Steve Harris, the bassist and lead songwriter for iconic British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, was the victim of an armed robbery in the Bahamas.
Harris owns a house on Cable Beach in Nassau. There was a home invasion by three armed robbers and an elderly site caretaker was brutalized and more than $8,000 worth of goods and electronics were stolen. The robbers assaulted the caretaker, put a knife on his throat, and left him in a pool of blood wrapped in duct tape.
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In the warm, sunny Bahamas, Santa still comes, but he leaves his reindeer and sleigh behind. He rides a boat among the 700 islands in the Bahamas archipelago. Merry Christmas to one and all.
Actual Video of the Robbers
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas is away attending the funeral for Nelson Mandela in South Africa. The Deputy Prime Minister is Phillip Davis. This morning, armed robbers broke into his house and robbed the Deputy Prime Minister and his wife at gun point. Here is the video of the robbers.
Amazing in many ways, especially the security lapse. It also shows that crime is out of control in the Bahamas.
A UFO seen over the skies of the Bahamas yesterday was actually a rocket launch from Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday, carrying a 7,000-pound satellite. The SES-8 satellite aboard the spacecraft will be used in conjunction with another communications systems to increase bandwidth capacity in Asia and provide expansion of services such as maritime communications.
The Bahamas is becoming seriously an unhappy place. This is a sampling of the news photographs in the past week.
A young man's body lays in the street. He is shot through the head. The population of Nassau is 270,000 and they have had over a hundred murders this year, making the per capita murder rate at one of the highest in the world, in the top ten.