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UPDATED: Police search for two suspects after Pinewood Gardens murder

A man is dead after a shooting incident in Pinewood Gardens early on Saturday evening.

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Woman shot while driving on Blue Hill Road South

A woman is in hospital after she was shot while driving on Blue Hill Road South Friday night.

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UPDATED: Rand Memorial Hospital patients evacuated after fire

A fire at Rand Memorial Hospital on Friday afternoon forced the evacuation of nearly 50 patients and left a physician hospitalised with mild smoke inhalation.

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Man charged with murder

A MAN appeared in Magistrate’s Court on Friday afternoon facing a murder charge.

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$18m health information system to be launched next year

THE official launch of a new, multi-million dollar integrated health information system is expected to take place in the Summer of next year, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed on Friday.

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UPDATED: Man gunned down in fifth murder in six days

ANOTHER man on bail has been gunned down in daylight, with the fifth murder in six days occurring Friday afternoon.

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Former Senator Frank Smith facing 15 charges

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Senator Frank Smith appeared in Magistrate’s Court facing 15 criminal charges on Friday morning concerning the alleged solicitation of $65,000 in bribes from a woman he is said to have assisted in getting a contract.

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Fans missing out on great games as Bahamas lands two silvers

DESPITE reports of low attendance at some events associated with the Commonwealth Youth Games being hosted in the capital this week, federation representatives for the games yesterday applauded the Local Organising Committee for “enduring gracefully”.

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New offensive to tackle murder rate

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday admitted that there is a “significant amount of work to do” to reduce serious crimes in the capital, however he said he is “confident” that with the new policies the government plans on introducing, “things will begin to change”.

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Minister admits NHI wide open to fraud

The Minister of Health yesterday admitted that the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme’s “non-existent checks and balances” have left taxpayers totally exposed to fraud and other financial abuses.

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UPDATE: Frank Smith appears in court facing 15 charges

Frank Smith appeared in court this morning charged with one count of bribery, one of attempted extortion and 13 counts of extortion

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No moves to legalise marijuana

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday shot down any notion that the Minnis administration is currently considering the decriminalisation of marijuana or legalisation of the drug for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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‘No one above the law’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday that no one is above the law, adding that if a complaint is made against someone “no matter who you are” police will investigate the claim and bring charges where warranted.

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Gomez hints at PLP anti-corruption move

DAMIAN Gomez, lawyer for the Progressive Liberal Party, said the Minnis administration’s directions for the Royal Bahamas Police Force to pursue corruption cases before legislation is passed establishing an independent anti-corruption agency has opened the system to abuse, bias and interference from the governing party.

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Trio Face Court over Albany Lumber Theft

THREE men denied stealing lumber from a high-end resort at their arraignment in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.Theo Francis, 38, Jermaine Thompson, 37, and Gregory Doralis, 37, stood before Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans facing a charge of stealing by r

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