Crime

Police Alert After Series Of Armed Home Invasions
Police Alert After Series Of Armed Home Invasions

January 21, 2020

FOLLOWING a string of recent home invasions in the capital, Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent Shanta Knowles is urging members of the public to take all necessary precautions to avoid making their homes targets for intruders...

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Hayward family's grief over 'suicide'
Hayward family's grief over 'suicide'

January 21, 2020

THE family of the late Sir Jack Hayward has expressed shock and sadness over the death of their father's longtime personal butler Trevor Bethel, who was found dead on Friday morning at his residence off Royal Palm Way...

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Minister Dames Lauds Contract Signing for Police Body and Dash Cams

January 20, 2020

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, said, on January 14, 2020, that, as the worlds of law enforcement and technology continue to integrate, the probability of capturing a critical incident on video rises exponentially.
He added that was why he was “extremely pleased” by the signing of the contract that day between the Government of The Bahamas and AE Tactical, and its partner Axon, for body and dash cams because, in doing so, the Royal Bahamas Police Force not only improved its crime-fighting initiative by the implementation of “cutting-edge” technology; but ,more so, because the commitments being made that day spoke volumes about the seriousness and veracity of the Government’s approach towards “the fight against crime, safety of communities and enabling of police officers to perform their duties in an optimal way”...

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Scalding oil thrown at woman in family row
Scalding oil thrown at woman in family row

January 20, 2020

A MAN threw hot liquid on a woman and caused burns to her body, police say...

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Fourth murder of the year

January 14, 2020

THE country recorded its fourth murder of the year yesterday evening when a man was killed on Montgomery Avenue off Carmichael Road. Officers received reports of the shooting shortly after 7pm...

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Young man dies at drug arraignment

January 14, 2020

Officers escort Jermaine Adderley to court yesterday.A 26-year-old suspect with a history of epileptic seizures died in court Monday morning before his scheduled arraignment...

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Police investigating after body found in Exuma
Police investigating after body found in Exuma

January 11, 2020

Police are investigating after the body of a man was discovered in Exuma on Friday.

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Apparent drowning in Long Island investigated
Apparent drowning in Long Island investigated

January 10, 2020

Police are investigating an apparent drowning on Long Island on Thursday.

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School Security Upgrade Overdue
School Security Upgrade ‘Overdue’

January 09, 2020

A DAY after two students were stabbed at C V Bethel High School, Bahamas Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson said she has been making a clarion call for more than a decade to strengthen school security...

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Guilty As Charged: Conviction Rate Hits 80 As Trial Backlog Clogs Courts System
Guilty As Charged: Conviction Rate Hits 80% As Trial Backlog Clogs Courts System

January 09, 2020

THE conviction rate for serious offences has increased to almost 80 percent, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday...

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Marijuana arrests grow in 2019

January 09, 2020

Over 900 people were arrested for possession of marijuana in The Bahamas last year, making up over half of the total drug-related arrests. Crime statistics released by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson on Tuesday revealed that 917 people were arrested for possession of marijuana in 2019 compared to 835 in 2018, a 10 percent increase...

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Iran attack: US troops targeted with ballistic missiles
Iran attack: US troops targeted with ballistic missiles

January 08, 2020

Iran has carried out a ballistic missile attack on air bases housing US forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani...

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Overall crime shows 7 decline
Overall crime shows 7 decline

January 08, 2020

CRIME declined by seven percent in 2019 despite a four percent uptick in murders and a 12 percent increase in armed robberies, according to police statistics. Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson, as he released the statistics, cited Hurricane Dorian for the murder increase from 91 in 2018 to 95 in 2019, saying law enforcement will learn from having its resources stretched to respond to a natural disaster...

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Crown seeks killer's execution
Crown seeks killer's execution

January 08, 2020

THE Crown is seeking the death penalty for a 24-year-old Rastafarian man who killed a teenager in his Woods Alley neighbourhood as part of gang warfare three years ago...

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Two Students In Hospital After C V Bethel Stabbing Incident
Two Students In Hospital After C V Bethel Stabbing Incident

January 07, 2020

TWO students were injured and are in hospital after a stabbing incident at C V Bethel Senior High School Tuesday...

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Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil sexual predator' jailed for life for 136 rapes
Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil sexual predator' jailed for life for 136 rapes

January 07, 2020

A man convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, will "never be safe to be released", a judge has said...

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Updated: Police Shocked By Two Murders On One Night
Updated: Police Shocked By Two Murders On One Night

January 06, 2020

Two men were murdered in separate incidents last night. In the first, a man was shot while driving his car and, in the second, a 22-year-old was gunned down by two men as he was out walking...

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Two dead after shooting incidents hours apart
Two dead after shooting incidents hours apart

January 05, 2020

Two men have been found dead after separate incidents hours apart on Sunday night...

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Police find body and boat 18-20 miles off Morgan's Bluff

January 03, 2020

Police from Andros found the body of a man and a 19-foot Mako Boat, approximately 18-20 miles off Morgan's Bluff on Friday.

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96 Killed In 2019 As Murder Count Increases By Five Percent
96 Killed In 2019 As Murder Count Increases By Five Percent

January 03, 2020

THE country's murder count in 2019 was pushed to 96, according to The Tribune's records, a 5.5 percent increase over 2018's 91 killings...

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