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Eight Arrested After Pistols And Ammunition Find At West Bay Street Resort

EIGHT people - four men and four women - have been arrested after a police raid at a West Bay Street resort on Saturday morning uncovered guns and ammunition.

Officers from the Selective Enforcement Team, acting on information, conducted a search of three rooms at the small resort on West Bay Street, where they discovered two pistols along and 34 live rounds of ammunition.

Four male and four female occupants of the rooms were taken into custody in connection with the find and are expected to appear in court early next week

An American man from New Hampshire was taken into custody for possession of ammunition on Friday at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

According to reports, shortly after noon, the man was returning to the US when United States Customs and Border Protection officials detained him at the United States Customs and Immigration Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge at LPIA after eight live rounds of ammunition was discovered in his luggage.

The man was handed over to the police and is expected to appear in court early next week to be formally charged.

Police in New Providence are searching for two males responsible for an armed robbery on West Bay Street in the early hours of Saturday.

Reports are that shortly after 2am, two men with a handgun robbed a small resort on West Bay Street of cash before fleeing on foot.

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TalRussell 3 years, 1 month ago

Comrades! What is with this newspaper's go out their way avoidance to publish the "small resort's" name, while such confidentiality is seldom extended to the victims of suicide? They don't have the same confusion when it comes to publishing the names of the victims of suicide -alongside the gross details of how it happened - including their work occupation, the names family members and the deceased's address? I've even seen them publish all about their political afflictions and mental conditions?

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John 3 years, 1 month ago

If you take time to notice that they also did not publish the name of the persons arrested. Our law states that a persons name should not be published until they are formally charged before the courts. So when this happens the names of the persons charged with the illegal weapons will be published and also the name of the resort.

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EasternGate 3 years, 1 month ago

Bullshit! There's no valid reason why the Police suppresses the name of establishments connected to crime scenes. The Public has a right to know!

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John 3 years, 1 month ago

The public will know once someone is charged. .

"Reports are that shortly after 2am, two men with a handgun robbed a small resort on West Bay Street of cash before fleeing on foot"

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TalRussell 3 years, 1 month ago

Comrade John, don't you realize that you're blogging away with the same argument is all downhill for you? I think readers are well aware of the libel risks to media naming persons when it comes to suspects before they are charged or named by the authorities. But they sure display little concern over libel when it comes to naming politicians involved with the police, even more so if they just happen have or previously have had even the slightest or most distant of a PLP connection?
Sadly, suicide victims and their family members are not treated the same way. The media will report on most anything when there is NO risk of the dead suing them. Talk about holding the dead and their family members hostage?
The same can be said about the media's naming of poor people suspected of crimes?

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bogart 3 years, 1 month ago

On the other hand isn't it absurd when the media takes a photo and front page story of bales of drugs and the lower part of some persons being led away from the scene and one reads in the papers that these people caught in the middle of the ocean on the drug boat can plead NOT GUILTY and appeal etc, and seldom is the lawyer named but these cases can plug up the court system costing taxpayers money?

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