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Man stabbed by relative fights for life


A 53-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed by a relative during a fight.

It happened around 7:30pm on Tuesday at their home on Alocasia Avenue in Garden Hills.

Police said the victim is in critical condition.

The stabbing suspect remains at large.

OPM worker jailed for gun and weapons stash


Nassau, BAHAMAS- A former employee at the Office of the Prime Minister has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after eight guns and 979 rounds of ammunition were found in his apartment.

Carlson Pinder, 35, claimed he found the stash of weapons and ammunition on his dead friend, Terrel Mackey’s property, in Love Hill, Andros.

Mackey, a key witness to the 2013 murders and kidnapping of senior immigration officer Shane Gardiner and his girlfriend Tishka Braynen, was found dead in his car on July 1.

Pinder claimed he kept the cache of weapons at his New Providence apartment for about a week before they were found during a police raid on September 28.

At the time of his arrest, Pinder worked in the IT department at the Office of the Prime Minister and drove a government-issued car.

Following the discovery, police also arrested and charged Pinder’s 33-year-old cousin Canario Lewis and a 13-year-old boy who were staying him.

They have been freed on $2,500 bail and return to court on October 25 for a status hearing.

At that time, they will learn whether prosecutors will drop the case or proceed with it.

Man killed in First Street shooting


Nassau, BAHAMAS – An investigation is underway after police found the bullet riddled body of a 21-year-old man on First Street, Coconut Grove Tuesday night.

Police said the shooting happened around 10:45pm.

The victim was walking near First Street and Poinciana Avenue when a gunman shot him multiple times before running away.

Police found the victim’s body behind a business, where he was pronounced dead.

Man killed in drive-by shooting


Nassau, BAHAMAS- A 44-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday night.

Police say the man was standing outside a home on Acasia Avenue in Pinewood Gardens when shooters opened fire from a Nissan Note.

The incident happened around 9pm.

The man died a short time later at the hospital.

Police are asking the public to help them find his killers.

Anyone with information should call police at 502-991/2 or CrimeStoppers at 328-8477.


Woman charged with murder after boyfriend dies


A murder charge has now been filed against a woman that police say stabbed her boyfriend in June.

Simone Outten, 33, was initially charged with grievous harm over the June 26 incident.

However, the charge was upgraded to murder after Patrick Daxon died in hospital on September 9.

Prosecutors allege that Outten stabbed Daxon during a fight at their home in Abaco.

Outten didn’t have to plead to the murder charge and was denied bail.

She’s next due in court on December 14.

Hunt for Jamaican teen who escaped detention centre


Nassau, BAHAMAS- The hunt is on for a Jamaican teen who escaped from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

Kirk Omar Bailey, 17, was being detained for an immigration violation.

He was discovered missing around 8am on Friday during a headcount.

Police didn’t say how Bailey escaped.

Bailey is about 5ft, 9in tall, brown-skinned and slim. He has brown eyes, and he has black hair that is worn in an Afro.  Bailey also has a scar under his nose.

Anyone with information concerning his location should call police at 502-991/2 or CrimeStoppers at 328-8477.

Student avoids jail for drugs at school by paying fine


A young man who brought marijuana edibles onto a high school campus has avoided jail by paying a $1,500 fine.

Magistrate Samuel McKinney told 19-year-old Thomas Graham that he would spend six months in prison if he didn’t pay the fine.

Graham, a student, brought 27 Rice Krispies treats to Doris Johnson High School on September 13.

He was arrested after the ganja-laced treats were found in his school bag.

Graham pleaded guilty to marijuana possession with intent to supply.

He’s also been placed on probation for one-year. A conviction during this period would result in a six month jail sentence.

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Bail denied for man accused of killing friend


A man accused of killing his friend and hiding the body in a car trunk has been denied bail.

Normand Toussaint, 21, is accused of killing Omar Davis Jr on August 15, 2022, during an argument.

Davis’s body was found in the trunk of his car on East Avenue after someone reported a foul odor coming from the vehicle on August 16. Toussaint worked at a liquor store in close proximity to where the car and body were found.

Prosecutors say Davis visited Toussaint’s home at Orchid Lane, where he was killed. His body was subsequently placed in a garbage bag and moved to where it was found.

After being in custody for over a year, Toussaint applied for bail.

However, Justice Gregory Hilton refused the application.

Driver dies in fiery crash on Mackey Street


Nassau, BAHAMAS- An unidentified driver died following a single-vehicle crash on Mackey Street Saturday morning.

According to police, the driver of a Nissan Skyline was headed south on Mackey Street around 3am, before colliding into a utility pole.

The car became engulfed in flames as a result of the crash.

The driver died at the scene. Police are trying to identify the driver.

Cops face lawsuit over wrong wanted poster


Nassau, BAHAMAS- A woman intends to file a lawsuit against the police force after they mistakenly put her on a wanted poster on September 11.

Lilliana Pierre, 20, was on her way to work when she saw the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s poster with her name, age, address and photo on it.

Since she was in the area, Pierre went to Criminal Investigation Department to clear her name.

The poster claimed that she was wanted for murder.

It was a correction to a poster that contained Pierre’s personal details and another woman’s photo.

Soon after, police spokeswoman Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings asked the media to stop circulating the poster because it wasn’t accurate.

Still, the clarification was not as widely shared as the erroneous wanted poster.

However, the poster had already gone viral on social media and was still being shared, exposing Pierre to ridicule and shame.

What’s worse, Skippings didn’t publicly say that Pierre was named as a suspect in error until September 16.

She described the clumsiness of the cops as “human error.”

Police have since named 25-year-old Aaliyah Smith as the murder suspect.

Pierre’s lawyer, Christina Galanos, said she plans to sue.

Unfortunately, Bahamian taxpayers will pick up the tab.

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