Crime & Court


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UPDATED: Four-year-old boy dies of gunshot wound

A four-year-old boy has died in hospital from a gunshot wound.

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Woman charged with murder of her husband

THE wife of a man who was stabbed to death was charged with his murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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28-year-old shot dead in year's 89th murder

A 28-year-old resident of Miami Street became the country's 89th murder victim of the year on Friday afternoon – just three days after he celebrated his birthday.

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Bail granted for tearful Vasyli

A TEARFUL Donna Vasyli received the birthday present she wanted last night when Court of Appeal judges affirmed a Supreme Court judge’s decision to grant $200,000 bail to her on the charge she faces of murdering her Australian husband. 

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FOUR Bahamians, three men and one woman, are in police custody after they were caught with more than $1m worth of cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday night.


AT 7pm Wednesday an exasperated Bruce Maura of the Eastern Road took to Facebook to ask his friends to “please keep an eye out for my white Dodge truck that was stolen, licence number T 40798.”

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UPDATE: Mykia Major reported as "stable" in hospital on Friday. A MAN and a woman were taken into police custody late on Wednesday night following a shooting incident that left a family of five in hospital, including two young children - one of whom was shot in the back of the head.

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Man charged with restaurant murder

A MAN was yesterday arraigned in Magistrate’s Court accused of murdering another man after a late-night argument three weeks ago. 

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Proceedings into Crown’s appeal against Donna Vasyli bail postponed

COURT of Appeal judges yesterday postponed proceedings into the Crown’s appeal against a judge’s decision to grant bail to Donna Vasyli, who is accused of her husband’s murder. 

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Four held after police hail 'major' marijuana seizure

POLICE have arrested three men and a woman for possession of a large quantity of marijuana, saying they have "dealt a major blow to the drug traffickers in the Bahamas".

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Baby in serious condition after five are shot by armed man

POLICE have arrested a man and a woman following a shooting incident on Wednesday that has left five people detained in hospital, including an infant in "serious" condition.

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17-year-old boy shot dead outside his home

A TEENAGE boy was yesterday shot multiple times and killed after two gunmen ambushed him and his older brother as they arrived at the home they shared with relatives on Podoleo Street.

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Woman assisting police after her husband is stabbed to death

A 47-year-old Grand Bahama man was found stabbed to death in his home early yesterday in Freeport, pushing the homicide count for the year to nine on the island.

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Man facing charges over online video ‘death threats’

A 32-year-old man is now facing charges in Magistrate’s court after he allegedly brandished a firearm and made indirect death threats in a video posted on social media.

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Pilot’s prison sentence increased after his appeal

A BAHAMIAN pilot saw his prison sentence increased by nearly two years after the appellate court dismissed his appeal and granted the prosecution’s argument that his previous sentence was too lenient for his involvement in a $1 million drug seizure.