Crime

Gunned down as they played cards: Residents deny Pinewood victims linked to drugs
Gunned down as they played cards: Residents deny Pinewood victims linked to drugs

February 20, 2018

PINEWOOD Gardens residents have been left shocked and in fear following the weekend shooting spree which left two people dead and four injured...

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Two dead, four injured in Pinewood shootings
Two dead, four injured in Pinewood shootings

February 19, 2018

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding two separate shooting incidents that occurred in the Pinewood area between Friday and Saturday, one of which resulted in one person dying on the scene and another in hospital...

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Ferguson: Our focus is fighting crime
Ferguson: Our focus is fighting crime

February 16, 2018

POLICE Commissioner Anthony Ferguson was yesterday noncommittal about rising concerns of increased fatal shootings by the police, insisting the Royal Bahamas Police Force adheres to its mandate to prevent and detect crime...

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Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack
Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

February 15, 2018

At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.

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Police kill armed man near school playground
Police kill armed man near school playground

February 13, 2018

POLICE shot and killed another armed assailant near a school playground yesterday, marking the 11th fatal police-involved shooting since November 2017...

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Minister Dames addresses Strategies for Conflict Resolution

February 06, 2018

While speaking on the topic “National Security Strategies for Peace and Conflict Resolution,” February 2, 2018, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames...

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Motorist dies after carjacker opens fire
Motorist dies after carjacker opens fire

February 05, 2018

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that left a man dead on Saturday night...

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Six charged with stabbing death of teenage mother
Six charged with stabbing death of teenage mother

February 01, 2018

UNDER heavy police guard, four women, one of whom is pregnant, and two juvenile girls were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the stabbing death of a teenage mother in the Englerston constituency last week....

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Five held after woman stabbed to death
Five held after woman stabbed to death

January 26, 2018

Five people are in custody after a woman was stabbed to death on Thursday night...

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Man shot dead on his doorstep
Man shot dead on his doorstep

January 25, 2018

A MAN was shot dead last night as he sat outside his own home...

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Two gunmen die in police shootout
Two gunmen die in police shootout

January 24, 2018

POLICE shot and killed two men known to them yesterday, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said...

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Three dead after bloody weekend of shootings
Three dead after bloody weekend of shootings

January 22, 2018

THREE men are dead and another is in hospital following four shooting incidents in separate locations in New Providence that took place over the weekend...

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St. James
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St. James

January 18, 2018

This means that extraordinary powers have been given to the security forces and some rights have been suspended...

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Overall Crime Down in 2017

January 18, 2018

According to the recently-released Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Crime Statistics 2017 report, overall instances of reported crime in The Bahamas were down...

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Progress - but we have to do better: Crime rate falls despite 10 percent jump in murders
Progress - but we have to do better: Crime rate falls despite 10 percent jump in murders

January 17, 2018

OVERALL crime in the country declined by 13 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, according to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson, however murders during this period jumped by 10 percent...

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Teenagers charged on two killings
Teenagers charged on two killings

January 12, 2018

TWO male juveniles were arraigned on murder and other gun-related charges in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Thursday...

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US Embassy Issues Warning Alert to US Citizens Traveling To The Bahamas
US Embassy Issues Warning Alert to US Citizens Traveling To The Bahamas

January 10, 2018

US Embassy Issues Warning Alert "The Bahamas – Level 2: Exercise increased caution"

Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault is common, even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. U.S. government personnel are not permitted to visit the Sand Trap area in Nassau due to crime. Jet-ski operators are known to commit sexual assaults against tourists, including minors. As a result, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use jet-ski rentals on New Providence and Paradise Islands.

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'Crime strategy still right path'
'Crime strategy still right path'

January 09, 2018

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames is “pretty confident” the Minnis administration will get a handle on crime following an “unusual” spate of murders recorded in Grand Bahama, marking the first three incidents in the country for 2018...

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Two more die in GB shootings
Two more die in GB shootings

January 08, 2018

A MAN was shot dead near a popular restaurant at Port Lucaya marketplace on Saturday evening, leaving bystanders in a state of shock as Grand Bahama recorded its third murder within a week...

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Christmas partygoer shot dead
Christmas partygoer shot dead

December 27, 2017

AUTHORITIES are still searching for the suspect responsible for the shooting death of a man early yesterday morning...

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