Crime & Court


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Cameras broken at murder scene

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday law enforcement will “go vigorously” after those responsible for the two double homicides that occurred in the capital this week.  As Monday’s shooting occurred at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Mr Dames also said he is working with a team to create a “robust policy” to improve security at “all government properties”.

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US court orders visa scam mum deported

A BAHAMIAN mother of four, who was caught up in the FBI’s two-year undercover operation into US visa fraud in Nassau, was sentenced to time served and deportation in a federal court yesterday.

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Four deny owning drugs with intent to supply

THREE women and one man pleaded not guilty to possession of a quantity of Indian hemp with intent to supply yesterday.

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Bahamian living in Atlanta flees during trial

A BAHAMIAN man living in Atlanta has been declared a fugitive in the United States, going missing days before a jury found him guilty of rape, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree.

Grand Bahama is winning the war on drugs, says ACP Butler

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said yesterday the force has had a “major impact” on the war on drugs in Grand Bahama.

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Student arrested in Florida for death threat to professor

A Florida Atlantic University student raised in the Bahamas was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to kill his professor for scheduling a 7am exam.

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Two accused of killing

AN adult male and a teenager were yesterday arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges.

Murder toll falls by a quarter

THERE have been 86 murders for the year thus far, police press liaison officer Superintendent Shanta Knowles revealed yesterday.

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Man is guilty of trial juror contact

A 26-year-old Freeport man was convicted of obstruction of justice and sentenced to more than a year in prison by a Freeport magistrate.

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Man stabbed after argument in street

GRAND Bahama police are investigating a stabbing that has left a 22-year-old man in hospital in serious condition.

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Man robbed of cash

POLICE are searching for the men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday.

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Two men found shot dead in Jubilee Gardens

TWO men, one of whom was being electronically monitored by police, were found shot to death in Jubilee Gardens early Wednesday morning in a car with its motor still running. The men were reportedly cousins.

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Govt fails to halt Jean Rony case

THE Court of Appeal has granted Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles leave to appeal its revocation of a Supreme Court judge’s landmark decision concerning his controversial detention and removal from The Bahamas to the Privy Council, despite stern opposition from the Crown.

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Dames: We have ‘fair idea’ who shot couple

POLICE have a “fair idea” who was responsible for Monday’s brazen double homicide at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre in Fox Hill and will “bring them to justice,” according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

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Justice of the peace accused of performing fraud marriages

A 60-year-old justice of the peace was charged yesterday with performing fraudulent marriages with some of the fake marriage certificates he allegedly had in his possession bearing the name of his co-accused.