vying for one of two titles — Miss World Bahamas and Miss Bahamas Universe — are in the final push to the finale.
Miss Lucky Restaurant Sasha Joyce was fast-tracked into the semi-finals by virtue of her winning the Sportswoman title. The five foot, nine inch former CARIFTA athlete, took the trophy in the contest that was not about the fairest or the finest, but rather, survival of the fittest in a fun, but challenging track and field competition.
Joyce and the 14 other contestants competed in five disciples — 100 and 200 meter sprints, shot put, discus and high jump. They were awarded po ...
The St Andrew's Hurricanes junior girls soccer team started their Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) season on a high note on Monday, as they blasted the Temple Christian Suns, 18-0. Pictured above are shots of that blank job on Monday. All four of the Hurricanes' teams are currently undefeated and are anticipating strong seasons. Photos: NICOLE TRECO KNOWLES
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court yesterday charged with murder and a list of other serious crimes.
Rashard Paul, alias "Eyes", of Baillou Hill Road, is accused of causing the death of Brenda Mae Johnson.
Ms Johnson, of Pinewood Gardens, was shot on July 19 as she and her daughter sat in a car in the Rupert Dean Lane area.
She died in hospital on August 27.
Paul is also accused of the attempted murders of Burton Sands and Lathario Morley.
He is also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
He is accused of being in possession of a fire ...
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - On Saturday 19th January 2013, around 6:20pm, police received information of a shooting in the Deadman Reef area. Officers responded to the scene where it was reported that sometime around 6:15am, a male and female while at their resident at Deadman Reef was approached by a lone male clad in dark clothing, armed with a firearm.
Nassau, Bahamas - Officers of the Mobile Division removed two (2) firearms from the streets of New Providence. Initial police reports indicate that around 1:45 pm on Monday 19th December, 2011 police received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of Mars Road, Golden Gates.
Nassau, Bahamas -
Two (2) men are dead and three (3) detained in hospital following three (3) separate shooting incidents overnight.
The first shooting reportedly occurred around
10:30 pm on Saturday 1st June;
The second shooting reportedly occurred
11:30 pm on Sunday 2nd June, 2013 and resulted in the death of a
54 year old man and a child being injured; and
The third shooting reportedly occurred
2:45 am on Sunday 2nd June, 2013 at a business establishment,
located Baillou Hill Road south and resulted in two (2) males being
Three (3) business
establishments on Market Street were ordered closed by officers of the
Central Division on Saturday 1st June, 2013. The establishments were
closed during an operation held between the hours of 12:30pm and 2:00pm,
for Breach of the Business License Act....
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are questioning
two (2) men in connection with a recent shooting incident that has left
a man in hospital. The incident reportedly occurred around 12:20 am on
Friday 12th April, 2013.
reports indicate that the victim was attending a party at Tobago
Street, Elizabeth Estates when he and the suspects got into an
altercation which resulted in the victim being shot to the legs.
A 20-year-old man yesterday became the country’s latest murder victim after he was shot multiple times to the head. The victim was was found dead outside his home on Apple Street off of Wulff Road at around 5am. Police say they received a phone call that a man was lying on the ground unresponsive.
An entire community gathered around the scene of the country's latest murder yesterday afternoon, after a 20-year-old man was shot to death during an apparent robbery just off the Charles W. Saunders Highway, according to police officials. This latest murder brings the country's murder count to 73 for the year.
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Nassau, Bahamas - The 2012 events Supermodel of the Bahamas, Super Talent of the Bahamas and Le' Face Cover Girl Search took place on April 15th and it was an evening to remember. The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton and had a panel of five judges: Mr. Cedric Bernard (designer) Kedar Clarke (fashion stylist) Lee Callender (vocal and speech coach) Anthony Smith (marketing guru) and Nadia Cash (physiologist), all who had a very tough task of contestant screening just hours before the event. They had their work cut out for them as the contestants took the stage. The outstanding candidates wore high fashion designs from Javotte Bethel of Javotte's Haute Couture, master designer, Mr. Cedric Bernard and Mrs. Jeniffer Pearce McPhee. Exquisite pieces were displayed to a sold out show with an audience that was fully entertained and uplifted.
Police have recently reclassified two killings, making the murder count for 2012 so far somewhat unclear.
According to The Nassau Guardian's records, 74 murders have occurred so far this year when taking both reclassifications into account.
However, police claim that the murder count stands at 73.
Officials were unable to accurately satisfy this disparity yesterday.
The disparity has only come to light during the past week.
On Sunday, July 8, police records, as well as those of The Guardian, pegged the murder count at 72 for the year, after three murders occurred that weekend.
Since then, three more murders have occurred: the stabbing death of Calvin Stuart, 26, in Sunridge, Grand Bahama on July 11; the shooting death of an unidentified man on Bruce Avenue West on Grand Bahama on July 12, and the shooting death of Casey Adderley, 33, on Cox Way in New Providence on July 13.
However, Superintendent Paul Rolle, who heads the Central Detective Unit (CDU) told The Guardian after those three murders occurred, that two cases which occurred prior to July 8, were reclassified as manslaughter, and the reported count of 72 murders at that time should actually have been 70.
Rolle said the May 3 stabbing death of Aldean Gibson, 25, was reclassified as a manslaughter.
Police reported that Gibson was stabbed to death by a 22-year-old woman known to him during an altercation.
The death of Rashad Williams, 22, on May 7 was also reclassified from murder to manslaughter, according to Rolle.
Williams was struck down and killed by a Honda Inspire, after he reportedly attempted to confront its occupants, who he believed shot his mother, 42-year-old Bridgette Williams, to death minutes earlier.
However, Williams' murder was removed from The Guardian's count shortly after his death and would not have been included in the July 8 count.
Therefore, even with the reclassification of Gibson's death, at least 74 murders took place so far this year, according to our records.
Yesterday, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade claimed that, with the exception of armed robberies, that serious crimes - including murder - were down by six percent overall.
Greenslade provided no hard data to support his claim.
The information given by police also contradicts the commissioner's statement.
The criminal element continued to unleash fury on our paradise in 2013.
In the middle of the year, police reported that murders were down 20 percent.
At the time, the murder count stood at 58 compared to the 73 murders recorded up to the same point in 2012.
Other crimes, like armed robbery and rape, also decreased. Overall, crime had decreased by over 10 percent, according to officials.
But the criminals remained busy and the fear of crime high.
In a two-week period in August, 12 people were murdered, prompting Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage to roll out a new crime plan.
On September 6, Nottage announced that all police officers on New Providence would immediately be placed on 12-hour shifts.
Additionally, he said 150 Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines would be immediately deployed to assist with the crime fight.
Nottage said police officers serving in administrative and support service capacities, and in fire services would also be deployed to the front line.
The minister said significant resources were being added to the Homicide Unit of the Central Detective Unit (CDU). The Armed Robbery Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) were also being enhanced, he said.
Nottage said that gang and turf wars had fueled the increase in violence.
In the weeks following the announcement of the new plan, murders were recorded with less frequency.
But the Police Staff Association complained that officers were fatigued and demanded compensation for the longer hours.
Eventually, the 12-hour shifts were adjusted, according to the association.
Murders and crime in general continued to be a major national concern.
On October 24, businessman Kurt McCartney, the brother of Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney, was murdered in Gambier Village.
Many other murders followed, as did multiple armed robberies and other crimes.
Police urged residents to be extra cautious.
The United States Embassy in Nassau also advised Americans living in and visiting The Bahamas to be on the alert.
When asked about crime statistics in November, Nottage said he would no longer release figures to the press as "bad things happen" after he does so.
In early December, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis' home was invaded and he and his wife Anne Marie were held up at gunpoint.
According to police, three masked men entered Davis' home after 7 a.m. on December 9 after they assaulted Davis' chauffeur outside.
No police aides were at Davis' house at the time of the attack.
When the murder count hit triple digits in November, Prime Minister Perry Christie said the government "will do whatever it takes" to stamp out crime and decrease the fear of crime.
The killings continued.
On December 27, 11 people were shot in Fox Hill; four of the victims died.
The murders shocked the country, which in some ways was already numb to the high rate of violent crimes.
Those murders pushed the murder count for the year to just under 120.
In 2012, 111 murders were recorded.
One hundred and twenty-seven murders were recorded in 2011, a record high.
A Supreme Court judge on Friday set a trial date two years from now for three inmates accused of murdering a prison guard during an escape in 2006.
Barry Parcoi, Forrester Bowe Jr. and Corey Hepburn made a brief court appearance before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs to receive a trial date.
They will be tried on November 20, 2015 over the stabbing death of Corporal Dion Bowles during a prison break on January 17, 2006.
A coroner's jury that investigated the circumstances of Bowles' death recommended that the men face murder charges.
The men are also accused of injuring guards Kenneth Sweeting and David Armbrister during the prison break.
A fourth man, murder convict Neil Brown, was shot dead during his capture.
Brown was convicted of the 2000 murder of Anglican Archdeacon William Thompson.
Jairam Mangra appears for Parcoi, Monique Gomez appears for Hepburn and Simeon Brown appears for Bowe.
The men remain on remand at Her Majesty's Prisons.
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN aged 21 appeared in court yesterday facing two murder charges.
Foster Knowles, of Malcolm Allotment, was charged with the March 9 murder of Omar Rashad Hanna, 23, and the April 8 murder of 30-year-old Demitri Cherrio Pratt.
According to police reports, Mr Hanna's bullet-riddled body was discovered in a bushy area at Blyden Road, off Carmichael Road. Mr Pratt was shot in the chest at an apartment at Sumner Street around 1.30am last Friday.
Mr Pratt was reportedly still alive when police arrived at the scene. He was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital by ambulance, but later died of his injuries.
Knowles, who wa ...
New Providence Police involved shooting firearm confiscated -
A 21 year old male of Fox Dale Sub-division is dead and his handgun confiscated, after
being shot by police.
The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 6:00 pm on Friday 7th June, 2013.
Preliminary reports indicate that the deceased was in the Fox Hill area when the
incident occurred. Active police investigations continue...
New Providence Police arrest armed robbery suspects -
Quick response by police resulted in the arrest of three (3) males whom police will
question in connection with an armed robbery at Zion Boulevard...
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police Make Drug Arrest -
A 22 year old male of Golden Gates #2 is in police custody after being
found in possession of twenty-one (21) pounds of suspected Marijuana.
Officers of the Selective Enforcement Team (SET)...
Man Caught Breaking Into Vehicles on Carmichael Rd
- A 25 year old male of Gladstone Road is in police custody after being
caught breaking into a vehicle on Carmichael Road. Officers of the
Mobile Division arrested the man shortly ...
Police Investigate Teen Shooting - A
14 year old teen boy was treated and discharged from hospital after
being shot to the leg on Saturday 23rd March, 2013. Preliminary reports
indicate that around 9:30 am the teen was in the Kemp Road ...
The naked woman found murdered under a truck on Perpall Tract early Thursday was yesterday identified as Emmanuela Augustin, 23, of Coral Harbour.
Augustin reportedly had injuries to the face, but police could not say what caused them.
However, a bloody rock was found at the scene.
Blood was also on the passenger side of the red Dodge 1500 truck where she was found.
The truck was parked next to an abandoned building.
Her murder brought the count for the year to 36. Augustin was the third female murdered this year, according to police.
On January 9, Tasha Mondelis was stabbed to death in Grand Bahama, police said.
On February 14, Alexandria Farrington, 24, was shot and killed at a party on Fire Trail Road.
In 2009, 10 women were murdered; in 2010, 14 women were murdered and last year 16 females were killed, including three teens.
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade has ordered round-the-clock armed police at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) following the shooting of a police officer at the facility early Saturday.
Police allege that armed robbery suspect Reginald Chase, 25, shot and critically injured the officer before terrorizing staff at the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) and escaping.
Chase, a resident of Nassau Village, was caught 15 hours later on Bimini Avenue.
"I want to acknowledge that there were concerns expressed at PMH brought to our attention by the hospital administration," Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethell said.
"As a result of these concerns and as a result of the shooting of one of our officers, the commissioner of police has given directives to enhance the security at PMH.
"As of this moment, we have placed two armed police officers to provide security at PMH. They will work hand in hand with the present security system now in place at the hospital."
Bethell said police will further upgrade the security arrangement to extend to all other areas of the hospital and explained that police and members of the Public Hospitals Authority were in discussions over what would be an adequate number of officers to guard the hospital.
He pointed out that for now, officers are guarding the Accident and Emergency Department where the incident occurred.
"The employees can be assured that these officers will be in place to look out for their security," Bethell said.
President of the Bahamas Doctors Union Dr. Philip Sealy said after the shooting, security is a major concern for the staff at PMH.
"The major concerns we had were in respect to the security and I think a lot of it is being addressed immediately," he told The Nassau Guardian after a press conference on Saturday.
After the ordeal, Sealy admitted that those doctors on call at the time "are a little hesitant to return to work". However, he said the union would like to see how security at the hospital evolves.
More than two dozen people, mostly children, were shot and killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school this morning by a heavily armed man who was killed inside the building, federal and state sources tell ABC News.
"The shooter is deceased inside the building," Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said at a news conference. "The public is not in danger."
Authorities said the school building is now secure.