Crime

Police to step up patrols to keep public safe
Police to step up patrols to keep public safe

January 16, 2017

DESPITE the country recording five murders in the past week, Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said police are doing an "excellent job" bringing criminals to justice...

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Two dead in weekend shootings
Two dead in weekend shootings

January 16, 2017

TWO men are dead and another man is recovering in hospital after three separate shooting incidents in the capital over the weekend...

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Cocaine seizures up by half
Cocaine seizures up by half

January 13, 2017

COCAINE seizures in The Bahamas increased by 56 per cent last year when compared to 2015, according to Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) narcotics statistics...

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Looming is illegal, says Commissioner

January 12, 2017

LOOMING, a popular activity likened to a Ponzi scheme, is illegal, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said yesterday, warning that those who participate in the scheme could find difficulty receiving remedies through the justice system when problems arise...

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Serious crime down by 26
Serious crime down by 26

January 12, 2017

SERIOUS crimes in The Bahamas declined by 26 per cent in 2016, the most significant year-to-year drop since 2004, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade revealed yesterday...

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Crime down 26 percent
Crime down 26 percent

January 12, 2017

Crime overall was down by 26 percent last year over 2015, according to statistics released yesterday by Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, who said this is the "most significant overall decrease in crime in The Bahamas since the year 2004"...

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Another man shot dead

January 12, 2017

A man was found shot to death on Kingston Street, opposite Kemp Road Union Baptist Church, police reported yesterday evening. Details were sketchy but police said the man had multiple gunshot wounds...

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Police chief: No progress in 'murder plot' probe

January 12, 2017

Ten months after he announced that police were probing matters related to an alleged murder plot targeting members of the environmental group Save The Bays (STB), Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade told reporters yesterday the probe is "not going anywhere"...

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AG: Conviction rate doubled since 2012
AG: Conviction rate doubled since 2012

January 12, 2017

The conviction rate in The Bahamas has doubled since 2012, according to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Allyson Maynard-Gibson...

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22-year-old man gunned down yards from a church
22-year-old man gunned down yards from a church

January 10, 2017

POLICE are investigating two more homicides, a shooting death of a 22-year-old man that occurred near a church late on Monday night and the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who died in hospital on Tuesday after being shot along with three others on New Year's Eve...

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Man beaten to death with a hammer
Man beaten to death with a hammer

January 09, 2017

A MAN was brutally beaten to death with a hammer late Friday night, marking the third homicide in the capital in three days...

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BREAKING NEWS: Reports say three dead, nine people shot at Ft. Lauderdale airport
BREAKING NEWS: Reports say three dead, nine people shot at Ft. Lauderdale airport

January 06, 2017

News media outlets are reporting that three people are dead and nine have been shot at Fort Lauderdale international airport...

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BREAKING:Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Suspect in custody, 9 injured
BREAKING:Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Suspect in custody, 9 injured

January 06, 2017

At least nine people were injured in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday, a US official familiar with the incident said. The shooter is in custody, according to the official...

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Man shot dead in Palm Breeze Street
Man shot dead in Palm Breeze Street

January 06, 2017

POLICE in New Providence are searching for a dark coloured Nissan vehicle seen leaving the scene of a shooting in the area of Rocky Pine Road in which a man died on Thursday night...

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UPDATED: Teenager killed in Foxdale drive-by shooting
UPDATED: Teenager killed in Foxdale drive-by shooting

January 05, 2017

A TEENAGER died and another man was wounded after a drive-by shooting in Foxdale subdivision near Sandilands Primary School on Wednesday night...

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Statement by The Hon. Hope Strachan on the shooting in the Seabreeze Constituency

January 03, 2017

It is with deep, profound sadness and regret that this, the first day of January, 2017, a brand new year is already marred with the sad news of a homicide. Reports received are that last night 31st December, 2016...

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Nottage: PLP is best for policies to fight crime
Nottage: PLP is best for policies to fight crime

January 03, 2017

WHEN Bahamians ask themselves which political party has the best policies to fight crime and improve people's lives, they will say the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) does, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage claimed yesterday...

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UPDATED: Man found dead in Doubloon Drive home on New Year Day
UPDATED: Man found dead in Doubloon Drive home on New Year Day

January 03, 2017

THE first homicide of 2017 was recorded in the capital mere hours into the new year when a man, whose body was riddled with gunshots, was discovered by a group of friends in an efficiency apartment on Dabloon Drive, off Faith Avenue on Sunday...

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Beaten man dead body wrapped and dumped in Yellow Elder Gardens
Beaten man dead body wrapped and dumped in Yellow Elder Gardens

December 29, 2016

POLICE discovered the lifeless body of a man who was beaten and wrapped in a blanket on a service road near Tom "The Bird" Grant Park in Yellow Elder Gardens around 1pm on Thursday...

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Husband killed after gunmen forced couple to stop car
Husband killed after gunmen forced couple to stop car

December 29, 2016

CHIEF Superintendent Clayton Fernander, officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, warned drivers yesterday to be "extra cautious" after armed men forced a couple to stop their vehicle in the middle of the road before shooting and killing the driver...

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