June 28, 2013
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POLICE have taken a man into custody after an incident early on Sunday in which two police officers suffered shotgun wounds and were taken to hospital.
A PEDESTRIAN was struck by a vehicle and killed on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Tuesday night, police have reported.
A YOUNG man was reported killed and three people wounded in a shooting incident in Sandilands Village Road, Fox Hill, on New Year's Eve according to police.
WITH three weeks left until the end of the year, Grand Bahama has already recorded 18 homicides, one more than the total the island saw in 2015.
A MAN is in hospital after he was shot by two gunmen Wednesday night.
ONE man died and three were injured after a driver lost control and crashed into bushes in Eleuthera on Wednesday night.
POLICE are searching for the suspects responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday.
A MAN has been found shot dead in the parking lot of a business establishment in Freeport, Grand Bahama, police reported on Sunday morning.
TWO men died as a result of traffic accidents this weekend - one in the Lyford Cay community in New Providence and the other in Grand Bahama.
POLICE in Inagua took an man into custody after seizing a quantity of dangerous drugs on Monday.
POLICE in New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man who was killed when he became pinned under a vehicle on Tuesday night.
A MAN died in hospital of his wounds early on Sunday after reportedly being shot in the Union Village area on Friday night.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for a shooting incident that left a man in hospital on Tuesday.
ONE man was killed and another injured on Monday night as gunshots were fired at a home in Hillside Park, off Bernard Road.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies.
A 37-year-old man from Pioneer's Loop, Freeport, died in a traffic accident on Saturday afternoon, Grand Bahama police have reported.
ONE man is dead and another man is in hospital with serious injuries following a traffic accident on West Sunrise Highway early on Saturday morning.
POLICE are searching for the suspects responsible for committing ten armed robberies that took place over the weekend, seven of which occurred in less than 24 hours.
POLICE in New Providence are on the hunt for a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home early on Sunday morning and sexually assaulted her at knife point.
A man has died after a traffic accident on St Vincent Road early on Saturday evening.
A MAN was found dead floating in a swimming pool off East Bay Street early on Friday morning.
A MAN is in custody assisting police with investigations into a shooting incident that left another man in hospital on Monday.
A 23-year-old Freeport man was arrested after he was allegedly caught by police with a firearm in his possession.
POLICE are investigating the apparent drowning of a man who was swimming off Ramsey, Exuma, on Sunday afternoon.
POLICE have identified the man who died in hospital hours after being shot in front of his home on Thursday as 36-year-old Kanill Darville.
POLICE have released the identities of two of the country’s latest homicide victims.
POLICE are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a number of shootings over the weekend that claimed two lives and left several others in hospital.
Police in Eleuthera are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that left a man dead on Saturday.
TWO persons were killed and one person was critically injured in a shooting in the Freeport area on Monday morning.
A WOMAN was robbed at gunpoint of cash by two masked men at Lovers Beach in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, on Thursday, police reported.
A SHOOTOUT with police has left a man in hospital this weekend.
THREE people are in police custody, including a corrections officer, in connection with two separate drug busts on Wednesday.
FIVE people were arrested in Grand Bahama for breach of the Lottery and Gaming Act and possession of dangerous drugs on Friday, police reported.
AN ELDERLY Canadian woman drowned on Monday afternoon while snorkelling in waters off Exuma.
POLICE arrested a man and a woman yesterday morning in connection with the beating death of a man over the weekend.
POLICE in New Providence are looking into the circumstances that led to a man dying in hospital after being found on Wulff Road, near East Street with a wound in his body.
A 38-year-old man from Green Turtle Cay died after collapsing at a party in Abaco on Friday night.
NEARLY 20 people have been arrested over a number of firearm related offences in the Bahamas in the last 24 hours, police said on Friday.
A MAN wanted for questioning over a rape matter was arrested by police in Grand Bahama on Friday afternoon.
AN elderly Abaco woman sustained serious burns to the body in a house fire on Thursday night and was airlifted to hospital in New Providence for medical treatment.
A man is in hospital under heavy police guard after being shot by an officer on Saturday night.
A MAJOR drug seizure of some $4.5m worth of cocaine was made at the Freeport Container Port yesterday, police said.
A MAN is in hospital in Grand Bahama after being shot several times and seriously wounded on Friday night in Eight Mile Rock.
A SECURITY officer at a resort in Abaco was shot during an attempted armed robbery on Thursday evening, police reported.
A MAN shot in South Beach late last night died in hospital of his injuries a short while later, police reported.
A MAN convicted of murder and scheduled to return to Supreme Court for sentencing in two weeks escaped custody on Tuesday afternoon, The Tribune has learned.
POLICE are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who allegedly drove his vehicle into the waters off Clifton Pier on Friday.
Police are investigating the death of a man after his car plunged into waters off Clifton Pier on Friday.
GRAND Bahama recorded its first murder for 2016 when a man was gunned down in the Freeport area on Monday evening.
POLICE are hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a woman and stole her vehicle late Sunday night.
A PHARMACIST died in a traffic accident in Long Island over the weekend when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a utility pole.
POLICE arrested five people early on Thursday morning who they believe to be members of a “major drug trafficking ring”.
Police are searching for suspects after separate shooting incidents on Friday night and Saturday morning.
A COLLEGE of the Bahamas lecturer and Valley Boys Junkanoo group beller became the country’s third murder victim this year after it is alleged that he was stabbed during an argument with his daughter at his Imperial Park home over the weekend.
POLICE have arrested an adult woman in connection with the fatal stabbing of a male relative on Saturday night.
A woman is in police custody in connection with a hit and run accident that occurred on Christmas Eve.
POLICE have released the identities of several of the country’s latest homicide victims.
One man is dead and three others are in hospital after a shooting early on Sunday morning.
A 38-year-old man died in hospital on Friday from a stabbing injury he received last month.
POLICE are looking for a man who broke into a woman’s home Wednesday morning and stabbed her.
A MAN has been shot dead at a party in the early hours of Boxing Day after an argument.
TWO people - a 43-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman - are dead and two others are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were involved in a traffic accident in Abaco early on Christmas Eve.
TWO MEN are in custody assisting police with their investigations into a shooting on Saturday night that has left a man dead.
TWO men are in police custody after they were found in possession of 100 pounds of marijuana early on Friday morning.
A MAN died in hospital hours after he was shot on Homestead Street yesterday, police said.
POLICE are searching for the suspects responsible for two separate shooting incidents that left two men detained in hospital on Sunday.
THE body of an elderly woman was found burnt beyond recognition in her home in Cat Island early yesterday morning.
Police seized almost 100 pounds of marijuana in Exuma on Saturday.
A MAN disarmed a gunman who broke into his home on Thursday morning, police said.
POLICE have launched an island-wide manhunt for the occupants of a white Honda who ambushed and shot an officer on Friday morning.
Police are searching for suspects after two shootings over the weekend.
A middle-aged man is the country's 122nd murder victim of the year, after he was shot dead while sitting on his porch on Friday afternoon.
POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of a 69-year-old man who was found hanging in the Yeoman Wood area of Freeport on Tuesday night.
POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 28-year-old man from Coral Estate in serious condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital.
POLICE in New Providence have one man in custody and are searching for several other male suspects in two separate overnight shooting incidents.
POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a 46-year-old Freeport man dead after he apparently lost control of his vehicle.
POLICE are searching for two suspects responsible for a fatal shooting at Potter's Cay on Friday night which left one man dead and another in hospital.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint of her vehicle in Freeport, Grand Bahama Police have reported.
A 29-year-old man on bail for drug possession was shot multiple times and killed late on Thursday night off Market Street.
POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident in Freeport that has left one man dead and another in hospital with serious injuries.
A WELL-known Freeport man who was found shot dead on Saturday night at an apartment complex near the Xanadu Beach is believed to be Lester Adderley Jr.
A TEXAS couple who fled by sailing boat to the the Bahamas with their seven children while facing trial for an online agriculture scam were sentenced on Friday to more than seven years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, federal prosecutors said.
POLICE uprooted more than 4,000 marijuana plants on Tuesday after officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit discovered three large marijuana fields in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
POLICE in Bimini are investigating an accident that has left a 45-year-old man from Finland dead.
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.
POLICE arrested a 26-year-old man early yesterday morning, moments after he and another man allegedly raped a woman in an area off Gamble Heights.
A MAN who was shot on Sunday died in hospital Monday evening, becoming the country’s 77th homicide this year, according to The Tribune’s records.
A man is in hospital after a shooting early on Sunday morning.
A 26-year-old man became the country’s latest murder victim after he was lured outside a nightclub and shot multiple times by a hooded assailant on Thursday night.
FIREARMS and ammunition were discovered in the Lewis Yard area on Monday, but no arrest has been made, police reported yesterday.
A 31–year-old woman died in a traffic accident in Eleuthera on Saturday.
POLICE say they will bring charges against two Bahamians in separate matters of human trafficking this week.
POLICE are investigating the death of a woman found hanging from a tree early on Saturday morning in New Providence.
A man in his mid-50s was killed late Sunday night after he was in a collision with a truck while riding his bicycle in Eleuthera.
A MAN on a bicycle in Abaco has been killed in a traffic accident and the suspected driver involved arrested by police.
A POLICE officer was taken into custody in Grand Bahama after he was accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, The Tribune understands.
POLICE in New Providence are investigating the death of a woman who has been found dead at her Nassau Village home.
A MAN is in hospital after being injured during a drive-by shooting on Polhemus Street, police said.
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in eastern New Providence early this morning.
A RETIRED 88-year-old Canadian doctor was stabbed to death during a home invasion at Clarence Town, Long Island sending shock waves throughout the peaceful island settlement.
Human remains have been found on a beach in Grand Bahama.
A 73-year-old man has died after a collision between two boats two miles off Sandyport, New Providence.
POLICE have shut down a major housebreaking ring they believe to be responsible for a number of residential break-ins in the southwestern division of New Providence over the past three months.
A WOMAN, her four-year-son and two-year-old daughter are all fighting for their lives in hospital after they were hit by a sports utility vehicle (SUV) as they attempted to cross a highway on Monday.
POLICE are investigating two shooting incidents, one of which left a manager at the Compass Point Beach Resort in hospital.
A 24-year-old man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a tree on Sunday during a “physical altercation with his wife,” according to police.
A WEEK ago a young woman on her way to her Eastern Road home was held up by a gunman, who had driven his car across the front of her car forcing her to stop.
A WOMAN was robbed at her residence in Freeport on Monday evening, police have reported.
TWO TEENAGE boys are in serious condition in hospital after they were involved in a five-car collision on Yamacraw Hill Road late Saturday night.
A COUPLE were robbed of cash during a home invasion early on Friday morning in the Weddell Avenue area, Grand Bahama police have reported.
POLICE expect to bring charges against a woman today in the “suspicious death” of Ariel Lowe, who was discovered by firefighters with a “black cord” tied around her neck last week.
POLICE shot a woman in the arm after the car she was in nearly hit an officer as it fled the scene of a traffic accident.
A MAN was shot in the head and killed in a parked car late on Thursday night, becoming the country's 17th murder victim this year.
A MAN was found shot dead in a car on Dudley Lane, off Farrington Road, on Thursday night and police are requesting the public’s help in solving the country’s latest murder.
SIX Colombian women are in police custody after they were arrested Saturday night for alleged “prostitution and exotic dancing”.
TWO women were sexually assaulted in their homes in eastern New Providence over the weekend, police reported.
POLICE are looking for an armed robbery suspect who stole a woman’s car.
A MAN was killed by a hit-and-run driver who struck him as he was walking in the area of Golden Isles and Carmichael Road early yesterday morning.
THE decomposed body of a woman was found by a walker on St Andrews beach on Friday afternoon.
POLICE arrested numerous people on Bay Street and Shirley Street during the weekend’s Boxing Day parade, including a judge of the event wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet, according to officials.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on early on Saturday.
GRAND Bahama Police are still searching for the hit-and-run drivers who killed pedestrians in two separate incidents on Pioneer’s Way, Freeport, last week.
POLICE cracked a major crime ring at the weekend which led to the arrest of 10 men and a woman for several armed robberies and “at least three” of the country’s latest murders.
POLICE are investigating the reported sexual assault of a woman who was allegedly attacked while walking in eastern New Providence.
POLICE are requesting the public’s help in solving four separate armed robberies.
POLICE are on the hunt for three men who shot and critically injured a man early Sunday morning.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving three separate weekend shooting incidents – two in Grand Bahama – that left four men in hospital.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the head and killed early yesterday morning after getting into an argument with a group of men over a woman inside a local nightclub, police said.
THREE men from San Salvador were remanded to the Department of Correctional Services yesterday after being accused of conspiring to supply dangerous drugs reportedly found in their possession.
HUMAN skeletal remains were discovered Tuesday morning in West End, Grand Bahama, police reported yesterday. The remains were found around 8am on Tuesday about 500ft in the bushes from the West End Government Clinic.
A 34-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed while sitting in his vehicle near Caves Village on Sunday night.
THE country’s murder count for the year inched closer to 100 following a shooting in Adderley Street, Fox Hill Tuesday night that left a 38-year-old man dead.
TWO MEN are in serious condition in hospital after they were attacked in separate incidents outside local nightclubs on Monday night.
Police have confirmed a fatal shooting tonight at Adderley Street, Fox Hill.
POLICE have arrested a 26-year-old man for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a Fox Hill man on Saturday.
FOUR Bahamian men are in police custody in connection with the seizure of over $118,000 worth of marijuana early yesterday morning.
POLICE yesterday said they were investigating three armed robberies that happened over the weekend with the number of reported instances of the crime totalling 30 for the month of October, according to The Tribune’s count.
TWO men are in critical condition and fighting for their lives in hospital after a shooting incident on Thursday night.
A JAMAICAN man is on the run after a short struggle with police at the Carmichael Road police station on Thursday.
STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell yesterday stood by his earlier comments that there has been a recent spike in rapes, but insisted that Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade was correct when he told reporters that the overall reported cases of the crime are down.
GRAND Bahama Police are investigating a robbery in the Polaris Drive area where a woman was pushed to the ground by a masked man and robbed of an undetermined amount of cash.
A WOMAN is in hospital after she was stabbed during a fight with two other women, police said. The incident occurred just after 7pm on Monday.
ONE of the country’s latest murder victims was out on bail and wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, Supt Paul Rolle said yesterday.
TWO men are in custody after police caught them yesterday with more than 1,000lbs of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $1m.
STATE Minister of National Security Keith Bell yesterday said investigations into recent rapes reveal there is “a very strong possibility” that repeat sexual offenders are to blame for the spate of rapes in New Providence.
POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding the culprits behind five armed robberies that occurred in New Providence in under 24 hours over the weekend.
GRAND Bahama police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday on the East Sunrise Highway.
A WOMAN was raped by a man who came to her home around 1am yesterday, police said.
A 15-year-old boy has been airlifted to a hospital in New Providence following a stabbing incident in Abaco on Tuesday.
A WOMAN was sexually assaulted when a man forced his way into her home early yesterday morning, police said.
POLICE have taken into custody a 26–year-old Carmichael Road man in connection with an armed robbery on Monday morning.
POLICE are currently investigating ten armed robberies that occurred within three days, one which resulted in the shooting of a woman.
A WOMAN was shot in the head by armed men on motorcycles during a weekend of violence that left four other people in serious condition and one in critical condition in hospital.
A 25-year-old man is in police custody in connection with the alleged rape on Thursday of a teenage girl he met on Facebook.
A 53-year-old man, who was recently released from prison, is in police custody in connection with a string of thefts, including the break in at the Department of Immigration last month.
A 78-year-old businesswoman was killed in a traffic accident on Seahorse Road in Grand Bahama on Wednesday.
POLICE seized 26 stolen motorcycles Sunday afternoon during a “major operation” designed to “deter and disrupt the biking nuisance” in New Providence, according to Superintendent Stephen Dean.
A FEMALE motorist was raped in the Carmichael Road area early yesterday morning, police said.
A 36-year-old man is in serious condition in hospital after he was shot several times during an argument at his neighbour’s Pineyard Road home Thursday night.
POLICE are appealing to the public for help in solving an armed robbery in the Coral Harbour area on Wednesday evening.
A MAN died in hospital on Wednesday hours after he was shot in the face, police said yesterday.
A 38-year-old man is in hospital following a stabbing incident in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, on Wednesday police have reported.
POLICE are asking for help in locating four men in connection with four separate armed robberies on Tuesday.
AS dawn broke on Sunday a woman motorist was held up and sexually assaulted by men driving a stolen taxi van. About an hour earlier two of the four men had held up the taxi owner, threatened him with death, tied him up and drove off in his van.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a stabbing and a shooting that left two men detained in hospital.
A MAN was killed and three people, including a PLP campaign general, are in hospital after a shooting in Fox Hill on Saturday night.
A 16-year-old boy is in hospital and a teenager is in police custody following a stabbing incident at Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, on Friday.
A MAN and a woman were arrested after police allegedly found them with one pound of marijuana.
An eight-year-old boy has died after being electrocuted on Friday afternoon.
THREE Bahamian men are in police custody after they were caught with more than half a million dollars worth of marijuana on Tuesday afternoon.
FEMALE residents of the Montagu constituency yesterday expressed concern that their complaints to the Royal Bahamas Police Force about a recent spate of robberies affecting women in the area have been overlooked due to the force’s concentration on “more serious crime”.
THIEVES pried open security bars and broke into the Department of Immigration yesterday morning, stealing electronics and employees’ personal items, Immigration Director William Pratt said.
A POLICE officer is injured in hospital after an incident involving a 34-year-old motorist who was shot by police after he refused to stop at the weekend.
POLICE will determine today if charges will be brought against an American man accused of attempted sexual assault against a woman on Paradise Island.
AN American couple was arrested in Abaco after they were accused of having illegal drugs and more than $70,000 in cash at Hope Town, police reported.
POLICE arrested a 40-year-old man on Monday after they searched his vehicle and discovered cocaine with a street value of $12,500.
A 25-year-old man became the country’s latest murder victim when he was shot in the head during an altercation late on Sunday night in Yellow Elder Gardens.
SEVERAL people were stabbed during a domestic dispute and a man was shot in two separate incidents in New Providence over the weekend. Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward as investigations continue.
Eleuthera police are investing a traffic fatality today after a 19-year-old male of James Cistern died after losing control of his vehicle shortly after midnight.
A MAN, shot in the leg and robbed of $2,100 cash early yesterday morning in Freeport, has been detained in stable condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital.
TWO Bahamian men were arrested after US Coast Guard officials discovered a large quantity of marijuana and cash aboard a speedboat about ten miles northwest of Bimini.
POLICE are investigating a shooting that left a man with gun shot wounds in his lower back.
POLICE arrested two suspects early yesterday morning in connection with the murder of Prince Prudent.
POLICE are on the hunt for two masked men who robbed a food store manager at gunpoint of a deposit bag in a bank parking lot yesterday morning.
A MAN died in hospital yesterday afternoon after he was allegedly shot by a store owner during an attempted armed robbery, police said.
POLICE are requesting the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday.
A 29-year-old man who was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting on Saturday died in hospital early yesterday morning.
Police are investigating a house fire that left an infant dead on Tuesday night.
A MAN previously listed on the police’s wanted list appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday facing a charge of rape.
FOUR men died in under 24 hours over the weekend - the first three in two incidents which police believe were committed by the same individuals, and the fourth in a shooting last night.
A WOMAN was allegedly raped by a man who entered her home in Coconut Grove on Saturday night, police said.
A MAN was shot dead last night.
A 36-year-old man is in police custody after he was caught “exposing himself” to tourists on Paradise Island beach on Saturday.
THREE men are in hospital after they were shot in two separate incidents at Fox Hill Day celebrations early yesterday morning.
ABACO Police discovered $25,000 worth of cocaine in Dundas Town, but the suspects managed to escape on foot.
POLICE are on the hunt for a man who assaulted and raped a woman in bushes off Baillou Hill Road early yesterday morning.
TWO WOMEN are dead and two men are in critical condition after they were shot hours apart early yesterday, pushing the country’s murder count to 76 for the year.
A MAN is in hospital after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Yellow Elder Gardens on Wednesday afternoon.
AN Abaco man has been airlifted to New Providence for medical treatment following a stabbing incident in Treasure Cay on Monday night.
A 16-year-old boy became the country’s latest murder victim when he was shot during a fight early Saturday morning near Fleming Street.
DRUGS Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers discovered more than $1m worth of marijuana on Thursday afternoon in Exuma, hours after they seized $2m worth of marijuana on a boat in waters off New Providence.
DRUG Enforcement Unit officers seized $2 million worth of marijuana early yesterday morning on a speedboat in waters off New Providence. With this seizure, police have captured more than $10 million worth of marijuana and $13 million in cocaine so far this year.
POLICE suspect that a disgruntled worker may be responsible for planting two “explosive caps” in the middle of the runway at Mayaguana Airport on Sunday.
A MAN on bail for a triple murder was shot Monday after opening fire on police officers who were attempting to arrest him on Cowpen Road.
POLICE are not certain of the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found floating in waters off Potter’s Cay Dock on Sunday night.
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found floating in waters at Potter's Cay Dock last night.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting, three stabbing incidents and an armed robbery that happened over the weekend in New Providence.
POLICE are investigating a traffic accident early today that has left a man dead and a woman seriously injured in hospital.
POLICE are seeking the public's assistance in solving two separate shooting incidents that left two men dead and another seriously injured early today.
A 24-year-old woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend from Andros are in police custody in connection with the sexual intercourse and molestation of a young girl.
A MAN in a wheelchair was shot dead and another victim is fighting for his life in hospital after they were shot while visiting a female friend late Tuesday night.
POLICE are asking for the public’s help in solving two separate armed robberies over the weekend in which the victims were robbed of a vehicle and other valuables.
A 60–year-old Massachusetts man was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Wednesday for failing to declare $40,000 cash.
TOO many people decide to mete out “street justice” and not allow the legal system to do its job, especially when it comes to threats of death, according to head of the Central Detective Unit, Superintendent Paul Rolle.
POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery which occurred just after 5pm on Saturday. Police were told that a gunman entered a business on East Sunrise Highway with a handgun and robbed it of an undetermined amount of money. The gunman is described as being of slim build with a dark complexion. He is about 6ft tall and was wearing blue coveralls.
AUTHORITIES have arrested another suspect in connection with the stabbing death of 18-year-old Hayward Thompson of Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.
POLICE on Tuesday took three men into custody for questioning in connection with the stabbing death of Eleuthera teen Hayward Antonio Thompson.
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.
A BEREAVED mother said her teenage son, who was found murdered yesterday, had received threatening messages weeks before his stabbing death in Eleuthera.
DESPITE claims from National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage that murders in New Providence are down four per cent, newly released crime statistics show that up to June 10, the murder rate across The Bahamas has actually risen this year by nine per cent to 61, compared to the 56 recorded by that same date last year.
TWO laptops, five projectors, parts of a public address system and cash were stolen from Thelma Gibson Primary School yesterday morning. Police are investigating the incident which school principal Donna Brown told The Tribune was discovered by on-duty security officers of a private firm.
POLICE are on the hunt for a group of men they believed attacked and gang-raped a woman early yesterday morning. The alleged assault happened shortly after midnight off Robinson Road.
A MAN was murdered by someone he knew following a domestic dispute at a Tall Pines residence over the weekend, police said yesterday.
POLICE arrested a 33-year-old man who is suspected of an attempted sexual assault and stabbing that took place last Thursday.
POLICE have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with murder and the attempted murder of a police officer.
POLICE are on the hunt for three men who shot and critically injured a police officer during an attempted armed robbery yesterday afternoon.
A 19-year-old youth is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot multiple times during a shoot out on Arawak Cay early Saturday morning.
TWO men were shot in separate incidents and taken to hospital on Tuesday, police said.
POLICE have moved quickly to arrest two men in connection with Sunday’s stabbing death of 17-year-old Enrico Major. Enrico, the son of convicted drug traffickers Dwight and Keva Major, was murdered as he walked on Baillou Hill Road South with a friend.
POLICE confiscated $105,000 worth of marijuana from a teenage boy in Eleuthera a day after they discovered $3.2 million worth of marijuana plants growing in a plot in Grand Bahama.
POLICE do not suspect that foul play was involved in what they believe might be a suicide based on the discovery of a “badly decomposed body” found hanging from a tree over the weekend.
POLICE arrested six persons, including an elderly woman, Wednesday afternoon after they found more than $230,000 worth of marijuana in a truck.
The US Department of State’s annual Crime and Safety Report on the Bahamas has again warned Americans of the level of criminal activity against locals and tourists in this country.
A 28-year-old woman is in police custody after she stabbed a teenage boy to death during an alleged attempted robbery early yesterday morning, police reported.
A NATIONAL Insurance Board executive was robbed by two armed men as she entered her Coral Harbour home over the weekend, Labour Minister Shane Gibson confirmed yesterday.
A MAN collapsed and died in a public bathroom early yesterday morning after he was shot in the head attempting to escape his attackers off Carmichael Road.
A BAHAMIAN woman is in police custody after she was caught attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine into the country from Panama in several home appliances.
FREEPORT – Three male teenagers are in hospital following a hit-and-run accident on East Sunrise Highway over the weekend. The victims are aged 18 and 19 years. One of them is listed in serious condition and the other two are stable at Rand Memorial Hospital.
A 20-year-old man is dead after a shooting on Wednesday night.
POLICE in the Berry Islands arrested three men yesterday for the possession of fresh crawfish during the closed season – a breach of the Fisheries Act.
THE country’s traffic fatality count climbed to ten after a man died of his injuries in a crash on Cat Island this weekend. The driver of a white Ford Escape died after he was thrown from his vehicle during the accident with a grey Ford Club Wagon shortly after 11pm on Saturday.
POLICE are investigating a weekend shooting in the Prince Charles area that left one man dead and another man in serious condition at hospital. The victims were walking along Zirconia Court, College Gardens when they were gunned down by a lone gunman shortly after 9pm on Friday.
POLICE announced a number of arrests yesterday of individuals wanted for serious crimes - including two people wanted in connection with a murder.
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old man in Eleuthera on Tuesday.
POLICE have a 28-year-old man in custody in connection with the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl at a hotel over the weekend.
A TEENAGER was shot in the face and killed last night - becoming the latest murder victim in the country.
Two men have died after a traffic accident on Acklins
AUTHORITIES are investigating several shooting incidents that occurred over the weekend that have left five people recovering in hospital.
POLICE have five men in custody for questioning into the murder of a 20-year-old man on Thursday night. The victim was gunned down shortly after 9.30pm as he walked through Wilson Track with another man.
A HIGH ranking Royal Bahamas Police Force official is appealing to social media users to refrain from uploading pictures and videos of murder victims to the Internet, noting an increase of such postings in recent times.
FREEPORT – A couple was robbed by armed masked men early Thursday morning in the Malibu Reef area, police reported.
POLICE and local fishermen in Ragged Island picked up more than 130 Haitian immigrants moments before they landed Sunday evening.
POLICE confirmed late last night that three men had been shot in a single incident in Montel Heights.
DRUG Enforcement Unit officers discovered $3m worth of marijuana near the Ragged Island chain of cays last week.
More than 120 Haitian immigrants have been apprehended by police off Ragged Island.
Two men aged 27 and two others aged 33 and 22 are in custody after they were found in possession of a handgun on Friday.
CENTRAL Detective Unit Chief Paul Rolle said police were concerned with the levels of illegal firearms on the streets following two shooting incidents, one of which claimed the life of a man.
AUTHORITIES say they have two persons in custody, including a woman immigration officer, who they believe drove a getaway vehicle during the armed robbery of an off duty police officer.
FREEPORT - Three Grand Bahama men are being questioned by police in connection with the murder of British resident Edgar Dart, The Tribune understands.
TWO Bahamian men are in police custody after they were arrested attempting to board a plane to Jamaica with money suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a house fire that claimed the life of a 59-year-old man over the weekend.
Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Paradise Island hotel on Saturday night.
FREEPORT – Some 75,000 marijuana plants, worth an estimated $7.5 million, were discovered growing in the pine forest of Grand Bahama.
TWO JAMAICAN women are in police custody after they were caught, in two separate incidents, attempting to smuggle almost $50,000 worth of cocaine into Nassau.
FRIENDS OF Wesley Pierre, the man who was shot and killed by police in Exuma on Sunday, have threatened to “riot” if police officers involved in the shooting are not immediately removed.
THREE men, two Bahamian pilots and a Canadian, are in police custody after they were found with more than $1million worth of marijuana and ecstasy at the Lynden Pindling International Airport Monday night.
A MAN was allegedly run over by a car and kidnapped moments after he robbed another man of his cell phone and shoes Monday night.
POLICE are still on the hunt for the person or persons responsible for stabbing a man to death and critically injuring another man on Saturday.
THREE MEN are in serious condition in hospital following three separate shooting incidents over the weekend. The first shooting took place around 1am Saturday.
FOUR badly burned bodies, which were discovered last week on Anguilla Cay and were the cause for much confusion, were brought to New Providence yesterday.
A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed Wednesday night.
A MAN and woman are in police custody after their baby boy was rushed to hospital for third degree burns that covered nearly 30 per cent of his body.
A FIREARM and more than $18,000 worth of illegal drugs were discovered in the South Bahamia area on Friday, police reported.
A 29-year-old suspect in a stabbing death turned himself into police over the weekend.
POLICE were forced to shoot a wanted man in Acklins yesterday when he reportedly attacked the officers with a cutlass during his arrest.
A MAN is facing federal charges in the United States after being arrested for reportedly smuggling cocaine and heroin from The Bahamas into Florida on a cruiseline.
Eight men are in custody after they were arrested on Wednesday for stealing.
POLICE arrested a 24-year-old man Wednesday night, after he crashed his car into a wall during a high speed chase.
FREEPORT – Two American men are to be charged on Tuesday in connection with the stabbing death of an American man last Friday in Bimini.
RELATIVES are appealing for any clues that might assist investigators following the death in hospital of a 62-year-old hit-and-run victim.
POLICE arrested a second man early Tuesday morning in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Troy Bodie.
A 33-year-old man is in police custody after he led investigators to a shallow grave where the naked body of a woman was buried, police sources confirmed yesterday.
A BODY, believed to be that of a woman, was found in a “makeshift grave” near Cowpen Road yesterday, Police Superintendent Paul Rolle said.
CONCERNS have been raised that the Bahamas Embassy in Haiti might have been involved in the fraudulent issue of thousands of Bahamian entry visas to Haitian nationals over the past six months, with some visas also having been sold to persons in Haiti.
A 26-year-old man, out on bail for armed robbery, was arrested late Tuesday night in connection with the armed robbery and murder of 25-year-old Darius Adderley.
POLICE arrested two men – one wanted for attempted murder and the other on bail for murder – moments after they had robbed a man at gunpoint late Monday night. One wore an ankle monitoring bracelet. The incident occurred in the Fox Hill area around 10pm.
TWO teenage boys and a 33-year-old man are in police custody after they were found on Friday in possession of a large quantity of suspected marijuana.
FOUR men and two women were taken into police custody after authorities found suspected marijuana worth an estimated $512,000.
AUTHORITIES called on civic leaders yesterday to intervene in inner city communities in an effort to curb crimes of retaliation following a double shooting yesterday morning that left one man dead.
POLICE have taken into custody three men and more than $800,000 worth of marijuana after an early morning operation in the Sea Breeze area.
A MAN was shot dead on a jitney last night – with the driver pulling up outside a police station with the dead man on board.
AUTHORITIES say they are following significant leads in one of two shooting incidents that killed a 26-year-old man at a popular East Street South take-away restaurant over the weekend.
POLICE are investigating an apparent suicide after a man was discovered hanging by a rope in his Coral Harbour apartment.
A MAN fired multiple shots in Hammerheads on East Bay Street early Saturday morning, shooting a patron and a security officer who was attempting to flee.
POLICE in Grand Bahama seized over $1 million worth of suspected cocaine and heroin early yesterday morning.
TWO men from Abaco were arrested by police after a shotgun was allegedly found in their residence over the weekend.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help after four armed robberies on Friday in which three cars were taken along with cash.
Two male residents of Grand Cay, including an 18-year-old, were airlifted to Grand Bahama following a shooting incident late Friday evening.
ACTIVISTS are calling for greater accountability from criminal lawyers after a morning shooting left a man fighting for his life in hospital yesterday.
A HIGH-speed chase led to a man being shot by police moments after he allegedly robbed two women at a night club in Coral Harbour.
A 36-year-old man is dead after he was shot in the chest late last night.
A 36-year-old man is dead after he was shot in the chest on Wednesday night.
A COB assistant professor and her son are in hospital after being shot in their home in Blue Hill Estates Tuesday afternoon.
POLICE are asking for the public’s help in solving three armed robberies that happened on Sunday.
THE partially decomposed body of a man was discovered in a shallow grave on a Coral Harbour beach Saturday afternoon.
ONE OF THE MEN in custody for the alleged gang rape of a 23-year-old Biminite is the boyfriend of the victim, the Tribune has learned.
FREEPORT – Bahamian and US authorities discovered $2 million worth of cocaine, hidden among bags of coffee, in a container at the Freeport Container Port on Tuesday.
THREE men are in police custody after the discovery of a quantity of marijuana on Monday.
POLICE are searching for the culprits in two separate drive-by shootings and a spate of armed robberies this weekend.
THREE Haitians have been remanded to prison after a group of people, including some schoolchildren, allegedly attacked officials trying to demolish an illegal home in an Abaco shanty town.
TWO teenagers were stabbed and had to be rushed to hospital following an argument on Monday.
AN officer on Prime Minister Christie’s security detail was held for questioning in connection with the removal of a television from Mr Christie’s home, The Tribune understands.
TWO tourists were robbed of their belongings and a rental car at gunpoint over the weekend, The Tribune understands.
A FORMER Mississippi investor, who had been charged by US officials for perpetrating security fraud, became the country’s latest murder victim when he was found stabbed and mutilated in his home.
FREEPORT – Grand Bahama recorded its first homicide for the year on Friday evening when a man was found stabbed to death at his residence in the Lucaya area.
MORE than $100,000 has been stolen from persons in the Bahamas during a wave of credit card fraud in the last two months.
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is recovering in hospital after being stabbed while walking home on Wednesday afternoon.
A PINEWOOD Gardens man is dead after being shot in the head through his bathroom window late Tuesday night.
POLICE want the public’s help in locating two men who were involved in two separate armed robberies.
TWO men are fighting for their lives in hospital following a drive by shooting early Saturday morning. It happened around 2am.
POLICE have several persons in custody in connection with two “execution style” murders in Abaco, which sources say are believed to have been the result of a drug deal gone wrong.
FREEPORT – Two men were found shot dead on the island of Abaco over the weekend.
POLICE officials will investigate whether there were any breaches in confidentiality at the Bank of the Bahamas.
FREEPORT – Some $2 million worth of illegal drugs were seized by police during a drug bust in the Holmes Rock area late Wednesday evening.
POLICE yesterday reported that during 2013, they took part in 11 successful OPBAT operations resulting in 680 pounds of cocaine and 13,009 pounds of marijuana being seized for the year.
A MAN is in serious condition at hospital after he was stabbed during a fight in Eleuthera.
Two men have been arrested after over three million dollars of suspected dangerous drugs were seized in Grand Bahama.
Police in Eleuthera are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred on Friday.
POLICE in Inagua, along with immigration officials, took six Cuban men into custody around 1.30am yesterday.
TWO men armed with guns robbed a pre-school while more than 100 students attended classes during the opening day of school yesterday.
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A MAN was shot in the face yesterday during a court appointed counselling session.
FOUR MEN are dead and three others are fighting for their lives in hospital following six separate shootings in the capital between New Year’s eve and last night.
Five shootings in less than 24 hours have left three men dead and two in hospital.
Police have just confirmed that another murder has taken place in the capital near Yellow Elder Primary School on Blue Hill Road.
TWO Boxing Day murders and the decomposed bodies of two persons found in Andros last week has taken the country’s murder count for the year to one death past 2012’s total.
Two men are dead after separate shootings in the early hours of Thursday.
Police are seeking the public's help after a woman was found stabbed to death.
A MAN, shot in his head in the Yamacraw Hill area yesterday, is in critical condition at the Princess Margaret hospital.
ONE man is dead and two others in hospital after three separate shootings that occurred in just over 24 hours.
THERE have been at least two reported rapes involving two or more men in eastern New Providence, but the police do not think they are connected, The Tribune understands.
A SENIOR political figure said he is appalled at the police’s blanket denial that gang rapes have been taking place, claiming he knows a young woman who was attacked in eastern New Providence by a group of men and raped for hours.
ROBBERS made a daring daylight raid on the Charlotte Street branch of Subway yesterday morning, targeting an eatery that is popular with both locals and tourists, and located just a stone’s throw from the international cruise ship terminal.
According to police, the murder count is now eight short of last year’s official 111 total after a man was gunned down in a drive-by shooting and one man died in hospital of a shooting injury.
A BUSINESSMAN called for greater community involvement in the anti-crime fight after a joint operation with the police led to the recovery of more than $5,000 worth of stolen goods.
A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot in the head.
AS the Christmas season approaches, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is warning the public, especially women, of a new “ad scam” that has resulted in thousands of dollars being stolen from unsuspecting buyers.
A POLICE officer is in stable condition today after being stabbed in his head near the Accident and Emergency section of the Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday.
A MAN was beaten to death Tuesday night, after allegedly stabbing his attacker in the head.
TWO Bahamian men, ages 32 and 22, are being questioned after the discovery of $13,500 worth of cocaine in the US Departure Lounge of the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
THE government will move to make video taping of police interviews mandatory in a bid to end brutality claims, The Tribune understands.
TWO men are in serious condition in hospital after they were shot in two separate incidents on Sunday.
A POLICE Corporal and a murder suspect were among five people shot in two separate incidents this weekend.
THE BODY of an unidentified man, who was shot multiple times, was discovered late Saturday night.
Four people are dead after their plane crashed in the sea shortly after leaving Grand Bahama International Airport.
Two men are dead after two separate shootings late on Friday night.
THE boyfriend of the 35-year-old woman, who was brutally killed with her 14-year-old daughter Wednesday morning has been named as the main suspect in their murders.
An armed robbery suspect is in hospital in serious condition after being shot by police.
A 39-year old man is in custody assisting police after a man was stabbed to death last night.
POLICE are investigating a pepper-spray incident in Andros said to have left dozens of people, including tourists, screaming and jumping into sea.
A HOMICIDE investigation has been launched after a two-year-old boy was found dead at home.
A SATURDAY night Kemp Road shooting left one man dead – and last week, Eleuthera police shot another man in both of his legs, leaving him hospitalised in police custody.
POLICE are investigating a suspected drowning after a body was found last Friday under water off Junkanoo Beach.
A 30-year-old man became the country’s latest murder victim when he was gunned down outside a night club Monday night.
A shooting has left a man dead and several vehicles damaged.
Tragedy struck a Nassau family yesterday when their son drowned and their daughter was left fighting for her life.
A five-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot outside of his home yesterday evening.