Crime & Court


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Two injured in drive-by

TWO MEN are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were shot during a drive-by shooting Saturday night.

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UPDATED: Police shut down junkanoo parade after three men shot

POLICE were forced to shut down the 41st Independence Day People’s Love and Unity Junkanoo Rush Out yesterday morning following a shooting incident that left three males in hospital, Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethel said. The rush out started shortly after 1am.

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Second arrest over teen's killing

AUTHORITIES have arrested another suspect in connection with the stabbing death of 18-year-old Hayward Thompson of Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.

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Sentence delay in double murder case

A MAN convicted of a double murder must wait another four weeks before learning his punishment. George Williams had been expected to be sentenced on Wednesday, but Justice Roy Jones said the court was not ready to rule on what punishment he should receive for the deaths of Andy Weekes and Terrel Mingo.

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Haitian couple in court over drug seizure

AN ELDERLY Haitian couple face seven years in jail if convicted of their alleged involvement in a $42,000 drug seizure on Monday.

Patterson: Bahamas is a war zone because of crime

RANFORD Patterson, the Bahamas Christian Council president, compared the state of crime in the country to a “war zone” as he called on authorities to enforce the laws of the land with a view to allaying the fears of Bahamians.

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Three in custody over teen stabbing death

POLICE on Tuesday took three men into custody for questioning in connection with the stabbing death of Eleuthera teen Hayward Antonio Thompson.

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Super Value store robber shot by police

POLICE shot and injured a suspect moments after he allegedly robbed the Super Value food store in Cable Beach on Monday night.

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Nine years for man guilty of sex with girl

A MAN convicted of statutory rape was told by a judge yesterday that he should not be preying on young girls given that he was a father with a purported girlfriend.

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Man gets 10 years for sex with 14-year-old

A Supreme Court judge has sentenced 32-year-old Alban Johnson to 10 years in jail for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old in May 2013.

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Hunt for 22-year-old after stabbing death

POLICE are on the hunt for 22-year-old Rex Rahming of Palmetto Point for questioning in connection with the murder of a teen who was beaten and stabbed in Eleuthera over the weekend.

Defence Force officer charged with attempted rape of 78-year-old woman

A DEFENCE Force officer faces up to life imprisonment if convicted of the attempted rape of a 78-year-old woman.

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Bethel takes libel case to Privy Council

FORMER Attorney General Carl Bethel is taking his libel case against Cable Bahamas and Carter Broadcasting Media to the country’s highest court.

Man arrested for possession of dangerous drugs

A 27-year-old man from Bailey Town has been arrested in Bimini for possession of dangerous drugs. According to police reports, officers were in the area of a nightclub on the island shortly after 1am yesterday when they searched a young man who was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of what was suspected to be marijuana.