Crime-Ridden Bahamas Is No Paradise

Monday 19th, March 2012 / 13:57 Published by
record levels of crime in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is no "paradise"

The Bahamas’ proximity to the United States has brought a rise in violent drug and gun crime in recent years, reaching its peak with the rape and murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer.

Award-winning reporter Nick Lazaredes meets a community in horror over the scores of deaths, and increasingly calling for the death penalty to be enforced for the perpetrators.

But even bringing people to justice is proving difficult, as the legal system is completely dysfunctional, the government and police force are awash with corruption and witnesses face being intimidated or murdered.

Can this tiny island nation tackle its increasingly violent crime wave?

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1 Comments on “Crime-Ridden Bahamas Is No Paradise

  • The crime in the Bahamas has made real estate almost impossible to sell. In Florida, Realtors are dropping the Bahamas as a foreign investment in property ownership. I hope your Government does something quick, or I also will be forced to. Thank you for your time.

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